Bedrooms wind up becoming a catch-all for everything at the end of the day. Clutter is a big part of the problem. It is really a matter of putting things in their proper place at the end of the night to avoid that. Sometimes it is necessary to employ closet organizers, or if you have the room under your bed, underbed storage containers.
It is also like the other rooms in your home - you don't have to put everything you own out in sight. Pictures and chachtkes should be kept to a minimum. This is a room that should invite relaxation so that you can relax, destress and be able to fall asleep.
To aide in the decluttering, a twice a year sweep through your closets should be done to clear out clothing that doesn't fit, that you haven't worn in two seasons or that is from the 1980's. Throw it out or donate it.
Surfaces (bedside tables, dressers) should be clear of only what you need; a lamp, one or two pictures, some tissues, a book. If your bedside tables have drawers, all the better. Keep your non-necessary items put away.
The bed is the focal point in the majority of bedrooms. It can also look disheveled if you are due for some new bedding. Worn out and faded bed linens can take even the most beautifully decorated bedroom down a notch. Invest in a nice comforter set to reflect the mood you want to set in the room. Make sure you have nice plump pillows, not only for sleeping, but to make your bed look inviting to you.
Finally, paint can make a huge difference in the way you perceive your bedroom. More soothing, relaxing colors such as green and blue can be made to feel warm and cozy with some touches of brown.
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