Your bedroom is likely to be the space that you spend the majority of your time in when you are at home. Even if most of that time is spent asleep, it should still be a space you love. Unlike the other rooms of your home, your bedroom is an intimate affair and should let your true personality shine through. It is a space you should easily feel relaxed in, while also being practical and beautiful.
When it comes to bedroom interior design, some people have a natural eye for it, while others might require a helping hand. Designing your dream bedroom shouldn’t be a struggle, and there are a few rules and tips you should follow to give yourself the stunning bedroom you deserve.
Furniture should always perfectly fit the room it lives within. Before you head off furniture shopping, be sure to create a floorplan of your bedroom space and draw in your desired furniture to scale. This should help you plan the furniture required for your unique room and will mean you won’t be left with an overcrowded and cluttered bedroom.
Be sure to choose furniture that complements your room. For example, never choose a large, heavy bed and dresser in a small bedroom with limited space. If your room is very spacious, add more items such as a sofa or something at the end of the bed to avoid the room looking too empty.
Your bedroom is not only used for sleeping and relaxing, but it is also likely to be where you keep the majority of your personal belongings. Bedrooms often require a large amount of storage for items such as clothes, books and bedding. If your room lacks storage, then the space can end up cluttered.
For a serene feeling in your bedroom, get clever with storage so you can store things out of sight. Opt for a roomy bedside table with drawers or a cupboard for items such as cosmetics, books and magazines. For extra blankets, pillows and sheets, choose a stylish trunk or bench for the end of your bed. To really get the most out of your space, investing in custom-built furniture is a great way of maximising your storage and ensuring it fits the space your room has.
In any bedroom, the main point of focus is always going to be the bed. It is the largest piece of furniture in the room, and everything else is going to be arranged to fit around it. When you are designing your dream bedroom, you need to make your bed area the priority as it will set the style for the rest of the room.
Consider every aspect of your bed, including the headboard and bedding, and make sure it fits the vibe you are trying to create in your bedroom. Other interior design elements for your bed include adding an area rug underneath, complementing the headboard with a feature wall, or framing the bed with lighting.
Even if you are a big fan of bright and bold colours, bedrooms often work best when they are decorated with soft, soothing shades. It is important to remember the colour theory when you are choosing your bedroom colour. Light hues of green, blue and purple will be calming and create serenity. Deep and rich warm colours will create a cosy and comfy feeling in the bedroom.
Try to tone down your colouring in your bedroom as it should be a space that is relaxing and calming instead of bright and energetic.
Your ceiling should be treated with as much importance as the walls in your room, and the chances are you will spend more time looking at the ceiling that the other four walls. When you are lying in bed, you don’t want to be staring up at a boring and bland ceiling. Instead of keeping it plain white, opt for a soft colour or subtle pattern.
Choosing a slightly lighter version of the wall colour is a great way to visually lower the ceiling and create intimacy and comfort in your room. If you want to get really creative, you could wallpaper or stencil a pattern onto your ceiling to create texture in the room. Pair your ceiling with a complementing light shade or chandelier, and you will see the whole space transformed effortlessly.