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    Creating the perfect bedroom

    The bedroom is the one place in the home that should be a sanctuary where you can retreat to at the end of a busy day. There are a few key aspects that go into creating the perfect bedroom space, from the soft furnishings to the scent, the colour palette and more! Today we are discussing 5 ways you can create the ultimate bedroom space that can be enjoyed for weekend sleep-ins and cosy nights in. Just in time for the cooler months ahead!

    High Quality Linen

    When decorating a home, there are certain pieces you can save money on and certain aspects you should invest in. Bed linen is an area of your home that we highly recommend investing in and choosing high quality pieces. We spend over a third of our lives sleeping, so it is essential that we are opting for linen that is soft, breathable and of a high thread count. It often works out more affordable in the long run to spend slightly more money on your linen as the cheaper alternatives tend to need replacing far sooner. We love The The Sheridan Outlet’s amazing range of high-quality sheets, pillowcases, and coverlets. We also recommend checking out the beautiful range of on-trend colours and prints from Adairs when it comes to choosing your next linen combo.

     


    Think About The Storage

    Choosing furniture in a bedroom that has built-in storage is essential in keeping the space organised and clutter-free. We always recommend opting for a bedside table that has at least one drawer or cupboard to store your essentials in a neat and tidy way. We have a number of retailers who specialise in bedroom furniture here at Homemaker The Valley and have options in every design style for bedside tables. When it comes to purchasing your next bed, we recommend choosing a style that has built-in storage underneath. Beds take up majority of the floor space in a bedroom, so it is imperative we make use of the otherwise wasted space underneath. Check out Beds n Dreams, Sleepy’s, Forty Winks and Snooze for your next beautiful bed!

     


    Consider Scents

    The bedroom is a place that we would like to always be smelling as fresh as possible. There’s nothing better than heading to bed of an evening with the smell of freshly washed linen and a beautiful candle burning. When using scents in the bedroom, we recommend choosing fragrances that are fresh and floral such as jasmine, cotton, lavender, vanilla, and bergamot. As this room is predominately used for sleeping, it is important to not have any scents that are overpowering. We suggest avoiding reed diffusers in the bedroom as they can be very strong and opt for room sprays and candles instead. Freedom and TK Maxx have some amazing ranges of room fragrances, so be sure to head in store to pick up a brand-new scent! Water diffusers are another great option for the bedroom as you can play with different essential oil blends to find the perfect one that helps you drift soundly to sleep.


    Neutral & Calming Colours

    Creating the perfect bedroom involves selecting the perfect colour palette to ensure a tranquil and calming space. The bedroom should evoke feelings of relaxation and become a place that you can’t wait to retreat to at the end of a busy day. We recommend using neutral tones such a white, warm grey, soft beige and charcoal for a soft and pleasing backdrop. Then layer with calming tones of light blue or sage green. Keep your large furniture pieces neutral and add in subtle pops of colour through cushions, bed linen, armchairs, ottomans, and décor accessories. Check out Adairs and Provincial Home Living’s range of beautiful home décor accessories in a range of soft colours that would be perfect for the bedroom.

     


    Enhance Your Soft Furnishings

    One of the key aspects when it comes to creating a warm and inviting bedroom is to ensure it is layered in a variety of textured soft furnishings. Start from the ground up and choose a rug that is soft underfoot and sets the tone for the space. As mentioned above, we recommend investing in high quality bed linen to create a plush feel and give the sense of ‘hotel luxury’ at home. Layer a variety of cushions and throw rugs in varying sizes to add a pop of soft colour to the space. We suggest choosing fabrics such as cotton or linen and avoiding any cushions with embellishments and rough textures. Head into stores such as The Sheridan Outlet, Adairs and Freedom to view their beautiful range of soft furnishings next time you’re at the centre. We look forward to seeing you then!

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