4 Secret Tips for Creating the Ultimate Bedroom
Whether you live alone or share a place with friends or family, one thing’s for certain: your bedroom is the area that you can truly say is your “home base”.
After all, it’s got all you’re your personal effects, the place where you really get to be yourself, and it’s the place you sleep and wake up in every day – so why not make it look like something that’s truly your own?
To get started on it, here are four secret tips that you should use in order to create the ultimate bedroom, whether it’s in an HDB flat or in a condo in Singapore:
1. Sketch your layout. The first step for finding something that works? It’s simple – get it down on paper!
The best way you can get started on finding the layout is by emptying out your room until nothing is left but ceiling, walls, and floor. Once done, you will have a much better idea as to what you room really looks like, and you can start sketching the changes you want from there.
Alternatively, if you prefer using a digital platform for your lay-outing, you can also find a lot of online planners available for free.
2. Control natural light. Light sources are crucial wherever you are, so it’s important that you don’t just slap any light bulb onto your socket and call it a day.
If your room has windows that allow light to filter in, take advantage of that and use light curtains to save on electricity while at the same time making your room feel more spacious.
However, if your room doesn’t have windows, look into artificial light sources such as lamps to give an added ambiance.
3. Get creative with your storage! Sometimes, you’re going to have to make choices based on practicality, and if you’re stuck with a small room, you want to maximize as much space as you possibly can.
This means looking into multi-purpose furniture, such as beds that have their own storage compartments at the bottom, or cabinets with extra drawers.
4. Have any electrical works done in advance. If you plan on making any renovations to your new room, start with the electrical works first. This way, you won’t have to spend a lot of time having problems with them later on.
This also extends to plumbing, phone jacks, and even air conditioning.
Even with a small room, a tight budget, and a lack of free time, there are so many ways and designs you can use to add a lot of personality to the space where you can truly be yourself – all you really need to get the ball rolling is your imagination.
What are you waiting for? Start re-decorating now!