5 Ways You Need to Upgrade Your Bedroom

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There is nothing like a new year for a good excuse to refresh and redecorate your home. If you’ve decided it’s time to update your bedroom, here are a few suggestions fit for the year 2018: Start by upgrading the bed.

I may be stating the obvious here, but the bed should be a focal point in your bedroom. When was the last time you replaced your mattress or even bought new bedding? Mattress technology has evolved so much in recent years that you may be surprised at the options available now: for example, memory foam has given way to hybrid mattresses, designed to offer temperature regulation and better support. With a new bed and accessories, you may even see your sleep and overall health improve.

Install floating shelves for more storage space that feels less cluttered.

Especially if you’re dealing with a small bedroom, furniture that occupies a lot of floor space can make a room feel crowded. Lift your storage off the floor with floating shelves—not only do they look modern and sleek, but they offer you somewhere to store smaller items without cluttering the room. You can stack books, jewelry, or other odds and ends on floating shelves while minimizing the necessary real estate.

Add a bedroom docking station to meet your evolving high-tech needs.

In this modern digital age, we need to accept the fact that we are increasingly tethered to technology throughout the day and even into the night. When you climb into bed, you need a place to charge your phone, take off your fitness tracker, and stow any other tech devices for safekeeping. If your bedroom lacks sufficient outlets, consider hiring an electrician to add some on either side of the bed. If outlets aren't an issue, you might buy a special dock for your phone or tablet, or you could just improvise something on your nightstand.

Use self-adhesive wallpaper to add a bold splash of color or texture to your bedroom.

Don’t fall victim to your preconceptions about wallpaper. Gone are the days of messy paste—now you can buy self-adhesive sheets with beautiful florals or bold geometric patterns, saving effort not only with the application process but also with removal if you ever change your mind.

Set up a smart home system tailored especially to your bedroom.

It’s time to hop on the smart home bandwagon if you haven’t already. Setting up a smart home system can take a little time and investment, but it is well worth the effort on those nights when you and your partner climb into bed together then realize you forgot to turn off the lights. With smart bulbs, you can avoid that issue entirely.

Consider some or all of these changes to breathe new life into your master bedroom. With updates like these, you can transform your space into a retreat that better serves your needs. It can be easy to focus on other areas of your house that are more visible to visitors, but you deserve a relaxing place to unwind.

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