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4 Steps to Your Dream Bedroom

With just a couple of adjustments, you can have the personal haven that you have always wanted

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Photography: Paolo Feliciano

A well-planned bedroom assures you of a comfortable space that maximizes every inch of floor area. Whether you have a big or small space to work with, you can have a room where you can relax, sleep, study, and even dress up!

Plan an efficient bedroom with the help of these tips from interior designer Peaches de Guzman-Grey.

Take note of the space requirements

Avoid having a cramped space by taking into consideration the size of your bed and how far it is from the door. Make sure that your bed is at least 36 inches away from the door so you can still have enough space to open and close the door. Provide at least 24 inches of space from the bed to your other furnishings so it will be easier for you to climb out of it or change the linens.

Opt for quality

Since the bed is one of the first pieces that you need to purchase, get a quality piece that can stand the test of time. “It’s always recommended to purchase a sturdy bed frame and a high quality mattress. Consider who will be using it as well. If you are sharing the space with your spouse, you may want to buy a queen- or king-sized bed,” Peaches explains.

Click here for more tips on buying a new mattress. 

Do not scrimp on storage

Having enough storage space for your wardrobe is essentialespecially if you have a lot of things. Aside from the cabinets and shelves that you can install, you may also modify your cabinets by working on simple DIY projects. You may install additional racks in the cabinet so you can organize your belts and scarves. You may also add pull-out baskets for your shoes. If your bed is elevated, you may add a couple of plastic bins underneath where you can keep linens and extra pillows.

You may also have the bed customized according to the size you prefer. Ask the furniture maker or shop if they can add built-in drawers, too.

Click here for more closet organizing tips.

Prioritize comfort

The bedroom is meant for sleeping and relaxing. Pick furnishings that can help complete the warm and cozy vibe. You may also add warm lighting fixtures to set the mood in the room. When buying sheets, consider items made from Egyptian or Pima cotton.

RL Tip: If you are painting your room, opt for soothing colors like light blue or mint green. You can also liven up the walls by hanging photos and prints for a more personalized touch.

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