Arguably being one of the rooms your spend most of your time in, the bedroom should be a personal sanctuary in which your can unwind and relax. Whether you are an aspiring interior designer or just passionate about interior design like us, there are plenty of things that you should take into consideration when designing a bedroom. In this blog, we will break down some bedroom design tips that can help ease the process for you.
1. AIM FOR A SUBTLE COLOUR PALETTE
One of the biggest mistakes we often see when people are designing their bedrooms is the use of bold primary colours that can be distracting over subtle neutrals or monochromatic tones. The reason we believe is because of its link to colour theory, as we're sure many of you may remember learning about the different effects that colours can play on your mood in school. The best colours to consider when styling a bedroom are delicate tones such as whites, creams, lavenders, and light blues as these colours are often attributed to a calming and relaxing atmosphere. Some ways you can incorporate these colours is through the use of pillows, throws, duvets and paint. Yet this doesn't mean that you shouldn't incorporate your favourite colours as there are many ways you can experiment using subtle accents.
2. KEEP IT CLUTTER FREE
Creating a fluid and spacious area is crucial when aiming for a calm and relaxing bedroom. When you're ready to start purchasing furniture, start out with a floor plan and a measured drawing of the space. Focusing on ease of movement can drastically change how you and others perceive a space. Where possible, avoid extraneous pieces that are bulky and leave little area for walking room especially if you have a smaller space. Furnish your bedroom with only what you need, allowing for at least 3 feet of walking room. A simple way that can help you in this area is by using pieces with double functionality such as a sofa bed or storage ottoman.
3. OPT FOR STORAGE SOLUTIONS
With the objective of being clutter free, storage options can be used to double up as a functional piece. This allows you to store all your necessities without feeling cluttered. Some pieces you can take into consideration are storage nightstands, benches, drawers, side tables and ottomans.
4. DIVERSIFY YOUR LIGHTING OPTIONS
Including several sources of lighting is a common practice for any interior designer. Rather than illuminating your room through one overhead light, different sources allow you to toggle on and off different pieces to create several unique moods for your bedroom. With our huge selection of lighting options such as pendants, floor and table lamps. It gives you the option for added flexibility to suit your needs such as a bedside table lamp next to your favourite reading area.
5. DECORATE YOUR WINDOWS
Another simple way to dramatically style a bedroom is by dressing up your windows. Different materials create unique styles that assist in bringing in soft natural lighting to your space such as linen. Combine that with opaque roller blinds that can be pulled down to maintain privacy and to block out harsh lighting.