A bedroom is a personal space where you can feel at home. It houses the zone of comfort where you rest your mind and take a pause from life. What makes a bedroom more serene is how it is designed. The more customized a bedroom is, the more you feel like you are in your own space. To make it more interesting and cozy, work on the ambiance built in the bedroom supported by furniture, materials, and colors. It is important to maintain a cool and inviting ambiance for a bedroom. To give you a little enlightenment, we have gathered 13 bedroom ideas to induce a cool ambiance making it a more interesting personal space.
- Display Artworks
A display of artworks would add color and character to your bedroom. They come in handy, especially if you are a fan of plain textiles and materials. The artworks will draw attention and have something to look at in a bedroom. It is a cool and aesthetically pleasing touch to spice up your walls. Whether it be in striking colors or bold monochromes, different types of art hung on the wall leave a bright look on the bedroom. It cancels out your boring plain walls and gives you something to see whenever you need a pause from the outside world. Artworks or framed photos accentuate the bedroom because it gives you a different view.
- Maximize Lighter Colors
We want a bedroom that is cool and enlightening. What better way of doing so by working with lighter colors? To nail the light environment, working with white would just do the trick. White induces a pure and innocent character in the bedroom. Even when you think all your stuff is cluttered, white makes it look clean and in order. Compared to all the other colors, white establishes dominance in building a lighter environment. In terms of design, it is a sustainable alternative, especially if you prefer a well-lit room. In this case, lighting fixtures can be put at a minimum. There is no need for more lights because, during the day, your white walls will absorb and diffuse natural light to the entire bedroom.
- Work with a Muted Palette
Working with greys and other muted colors is one way to create a cool bedroom design. It gives away that subtle and light vibe where you want to feel relaxed and comfortable. Common in modern designs is grey, off-white, and other pale colors that allow your eyes to rest even for a short while. Color preferences are important in a bedroom design. They establish the vibe or the ambiance built in a bedroom. Pick the colors that you think you are comfortable with. Do not pick colors based on the trends of the 21st century. It is all about choosing the ones that keep you off the edge. The example above is a bedroom dominated by a variety of muted colors of pink, grey, and white. At first glance, it may seem dead and boring but it is an effective way to create a relaxing environment for you to sleep and rest.
- Elaborate the Generous Space
To make the bedroom look cool, what better way of doing so than highlighting the generous space? There are times when you become too claustrophobic and end up being anxious than relaxed even in your own room. Instead of stressing out with the given space, allow your bedroom to have spaces designated for breathing. On the image above, you can see that there are plenty of empty spaces in the bedroom yet the space still managed to serve its purpose. Do not be too overwhelmed with how much furniture you can put because you will end up overdesigning the entire bedroom space. When there is enough space for other activities, it prevents human traffic, especially when you have guests over.
- Add Indoor Botanical Plants
Plants are a great tool on how to naturally induce filtration in closed spaces. This works best for indoor spaces such as a bedroom. Instead of investing money in a high-cost filtration system, opting for a natural alternative is not a bad idea. Placing a few pieces of indoor botanical plants and flowers will give your bedroom a cool and refreshing vibe. A natural source of fresh air will allow you to loosen up as you wake up or even before going to bed. Having these small plants in your personal space can help relieve anxiety, stress, and help you get to bed. Besides, it is like having an outdoor environment indoors.
- Mix Different Types of Materials
Mixed media in the interior design of your bedroom is a cool aesthetic to work with. In fact, working with one material with different finishes made it even better. As you can see in the image above, wood is the dominant material but the designer opted for a variety of finishes. Considering how wood is a versatile and sustainable material, it bends the design of a space and creates a whole new perspective. Using wood for your bedroom is a great idea, especially because of the warm cabin ambiance it establishes. Even though they used three types of wood for the bedroom above, you can still identify the divisions in terms of the furniture, wall, and floor. This is important because you would not want to see too much of the same material or of the same color. What you want in the bedroom is for every element to have its own identity.
- Try Different Types of Layout
What makes a cool bedroom layout is the arrangement of the space. It can be too overwhelming to design the space that you want everything you are interested in to have a space in your bedroom. Always remember that a cluttered room is not somewhere you want to sleep in. It is best to keep everything organized for the bedroom to serve its function. The layout of the bedroom is important in building a cozy ambiance. Work on different types of bedroom layouts to establish what you think would work for you. In this case, there is a division between a resting space and a personal space. They did not consume much floor space but they managed to highlight the fact that the bedroom is for resting.
- Accentuate with Patterned Carpets
One of the things taken for granted in designing a bedroom is the carpet. Just because it is not as important as the bed does not mean you should leave them hanging. In creating a cool environment for a bedroom, it is a must to focus on the textiles. All textiles in your bedroom induce a character to the entire space. From the curtains, beddings, and even the carpet, all of these are important in creating a cool and relaxing environment for your bedroom. A few of the top picks include monochromatic patterns, striking characters, and even fuzzy textured ones that make you feel at ease. Besides, it hits differently when you have a carpet where you can lie or rub your feet onto before going to bed.
- Work with Different Shapes
Apart from the color, one of the few things that have an impact on the holistic look of the bedroom is the shapes. It defines the design style you are trying to build. In some cases, they prefer sleek edges while some love the character of curvature. Regardless of which one you prefer, always remember to set some boundaries and balance to prevent your design from being too much. As you can see on the image above, there are a variety of objects that come in curve edges while some in straight and sleek ones. Combining them both establishes a metro modern design that taps your criteria for a cool bedroom environment. Apart from the furniture, invest a little in the decorations for your bedroom. It would not hurt to buy a few hanging ornaments such as a frame and mirror.
- Add Different Types of Lighting
Common in bedroom designs is the chandelier and the bedside table lamps. But, it would be best to work with a variety of lighting for different uses. Some use accent lighting to introduce a warm touch to the bedroom. It builds intimacy and comfort to the entire space depending on its color. As you can see in the example above, there are three types of lighting fixtures. On the left, you can see a standing lamp often used for reading and other personal business done on the armchair. It establishes a personal space where you can do anything that you want that you do not find comfort doing in the bed. On the right, you can see the bedside lamps often come in warm white or yellow to serve as your night light. On the top middle, you can see a chandelier for the main lighting source. It is the main light that works well even without the help of the other lighting fixtures.