Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent revealed their top 3 tips for creating the perfect bedroom

The power couple responsible for Nate & Jeremiah By Design gave H&G the advice that works in any bedroom

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Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are practically design royalty. The power offers innovative and original advice that makes home decor ideas easy. As fall and winter come around, it's the season for warm covers, roaring fires, and cozying up in your bedroom. Making this space perfect is never more important.

Luckily for us, Nate and Jeremiah told Homes & Gardens their top three tips for creating the perfect bedroom.

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1. Night tables with generous space

When asked about his bedroom necessities, Nate Berkus said, 'I think a generous surface, as generous as space allows, for night tables, is really important.' 

Nate added, 'I think we're all moving through the world at a thousand miles an hour, but at night you want to sort of just plug in your phone, be able to pick up a book, have the television remote, if you have a TV in your bedroom, in a cool box so it's not just sitting there. From a very practical standpoint, having a surface next to the bed that is sufficient and generous enough to kind of support all the stuff that needs to be put there at the end of the day.'

In Nate's book, bedroom storage ideas are absolutely essential.

2. Include plenty of storage

Jeremiah echoed Nate's point on the importance of storage, but it goes further than the bedside table. He told H&G, 'Something that's really important for me in a bedroom is integrated storage and a place to put things. To Nate's point, I like a bedroom to be quiet. I like it to be soft, obviously with beautiful textures, but I like things to have a place for stuff to go somewhere. So you don't feel like you're in the middle of any type of chaos.'

Shop Nate's favorite storage solution two-tier sliding plastic drawer organizers here to get a headstart. Organizational systems like this system can help to declutter your room and keep the space calm and relaxed.

3. Choose something you find extremely beautiful

However, it's not all just about creating a relaxing bedroom idea. The designers also emphasize the importance of creating a space that absolutely love in which to start and end your days.

Nate Berkus said, 'Everyone has said for a million years that bedrooms should be calm and bedrooms should be soothing. I don't disagree with that, but I also think that it's a real opportunity. I think we're affected deeply, either positively or negatively, when we first open our eyes. And I think that a bedroom that isn't well crafted and well designed isn't a great way to wake up every day.'

He continued, 'Like looking at an exercise bike with your dry cleaning hanging on it, it just reminds you that you didn't exercise and you need to put your dry cleaning away. But waking up and looking at a beautiful chest with a beautiful mirror and a wonderful vintage lamp and 3D pottery vases that you found on the weekend, is a different moment.'

Nate finishes, 'So I feel like for me in bedroom design, what you open your eyes and see first thing in the morning should be something that really is really beautiful. And I think that's a really important thing for people to remember.'


Nate and Jeremiah's advice will help you design a bedroom with ease.

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I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture focusing on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.