Vital to getting a good night’s rest is 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. Consequently, the bedroom should be a place of peace and relaxation. If yours isn’t providing that for you, perhaps it’s time to change things up a bit. Your bedroom should be a reflection of who you are — customize it to your liking, and allow it to be a display of your personality and creativity!
Although bedroom updates require no landlord approval, it’s always best to be safe by checking with your landlord before you commit to changing anything. One of the best no-approval-required places to start to create a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing bedroomis with your bed. Find the perfect mattress, sheets, and pillows. These are the essentials for a good night’s sleep. A good mattress is one that is not more than seven years old. If yours is that old or more, consider replacing it with a new one. Or, you can try adding a plush mattress topper. As for your pillows, keep them fresh. Depending on the material of your pillow, the lifespan can be anywhere between 6 months to 36 months. Have you ever tried using a nice set of cotton sheets? If not, you should. Polyester is nice and cheap, but sheets made out of cotton are far better. Cotton breathes much better and can help keep you comfortable all night long.
Consequently, you can have the most comfortable bed inside of a cave and still not feel relaxed. Relaxation comes when a comfortable bed is found inside a bedroom that is pleasant and just as comfortable. Achieve an attractive and personalized space of your own by enhancing the appearance of your bedroom. One way is to free your bedroom of any unused items or clutter. Clear the space of anything that will only serve as an eyesore. It’s definitely easier to relax when everything is neat and tidy. Arrange your things by placing them in compartments. This is one step towards relaxation.
To decorate your space (even when you rent) is to give it visual appeal and personality. Allow yourself to be seen in the details of your interior by putting up photos or artworks in designated places. In doing so, you’re adding color and visual interest. Aside from wall decorations, why not treat your bedroom to a colorful bedspread, heaps of pillows, and even an accent lamp! No landlord approval needed, but a sure way to add more spark to your space. If your bedroom has a large wall, try adding a colorful quilt or other items to add warmth and liven up your space. Make your living space stand out by adding simple yet intentional details to designated areas. Place a comfortable rug underneath the vanity or ditch those colorful curtains and replace them with neutral colored ones to give off a vibe of minimalist elegance. Really, the options are endless and they don’t have to expensive or permanent. 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. In particular, a few options could be to paint an accent wall, add paneling and a chair rail, or draw a border on the walls of your bedroom. Other changes that entail more work are installing shelves and other fixtures on the walls. These aren’t quick and easy to implement so that means it might need approval from your landlord. If your landlord approves of those changes, then you’re well on your way to making 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.
Lastly, to improve the comfort of your bedroom, make sure that ventilation and airflow are well facilitated inside the room. In many situations, this requires an HVAC system checkup and prior landlord approval. Something that you might have to do is to ask permission from your landlord to install a ceiling fan”” if you deem it necessary. Just remember that if you plan to make such changes yourself, any electrical work must be performed by a licensed electrician. Other options include a freestanding fan, air purifier, or diffuser. These are less permanent installations and shouldn’t require your landlord’s permission. These can help circulate and freshen the air in your bedroom and keep you deep in restful sleep.
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