Congratulations! Moving into your first apartment is a huge step in life. Gaining your independence from your family and stepping out on your own into the world is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. Your first apartment could be in any city in the world but its where you call home. Its where you put your head down at the end of a long day, where you relax and recharge.
One of the most important rooms in your new apartment space is the bedroom. We spend over a third of our lives asleep. Making sure that you have a positive environment to sleep in will help you get the most out of your downtime and fill you with vitality for the next day.
While we sleep, our brain regenerates cells and neural pathways. Sleeping rejuvenates our cognitive processes, balances our hormones, and relaxes our cardiovascular system. It doesn’t take much to decorate the bedroom of your dreams; you can do it with a minimal budget and receive excellent results.
Here are five bedroom essentials that you need for your new apartment.
1. A Queen or King Size bed
Your bed is your grand throne; it’s the place where you regenerate your body and mind as you sleep. You will spend a third of your life asleep, so it makes sense to invest in experiencing the very best technology to ensure you get the most out of your rest. Good quality mattresses are the best way to receive a good night’s sleep. Choose your mattress from a manufacturer that uses good foam and excellent support systems. Your bed should last you ten years or more, so its worth it to spend a little money on it.
2. A Full-length Mirrors
A full-length mirror is a luxury everyone should have in their bedroom. Try on any outfit and get a complete view of yourself from head to toe! If you have set of built-in cupboards with sliding doors, attach full-length mirrors to them or hang the mirror behind your room door.
3. Built-in Cupboards
Storing clothes away correctly is a necessity. A set of built-in cupboards ensures that your clothes last longer and are always kept out of the way. Collapsible clothes cupboards are a viable option, but nothing beats real built-in cupboards.
4. Dark Curtains
Research has shown that dark rooms are more relaxing and more natural to fall asleep in than lighter rooms. Purchase a set of dark-colored curtains for your bedroom that black out all the light from outside. Make sure you buy curtains with a double lining. The outer lining should be white to deflect light and heat from entering the room.
5. Ceiling Fan
Keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter with a ceiling fan. Air needs to circulate through your room to avoid becoming stale. Stale air can increase the humidity of your bedroom and invite toxic mold and parasites to breed. Keep the air moving with a ceiling fan that’s connected to the light switch in your room for easy use.
You will always remember your first apartment. The smell of it, the way it made you feel as you relax on the couch, and your first night in your new bedroom. Get the most out of your first night in your new home by following these interior design tips.