As a place that usually goes sight unseen by guests, most homeowners tend to have a utilitarian view of their bedrooms. They see it as a place to rest their heads after a long day and little more, and thus are content in giving it the bare minimum of effort. As long as there’s a bed then it should be all good, right?
Surely, though, you can do much better than that. Your bedroom should be a sanctuary; it should be the space where you feel the most comfort and relaxation in. It needs to be the place you look forward to retreating to after a long day.
With these simple upgrades, you can instantly transform any bedroom and take it from drab to fab—while making it more functional, too.
Add bedside tables
If you’ve never had bedside tables before, then you’re sorely missing out. Nothing beats the sheer convenience of having somewhere to put down the book you’re reading before bed, or a glass of water in case you wake up thirsty in the middle of the night. It’s also a good place to store any essentials, since it can be extremely dangerous to try and fumble around in the dark when you’re half-asleep. Bedside tables also help add dimension to any bedroom, making them feel less empty and bare.
Of course, you can choose practically any surface as a nightstand. Some people repurpose old furniture, while others employ unusual choices such as ladders or stepstools. Here at ATAMIN, though, we recommend our end table with a charging station, the Ava.
This end table with charging station stands up to 59 and a half inches with the attached lamp and only occupies 17 and a half inches of floor space. Its main feature is the built-in 3-in-1 charging station, complete with inputs for 1 USB-A and 1 USB-C each, as well as an AC power outlet. This allows you to charge your smartphone, tablet, and smartwatch, all at the same time.
For those who enjoy reading at night, the Ava end table with charging station is an absolute treat to have. Each of its shelves can hold up to 40 pounds, giving you plenty of space for even your heaviest tomes. The included LED bulb gives off a warm white color that’s easy on the eyes. Since it emits less blue light than your standard LED light, it may even help you sleep better.
Use lights to set the mood
Most people tend to take lighting for granted, assuming that it’s good as long as there’s enough of it to see by. Good lighting can have an effect on your mood, though, and controlling how much you have of it in your bedroom at any given time is crucial to improving your quality of sleep. In general, less is more when it comes to light at night.
Here at ATAMIN, space-saving, functional floor lamps are our specialty. Our offerings can help provide ambient illumination to any room, giving you enough to still see clearly at night—but not so much as to disturb your natural circadian rhythm.
We especially recommend the Alvin dimmable floor lamp with shelves for bedrooms. With a fully assembled height of 72 inches, this floor lamp also doubles as a 4-tier display shelf for all of your mementos and keepsakes. With a simple press of the foot switch, you can change the brightness level of the included LED bulb, cycling between a cozy warm glow, natural brightness, or high visibility brightness as necessary.
Invest in an ottoman
According to interior designers, one of the best things you can add to your bedroom to make it look more luxurious is an ottoman. This or a low bench is a fitting spot for any extra pillows you may have, and is a nice place to sit down and take your shoes off before getting ready for bed.
Storage ottomans can be particularly useful. In them, you can put in extra linens, seasonal pillows, as well as thicker blankets for when the temperature drops. They can also serve as excellent catchalls for any large pieces of clutter, helping you keep your bedroom neat and clean.
The key to choosing the perfect ottoman is to go for one that’s a similar width to your bed. A few inches shorter works, too, since you can always center it. Having the ottoman exceed the width of your bed can be a bad idea, as that makes it easier to bump into it when you get out of bed.
Here at ATAMIN, we’re committed to helping you Find Your Glow. We encourage you to browse our full catalog of beautiful yet functional products to find new additions that will suit any room in your home.