Vera Wang once said, “My bedroom is my sanctuary. It's like a refuge, and it's where I do a fair amount of designing - at least conceptually, if not literally.” And she’s not the only one. More and more people are spending time, money and energy on turning a place of sweet dreams into a place of relaxation, peace and respite. It’s easier than you think.
First, make sure your bed is appropriately sized for your bedroom. It is the primary focal point of the room and should have space on either side to help people move freely in the space. A tented or canopy bed is a bit more luxurious than one with a wooden or upholstered headboard. For those who like to read or watch television in bed, soft headboards are just the ticket. Others prefer lots of pillows, hiding functional pillows behind more luxurious shams (or under the bed in containers). Then, it’s a matter of your personal taste when it comes to linens that can help set the mood for the room. For respite, choose solid colors instead of busy patterns (in neutral or tranquil tones). Experts recommend avoiding bold colors.
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The Crystal Point style with swivel is one of the most popular units for bedroom sanctuaries.[/caption]
Furniture placement comes next. Be sure to select other furniture to fit the size of the room. Always arrange furniture with adequate spacing between pieces and maximum the utility of each piece. In a small room, you might consider investing in a TVLiftCabinet to provide additional storage, as well as access to a television to view at your leisure.
Some of the most popular cabinets, according to Rob Buehl, CEO of TVLiftCabinets.com, are Crystal Pointe
, and Prism
. “Most people like to have the option to watch television while they’re relaxing and our cabinets are perfect for giving people options of when they’d like to watch and when they’d prefer more open space at the end of the bed. And the foot-of-the-bed lifts with four-side finishes mean that you’ll have a beautiful cabinet in your room at all times.”
Finally, choose the best lighting for your space. Whether it’s a chandelier, inset lights or more subdued lamps, choose the lighting that will create the atmosphere you crave when you enter your personal sanctuary.
It’s never been easier to have the bedroom of your dreams. Sleep well.