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Satisfy Your Senses with Ideal Sleeping Spaces

View of a Modern and Creative BedroomIf you want to get a good night’s rest, get yourself a clean and comfortable bedroom. To feel truly at home as a renter, it is important to create a bedroom sanctuary of your own. Most people spend a lot of time – almost one-third of your life! – in their bedroom. Is your bedroom space of peace and relaxation? If not, then it’s time to fix that. That being said, the bedroom should definitely be more than just a room for sleeping. It should be the one place you feel most comfortable in.

While you have the freedom to make changes to your room, since bedroom updates require no landlord approval, it’s a good idea to check with your landlord about it first– just to be safe. One of the best no-approval-required places to start to create a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing bedroom is with your bed. If you want to get a good night’s sleep, you have to first get yourself the essentials: a nice mattress, sheets, and pillows. A seven-year-old mattress is probably due for an upgrade. You can do this by adding a plush mattress topper, or just replacing the mattress with a new one. A good pillow is key to good sleep. If you feel like it no longer provides comfortable support for your head and neck, don’t hesitate to replace it. A nice cotton bed sheet set is also a good replacement for your polyester sheets. Cotton breathes much better and can help keep you comfortable all night long.

As it is, the most comfortable bed, coupled with a bedroom that’s just as pleasant, is what fosters a space of relaxation. If you want to achieve an attractive and personalized space of your own, enhance the appearance of your bedroom. It is such a treat to come home to a bedroom that is clear and free of clutter. Any unused items should be removed from the bedroom and into storage. This is a simple but effective way to start organizing your space. Maximize every nook of your bedroom by utilizing the storage spaces to organize your stuff. A spruced up room is key to relaxation!

Another way to give visual appeal and personality to your space (even a rented one) is to decorate it. Looking for a way to beautify your space? Put up memorable photos or beautiful artwork! Watch how a simple decoration carefully placed can add color and visual interest to your house. A bedroom update that surely requires no landlord approval is the use of a colorful bedspread, heaps of pillows, and the addition of an accent lamp — get creative! If your bedroom has a large wall, try adding a colorful quilt or other items to add warmth and liven up your space. If you’re the type of person who wants to switch things up every now and then, a few non-permanent changes could be right up your alley. Something as simple as the addition of curtains or even the placement of rugs in specific areas. Blackout curtains can help eliminate outside light while adding a houseplant can help freshen up the air.

Of course, there are more permanent ways to personalize a bedroom. However, landlord approval should be obtained in writing before attempting to do so. Maybe you want to paint a whole wall as an accent or add paneling and a chair rail? Or maybe you’ve been thinking of adding something like a border to your bedroom walls? Another option could be to install shelving or other fixtures on the walls. Those need holes to be drilled into the wall and other more lasting changes. Though these are, indeed, good ideas to create your ideal sleeping space, it’s best to ask for the approval of your landlord before you start anything. A good rule of thumb is that anything you add that cannot be easily removed, damage-free, generally requires pre-approval from your landlord first.

The final step to maximizing the comfort of your bedroom is to make certain that your room has stable ventilation and airflow. This requires an HVAC system checkup and prior landlord approval, most of the time. If you need to, don’t be afraid to ask your landlord for permission to install a ceiling fan. Just remember that if you plan to make such changes yourself, any electrical work must be performed by a licensed electrician. If you think those aren’t for you, there are other installations that aren’t permanent. Such as freestanding fans, air purifiers, or even diffusers. These can help circulate and freshen the air in your bedroom and keep you deep in restful sleep.

Scouting for your next Smithfield rental home? Feel free to contact us online or by phone at 757-395-4274. We’ll be glad to answer any of your questions regarding our available rentals.

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