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The Bedroom Essentials Checklist

Beyond being the season of picnics, beach days, and ice cream, summer is the season of moving! That’s right, about 80% of moves occur between the months of April and September. Kids are out of school, recent college grads are moving out, and the weather is ripe for unloading moving trucks - but a new home is more than just a new place to live. Take it as an opportunity to refresh your vibe and update your style. That’s why we’ve compiled a new home bedroom checklist! After you’re done with this list, we’re sure you’ll be one step closer to building the summer oasis you’ve always dreamt of having.

The Essentials

Sheets, pillows, and blankets are basic, no-brainer necessities. However, the right ones will bring your room to the next level. These are the foundation of any new sleeping space! It’s important that these pieces are comfy and aesthetically match the direction you’re trying to achieve. Maybe it’s time to throw out that old mushy pillow in favor of something more supportive? We’ll never hesitate to recommend our very own OkiPillow! Fluffy and always stuffed to perfection, this pillow is the true luxurious upgrade. As summertime approaches, it’s probably time to get rid of those flannel sheets in favor of something a bit cooler. If you’re in the market for a sheet and duvet cover refresh, our Sleepy Sheet and Duvet Set is an excellent choice for those who are tired of waking up sweating and uncomfortable.

The Perfect Mattress

Mattresses should last 8-10 years, but not a lifetime! Odds are, you haven’t moved in a few years, so there’s a good chance you may have a mattress past its prime. As the centerpiece of your bed, a good mattress should provide support and comfort for you night in and night out. As any avid reader of our bedtime stories should know by now, a mattress is not a one size fits all product. Take our quick and easy Sleep Quiz to see what mattress suits you best! All four of our OkiOki mattresses are finished with an ice yarn cover, providing a cool surface that’s perfect for the hot summer months.

The Furniture

OkiOki knows a room is more than just a bed. There’s plenty of additional pieces of furniture that will be both functional and add to the ambiance of your room. Items like nightstands and dressers will bring character while removing clutter and keeping your belongings organized. Our Coastal Furniture Collection is a one-stop shop for all of your bedroom furniture needs. It’s an easy way to save a couple hundred bucks, too. We’ve got your back!

The Scent

Fluffy blankets and beautiful furniture aren’t the only things you’ll need for your new room. It’s important that your room’s scent matches what you want. An essential oil diffuser, like the one released by NEST New York, will make a great addition to your room. These diffusers offer scents like mint, eucalyptus, lavender, orange, and more! And if you want to get creative, sometimes combining the essential oils can make for an even more relaxing, unique experience. For those that want to feel one with nature, a bedroom plant is always a good way to spice up your room while adding some beautiful scents. We wouldn’t consider ourselves plant experts, so here’s an article with 15 of the best plants you can get for your new room to help clean your air and some houseplants that smell great!

The Extras

Your bedroom may have everything it needs at this point, but we believe you deserve more than the bare minimum. Every bedroom needs something that makes it special. If trendy lighting is a passion of yours, this is your time to shine! Anything from the standard college LED strips, to the more mature colored light bulbs nestled into mid-century designs. And, lastly, for those feeling a bit more daring, perhaps look into a Star Projector or the TikTok famous “Sunset Lamps.” These are proven to help boost any mood!

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