12 bedroom accessories to create a sleep space you actually want to spend time in (for less than €50)
From lighting and textiles to jewellery dishes and glassware, create a retreat with these bedroom accessories.
Whatever you use your bedrooms for, whether it’s a romantic night in, as an office when you just can’t face getting up, or a place to unwind and read a book in, a bedroom is intended to be a relaxing space.
But with so much of our lives contained within the walls of our home, a bedroom can quickly get cluttered and messy simply because we’re using it more than ever.
And it is harder than ever to be pro-active with our interiors. Despite spending all of our time there, the sluggish nature of the lockdown has seeped into our habits and the act of changing the sheets takes so much energy.
But we’re not suggesting figuring out how to get the bedframe back down the stairs, or even cracking open a pot of paint. You can make your bedroom into a more relaxing space with just a handful of items. And, as it’s Valentine’s Day next week, we threw in a few ideas for a little extra sizzle that’ll work all year round.
Your bedside surface should be a clutter-free zone – which is easier said than done. Try and keep items here to a minimum here though, the area around your bed should be giving you headspace, not giving you headaches. So charging phones should be kept out of sight if not out of earshot.
A vase and some fresh or dried stems will add some movement to a typically very blocky space. Our bedside is also a spot we tend to shed the last vestiges of the day, from a bra and socks to rings and earrings. This dinky little bowl is perfectly made to collect your trinkets and ensure they’re not all in a knot come morning.
Probably nowhere else in the house is lighting more important than in the bedroom. You can get away with bright task lighting in the kitchen and bathroom, and just a lamp or two in the living room thanks to the bright light of a TV screen, but the bedroom is a different story.
The light here needs to not only help lull you to sleep, but also be strong enough to read with, and sometimes both at the same time.
This curved lamp has a gold interior to cast a gorgeous golden hue around the room replicating the sun setting and putting your mind into sleep mode. The small opening means it can be directed at the wall for really low-key lighting or pointed to give one person direct light without blinding the whole room.
And because this is the bedroom after all, candles are perfect for setting the atmosphere. These beautiful Goddess candles are hand-poured in Dublin 8 and made from 100% sustainable Irish rapeseed wax.