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Your personal style evolves as you grow older, and so does your interior design style. The bedroom you had when you were a child looked a lot different from what your bedroom looked like as a teenager. The same can be said about the appearance of your bedroom as a teenager versus your college dorm room. The changes in style and design can be looked at as a gradual progression.
Being that you’re an adult now, you probably don’t have posters of your favorite rock band on the wall now. Instead, you might have a nice piece of artwork or family photos bringing your walls to life, and that doesn’t make you a boring adult… it’s just that with age, there comes a clear understanding of what you like and what you don’t like.
As an adult, there are things we must do… that doesn’t mean we necessarily enjoy doing them, but we have to do them. That process is called “adulting,” and in your home, adulting is essential. In order for your home to look like an adult lives there, you have to trade in childish items for more “grown-up” luxuries.
One particular area of your home to tell that an adult resides there is the bedroom. Your bedroom can say a lot about you… so what does your bedroom say about you? A person’s bedroom can tell whether or not they’re tidy, or if they’re a free spirit, or if they thrive in chaos! If someone were to walk in your bedroom, what do you think that person would find out about you? Consider asking yourself these questions when trying to figure out if your design style has evolved with your age.
What Does Your Bed Look Like?
This question may sound pretty simple, but make you wonder what does that have to do with anything? Well, when you walk in your bedroom, what does your bed look like? Is your bed made up or can you see the sheets? As an adult, your bed should be made up whenever you get out of bed from sleeping… especially if you have to go to work!
According to Psychology Today, people who make their bed are happier than people that don’t make their beds. To go along with making up your bed, what type of bedding is on your bed? You can look at bedding as fashion, in the aspect of evolution. When you were younger, it was okay to wear cheaper clothes or sleep on lower-quality bedding.
As you get older and your finances increase, you begin to appreciate the finer things in life. The finer things will include nicer clothes made from quality materials, as well as a signature bedding set that will match your newly acquired taste for nice things. So, moral of this story in “adulting” is to make up your bed every day and make sure your bed looks and feels as mature as you by way of luxury bedding.
How Would Your Friends Describe Your Bedroom?
Nobody knows you better than your friends, right? True. Your friends are the people who will tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly about anything! In your mind, your bedroom might look normal… you might even think your bedroom is clean, but your friends might think otherwise. In a sense, it’s kind of like those Febreeze commercials where people go “nose blind” to smells in their house. That’s how people can get with their bedrooms… you see clutter so much that it becomes part of your bedroom, making it unnoticeable to you. A good rule of thumb would be to keep your room clean as though your friends would come over and talk about you if you didn’t!
Do You Have a Full-Body Mirror in Your Bedroom?
This may sound insignificant, but it’s actually quite a big part of being an adult. As an adult, you should have a full body mirror in your bedroom somewhere.You, of course, have a vanity mirror in your bathroom, but it doesn’t show your full body. Having this decor piece in your bedroom shows that you care about your appearance and want to make sure you look presentable before you leave home.
Having a full body mirror in your room should also be free from clutter. Your mirror isn’t a photo album or a monthly planner so there should be no pictures or post-it notes stuck on your mirror. Everything in the home serves a purpose, and your mirror is meant to reflect… let’s just let it do its job.
What Will You Not Have in Your Bedroom?
Your bedroom is meant to be a place of rest and relaxation, so why would you want to have items in your room that could potentially disrupt that? Bills are some things that you should not have in your room. Yes, you’re an adult and as an adult you acquire bills, and they’re honestly stressful enough, but that doesn’t mean that they have to be in your dreams too! Food is another item that shouldn’t be in your room. There couldn’t be a worse feeling than waking up to the sight of a roach crawling up your bedroom wall or the smell of food you had last night! Yikes! As adults, we often times think that we’re not like little kids making a mess, and think it’s okay to eat in the bed when it’s really not. Let’s try to keep the food out of the bedroom and let your bedroom serve its original purpose.