Your bedroom is one space that you can truly call your own, even if you share it with a significant other. It’s where you can be completely yourself, a sanctuary to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, where you relax and rejuvenate yourself and express your deepest emotions. It’s also space where you store your most precious keepsakes, photos, memorabilia as well as valuables.
Remember that we also spend 33% of our lives in sleep – so it makes sense to pay attention to the room where we spend one-third of our lives!
Decorating the bedroom poses unique challenges because you have to balance aesthetics, personality, comfort, and essentials. These can all have a significant impact on you mentally, emotionally, and physically.
1. Analyze the space:
Measure the available space thoroughly. If you plan fitted wardrobes, ensure that you calculate what’s left after they’re installed. You would certainly want to add a vanity mirror and dressing table here, besides a chair, writing desk, etc. Use technology to plan the use of space so that you fit in everything that you want. The windows and doors must be taken into account too.
2. Color Scheme:
Avoid an aggressive and bold palette in the bedroom. It heightens emotions and can agitate you instead of providing a calm and restful sleep. That doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Shades of gray, blue, lavender are restful, while earth colors such as green and brown are calming too. You can add deeper and richer tones of these shades for accent and interest. Ensure that you buy top-quality furniture – you can permanently injure your back and neck with cheap beds and mattresses.
3. Size correctly:
Bedroom furniture should be scaled to the size of the room. If you have a large accent piece such as an armoire or antique four-poster bed, make sure that you balance them out with smaller pieces, no matter how large your bedroom is. On the other hand, if your bedroom is small, opt for a minimalist look, clean lines, and paler shades of wood such as beech or pine.
4. Plenty of Storage:
Use the available space cleverly to create the maximum possible storage area in your bedroom. You can custom-design your storage space in the closets and use innovative storage ideas to ensure that everything is stowed away neatly and is easily accessible.
5. Be Creative:
Include a little reading/sewing nook, splurge on luxury linens, dress up your windows, hang your favorite artwork, make it light and soundproof, and don’t forget to design the lighting to create the mood you want. Resist the urge to have a television, computer, exercise machines, etc. in the bedroom. This should be a place where you rest and refresh yourself for the day ahead.
Giving low priority to your bedroom décor while you focus on your home’s more public areas isn’t a great idea. While doing up your home, lavish as much attention and care as you would on other rooms, on making your bedroom a cozy, comfortable, yet stylish and beautiful room.