Your bedroom should be a personal getaway. It’s a cosy sanctuary, which expresses your favorite colours, feelings and collections. Making your bedroom the perfect, relaxing space for you, involves some thought and planning.
Here are 5 important tips to help you plan your perfect, beautiful bedroom.
1. Choose Subtle Colours
There are some occasions when a bold primary colour will work in a bedroom. But soothing shades and a restful palette usually create a calmer relaxed feel to a bedroom.
The general colour theory is that gentle blues, lavender, or greens are considered calm and serene. Richer hues tend to set the mood of coziness and comfort – examples might be toasty browns, deep pomegranate, or topaz.
By using toned down versions of your favourite colours, you can create a unique, subtle bedroom.
2. Don’t Overlook the Ceiling
Who looks at the ceiling? Well, whenever you lie in bed, you will! The ceiling is your fifth wall, so it’s important to match it with the rest of your room design. Painting the ceiling a lighter shade will help to visually lower the ceiling and give the space a feeling of comfort and intimacy.
Another option is to stencil stencil or wallpaper the ceiling, add architectural elements in the form of beams or moldings or use a decorative paint treatment. Or you could go all out and have a canopy or tented bed with dressing that hangs from the ceiling. These can add warmth and luxury, while adding texture, design, and color to the ceiling. Whatever you do, don’t forget the “fifth wall” above you.
3. Simplicity is the key
Your bedroom should have a cosy, elegant feel. Sophisticated, yet simple, regardless of what style of decorating you choose. You need to be able to move around the room, so leave a minimum of three feet between the bed and the side walls or large pieces of furniture. If you have to walk around the bed to get from the closet to the bathroom, think how you can move the bed.
The trick is to furnish your bedroom with only what you need. A bed, a bedside table or two, a dresser, and chair are necessities. Anything else is clutter. Accessories should be kept at a minimum. But a piece of artwork or family photos, flowers and candles can make a perfect addition to the space.
4. Choose the Right Size Furniture
When it comes to buying bedroom furniture, start out with a floor plan and a measured drawing of the space. Furniture should fit into the space it lives in, and this is particularly true for the bedroom furniture. You might want a huge bed and headboard, but if it’s too large, it will over dominate the room. If the ceiling is high, a tall headboard will help to visibly bring it down to size.
If your bedroom is large, choose furniture that fits it, too. Add a chair and ottoman or place a piece of furniture at the end of the bed. Furniture and accessories that are too small will look lost in a large room.
5. Include a Private Nook
There’s nothing more luxurious than giving yourself a special gift with a quiet place to sit and read. You can create an intimate reading or lounging area with a comfortable chair and foot stool at the end of your bed or in a corner. If you have room, build a window seat under the bedroom window and enjoy the view and the natural light.
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