Decorating the Bedroom of Your Dreams
All of us dream of a bedroom that is warm, cozy and inviting. A bedroom is a space to relax and be in your element. Do you go through catalogues of designs from interior designers and wish that you could have a bedroom that looked right out of a magazine? Well, it’s not really difficult. With the right planning and right components, you can design a bedroom that is as attractive. Here’s how:
Choose a Soft Colour
A bedroom is a space where you rest and relax. So avoid loud and bright colours. Choose a soft and subtle colour for your bedroom. You can visit a local store to check out the hues that you would want to use on your bedroom walls. From lilac to blush and mauve to cream, there is a wide range of colours that you can use in your bedroom. Softer colours are more restful and peaceful and imbibe their energy into the space they are used in. They also allow you the freedom to experiment with the furnishings that you will use in the bedroom.
Take Into Account the Ceiling
Most people stick to white when they paint their bedrooms. But do you want to look at a bland, white and blank space when you lie down on your bed? Use of textures, patterns and designs can elp you make the ceiling complement the design of your bedroom. If you want to just paint the ceiling, go for a softer version of the colour you plan to use on the four walls of your bedroom. This will add more depth to the look of your room. If you are looking for a bit of drama, you can ask your builder to get a false ceiling installed with fancy, mood lighting. This will add a touch of sensuousness and intimacy to the look of your room.
You can also experiment with patterns and textures to give your ceiling a more exquisite look. For a plush look, add a fancy chandelier or silver-leafed ceilings.
Do Not Go Overboard
Sometimes the beauty lies in simplicity. You might be tempted to throw in fancy furnishings and furniture into the space. Your bedroom should only reflect the feeling of relaxation and hence stuffing it with furniture and accessories will only result in a cluttered look. Instead, pick out what is absolutely essential in the space. Make sure you leave enough space between your bed and the adjoining walls. Pick a space that ensures your bed is placed in a space that allows you to move around. Plan out your room before you get to actually executing it. Consider the space your bed will occupy and place the necessary furniture such as cupboards, bedside tables and chairs.
You would also want to decorate your space with photographs and pictures. You can add in either a statement piece on a wall or go for a collage of photographs. But stick to the minimum for a sophisticated and elegant look.
Choose Furniture Carefully
You may want to add the most luxurious furniture to your bedroom, but think of how necessary it is before you go on a shopping binge. Furniture should be of the right size and should accentuate the look of your room. Keep in mind the size of your room and the floor plan while you pick out the furniture. If your room is small, a large bed will hardly do justice to it. In case if your ceiling height is more, you would want to pick out a bed with a long headboard to visually adjust the height. If your bedroom space is large, you can add more furniture than just the basics. You can throw in an ottoman with a statement lounge chair. You can also get an ottoman and place it at the end of the bed to give your room a luxurious look.
Tuck Away the Non - Essentials
A well-arranged look is pleasing to the eye and a delight to live in. To ensure that your room looks clean and organized, ensure that there is enough storage space. There are different ways in which you can create more storage space in the room. You can pick out a bed that comes with storage space. Use organizers to hold the little knick-knacks that usually tend to lie strewn around. If you are fond of books, you can get a bed that comes with a little bookshelf on the headboard. If furnishings such as bed sheets, curtains are your concern, get a little storage bench that can be placed at the foot of your bed to hold these items.
When choosing cupboards, you can even look at custom-designed organizers that can help you create more storage space within the cupboard. If you do not have a storage bed, you can get a skirting stitched for it and place storage boxes under it. The skirting will keep them beautifully hidden away from view.
Indulge Yourself When it Comes to Linens
Linens play a critical role in determining the look of a space. Splurge when it comes to picking out the linens for your bedroom. From bed covers to curtains or even throws, pick out material that is 100 per cent cotton and has a higher thread count. Maintenance is also a major aspect that you will have to consider when it comes to expensive linens. Make sure you dry clean your expensive linens to ensure that they retain their sheen and luxurious look.
Create a Little Space for Yourself
Yes, you have the bedroom all to yourself. But if you have a balcony adjoining it, you could create a cozy space where you can relax in the evenings, read a book or maybe meditate in the mornings.
It is impossible to stress enough on the need for good, restful sleep. And with the right bedroom settings you can add quality to your sleep. Also with the right settings, you give the opportunity to your mind and relax after a hard day’s work. So go right ahead and check out the look that you would want your bedroom to have.