I will admit that the idea of a sitting area in the bedroom always seemed kind of frivolous to me. A chair or lounger for a bedroom sitting spot in the one area of the house that I crash in (for eight+ hours, hopefully!) just didn’t seem like a great use of money or space. Through the years, I’ve learned that having this extra area for bedroom seating helps me relax and have since changed my tune.
Your best sleep is key! Take the steps you need to create your ideal conditions to increase your chances of a good night’s sleep. Not to mention, your nighttime oasis can also offer up huge relaxation benefits while you’re awake. There is value in designing spaces around your home which invitingly remind you to take a second for those “zen moments” in your busy schedule. It’s a bit of self indulgence that anyone can afford—and is easy to do!
1) The Area
This will probably be decided by the size and shape of your room. The popular choices are usually the end of the bed or in the corner, while in some rooms, beside a window or in a little nook may be ideal.
This can be anything from a bench to a overstuffed chair to a yoga mat or piece of carpet. Even some throw pillows and a blanket or favorite magazine is ideal. What makes you comfortable?
3) Use It For You Time
Don’t make the mistake of using this bedroom sitting area as extra storage or to hold the clothes that need to be folded. Make sure you are using your space for you. Take cat naps, meditate, enjoy a cup of tea, or take a second to scroll through your Instagram feed. This is your space. Don’t mortgage it out.
How will you use your new sitting area? Tell me below!