If you’re sleeping for 8 hours a night, you’re spending a third of your life in bed.
That’s a lot of time to spend in a cluttered, stress-inducing space. So if your bedroom resembles a bomb shelter more than a little bit, it’s probably about time you made the effort to get your space in order.
Here are 6 steps you can take to reclaim order in your bedroom, and rest more peacefully.
Law & Order
The first and most obvious thing you can do to create a sense of order in your bedroom is to give it a truly good clean.
There’s no time like the present to set aside a day to roll your sleeves up and discard any item which no longer serves a purpose, brings you joy, or has any use in your future.
The secret to cleaning successfully is to be ruthless. If you’re the type of person who is prone to bouts of sentimentality, it may help to invite a friend over to keep you accountable.
Once you’ve done the hard work of cleaning and sorting your bedroom, it’s time to reorganise the items left behind so that they’re well presented and not cluttered.
A great way to organise your space is through the use of plastic containers. These handy solve-alls come in a wide array of shapes, sizes and designs, and their sole purpose is to make your life more well-organised.
Group similar objects together so that they’re more easily located in the future – and make sure to label your containers for ease of access.
Make Friends With Minimalism
Minimalism is not a dirty word. It’s the gateway to a less-cluttered, more liveable bedroom environment, and (according to multiple sources) a minimalist bedroom environment can even enhance your rest and sleep.
To embrace minimalism, start by removing any excess items of furniture, any any decorative objects which don’t add to the mood or function of the space. Once you’ve pared back your room to basics, you can then see the space for what it is – a place to relax, rejuvenate and to rest.
At War With The Wardrobe
The wardrobe is often the number one offender in terms of ruining the sense of order in your bedroom. A cluttered, convoluted wardrobe ruins the overall sense of calm in your room – but it’s easily remedied.
As with other elements of the bedroom, a wardrobe is easily cleaned out and revitalised. Mark a day in your calendar and either re-home or donate any items of clothing that you no longer wear, or that no longer fit.
Your fashion sense will improve, and you’ll have more space to store any future (hopefully much better) purchases.
Another sign of a relaxing, chic bedroom is the lack of any television or entertainment systems. Televisions and similar devices not only take up precious space, they also add spaghetti-like tangles of cords and cables, further emphasising any clutter.
If you’re an adult, there’s no excuse for needing a television in the bedroom – so unplug it, and plug yourself into a cleaner, meaner bedroom space you can enjoy in comfort.
Mad For Bedding
As a reward for the hard work and removal of unwanted elements in your bedroom, it’s time to treat yourself to a bit of luxury.
A stylish bedroom deserves good-quality, stylish bedding – and there’s no better item to splurge on than a luxurious quilt cover.
Neutral colours in durable fabrics will last you across many seasons, and will be able to be washed and refreshed frequently.
Getting your bedroom into shape is easier than you think. By breaking up the job into a series of smaller tasks, you will gradually shape your space into a restful haven – one where you want to spend more time, night after night.