Tear down those frilly lace curtains and ditch the squeaky, lumpy mattress. If you want to revamp your bedroom for 2021, you’d best get it ready for the future. In this guide, we’ve compiled a list of 30 really cool things you should have in your bedroom.
We’ll start with 10 cool things to help you sleep (you’ll wonder how you managed to sleep without them before!) and then head on to 10 cool things for your gadgets and accessories, and 10 cool things to brighten your decor scheme.
Once you’ve redecorated and upgraded your bedroom with these cool things, you’ll never spend time in your living room again…
10 Cool Things for Sleep
These are some truly cool gadgets and items that will help you get to sleep, stay asleep, sleep comfortably, and wake up on time for work!
Luxury Adjustable Bed Frame
Yep, an adjustable bed frame. We mentioned how you’ll never use your living room again, and this is one of the key reasons why. An adjustable bed frame allows you to find the perfect angle for sleeping, reclining, reading books, or just some Netflix and chill.
Oh, and adjustable bed frames are no longer those metal, noisy machines that only pensioners use. Instead, this adjustable bed frame from Dreamcloud is sleek, modern, and no one would know how functional and comfortable it is unless they saw it in action. It will blend into your decor seamlessly, but there’s no denying how cool it really is.
Reversible Bed Sheets
One set of bed sheets is nice, but two is cool. So, we’ve combined two sets of bed sheets into one with this reversible set. It allows you to switch up your decor in a few seconds without ripping out your entire bedroom and bedding.
Of course, you should still make sure that your bedding is high-quality. This set is made from 100% washed cotton, so it’s soft and breathable yet feels luxurious on your skin.
Chunky Knit Throw
This oversized, chunky knitted throw is a really popular and fashionable item for your bedroom… but it’s also highly functional. When the weather gets cool, you can pull this chunky knit blanket over your bedding for an extra layer of warmth.
During the summer months, drape it over a chair or fold it neatly at the end of your bed – it’s great as an accessory! Of course, you can also take it on picnics, beach trips and other outings too. This is one cool thing for your bedroom that you’ll use a lot.
You’ve probably wanted one of these for a long, long while. It’s a really cool bedroom accessory to help you sleep, whether you suffer from insomnia or just struggle to sleep when it’s too light in your room. A silky, weighted and heat-able eye mask does wonders for relaxation and your skin too.
If you often get headaches, you’ll never want to take this mask off. When you’re not using it, just sling it around a bed post until a sleepless night calls for it.
Sound and Light Machine
Now this is cool. We have tested these Hatch Restore machines personally and we love them. They’re a reading light, alarm clock, and white noise machine all wrapped into one with endless features.
- Creates a personalized sleep routine,
- Sunrise alarm with natural light,
- Reading light for late-night reading,
- Wind-down music to help you feel sleepy,
- Huge range of white noise sounds to block out those noisy neighbors!
Furthermore, it just looks effortlessly cool and modern on your bedside table. Control everything from your smartphone to set the right ambiance.
Echo Dot Alarm Clock
“Alexa, what time is it?”
Now you don’t even need to open your eyes in the morning to find out how far you slept past your alarm! The Amazon Echo Dot bedside-table clock is an awesome gadget. It plays music, answers all your questions, sets reminders and more without you needing to press a million buttons.
In the morning, when your alarm goes off, you can kindly tell it to shut the hell up… and it will listen! There’s no cooler device to have in your bedroom.
Color-Changing Light Bulbs
Use a pale blue light color in the mornings to wake you up and settle down for sleep with pretty sunset shades of red, orange and warm yellow. We love these color changing light bulbs – you can even dim them to set the mood in the evenings for pre-bedtime activities. Wink wink.
What’s really cool, however, is that they are Bluetooth controlled so you can change the color and brightness levels from the smartphone app. You don’t even have to get out of bed to switch off the lights anymore.
Breakfast in Bed Tray
The only thing that should follow an excellent night’s sleep in your cool bedroom, is an epic breakfast. We hope that you have someone to make breakfast for you, but if not, don’t worry. It will still be amazing with this tray.
It has holders for your phone and tablet, so you can catch up on your favorite shows and films while you dine on the best breakfast of your life.
The tray is so simple, but a super cool bedroom just isn’t complete without a good one.
Glow in the Dark Stickers
Who said stickers were just for kids? These glow in the dark ceiling sticks are incredibly small and there are so many of them. You can create quite a realistic sky full of stars on your ceiling with these. If you’re really into astronomy and star gazing, you could even place them in the positions of a real constellation.
Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that they add a little brightness to your room, just in case the dark makes you a little uncomfortable. No judgement here.
Dream catchers have a vibrant and very interesting story behind them that we highly recommend you learn about. And, if possible, you should buy your dream catchers from native American craftspeople to support their amazing talent.
But we also love the beauty of modern dream catchers, like these macrame ones in different shapes. You can also weave tiny LED lights into them for extra brightness. They may not be traditional, but we hope these cool bedroom decorations will help you have good dreams nonetheless!
10 Cool Things for Your Gadgets and Accessories
Welcome to the future. Your gadgets and electronics, from your smartphone to your tablet and smart TV, are a huge part of your life, so your bedroom should be equipped with everything they need too.
And let’s not forget your everyday accessories, from hats and scarves to car keys and other little things.
Cute Dog Smartphone Stand
This cute smartphone holder will keep your phone steady on your bedside table or desk while you catch up on your YouTube subscriptions or stream Netflix. He even has a cute faux leather collar! You can twist the head of the dog as well, to adjust the angle that it holds up your smartphone.
It’s both practical and decorative… and totally cool. The rubber material on the base of the smartphone holder stops it slipping around, even when you place it on slippery surfaces like a glass desk.
Adjustable Bed Base with Charging Ports
The Lucid L300 adjustable bed base is a really cool thing to have in your room. Not only does it move to help you find a comfy position, but it also has charging ports for your devices. So, you don’t need to plug a million things into one socket anymore. The mattress can charge your iPhone and tablet while your bedside lamp and alarm clock take up the wall socket space.
Running out of battery by morning time will be a thing of the past with this cool bedroom item.
Tablet Stand Holder
This tablet holder can be used on the floor, holding up your tablet so you can see Yoga with Adriene while you stretch on your yoga mat, or you can shorten the “neck” of it and use it on a desk or table. It’s adaptive! You can turn the angle 360 degrees to find the perfect position to watch what you want.
We really like how simple and sleek this gadget-holder is. If you’re going for an uber cool minimalistic bedroom vibe, this tablet stand holder will fit in seamlessly.
Wooden Tech Organizer
This makes a lovely gift, but why not get it for yourself as well? This expertly crafted tech organizer has space to hold your smartphone, watches, keys, wallet, spare change and even your sunglasses. Importantly, the smartphone stand is designed with a gap in the base so you can have it on charge while it sits in the stand.
It looks really cool on your bedside table, where it can even hold up your phone at the right angle for watching the screen. You can even pick a range of colors and styles for the wooden organizer.
For your hats, scarves, coats and jackets, these cool coat rack letters are awesome. You could hang just one on the back of your door for hanging a robe or towel for the bathroom. Or order a combination of letters – your initials are a good idea, or use a combo that works well with your room theme, e.g. NYC, FFS, or just ZZZ.
These hooks are really strong, by the way. You can hang your heaviest winter coats on them without worries. We love them in the bedroom, but they look great in the hallway too.
Put your jewels on display even when you’re not wearing them by placing this cool jewelry organizer on top of your vanity cabinet or desk. It has plenty of space to hang your necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings. There are even a few spaces to store some of your cosmetics (although we have a separate makeup organizer next on our list of cool things for your bedroom).
The inner drawers are padded to stop jewelry items sliding about and also prevent any chains from getting tangled. Neat, yeah?
This is by far the coolest makeup organizer we’ve found for your bedroom. It rotates 360 degrees so you can easily and quickly find that concealer you need or the shade of eyeshadow that always makes your eyes pop.
Our tip? Places your brushes at the top so they don’t get dirty and leave any skincare syrups in their original card boxes. Did you know that some ingredients, like your vitamin C-enriched skin glowing serum, won’t work if it’s exposed to light and oxygen?
Invisible Floating Bookshelves
Once you’ve put up these shelves and stacked your favorite books (or video games, or plant pots, or anything else you like) on them, they’re almost invisible! This is a really cool way to add some minimalistic yet super useful storage areas to your bedroom.
The best way to organize them is in an uneven line or dotted around randomly. When you place them all together, it doesn’t look so magical.
Air Plant Terrarium
We love these! Take a break from staring at your phone or TV screen and grow an air plant instead. They are so easy to grow and they look great, especially when you pick a cool kit like this science flask air plant terrarium.
They don’t need as much light as you might think, so why not give one a go?
Retro Typewriter Keyboard
Type on this keyboard that’s designed like a retro typewriter! We love the clunky noises it makes, but it’s still highly useful. You can get it working with your PC computer or laptop, as it works both wired in and wireless.
You can even stand your tablet device on this typewriter and type directly on that as well. If you tend to work in your bedroom, whether it’s your career or just school homework, this is a really cool thing to have.
10 Cool decor Things for Your Bedroom
Now for the final touches! These 10 cool items for your bedroom add some personality and cool vibes to really make the bedroom your own.
It doesn’t matter if you’re the kind of person who hates a mountain of pillows on your bed, or not. This cute cactus-shaped cushion adds a touch of whimsy as well as comfort. Stuff it behind your back during that streaming marathon for comfort, or let it chill out on a chair in the corner as a purely decorative piece.
You could even start a collection of cactus and succulent cushions for your room. If you do want to go down the cactus root (it’s still a really popular bedroom trend in 2021) then the next cool item will make your list as well.
Mini Cacti and Succulents
House plants are all the rage in 2021, but you don’t need to be good at gardening to enjoy the trend. These mini cacti and succulents look great on your windowsill in a nice, sunny spot and rarely need watering! There are no leaves to sweep up, no flowers to cause allergies, and no fuss if you forget to water them for a week… or two.
Make sure you get some adorable mini plant pots for your new cacti and succulents to live in. Matching sets are the coolest.
Pssst. Target sell faux cacti if you want to avoid the fuss!
Playable Wall Art
This tic tac toe wooden wall art piece is both decorative and fun to play with. It looks great in all bedroom designs. For the kids and young adults, it’s super fun, for the adults in mature bedrooms, the worn wooden design adds an artistic vibe.
Hanging it up may take a little patience – it’s way heavier than a boyband poster – but we think it’s totally worth the effort.
Dog Bedside Table Lamp
This is really fun! Not only is the lamp dog shaped, but it’s also movable so you can adjust the dog to sit or stand. It’s really well-made too, with a sleek wooden design rather than plastic. You will love this little bedside table pet. It’s a very low maintenance dog!
We recommend getting two or three – one for either side of your bed, and one for your desk too. The light is quite bright, so you can use it as a study light as well.
Super Soft Faux Fur Rug
When you first get out of bed in the morning, or when you step back into your room after a relaxing bath, there’s no better feeling than soft fur under your feet. It’s super luxurious and really cool.
We recommend you place your faux fur rug somewhere out of the way, so you only step on it occasionally. If you use it as a doormat, it will wear down really quickly and get matted and horrible. Yuck.
Look after your fur rug for a cool bedroom decor feature that will last!
Modern Flower Vase
This works for both feminine and masculine bedroom decor schemes, surprisingly. The leather wrap around the simple glass vase looks lovely, whether you fill it with fragrant flowers or leave it empty on a desk or side cabinet. It works with any bedroom decor color scheme too.
Either way, it’s a cool and useful vase to have in your room – you can even use it to hold your car keys and wallet, or spare phone chargers and headphones. It adds a touch of elegance too, we think. It’s certain to impress anyone who visits.
Quirky Unique Chandelier
Add some color, some uniqueness, and some intrigue to your room with this really awesome chandelier. It’s made from rainbow colored glass baubles and it’s designed for dining/living rooms… but we think it will look really cool in your bedroom too.
Hovering over your bed or in the center of the room, this chandelier is a centerpiece that you will absolutely love. It will catch the eye of anyone who walks (or sleeps) underneath it.
Rustic Wall Candle Holders
Hang these up on your walls to add some really cool vibes to your bedroom, and set the mood with the candles of your choice. We love putting lightly scented candles in these holders, like jasmine scented or lavender scented candles. They are great for creating a relaxing atmosphere in your bedroom.
Furthermore, pair these candle holders with a plain white and exposed wood decor scheme and you’re onto a winner. You can channel those Scandi vibes or create a rustic farmhouse style easily.
Sleek Photo Frames
Whether you’ve got some cute baby photos to display or snaps of your favorite pet, these glass and metal photo frames add a touch of glamor to your room. They have a geometric design that’s way cooler than the usual standard wooden or black/white frame that most people use.
Locate them around your room, or gather them all together on your desk. Wherever you place them, just remember to keep them clean! Dust and fingerprints on the photo frame glass is never cool.
Agate Drinks Coasters
Once your bedroom is set up with all your cool new things, brew a nice cup of coffee or tea, and kick back to enjoy it. But don’t spill anything or damage your new furniture with heat!
These cool drinks coasters are made from agate crystals and are really unique. They look beautiful in your room even when you’re not using them with drinks. You will love how they catch the light and bring some brilliant color into your room effortlessly.