Imagine dreaming in the room of your dreams. At Freshome, we spend a lot of time thinking about exactly that. Because we are obsessed with design and decoration, each person on our team has spent time, energy and, yes, even money creating the best room for each of our personal tastes. And although all our rooms look quite different, there are some general similarities. In fact, there are some elements that we all agree that you need a dream bedroom.
What makes the ideal place to sleep, rest and (can we be honest) catch our last addiction to Netflix? As we said, the small details will look a little different according to personal preferences, but the key elements are the same. Here are the “big four” to consider when creating the room of your dreams.
The bed: comfortable and cozy.
Not surprisingly, none of us are coveting the twin beds of our youth. Instead, the Freshome team is strongly in favor of a King bed (or California King, if you want to go crazy) where you can relax and get some quality sleep. And if you’re going to get a big comfortable bed, you could also frame it well. We are fans of a great canopy bed if you want to make a great statement.
Or, if you want to give your room a more cozy feel, try this upholstered headboard by Pottery Barn or the upholstered bed frame by Joss & Main. Adding extra padding around your mattress makes your entire bed feel like a cloud for an extra comfortable place to relax.
The bedding: luxury and layers
When it comes to bedding, it’s about layers. Finding a comforter you love is a great start, but it’s just the beginning. From there, place many pillows, including decorative cushions with your favorite accent colors, and strips.
Because you want the flexibility to change your decorative pillows and blankets with your changing tastes and seasons, we vote for a neutral duvet cover as the basis for your bedding. If you need a simple comforter, this Target is ideal to get started. Think of it as your canvas. You are the artist, you can use this simple base to create the bed of your dreams! All you need is a little creativity. To awaken your best ideas, we have gathered some ideas for cold weather bedding and extra luxurious bedding for you.
The closet: big and beautiful.
Of course, each of us would love to have a dressing room. If you have the space, it is worth creating an area that you can enter when choosing your outfit or just admire your wardrobe. It is easier to stay organized and add resale value to your home.
But what about those of us who live in a more compact footprint? Even if you don’t have room for a walk-in à la Carrie Bradshaw, you still deserve a closet that looks good and is easy to use. Closet organizers, like these gorgeous tablecloths from The Container Store, can help you transform your ho-hum closet to oh dang. Switching to thin hangers with velvet lining can rationalize and beautify your wardrobe in a similar way.
Do you still feel tight? Free up precious closet space by adding a storage bench, like the one shown above Pottery Barn, at the foot of your bed. Not only does this create a great place to store bulky items like sweaters and blankets, but it adds a final touch to your bed and gives you a convenient place to put on shoes or leave bags.
The atmosphere: luxurious and quiet
Your room is a resting place. It is your port of the storms of life, a place where you can go to get peace and quiet when you need it. When creating the room of your dreams, think of your ideal environment for a place of serenity. That doesn’t have to mean muted tones and dim lighting. Perhaps many bright colors are the most comfortable. Your room is your space, so cheer up!
We love adding small touches that help create an atmosphere, such as scented candles, cozy textures (such as those on this rug with soft drawings of West Elm) and adequate lighting. Several of us agree that abundant windows that overlook a spacious and green outdoor area is key to creating a repairing and repairing space. However, if you don’t have windows, you can imitate that feeling with the art you love or mirrors to add light to the room. In short, creating the room of your dreams is about adding touches that bring you joy.