6 Ways to Make Your Bedroom Feel More Grown Up

You’re grown up, thus your bedroom should reflect the mature taste you’ve accumulated over the years. Once the John Belushi poster finally comes down, a new coat of paint is a good start for the overhaul. Next, try these simple upgrades that will turn your bachelor chambers into a fully-fledged big boy room.

Grown-Up Sheets

The old maxim that a quality mattress is a sound investment should extend to your sheets, too. Brooklinen’s sheets have longer, softer threads in a handful of colors and patterns. Like suiting, go for a classic (in this case white), or a little more elaborate with a 6-in. windowpane pattern. Cost: $100

Slim Desk Lighting

Your laptop, tablet and smart phone are all slim and clean. They sit on a desk in your room that is (hopefully) equally minimal. Now the space can be lit with the Lim C table lamp, which provides just enough white light to keep the space working hard when deadlines are looming. Cost: $260

A New-Age, Old-School Alarm

You're not getting any younger, and you need all of the rest you can get. One of the biggest sleep stealers is your smart phone, and those late-night Instagram wormholes aren't worth the lost Z's. Since you probably rely on the phone as an alarm, try plugging it into the Areaware Alarm Dock—it becomes the face of the clock so you can doze off with a book and wake up refreshed for a quick Instagram scroll before breakfast. Cost: $35

A Fast Re-Flooring

If your apartment has wood flooring, it’s probably worn. If your loft has concrete underfoot, they’re cold come winter. Upgrade either with peel-and-stick luxury vinyl. With prints like stone or wood, these floors go down fast and are water-resistant. Cost: from $1 per square foot

Round-the-Clock Hydration

A clutter-free nightstand is akin to a clear mind when it comes time to turn in. But one thing that is always at our bedside is a water carafe. The 10-in. tall Finn Carafe takes up very little space and keeps things feeling just as light. Cost: $35

A Detailed Nightstand

The Maia nightstand isn’t the largest—and that’s the point. You get one bottom shelf to store bulky items and a Spartan top for the essentials. It’ll cost a pretty penny—but it’s quite a pretty purchase. Cost: $800

Effective Circulation

Sometimes, a fan is all you need to sleep comfortably, before the air conditioners are called in to combat the sweltering heat of summer. The Arden fan tucks into a corner where it looks like sculpture, so you won’t mind leaving it out all year, and its breeze can be directed with surgical precision. Cost: $330

—Sal Vaglica

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