Your bedroom is a space so incredibly personal to you, that it simply makes sense to design it to fit your every need. It’s your place to be alone, to wind down, relax, and be both vulnerable and comfortable.
Naturally, then, it’s important that when you’re designing, furnishing and decorating your bedroom, you focus on some key facets that will impact your space and how you feel in it.
If you’re moving, renovating, revamping, redecorating or simply looking to make some small changes, here are ways to design the ideal bedroom that’s perfect for you and you alone.
Focus on the Bed
Your bed is the main attraction. In a style sense, it’s the focal point of the room, but more importantly, it’s where you’ll sleep, relax and generally spend most of your time when you’re in your room. It makes sense that you should focus on your bed meeting every standard you have.
Consider size, the difference between full and queen sized beds and which is best for you. Prioritise buying a high-quality mattress, a bed base at the right height, the most comfortable pillows you can find, and of course, linen that suits your style and also makes you feel pampered and doused in luxury when you crawl into bed.
You’ll also want to consider where in the room you place your bed, as you’ll need to design the rest of the space around this.
Make Room For Tasks
Now, the main thing you’ll be doing in your bedroom is sleeping. However, other tasks can take place in this room, such as getting dressed and ready, working at a desk, reading, watching television or even lounging around with a cup of tea.
This depends on your lifestyle and the amount of space you have in your room. Make sure you’re set up for each of the things you might be doing, such as including a dresser where you can prepare for your day, or if you work in your room, a desk is important and you’ll need to make space for it.
Leave Some Open Space
Of course, you don’t want to be cluttering your bedroom with too many pieces of furniture, functional or otherwise. If you find that your bedroom is too small, consider relocating activities like getting ready to the bathroom, or working to the living room, where you might have more space to do these things.
Leaving open space in your bedroom to move around is important, and can make the room feel bigger and more luxurious, rather than tiny and cramped with a desk, a dresser, a chair and all your dirty laundry.
Decide on an Overall Style
If you want to create flow in your bedroom and achieve a stylish look, you should try to pick a single style or theme that you like. This includes a minimalist look, a bright and airy look, a vintage look, and dark and gothic look, or whatever suits your personality.
If you’re stuck, search online for ideas for bedroom styles you’ll love, and use images to help you shop for items that will fit.
Pick a Colour Palette
Once you have a set theme or style, you can pick whichever colours will work best for you. You might choose a colour palette that makes you feel relaxed and peaceful, or perhaps something that inspires and motivates you when you wake up in the morning.
You can also look for inspiration on colour schemes for your home. If cohesion is important to you, you might want to use the same colour scheme throughout your home, but be sure to change up shades and tones to keep things interesting.
Think About Lighting
Lighting is of paramount importance in the interior design of your home and the bedroom is no exception. The light fixtures and bulbs you choose will set the mood and create an atmosphere in your room, so make sure to consider what vibe you’re going for.
Warmer, more toned-down lighting will help create a relaxed feeling in your room, while bright light can be more energising for early morning wake-ups. Try to invest in lighting that can dim or brighten as you choose.
Make it Personal
Finally, try to bring some personalisation into your bedroom. Simply recreating an image you saw in an interior design magazine might be fun at first, but you’ll soon feel unsatisfied.
Try to hang family photographs, a favourite artwork, or display some sentimental trinkets that have meaning to you.