Let’s talk about the Owner’s bedroom. Here’s where you can bring your comfort dreams to life: the fluffiest pillows, the softest sheets, the most soothing wall colors. But putting that room together without a list can lead to a lot of trips back to Bed, Bath & Beyond, or Homegoods after forgetting pillowcases or light bulbs for your bedside lamps.
That’s why we’ve put together a basic checklist of what you’ll need to complete your perfect Owner’s bedroom. Start The List Lying Down. They say you spend a third of your life sleeping, right? You better make that sleep count. That’s why our checklist starts with your bed and everything on it. Time to Upgrade That Mattress. When was the last time you bought a new mattress? It’s recommended that you replace your every 7 to 10 years, but how well have you treated your mattress over the years? Remember, you’re putting together a dream room ready for a perfect night’s sleep. Consider treating yourself to a new mattress and don’t forget the mattress protector!
• Box Spring
• Headboard/Footboard (optional depending on your style)
Dress Up Those Linens! Does anything feel better than falling asleep underneath brand new, clean sheets? Pick up a new set (or two) of matching sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers. Look for higher thread count, moisture-wicking fabric for the most comfortable night’s sleep imaginable.
• Fitted Sheets
• Pillow Cases
• Duvet Covers
• Throws or Blankets Decorative or Accent Pieces Decorative accessories add a fun splash of personality to your Owner’s bedroom.
Match these pieces to your walls or drapes - go for bold prints or soothing colors, whatever feels right for you. Have fun with it!
• Throw pillows
• Patterned throws
• Bedskirt Brighten Up Your Day (Or Night) Light up the room with more than just your smile!
We’re talking about bedside table lamps, overhead lighting, and decorative lighting. Continue to tie the room together with lighting features that match the room’s style.
• Bedside table lamps (you’ll want two!)
• Overhead lighting with soft lightbulbs
• Color-changing LED lights (strands or pucks placed around the room)
It’s Easy Being Green Add a literal breath of fresh air to your Owner’s bedroom with some greenery! Vibrant plants are great for adding color and life to a room. It’s wonderful to wake up each morning to a sunny bedroom and a happy plant or two. Here are some of the best plants to keep in a bedroom:
• Peace Lily
• Parlor Palm
• English Ivy
• Snake Plant
• Corn Plant
Keep Out the Clutter - Put Your Clothes Away! Nothing brings chaos to an otherwise orderly room than clothes scattered across the floor or draped over chairs. Keep your Owner’s bedroom peaceful and calm by keeping your clothes inline:
• Closet dresser organizer
• Closet shelving
No two Owner’s bedrooms are alike. Maybe yours includes a bathroom suite or a cozy reading corner off to the side, perfect for a loveseat and side table. Once you’ve mastered the basics - putting together an ideal sleeping experience and bringing in light and life - then you can start tackling those areas. We hope this checklist has helped you start bringing your dream bedroom to life!
Need further inspiration? Visit one of our Chesapeake Homes communities and walk through the models for the latest in design ideas.