Is there anything more exciting than moving into your very first apartment? Even if it's not necessarily the biggest apartment in the world, you'll feel like such a grown-up when you get the keys for it from your landlord.
There are going to be a million and one things you'll want to do when you move into your new apartment. From setting up your kitchen to finding space for entertainment, your to-do list will be a mile long.
But creating the perfect apartment bedroom should be at the very top of the list. You're going to need to start sleeping in your apartment right from the very beginning, so why not work on your bedroom before anything else?
Here are ten tips that will help you create the bedroom of your dreams in your first apartment.
1. Start by Establishing a Bedroom Upgrade Budget
The first of the month is going to start coming a little bit quicker than usual once you have your own apartment. And when that day comes, you're going to want to make sure you always have enough money on hand to pay your rent.
With this in mind, you should try not to spend too much money revamping your apartment bedroom. You can steer clear of spending more than you planned on it by creating a bedroom update budget for it.
Determine how much money you feel comfortable spending on your new bedroom space. It'll help you figure out how much you can afford to spend on all the different things you'll want to put in it.
2. Put a Calming Paint Color up on the Walls
One of the easiest ways to improve the look of your apartment bedroom immediately without spending a small fortune is by painting the walls a color other than white. You should choose a calming paint color, like light blue or light green, for your walls and go with that.
Just be sure that your landlord is okay with you painting the walls in your apartment. You might need to prepare to paint them back to white later to avoid losing your security deposit.
3. Pick Out the Right Bed Frame for Your Bedroom
The bed that you put into your apartment bedroom is going to arguably be the most important piece of furniture in your entire apartment. You're going to spend more time using your bed than almost anything else.
Because of this, you want to pick out a nice bed frame that will look and feel great from the second you put it into place. There are some great options out there for those looking for bed frames for a first apartment, like this Arcadian Bed Frame or this Reverie Adjustable Power Base.
4. Select a Comfortable Mattress for Your Bed Frame
Picking out a bed frame for your apartment bedroom is only half the battle. You'll also need a new mattress to go on top of it.
Since you're likely going to be spending your fair share of time lying down in bed, it's good to try and find something that's going to keep you comfortable throughout the night. Your best options are mattresses like the Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress or the Natural Hybrid Latex Mattress.
5. Consider Covering Your Mattress With a Cooling Topper
Do you suspect that your apartment bedroom might get a little bit hot at night? Then you should think about sticking a cooling topper like the Alexander Signature Cooling Topper on top of your mattress.
A cooling topper will make your mattress even comfier than it already is. It'll also keep you cool when you're trying to sleep.
6. Invest in Eco-Friendly Bedding for Your Mattress
Outside of investing in a new bed frame and mattress for your apartment bedroom, you're also going to need to snatch up some new comforters, sheets, duvets, and other bedding. If possible, you should try to go with eco-friendly bedding like this Nest Bedding Luxury Bamboo Sheet Set.
This kind of bedding will make your new bedroom look amazing as soon as you stick it onto your bed. It'll also feel so good when you climb into bed at the end of a long day.
7. Buy up a Bunch of Pillows for Your Bed
Are you planning on bringing an old pillow along with you to use in your new apartment? You should rethink this decision.
Generally speaking, you should only keep the same pillow for one or maybe two years if it's a high-quality pillow. After that, you're going to want to purchase a new one. So, why not make getting a new apartment a good excuse to buy a new pillow?
The Easy Breather Pillow is an excellent option for someone moving into an apartment for the first time. You should buy one that you'll use every night and then throw a bunch of other pillows onto your new bed as well for that cozy look.
8. Fill the Rest of Your Bedroom With Furniture
Your bed frame shouldn't be the only piece of furniture that you have in your apartment bedroom. You'll also need other furniture that you can use to store things and to decorate the space.
Even if your space is limited, you can find a place for something like this rustic nightstand. It'll keep your new bedroom more organized and help set the tone for it.
9. Find a Place for Your Pet in Your Bedroom
Are you going to be bringing a pet along with you when you move into your first apartment? If you have a dog or cat, they're going to need someplace comfortable to sleep.
See if you can find a corner in your bedroom for one of these dog beds. It'll help your four-legged friend make themselves right at home in your apartment in no time at all.
10. Top the Room off With the Right Decorations for Bedrooms
After you've done everything else listed here, it'll officially be time to put the finishing touches on your apartment bedroom. You can do this by finding the right decorations for bedrooms.
This should include things like:
- Throw rugs for the floors
- Artwork for the walls
- Table lamps and/or lighting fixtures
These small details will help bring your bedroom together in a big way. Don't forget to incorporate them into your new bedroom design.
Use These Tips to Make Your Apartment Bedroom an Amazing Space
You should take a lot of pride in your first apartment as a whole. Renting your first apartment is a huge milestone.
But you should also take extra pride in your first apartment bedroom. Use the tips found here to put your own stamp on it shortly after moving into your new apartment.
We can help you accomplish many of your goals with your new bedroom. Contact us to order mattresses, bed frames, bedding, and so much more.