As you get older, it becomes increasingly important to create comfortable, soothing and enjoyable spaces within your home. With decades of working life behind you, you can finally enjoy some rest and relaxation at home and dedicate your time to doing things you want to do. After a long hard day of enjoying retirement, what could be better than escaping to a blissful bedroom that has been designed just for you, incorporating a host of aesthetic and practical features to suit your needs?
If you’re not sure where to begin, we’ve put together this helpful guide, informing you how best to design a bedroom when entering your twilight years and enjoying a slower pace of life.
Firstly, think carefully about how you bring light into the bedroom. Everyone knows that as we get older, we start to move a little slower, so it’s important that your bedroom is easy to navigate both day and night. Place lamps strategically around the room, creating a clear route from your bedside to the door, should you need to get up in the night. You could also consider placing some nifty touch lamps on your bedside tables so you don’t need to awkwardly reach to switch lamps on at the plug.
As you’ll most probably be spending more time at home than before, it’s very important that the decor suits your taste. Opting for warm colours for the walls and accents is a surefire way to create that homely feel, whilst hanging photos of family, friends and familiar scenery is a lovely way to inspire feelings of nostalgia. Although you don’t want the space to feel cluttered, placing sentimental pieces throughout the room is the best way to bring back memories and make you feel at home.
Whilst beautiful decor is important, it’s even more crucial to ensure that your bedroom is a functional, practical space. This means choosing furniture that aids your mobility, rather than just sitting looking pretty. Choose a bed that’s easy to get in and out of, and perhaps consider placing a bench or seat somewhere in the room too. You should also make sure that your flooring is suitable; avoid slick tiled or wooden flooring and opt for a grippy carpet, and remember to lay underlay beneath any rugs or mats to eliminate trip hazards.
In line with investing in practical furnishings, it’s also a good idea to take time in designing storage solutions that work for you. As you get older, tasks like reaching up into high cupboards or heaving heavy drawers can become more complicated, so designing your storage to eliminate these tasks is a shrewd move. With bespoke fitted bedroom furniture, you can customise configurations to your heart’s content, choosing pull-out drawers, low-rise hanging rails, soft close doors and clearly labelled storage sections.
Here at Grays Fitted Furniture, we create custom fitted furniture for every room in the home. Whether you want accessible storage for a bedroom or brand new kitchen units, we’re the company to call. To find out more about what we can offer you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.