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5 Ideas for a Cozy Bedroom

Make a checklist of these musts to create a room that's perfect for a good night's sleep

Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (Main Photo)

Create a space that's meant for a relaxing slumber with the help of these tips from interior designer Hannah Acab-Faustino. No need for fancy pieces, as these basics can easily transform your bedroom.

Read the original article ("Bed Buddies and Bed Basics”) in the March 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

Keep these tips in mind:

Furnish it with the things you need

"Before purchasing other furniture pieces for your bedroom, consider your preferences and needs," Hannah shares. Ask yourself if you really need a new table or a work desk in your bedroom. If the piece eats up space and prevents you from relaxing, consider moving it to another room as it will make your bedroom look cluttered.

Consider storage

How can you relax in a bed that's full of clothes, accessories, and other clutter? Organize your things by adding storage spots under your bed or at the foot of your bed. You may opt to use plastic bins and baskets.

RL Tip: Having your bed customized? You can ask the maker to add extra drawers underneath where you can store linens and pillows.

Photographed by Paolo Feliciano. 

Pick the right sheets

When you purchase fitted sheets, make sure that you have the correct length, width, and thickness of your mattress. Click here for more tips on choosing bed linens.

Opt for good quality pillows

Hannah suggests getting hypoallergenic ones, as much as possible. It’s also necessary to pick pillowcases that fit well with your pillows. Keep your pillows in tip-top shape with the help of these tips.

RL Tip: You can mix-and-match your pillows! Click here for ideas.

Consider using a comforter

"Comforters are good coverings, which may also serve as blankets," Hannah explains. Purchase a comforter that can cover that mattress. Just make sure that it does not hang all the way to the floor. Maintain your comforter with the help of these tips

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