Growing up, my mom always tells me to clean up my hellhole of a bedroom (there wasn’t even any space left for me to walk), because, in her words, “this is why your life is such a mess.” I mean, ouch. It’s a mess that I can live with okay. She doesn’t know what she’s talking about.
However, as soon as I started to maintain the cleanliness of my room, it downed on me. Boy, why didn’t I do this sooner? I do feel a lot less cluttered. Here’s the thing: spaces absolutely affect people’s moods. Just look at those cafes you usually frequent at — the minimal interior design makes a nice environment for you and your friends to ‘chill’ there.
1. A messy space results to a messy mind
Your bedroom should be a place of refuge — away from the noise and distractions of your daily activities. How can you rest when your room is in chaos? Plan a bedroom design with adequate storage space. If your wall cabinets are not enough for your stuff, you can opt for furniture pieces that have hidden storage spaces. You can also install floating shelves for your books, framed photographs, and ornaments.
2. A space can affect how you think about yourself
The less visual clutter you have in your bedroom, the better. This is because when your visual senses are stimulated, you will tend to think more — making you sink into that deep hole of random thoughts that we all dread every night.
3. Can’t figure out the best bedroom design to help with your mood?
Start with the source—yourself. What are the things that lift your mood? What triggers your positive emotions? For a bookworm, there is nothing more satisfying than the sight of paperbacks. If you live in a small space, you can turn your bedroom into a makeshift library. Install floating shelves, hang books from the ceiling or buy a bed that include a storage space. You can get yourself a comfortable chair beside the window or large pillows for your reading area.
4. Pay attention to the colour scheme in your bedroom
Calm, soothing shades such as blue and green, as opposed to bold or bright hues will make you more connected to nature. Consider a very light pastel with a little grey in it, for instance — and whatever you do, stay away from red, which will likely just overstimulate you when you want to get some rest.