The new year is a great time to refresh your outlook in so many ways. While you might be thinking about resolutions and changes that you want to implement in your personal life, there’s another area that could benefit from a little makeover: your bedroom! Your humble personal living space probably deserves more attention than it actually receives.
That’s no fault of your own, though. People tend to get very comfortable in their rooms–after all, you are sleeping there! But making small changes is an easy way to enliven the space. Here are a few ideas to implement in your bedroom in the new year.
Odds are you curled up in ultra-cozy comforters during fall and winter. There’s nothing like a plush cover to keep you toasty on those nights when temperatures are brisk or when the snow is falling. The new year is a great time to reassess the quality of the comforter, especially if it’s something you’ve had on your bed for years.
Sure, you can trust it to do the job it’s meant to do, but is it still in line with your style preferences? Is this the year you experiment with new colors? Don’t be afraid to mix things up. If you currently have a dark, dramatic color on the bed, go in the opposite direction in the new year. A lighter shade is not only uplifting, but it can even help open up a small space so that it looks a little bit larger. If it’s currently a simple, solid shade and you want to shake things up a little bit, experiment by replacing it with a fun pattern. With spring on the horizon, it’s a great time to consider adding a floral or paisley print.
Your bed sheets might not be outwardly visible, but they’re easily one of the most important elements of all. And when it comes to actual upgrades, nothing has a greater impact than the quality of your bedding. The truth is that high-quality sheets can make all the difference to your sleep.
Soft jersey cotton fabrics can transform the experience, providing you with a smooth, stretchy place to rest at the end of each day. Supima cotton will make those restless nights a memory. The material is so soft that you’ll want to wear it! Consider the design, too. Simple bed sheets are great if you have a more decorative comforter, but don’t feel limited solely to neutral colors. Choose a color from your new comforter and select a sheet set that complements it to tie your look all together neatly.
A few monogrammed touches here and there can introduce a hint of warmth to your bedroom. There’s something homey, classic, and sophisticated about a personalized object, whether it’s a pair of fuzzy slippers or a specific type of bedding. If you’re not sure what’s right for you, consider a monogrammed blanket.
More than just a cozy companion to keep you warm and toasty on those brisk nights, it also serves a decorative purpose. By folding the blanket in such a way that the monogram is displayed when you place it on the bed, you can use it as an accent piece year-round. A patterned throw blanket is an even more appropriate choice if you want your blanket to stick around when the weather warms up. Choose something that won’t contrast too much with your comforter. Whether you place it on top of the bed or a chair in your room, you’ll love the way it adds a sweet finishing touch to the space.
Throw pillows are among the easiest accessories of all. They can be tossed just about anywhere in the room, and you can select bright colors to liven up spaces with neutral color palettes–and vice versa. Features like soft fabrics and bold patterns make them even more appealing.
You can work throw pillows into your bedroom in so many ways. Place a couple on your bed to add a fun jolt of color to the mix. Add a few to your chair to draw attention to the furniture. If there’s a space on the floor where you like to sit and relax, create a relaxation zone with a cozy blanket and a couple of throw pillows. There are endless possibilities to help give your room a mini makeover just by adding pillows.
Make this the year that you commit to high-quality bath towels. Whether your bathroom is en suite or down the hall, it’s your space and you should make the most of it in every possible way–that includes upgrading the towels!
Soft, supple material simply feels better against the skin after a refreshing shower. You might consider investing in a set that includes hand towels, and you can even monogram them to match the other monogrammed accents in your bedroom. It’s a wonderful way to bring the entirety of your personal space together cohesively.
By implementing even small changes, you can transform the way that your bedroom looks and feels in an instant. Introducing new colors, experimenting with fun prints, trying fresh fabrics, and committing to quality can make all the difference– and just in time for the new year!