Here is the deal...when it comes to going back to school your sleep is a commodity that can not be wasted! In fact, one study showed that those who organized rooms and clean sheets slept 75% better than those who did not.
That is why we are here to show you how to make your bedroom your sanctuary this year with the best bedroom essentials list.
So, before you crack open the books let's take a look at all your bedroom must-haves!
The right bedding can take a less than perfect mattress and make it fit for royalty! Let's take a look at some bedding accessories that you need today.
Start by choosing the perfect pillow. Studies show that using the wrong type of pillow can cause neck pain, headaches, and even heartburn. Consider choosing a pillow that has breathable material and adjustable softness.
Next, think about what kind of sheets you would like to use. There are many options such as bamboo, linen, Egyptian cotton, and microfiber. Each option has its own set of benefits. Consider the look and feel and whether or not you would like to use an eco-friendly option such as Organic cotton or bamboo.
Mattress toppers are another great addition to a mattress that needs extra support. There are many choices such as cooling mattress toppers and toppers that add additional softness or firmness. If you have the option to buy a new mattress take your time in choosing the best style for your comfort.
When it comes to furniture in your room you need it to be stylish and functional. Each piece of furniture should have a dual purpose to save space. Let's look at some options.
Storage ottomans are great for keeping clutter neatly packed away. In addition to being able to house some of your items, storage ottomans can also double as seating if you have a guest over. Choose top-loading options so that you can easily access your stored items if necessary.
Nightstands are a must in any bedroom, but not just any stand will do! You will want to utilize the vertical storage that a nightstand can offer. Look for stands that have cubbies or drawers rather than a nightstand without them.
Foldable trays are not just for TV dinners anymore! While they can be used for a late-night dinner table, these trays come in handy for use as simple pop-up desks or work stations. The best part is that when you are finished with your work you can fold up the desk and stow it away for later use.
Choosing a sofa bed or a futon is a great way to turn your bedroom into a studio. When you have guests over you just simply fold the bed up for extra seating. Many modern designs now come with ample storage drawer space underneath the bed which will help you keep clutter off of the floor!
Having decor is about more than aesthetics. Decor can make your space feel like home and decor can boost your happiness. Here are some dorm room decor options that you should consider for your bedroom essentials list!
Nothing says home like your favorite family photos or scrapbooks. Consider a DIY photo collage to take your memories and make them art! Showcasing little touches like these will make your bedroom feel warm and homey.
Mirrors are decorative powerhouses! They are functional for getting ready or snapping the perfect selfie, and they also capture and reflect light. Placing mirrors correctly will give your bedroom the appearance of being brighter and bigger.
Trying to stay organized is hard for anyone, but back to school organization might be the toughest! Bulletin boards are perfect for keeping organized, managing projects, and remembering test dates.
Bedroom lighting should be customizable. Consider buying a smart lightbulb that can dim and change color for different moods. Have multiple light sources as well, such as a desk lamp for studying and reading and string lights for decor.
Wall art can add depth and dimension to your space. Try visiting an antique store or a local art market to pick out pieces that won't break the bank! Choose art that is of the blue-green palate to increase focus and productivity.
Once you have the bedding, furniture, and decor squared away it is time to think about adding those finishing touches that make your bedroom feel like home. Let's look at some of the best additions for your new bedroom.
As we said earlier, sleep should be coveted! A proper sleeping mask can make all the difference in a restful night's sleep. Be sure to choose a mask that is 100% effective at light blocking so that you can squeeze in an afternoon nap in peace.
A mini fan is a bedroom essential. The white noise will help you fall asleep and the fan will keep you cool. Find a battery-operated model for easy mobility.
Mini Coffee Maker
This item is a little luxurious but perfect for those who need the extra pick me up in the morning. A small coffee maker is about the size of a 2 liter and can brew individual cups of coffee rather than the whole pot. The best part...you don't have to share!
Your Bedroom Essentials List
Follow this simple bedroom essentials list for the perfect sanctuary! Finding functional furniture and comfortable bedding is key for a successful and organized school year.
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