If you're getting the recommended 7+ hours of sleep every night, you're spending a significant amount of time in your bedroom. Add in our pandemic-affected reality, and you might be only leaving it for water or food breaks!
Despite the fact that your bedroom is often much more secluded compared to other rooms that guests will frequently occupy, there are certainly trends that aren't meant to stay, and some to keep an eye out for!
1. DOUBLING AS MULTIFUNCTIONAL WORK SPACES
With many of us adjusting to the new normal of working from home, bedrooms might not just serve as sleeping quarters anymore, which makes space and lighting enormously more important. Some people may have opted for a make-shift work station with the assumption that this is more temporary than not, but many are are starting to realize that built-in work spaces might make the best use of bedroom space that is otherwise unoccupied. if you'e going to be spending hours at a time holed up in these spaces, make sure it's properly lit and functional enough to be both productive and comfortable.
2. DOUBLING AS WELLNESS SPACES
It's hard to sit at your desk for hours on end, especially with high levels of caution prompted by going to the gym or even a walk in the neighborhood. Try getting creative by opening up some space for a mini yoga corner, or some free weights you can easily access. Alternatively, set up a mini spa section where you can take a midday break to pamper yourself. Given that there aren't too many external choices right now, it's important to create a sanctuary for you to take care of yourself.
3. LIVE PLANTS REPLACING ARTIFICIAL ONES
Although they may both end up collecting lots of dust, artificial plants are much easier to manage than their living, breathing counterparts. Counterintuitively, this may actually encourage plant owners to redirect their attention to live plants, especially since we now have fewer opportunities to access nature itself. Spending time at home with live, air-purifying plants can really benefit your mood, and watching them flourish in your care is a great way to pass any extra time you may have on your hands.
4. TURNING TOWARDS BALCONIES
Sometimes, balconies can just end up as a visually appealing addition or extra storage space. More and more people are realizing the benefits of having your own outdoor space to use at your leisure. Sip your morning coffee admiring the early morning glow or spend an afternoon working in the warmth of the sun. Keep your eyes out, this feature might not be reserved for just the master bedroom in the future!