5 Ways to Upgrade Your Bedroom

Achieve a dreamy wonderland with these tips


How would you describe your dream bedroom? Mine would have framed posters of my favorite movies decorating the walls and a bookshelf that can cover one side of the room!

Whether you’re planning on revamping your sleeping space into a tropical-inspired nook or a charming area filled with pastels, these must-dos will surely come in handy:

Work on the basics

Do you often wake up with tiny bite marks on your legs and arms? We hope not! Replace your sheets and pillow covers regularly to avoid bed bugs. Doing so will also get rid of dust mites that cause allergies. Interior designer Kimi Manuel suggests that you wash the curtains and vacuum the mattress.

To improve the look of the bed, interior designer Anla Li-Tan suggests that you prepare a set of white sheets, pillow cases, and a comforter for a cozy hotel look. "Don't forget to add one to three accent throw pillows to fluff in the center," she adds.

Photo by Marc Jao.

Revamp your window treatment

According to Anla, you can change the look of your bedroom by simply replacing the curtains. "You may also settle on a black-out lining to block early morning sunlight," she explains.

RL Tip: You can create your own blackout curtain! Click here for the complete guide.

Fix and style your side table

To be able to relax and enjoy a good night's sleep, your room and your bed must be free from clutter. How can you go to sleep if your gadgets, mobile phone, and other essentials are strewn all over the bed? Keep these items in a tray that you can place on the side table. 

Spruce up this part of the room by adding a mini potted plant and a statement lamp. Don't just leave your essentials on the table to avoid visual clutter. Be ready with extra catchalls that you can use to store loose change, keys, and other small items.

Add a cozy nook for reading and writing

If you love to read before going to bed, you can transform an unused corner into your own mini library. Add a small table (you may also opt for a built-in option—ask your carpenter if he can help you!), a comfy chair, and open shelves to complete the nook. Make sure it's well-lit so that you can read or write with ease.

Photo by Marc Jao.

Create a vision board

Aside from installing shelves for your books and chosen decor pieces, you can also hang your favorite prints, quotes, and photos. Create a vision board with select photos of your dream travel destinations and a copy of your resolutions! Seeing this board before you go to sleep and once you wake up can make you feel motivated and inspired.

You can use strings to hang your decor or you may also install a corkboard where you can easily stick and display your chosen photos and prints.

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