If there’s one thing that you need for a good night’s rest, it’s a clean and comfortable bedroom. 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. If so, you should be taking the necessary steps to transform your room into a space that stimulates peace or relaxation. You can always find ways to transform your bedroom into something special and more personal.
Check with your landlord first before you decide to make any renovations or customizations to the room. Even though bedroom updates generally don’t require landlord approval, there are a few changes that might require permission. One of the best no-approval-required places to start to create a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing bedroom is with your bed. Looking for a good night’s sleep? It’s essential that you acquire the right mattress, sheets, and pillows. You can start the journey to a good night’s rest by replacing your old mattress. If it’s been around for seven years or more, you should contemplate buying a new one or you can add a plush mattress topper to renew the comfort. A good pillow is a wise investment for your resting head. When the pillows are hard and flat, it might be time to retire them and get new ones. 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. Get creative with the appearance of your bedroom. This will allow you to accomplish an attractive and personalized space of your own. 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!
Also, why not decorate your space? Make it truly your own by giving it visual appeal and personality. For instance, embellishing your walls with beautiful artwork or photos is a way to add color and visual interest to your room. Get your daily dose of inspiration from inside your own bedroom. Use a colorful bedspread, throw in heaps of pillows, and maybe even add an artsy accent lamp. The best part is, none of these additions need landlord approval. If your bedroom has a large wall, try adding a colorful quilt or other items to add warmth and liven up your space. Without making any permanent changes, you can add some life to your home by simply picking out elegant curtains or rugs that fit your chosen aesthetic. 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. This can be for things like you wanting to paint an accent wall, adding paneling and a chair rail or even a small detail like a border to your bedroom walls. Aside from those, you can also choose to install shelving or other fixtures on the walls. But, make sure to seek permission from your landlord first, as those changes may require relatively extensive work. Once you get the approval to implement these changes, you’re one step closer to your ideal sleeping space. 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 last key to achieving maximum bedroom comfort is good ventilation and airflow. Generally, this requires an HVAC system checkup and prior landlord approval. It shouldn’t be a big deal, but if it’s necessary to install a ceiling fan, contact your landlord and ask if it’s okay to do so. Just remember that if you plan to make such changes yourself, any electrical work must be performed by a licensed electrician. In case you prefer installations that aren’t permanent, you can opt for freestanding fans, air purifiers, or diffusers. These can help circulate and freshen the air in your bedroom and keep you deep in restful sleep.
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