One thing I have always felt passionate about since being a child is “home interiors”. From as early as I can remember I’ve loved to style my room, move furniture around, tidy and create storage spaces. It’s true. I even bought my own duvet with matching curtains and a lamp at the age of ten. The set was tartan and I loved it. I guess I’ve always wanted to have a peaceful and stylish bedroom space.
Sleep is really important to me and this week I’ve been reading all about the theory of Sleep by Oliver Heath, an interior designer who specialises in creating healthier and happy homes. This year Oliver Heath has teamed up with Homebase to create a campaign on Life Improvement through creating happier and healthier spaces. I’ve enjoyed reading some brilliant tips and ideas by Oliver on the Homebase website and feel inspired to create a better environment and peaceful living space in my own home.
There’s quite a few rooms I’d like to work on. I’d love to create a better lounge environment by purchasing a corner sofa big enough for the family. I’d also love to create a family dining area by investing in a dinner table. For a while now we have been using an old £10 desk which I’d love to get rid of and send to the dump. The sofa and dining table are two things which would transform our living areas downstairs.Whether you work all day, are a stay at home parent or have a chronic illness like me, the one thing we all want is a relaxing sanctuary to allow us to get a good nights rest. In order to create the perfect bedroom atmosphere there are a few things John and I really need to do starting with a major decluttering session.
Over the months our bedroom has become a dumping ground and I really don’t feel much peace when trying to relax in my own private space. We have a cluttered bookcase which I’d prefer to move to another area and some broken shelving. The room is not in a state that I’m happy with and is far from relaxing.
Oliver Heath suggests some great ways to create a wonderful bedroom area for example clearing the clutter and investing in built-in or freestanding storage and wardrobes. I use to have a wardrobe however it fell apart when moving to our current home. For the last 2 years, I’ve not had a space to hang our clothes and seeing John’s shirts hanging on the curtain rail is really distracting and sometimes quite depressing.
I’d love to get either an inbuilt wardrobe or a huge wardrobe which can house all our clothes and belongings. I’ve put off buying anything due to our awkward stairs and the stress of building a wardrobe but I do love the idea of having a place for everything and being able to close the doors and sit in a peaceful quiet space. That would be amazing.
I think the combination of being unwell and not keeping on top of the bedroom area has meant our room is not as relaxing as we’d like. We have managed to get some lovely thick curtains and two sets of matching white drawers.
We also recently got a new mattress and I’d love to purchase a new bed frame. I’ve seen some on HomeBase that look great and I think this would look amazing in my room. It might also have space for more storage under the bed.
Oliver Heath suggests having plants for a more natural, fresh and cleaner room, opening windows and doors, and using floorboards that can be easily cleaned. We have put floorboards down but due to all the junk in the room you can barely see the floor.
I think decluttering our room, adding a huge wardrobe, a stylish and comfortable bed base and maybe a few plants would help us to transform our bedroom into the healthy living space that we’d like it to be. It may take a bit of work to do but I now have a clear picture of what I need to do to create that dream bedroom space and downstairs living area and I now have some goals and plans to work towards.
Do you have any plans for your home? What would you improve?
In Collaboration with Home Base