Your home is your haven of peace, bliss and relaxation. This is where you should be able to escape all the troubles out there and be at peace. This explains why more people are investing in perfecting their living spaces. Although the living room is the most used room in the house, bedrooms are a currently a big hit too. This is where you retire to after a long and hard day. You deserve a relaxing and comfortable getaway to rest and reboot for the next day.
Gone are the days when the bedroom simply consisted of a bed and a lamp. You have the freedom to incorporate anything you wish as long as it triggers relaxation and comfort. If this is to be achieved, it calls for tact and skill. There are several factors that you need to consider before starting the project.
Tips on Bedroom Decor
1. Your Custom Theme
Before indulging in a bedroom make over shopping spree, you need to determine the theme or effect you want for your slumber getaway. This is your opportunity to express your personality and taste in the most personal room in the house. No matter what your choice is, keep in mind that the bedroom should be totally functional. The wrong choice of colors, decor, furniture and lighting will interfere with its functionality.
Remember, all these details should effortlessly trigger sleep. A beach theme and related calming colors; blue, green, grey and beige are an ideal choice as they relax the mind. If you are going for patterns, choose simple ones such as circles and stripes as opposed to heavy floral and geometric prints.
2. The Size of the Room
When it comes to bedroom touch-ups, you need to consider the size of the room as they will influence several factors. A large room allows you more freedom with colors, prints and decor as opposed to a small bedroom. If you’re working with high ceilings, choose a high bed board as it effectively balances out the space in between.
You can also incorporate large prints and textures. With a small bedroom, it is advisable to keep the prints, textures and furniture to the minimal. Opt for fewer prints on throws, bedding and rugs, small/medium sized furniture, softer colors and minimal decor. Failure to do so, the room will appear cramped and busy. Falling asleep will always be a struggle.
3. Light Effect
Did you know that the lighting that you choose for your bedroom can influence the overall effect? It’s true. If you want the room to appear larger than it really is, simply make it brighter. In this case, choose light fixtures that illuminate bright or distribute light evenly across the room. You could also expand the windows in order to allow in more natural light. However, keep it in mind that overly bright light will keep you awake.
You can also choose to incorporate bright colored soft furnishings, for instance, rags, throws, wallpaper and bedding. With large rooms, you can keep the light to the minimal without necessarily cramping up the room.
4. Incorporate Art
This is the ideal opportunity to add a touch of modernity and style into your haven. Regardless of the size of the room, theme or preference, anyone should be able to incorporate a touch of modern style.
This doesn’t have to be something permanent though. Add a few pieces of art: picture frames, bedside tables, lamp stands or even hooks. These could be the ‘wow’ factor that elevate your room from just an ordinary room to a picturesque slumber sanctuary.
5. Age of the Occupant
Just because you idolize the ‘Beatles’ doesn’t mean that your teenage daughter feels the same way. Plain grey walls could work for you but a young girl will prefer brighter colors to express her youth, energy and femininity.
For this, you may need to work together with the occupant especially teenagers and young adults. Bring them along for the shopping spree and allow them to pick out key items such as wallpaper, bedding and light fixtures. This is not only a great bonding experience but a guaranteed way to make the make over a success.
For an infant’s room, cartoon themed wallpaper, furniture and bedding will do. If you do not intend to redecorate anytime in the near future, choose decor that will still be appropriate years to come, for instance, a cot that transforms into a toddler bed,
6. Functionality and Purpose
Do your three sons share a bedroom? Worry not, there’s a way to make it work. In shared bedrooms, space is a major concern so consider pull out bunk beds as a choice. Ensure that each occupant gets a sense of privacy in order for peace to prevail. The bedside staircase could pull out to reveal storage spaces. The study desk could fold up and leaned next to the wall to also prevent overcrowding.
7. Invest in Comfort
As much as your bedroom should be beautiful to look at, it should offer you great comfort. Invest in a comfortable mattress and pillow. A good one should lovingly engulf your exhausted body after a long day and facilitate a good night’s sleep. Choose a soft and well-padded rag to keep your feet warm and toes cuddled as you walk around. These are worthy investments that contribute to your comfort and guarantee quality of sleep.
8. Embrace Pops of Color
It’s Okay to incorporate more than one or two colors in your bedroom. Choose at least one hue that’s different from the rest yet binds them all perfectly. In a black, gray and white themed bedroom, introduce a yellow flower vase, throw pillows, and curtain tie backs. Candy colors always add a sweet effect to any room so embrace them.
If you are going to redecorate your bedroom, you might as well make some jaw dropping changes. Sometimes, closing your eyes and envisioning the final look of the room is necessary. If you are not confident, choose to work with an expert or draw inspiration from magazines, shows and friends homes. There are lots of ideas and inspirations all around you so keep an open mind.