A clean and comfortable bedroom can do so much to foster a good night’s rest. 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. But, just in case yours isn’t primarily giving you a sensation of peace or relaxation, it may probably be the time for several trouble-free modifications. With quite a few individual touches and a big imagination, you could definitely turn the bedroom into your favorite area.
Even though countless bedroom updates require no landlord approval, there are a few that you should carefully check with your landlord about first. One of the best no-approval-required places to start to create a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing bedroom is with your bed. The right mattress, sheets, and pillows are essential to getting a good night’s sleep. Just in case your mattress is more than seven years old, take into consideration replacing it or adding a plush mattress topper. Same way, if it has been quite a long time since you changed your pillow, it may already be time to have a new one. If it follows that you have polyester sheets, you may want to try substituting them with a nice cotton set. Cotton breathes much better and can help keep you comfortable all night long.
Naturally, the most comfortable bed will only encourage relaxation in situations when the rest of the bedroom is just as pleasant. Making better the appearance of the bedroom itself can help you achieve an attractive, personalized space of your own. As an example, clearing clutter and unused items out of your bedroom will actually help clear your place and mind from the apprehensions of the day. Beautifully arranging your personal items on shelves or into drawers is also an excellent method to boost relaxation.
Decorating your space (even when you rent) is an additional easy way to give it visual appeal and personality. For example, attaching photos or artwork to the walls is a practical approach to add color and visual interest to several areas. In a bedroom, making use of a colorful bedspread, heaps of pillows, or accent lamps may show off a pop of color without you needing to have landlord approval in advance. If your bedroom has a large wall, try adding a colorful quilt or other items to add warmth and liven up your space. An area rug on the floor and curtains are two more ways to individualize a bedroom without having to make permanent changes. 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. For example, you may wish to paint an accent wall, add paneling or chair rail, or include a border to your bedroom walls. You may even need to install shelving or other fixtures on the walls that require you to make many holes or several changes. Even though these could be excellent ways to complete your ideal sleeping space, you’ll have to have permission for these kinds of changes before you can do anything. 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.
One final means to create a bedroom that’s more comfortable is to make sure that you have adequate ventilation and airflow. Many times, this requires an HVAC system checkup and prior landlord approval. If, in any case you don’t have a ceiling fan, you may request your landlord to permit you to put up one. Just remember that if you plan to make such changes yourself, any electrical work must be performed by a licensed electrician. Just in case a permanent installation isn’t appropriate for you, try getting a freestanding fan, air purifier, or diffuser instead. These can help circulate and freshen the air in your bedroom and keep you deep in restful sleep.
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