When it’s a bedtime, just bring with your old mattress from your parent’s house and just replace the bed sheet so it will still appear new. When decorating, match the bed sheet with your curtain so your bedroom will look more appealing.
Place one or two more artworks inside of it and of course; your stuff toys.
Regarding your bathroom; just place a shower curtain to divide the shower area from the toilet. You can ask your mother to provide you with one. It is also a good idea to place a mirror outside your bathroom door.
And you are probably thinking that’s all, but no!
Decorating your first room in your new life away from home is a very important step and; demonstrating the independence you are willing to get is important too!
That’s why we bring you these tips so you can make the best decisions when it’s time to decorate your first bedroom.
Tips for Decorating Your First Room
The first thing to do is define your style. What you want to keep from your old room and what you want to incorporate.
The most important thing is not to get out of the budget, since you are starting a new life away from home, it is of the utmost importance that you save on everything you can.
In order to have a stylish decoration you do not need to spend a fortune on it.
Another important thing to keep in mind is the size of the room. To make the best decision when choosing furniture you want to incorporate; you need to consider the dimensions of the room, window allocations and other sorts of natural light sources.
Choose the ideal color
The color of the room will depend on personality and preferences of the decorator which is usually the one who is going to live in it.
Ideally; you choose a neutral color as they help create a relaxed atmosphere. Remember that a room is a place to rest after a long day of work or study.
Experts consider neutral colors and earth’s colors as the ideal for these spaces.
From gray to light earth color, passing through water blue; these are ideal for creating an atmosphere of relaxation.
But this, again; will depend on what you want and can afford. What is important is that you find a way to express your taste and that you feel at ease with that decision.
Many people choose to make customized furniture.
Since they can fit it perfectly to the space of the room; it can be made to the taste of the person. The only disadvantage of this option is that; if you decide to move or reallocate it, this furniture might not be very useful for your new space.
That is why it is best to choose furniture that can be assembled together as Lego pieces!
These come in different sizes and colors; and you can choose the design that suits you best.
A bed is a key part of furniture in a bedroom of course
It may take some time to find the furniture and accessories. But the bed is the first and most important thing that a room should have, not only the bed itself; but the mattress.
If Mom never told you, then you should know that the mattress should be stable enough so it does not deform, and soft enough not to wake up with a hurt back.
Sleeping in a bed with enough stability will allow you to repair your tiredness from the day before.
Lighting is also an important aspect
Not much light or any light. A good night lamp is ideal for maintaining good lighting in the room.
In addition; if you have windows that bring natural light, then that is enough. Remember that the darker the room is at night the better so you can rest.
A very important tip when decorating your room: FORGET THE TELEVISION!
This is an element of distraction; it is scientifically proven that having a TV in the room does not allow you to rest the necessary, as well as having electronic devices in the space.
Phones, computers, tablets or all those distracting items should be left outside the room.
If you are one of those people who use the cell phone as an alarm clock; then buy yourself an alarm clock and let the phone outside!
Keep away technology at night, so you can really rest.
Accessories are always the last thing you choose
After having chosen the bed, the color and the furniture; you will need to finally choose accessories.
These will also depend on your style and what you want to bring to the room. You can keep it simple and minimalist or you can go for a modern style.
In the world of decoration there is a wide range where to choose from. You just have to leave your comfort zone and decide what makes you feel really happy.
When it comes to decorating there really is no room for errors; the important thing is that you know the direction you want to take and start from there.
To move alone for the first time is a great challenge that many are not prepared for, but doing this is just one more step towards true independence.
Yes, it is not easy!
But decorating your own space is really as satisfying as it sounds. And even more if it is the place where you go to sleep.
Just remember, keep it simple and clean. As long as you keep these words in mind, everything else will be easier to get; and maybe Mom will be surprised at the step you just took.
Just follow those suggestions and that’s it. Of course; don’t forget to incorporate your creativity and resourcefulness when decorating you first apartment and get its happiest and coolest look without necessarily spending that much.
It’s very important to save money when it comes to your first time living alone.
Because of this; you must be quite careful at the moment of selecting what to buy and where to buy it. There is a wide variety of places where you can find second hand items at incredible prices.
You might need to invest a bit on restoration of certain items but they might be worth that “final touch” you were looking for your room.
You could also take things a step further and start doing your own furniture. There many tutorials on internet where you can learn how to do it; you just need that daring impulse and some creativity to make it happen!
You have a great variety of possibilities in order to make your new room a personal oasis. A place where you set the rules, so leave the nest and dare to place yourself in a place decorated with your personal touch, limits are those you set! And enjoy your new room!