Once upon a time the bedroom was used only for sleeping, dressing, and other private activities, and as such was not treated with much importance. However, today’s modern bedroom must serve a purpose beyond a place to rest your bones. With more and more people moving to remote work and schooling options, the bedroom has become a sanctuary in which you can steal moments for yourself.
Households with multiple remote activities
When you have more than one person in the home working and/or schooling remotely, you’re going to need to be able to have time for yourself. Particularly if you are stuck working in a common room like the living room or family room, having a bedroom to retreat to can be very important. We need to take those types of small breaks for our own self care so that we can keep moving in the right direction.
Make your bedroom a peaceful place to be by choosing blue and yellow accents and décor in your design. Wall art can also help set the mood.
Sharing a bedroom with your remote workspace
If your own remote work has been banished to your bedroom, or if your bedroom is the only private place you have to work, you will need to be able to disconnect from work in order to move on with your evening. It is difficult to sleep when your desk is staring at you from across the room, reminding you of all the things you didn’t check off your list.
Use room dividers or decorative screens to separate your work space and sleep space. Minimize the other furniture and décor in the bedroom so that it doesn’t feel overcrowded or cramped. You want to make each space less constrictive while still maintaining two separate areas. This might be a good opportunity to look for bedroom set sales and find a modern minimalist bed set.
Creating the perfect sanctuary
If you only want a place to run and hide at the end of the day, use this opportunity to make your bedroom the perfect place to relax and unwind. Include furniture and décor that support your interests and pursuits.
Love steaming movies or playing video games? Go shop for a new bedroom set that includes a matching media chest. If you don’t have space for a media chest, make a smaller version with a large nightstand.
You may be able to do this with a nightstand you already have, so that it doesn’t cost you anything but the time to rearrange the room. If you need a new nightstand to match your current furniture, and it is a newer set, you may be able to get one to match by shopping online.
Love reading by the window? Design a reading nook with a bedroom storage bench against your available window. Don’t have room by the window for the bench? Tone things down with a small accent chair, side table, and lamp.