{Guest Post} The importance of bedroom accessories

The importance of bedroom accessories

When you’re revamping your bedroom, you’re bound to focus on big issues like choosing the perfect colour for your walls and finding big-ticket furnishings such as your bed and wardrobe. However, you shouldn’t lose sight of the importance of smaller objects and finishing touches. The fact is, bedroom accessories can make or break these interior design projects – and here’s why.

Helping you sink into peaceful slumber  

The accessories you select for this space could play a major role in helping you to nod off at night. For example, soft, indulgent bedding can make it easier to sleep, while a plush rug and some thick curtains can muffle any noise, creating a more peaceful environment. Curtains can also help you to control light levels in this space. By opting for blackout designs, you can rest assured that you won’t be rudely awoken by sunlight streaming in through your windows first thing in the morning. For instance, the Julian Charles luxury curtains range features blackout designs with a special lining that works to block sunlight.  

 

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Scented accessories, like candles, wall plug-ins and reed diffusers, might also make a welcome addition to your boudoir. By opting for relaxing fragrances, you can boost your chances of enjoying a good night’s rest. Lavender is especially good for this purpose, as a study by a team from the University of the West of England in Bristol revealed. It found that individuals who had lavender oil sprinkled into their bedclothes slept more easily than people who were given a placebo almond oil.

If you find you tend to get too hot under the sheets in summer, it’s worth installing a simple ceiling fan too. Bear in mind that rooms should be kept between 18°C and 24°C for optimal sleeping conditions.

The secret to interior design success

Then there’s the finished look of your room to consider. Choosing a stylish colour scheme and suitable pieces of furniture is only part of the story when it comes to creating the perfect sleeping space. To ensure your completed room really looks the part, you’ll need to finish it off with an array of carefully chosen accessories. For example, a selection of scatter cushions strewn on your bed, sofa or window seat could help to give your bedroom extra personality. An opulent throw and some attractive artwork may elevate the look of this space too.

When it comes to creating the perfect bedroom, the devil really is in the detail and without plenty of well-planned accessorize, your room might be lacking in both the style and comfort stakes.

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  • I used to work nights, so I totally agree with the idea of blackout curtains. And candles. I love having candles everywhere. Bedrooms need to be calming so we can get our best sleep!

  • Let’s face it we spent almost our entire lives sleeping and what better way to decorate the room we spend the most time in is with lovely accessories! I like how some accessories can make a room look larger!

  • You are so right, I miss having curtains in my bedroom. Little accessories add so much to the space and makes it even more of a sanctuary. Mines is in need of an update now.

  • Accessories and proper decorating are essential to getting a good night ‘s sleep. It’s so crazy how having the proper lighting and window panels can impact the overall mood of the room. You’ve touched on some great points – thanks for sharing.

  • Dia

    I think that it is important to have bedroom accessories but it helps to bring a bit of your personality to your space. A bedroom should be a place of peace and calm so that you can rest your mind from the busy world that you had to face.

  • I love how much a small little accessory can add to a bedroom. Plus it can fun to find them in thrift stores too! Blackout curtains are a must have for us with how much jet lag we always have when we travel.

  • My bedroom is severely lacking in accessories. I have never really completed the room, it has just been a mash of furniture my husband and I have had. One day we will get it looking like a real adult bedroom and I’ll be able to add some awesome accessories!

  • I like my bedroom simple and comfortable. I love adding accessories that are relaxing and easy on the eyes. This is where my husband and I retire for the night and I want to feel relaxed once I enter our bedroom.

  • My bedroom is my sanctuary and I allow no kids in it so I make sure I put up the finest and if your bedroom is serene you can sleep well at night knowing that things are looking good. I would always want to decorate my own bedroom though not hire out because it’s personal to me

  • I like to think of my bedroom as a kind of oasis to escape the world. I try to make it my own relaxation space. I love the idea of scented “accessories”. I do have a few candles, but should try a diffuser for a more constant scent.

  • I’ve always tried to make sure that our bedroom is the one room that at least has some relaxing and welcoming accessories, even if it”s just in the actual sleeping area of our bedroom. I always keep the bed free, and our nightstands have accessories and photos that are intentional and meaningful. It just makes me feel so much more at peace, and makes falling into bed at night something I really look forward to.

  • I love this but trying to convince my husband they are necessary is the real hurdle haha

    • Hahaha I can imagine. Thanks for stopping by