20 Things Every Grown-Up Bedroom Should Have

Your bedroom is more than a place to sleep—it should be a sanctuary.

By Emily Spain Jan 06, 2022 8:30 PMTags
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Some people say the kitchen is the heart of the home, but our favorite room is the bedroom. It's where you start and end your day, a place for sleep and an escape from the chaos of life. Since this room is so important, it should feel inviting, tranquil and reflective of your needs.

In addition to the basics like a comfortable mattress, pillows and bedding, we rounded up things like a diffuser, satin pillowcases, weighted blankets and black-out curtains to help you get the most out of your dreaming hours. Why? Because you deserve to feel the utmost level of peace when you're in your room.

Below, everything you need to make your bedroom a cozy and zen retreat.

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Pure Enrichment Crystal Himalayan Salt Rock Lamp and Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser

The calming effects of the Himalayan salt rocks mixed with a relaxing essential oil blend will make your room feel like a spa. Not to mention, the light offers a subtle glow to help you wind down as you transition to bedtime.

Luxe Core Sheet Set

Adulting means investing in luxurious bedding! You deserve to feel like you're sleeping at a 5-star hotel every single night. This buttery-smooth sheet set from Brooklinen features a luxurious 480-thread count and a slightly luminous finish.

Amazon Basics Lightweight Super Soft Easy Care Microfiber Bed Sheet Set with 14

Not ready to splurge on bedding? No worries, you can get this uber-affordable bed sheet set from Amazon that has 230,160 five-star reviews! It's available in 35 colors and patterns, plus multiple sizes to fit every bed.

Hatch Restore

Want an alarm that you don't want to throw out of the window when it wakes you up in a panic every morning? Because same. Thankfully, the Hatch Restore supports healthy cortisol levels by gentling waking you up and easing you into sleep at night thanks to a library of soothing sounds, white noise and custom lights. Plus, it will look chic on your bedside table!

Bedsure Satin Pillowcase (2-Pack)

If you don't already have these satin pillowcases, here is your sign! Available in 24 colors, you're sure to find the perfect hue of these insanely soft pillowcases to compliment your bedroom's aesthetic. These pillowcases also have an envelope closure end to prevent your pillows escaping from the pillowcase at night. But most importantly, satin pillowcases will help reduce hair frizz and breakage, protect skin from facial sleep lines and they reduce the spread of bacteria that can cause breakouts.

Sizikato 15 Oz Clear Glass Bedside Night Water Carafe with Tumbler

Stay hydrated throughout the night without having to sleepwalk into the kitchen for a glass of water! This stylish carafe will help you reduce your plastic water bottle intake, too.

The Buffy Breeze Comforter

Calling all sleepers who wake up sweating or tend to toss and turn at night because it's too hot, we suggest investing in the Buffy Breeze comforter. Made with 100% eucalyptus, this temperature-regulating comforter offers a cool-to-the-touch feel and a chic minimalist design to compliment any space.

Sun Zero Nordic 2-Pack Theater Grade Extreme 100% Blackout Grommet Curtain Panel Pair

We don't know about you, but we like to wake up a few hours after the sun comes up. These curtains feature extreme blackout technology to blocks out 100% of outside light to help you log more hours of uninterrupted sleep. Their energy efficient design reduces energy lost through your windows by up to 50% and helps keep heat out in the summer. Additionally, these elegant curtains reduce noise up to 35%, which is perfect for those who have noisy neighbors.

Canopy Humidifier

We never knew how much we needed a humidifier until we treated ourselves to Canopy's humidifier. It hydrates rooms up to 500 square feet thanks to a 2.5 liter tank with up to 36 hours of running time. Humidifiers are also a skincare must-have as they promote a healthier skin barrier and combat dryness and sensitivity. Did we mention this humidifier is dishwasher safe? Although it also has built-in anti-mold technology and UV lights to kill 99.9% of bacteria, you can give it a thorough cleaning by popping it in the dishwasher. Additionally, it comes with a diffuser puck on the top grate, so you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to help you wind down.

Spa of the World™ French Lavender Pillow Mist

Before our head hits our fortress of pillows, we spray this French lavender mist on our pillowcases to help us relax and get ready to sleep.

Velvet Napper

We believe everyone should have a weighted blanket! Not only will they up the cozy factor of your room, but they help promote deeper sleep cycles, reduce cortisol levels and increase melatonin production to help you sleep through the night. Our Bearaby Napper is pure magic and makes us feel like we are being held all night long. You can also get the cult-favorite blanket in cotton, cooling Tencel, kid's and travel versions!

Pillow Cube Classic

Choosing a pillow that reflects your sleep style will change your life. For side sleepers, Pillow Cube is for you! In addition to offering a cooling feel, the cube shape supports your head and neck and aligns your spine.

Nova Hybrid Mattress

An essential part of being a functioning, well-rested adult is investing in a quality mattress that won't leave you with aches and pains once you wake up. Casper's Nova Hybrid Mattress, which is currently on sale, offers a luxuriously soft top layer, Zoned Support™ Pro technology that helps align your spine, plus resilient springs to prevent sinking and add lift and airflow.

One reviewer said, "I never knew how bad my old bed was until I purchased my Casper. I selected Casper based on it's high ratings on Consumer Reports and the 100 night trial period - without any return fees sealed the deal. Long time hip, back and shoulder pain which I thought was related to getting older and being out of shape are gone."

Olee Sleep 13-Inch Galaxy Hybrid Gel Infused Memory Foam and Pocket Spring Mattress

If you don't want to break the bank, but are in need of a quality mattress, we suggest the highly-rated Olee Sleep Galaxy Hybrid Mattress. Take it from us, we are the proud owners of one! Although we were so skeptical about buying a mattress on Amazon, we are so glad we did. It comes rolled up in box and magically turns into a plush yet firm mattress, which makes it perfect for shipping, moving and set-up. The mattress offers a soft memory foam top and five layers of pocket spring. Although it's on the firmer side, it's perfect for those who don't want to feel like they're sinking into memory foam. 

CEREECOO Portable 3-in-1 Charging Station for Apple Products

It's so important to keep a clean bedside table, which is why you need this 3-in-1 charging station to keep cords out of sight. Plus, it will charge all your devices at once.

Modway Veronique Channel Tufted Performance Velvet Upholstered Full/Queen Headboard

Every bedroom needs a chic headboard to serve as the focal point of your space. We love this tufted headboard that TikTok is obsessed with. It's modern, unique and will make your room feel even cozier.

Boy Smells Lanai Scented Candle

Set the mood with a delicious-smelling candle! We are currently obsessed with Boy Smell's Lanai candle for making our room smell like a tropical getaway every night. The luxe blend offers notes of coconut, pink peppercorn and orange blossom that will instantly transport you to a Hawaiian beach.

Dodow Metronome Light Sleep Aid

Are you an insomniac like us? Dodow's Metronome Light Sleep Aid can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. As explained on Dodow's website, "Synchronizing your breathing to a light pulse at a slow and steady rhythm has a hypnotic effect (the phenomenon is similar to watching a pendulum). Thus, after a few minutes you are able to let go and sleep." Definitely a must for your bedside table!

Arc

Upgrade your self-love routine with Dame's G-Spot Vibrator! It has five intensity levels, five pattern modes and easy-reach curved handle to aide in internal and external discovery. Plus, it has a 1.5-hour run time at its highest settings. It's perfect for beginners or those who have a drawer full of toys!

Sandoval - Love: Interior Aromatic Spray 16oz

Usher in more feelings of love and passion with this dreamy room spray that features floral and spicy notes of neroli, ylang ylang, vetiver and patchouli. We spritz a little in our room every night!

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