If there’s one thing that you need for a good night’s rest, it’s 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. Your bedroom should be a reflection of who you are — customize it to your liking, and allow it to be a display of your personality and creativity!
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. Looking for a good night’s sleep? It’s essential that you acquire the right mattress, sheets, and pillows. You can start the journey to a good night’s rest by replacing your old mattress. If it’s been around for seven years or more, you should contemplate buying a new one or you can add a plush mattress topper to renew the comfort. As for your pillows, keep them fresh. Depending on the material of your pillow, the lifespan can be anywhere between 6 months to 36 months. Have you ever tried using a nice set of cotton sheets? If not, you should. Polyester is nice and cheap, but sheets made out of cotton are far better. Cotton breathes much better and can help keep you comfortable all night long.
Consequently, you can have the most comfortable bed inside of a cave and still not feel relaxed. Relaxation comes when a comfortable bed is found inside a bedroom that is pleasant and just as comfortable. If you want to achieve an attractive and personalized space of your own, enhance the appearance of your bedroom. If you have unused items or clutter, clear them out of the bedroom. A space that is clean and organized helps relieve stress. Sort your personal effects and place them neatly where they should be. An organized room promotes relaxation.
Any space (even a rented one) is given visual appeal and personality when it is decorated. One way of doing this is by placing photos or artwork on your walls. This adds color and visual interest to your home. Without having to ask for landlord approval, you can start designing your space by simply using colorful bedspreads and heaps of pillows. If that’s not enough, place an accent lamp on the bedside table. The possibilities are endless! 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. For instance, painting an accent wall, adding paneling or chair rail or even adding a simple border to your bedroom walls. Installing shelving or other fixtures on the walls are other options, as well. However, these lead to more permanent changes like drilling a lot of holes and whatnot. 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.
Finally, good ventilation and airflow are essential for making your bedroom more comfortable. Generally, this requires an HVAC system checkup and prior landlord approval. It shouldn’t be a big deal, but if it’s necessary to install a ceiling fan, contact your landlord and ask if it’s okay to do so. Just remember that if you plan to make such changes yourself, any electrical work must be performed by a licensed electrician. Other options include a freestanding fan, air purifier, or diffuser. These are less permanent installations and shouldn’t require your landlord’s permission. These can help circulate and freshen the air in your bedroom and keep you deep in restful sleep.
On the lookout for your next Haskell rental home? Feel free to contact us online or by phone at 501-701-4702 or 501-239-5811. We’ll be glad to answer any of your questions regarding our available rentals.
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