A clean and comfortable bedroom facilitates a good night’s rest. To feel truly at home as a renter, it is important to create a bedroom sanctuary of your own. Most people spend a lot of time – almost one-third of your life! – in their bedroom. Hence, if your room isn’t fostering an atmosphere of peace or relaxation, you might want to make some changes to address that. That being said, the bedroom should definitely be more than just a room for sleeping. It should be the one place you feel most comfortable in.
Although bedroom updates require no landlord approval, it’s always best to be safe by checking with your landlord before you commit to changing anything. One of the best no-approval-required places to start to create a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing bedroom is with your bed. The quest towards a good night’s sleep begins in finding the best mattress, sheets, and pillows. Without these essentials, a good night’s rest might be hard to come by. A good mattress is one that is not more than seven years old. If yours is that old or more, consider replacing it with a new one. Or, you can try adding a plush mattress topper. While you’re at it, check if your pillows are still in good shape. If they’re no longer soft and comfortable, it might be time for an update. Check your sheets if they’re due for replacement. If they are, consider cotton rather than polyester. Cotton breathes much better and can help keep you comfortable all night long.
Obviously, the most comfortable bed should prompt you to set up your bedroom to be just as pleasant and cozy. This will surely foster an atmosphere of relaxation. Refine your bedroom’s appearance by really making it your own. Customize freely, so that you can obtain an attractive, personalized space. To do this, try tidying up your bedroom by clearing it of clutter or unused items. Watch how this simple but effective method can bring about a change in your mood. To inspire relaxation, try setting your things up in a tidy manner. Make the most out of your shelves and drawers as storage spaces!
To decorate your space (even when you rent) is to give it visual appeal and personality. Allow yourself to be seen in the details of your interior by putting up photos or artworks in designated places. In doing so, you’re adding color and visual interest. Aside from wall decorations, why not treat your bedroom to a colorful bedspread, heaps of pillows, and even an accent lamp! No landlord approval needed, but a sure way to add more spark to your space. If your bedroom has a large wall, try adding a colorful quilt or other items to add warmth and liven up your space. Make your living space stand out by adding simple yet intentional details to designated areas. Place a comfortable rug underneath the vanity or ditch those colorful curtains and replace them with neutral colored ones to give off a vibe of minimalist elegance. Really, the options are endless and they don’t have to expensive or permanent. Blackout curtains can help eliminate outside light while adding a houseplant can help freshen up the air.
Of course, there are more permanent ways to personalize a bedroom. However, landlord approval should be obtained in writing before attempting to do so. Such as, adding a simple border to your bedroom walls. Or even something more extensive like painting an accent wall or adding a chair rail and paneling. Another option could be to install shelving or other fixtures on the walls. Those need holes to be drilled into the wall and other more lasting changes. In your creative pursuit of the ideal sleeping space, again, please don’t forget to ask permission from your landlord. A good rule of thumb is that anything you add that cannot be easily removed, damage-free, generally requires pre-approval from your landlord first.
The final step to maximizing the comfort of your bedroom is to make certain that your room has stable ventilation and airflow. This requires an HVAC system checkup and prior landlord approval, most of the time. If the need to install a ceiling fan arises, don’t hesitate to seek permission from your landlord. Just remember that if you plan to make such changes yourself, any electrical work must be performed by a licensed electrician. If that’s too permanent of installation for you, you might want to go for a freestanding fan, air purifier, or diffuser, instead. These can help circulate and freshen the air in your bedroom and keep you deep in restful sleep.
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