Decorating a bedroom is one of the most fun ways of revealing your personality through the theme. As a safe gateway to the real world, it should establish comfort, calmness, and character through design. There is more to the decorations than just limiting textiles, paint, and other materials because the decoration is one way of allowing the bedroom to be more functional. Besides, a little makeover can transform the aesthetic and functional value of the bedroom by making the most out of the design and space. We have rounded up tips that will serve as a guide on how to decorate a bedroom.
Invest in High-Quality Linens
The bed is the focal point of every bedroom. It is just right to invest in high-quality linens that should be hypoallergenic and comfortable when against the skin. Linens are also a way of decorating the bedroom considering how they come in a variety of colors and designs. Some even come in packages where the sheets, pillowcases, and curtains come with the same design. This is ideal, especially if you have an eye for a unified design. Always remember that investing in low-quality linens can compromise your health. As much as possible, use the ones that you think will complement your needs for comfort.
Coordinate Preferred Colors
Choose an ideal palette that will match the colors of the walls and ceilings. We highly recommend neutral and warm colors for the bedroom. This way, it will work for both productivity and relaxation. Instead of using bold colors, working with neutral and warm colors allow a soothing feeling to the eyes. This includes monochromatic and two-tone palettes. Always base your choices on the color theory. Cool colors like lavender, blue, and green induce a serene and refreshing environment. Meanwhile, rich jewel-like colors like ruby, amethyst, and citrine help in setting the feel for comfort and relaxation. As much as possible, work with your favorite colors but in a toned version to manage the visual impact of the bedroom’s look.
Introduce Different Lighting Options
Apart from the colors, pieces of furniture, and textiles, lighting is one of the most significant decorations in the bedroom. It would be best to layer different temperatures of lighting and work with different fixtures too. If you have a low ceiling for the bedroom, we highly recommend opting for fixtures like wall sconces, recessed lighting, and floor lamps. This way, it would not highlight the limited space from the floor to the ceiling. On the bright side, if you are given a generous amount of floor to ceiling space, we recommend using pendant lights, chandelier, and even vertical strip lighting. Focus on the possible awkward spaces inside the bedroom that can be fixed by a shed of light.
Ensure the Accessibility of the Space
In decorating a bedroom, ensure that all points and zones of the space are accessible. This is done by at least adjusting a meter all around the space. It helps in moving throughout the space without trouble. It would be best to work around the decorations that can be hung than consuming the floor space such as frames, shelves, and artworks. Make the most out of the floor space with furniture and other necessary elements that increase the functionality of the bedroom. Your comfort in moving around should be established to prevent the feeling of congestion and cramping. Avoid squeezing the furniture.
Personalize the Style
The best way to decorate the bedroom is by incorporating pieces or themes that interest you. Do not be too stressed with decorating themes and inspirations that you see online. This will create a bedroom that you do not feel suited in. The design and decoration of the bedroom should be tailored to your interests and needs. Take the time to ask yourself about the pieces that you want to put in the bedroom that interests you because the bedroom is a mirror of your character. Be specific with what you want to allow the decoration to fall in the right place.
Plan the Furniture
Before putting up the decorations, it would be best to plan the layout of the furniture first. This will help in prioritizing the important pieces before adding the complementary ones. As much as we want to decorate the space with a variety of interesting pieces, we need to work around the important furniture first. Do not forget to take into consideration the visual weight of the furniture in order to identify whether or not the arrangement is too much or too little. Think of the visual balance of how the bedroom is arranged. This way, you would not feel like the bedroom is feeling too congested or cramped when you are around.
Make Room for Storage
Storage pieces can be a decoration too. These days, there is plenty of ways how to minimize clutter and highlight design. One of the perfect ways of doing so is by making storage aesthetically pleasing. Distribute them throughout the space and not just on one side. Be creative in how you store your clothes, shoes, and even the other items that are not often used. Organize their location according to how frequently they are used. This way, you would not worry about putting the most important ones in places that are quite hard to reach.
Elevate the Shelves
Instead of consuming floor space, why not maximize the depth of the walls through elevated shelves. This is perfect for storing fragile decorations such as picture frames, vases, and even books. They are properly stored and at the same time, they add visual impact to the entirety of the bedroom. Instead of having two bedside tables on each side of the bed, using elevated shelves can work too. It targets to have a surface you can land your most important stuff on without consuming floor space. Elevated shelves can also work well on the topmost corners of the bedroom for books, movies, and other interesting pieces that you want to exhibit. It is all about how you want to balance the visual weight of the complementary furniture.
Layer an Area Rug
In decorating the bedroom, we mostly focus on the walls that we tend to forget the floors. What better way of adding flavor and warmth to the floors than using an area rug? We love how area rugs bring the best out of the cold floors, especially during the seasons you need warmth the most. It is a stylish alternative compared to leaving it as it is. To top it off, they come in different designs and styles that is surely tailored according to your personal preferences. You can opt for one or two rugs on the bedroom. One along the bed and another on your personal nook where you can lounge on the carpet and have some alonfye time.
Include a Personal Nook
A personal nook is a zone where you can do any activity or hobby that interests you. Whether it be reading a book, writing, or playing, it is a space inside the bedroom where you can do whatever you want in the most relaxing and calming environment. They often place bean bags, pillows, hammock, or an armchair in this space. It makes the bedroom decor more personalized when they are provided with a space that is different from all the other spaces within the bedroom. Having a personal nook will establish an intimate place within the bedroom to make it feel like home. It is best to have a space for a little private time in times when you feel overwhelmed with work or school works.
Place Window Treatments
Window treatments such as curtains and blinds is not the first thing you will have in mind when you want to decorate the space. But, it makes a huge difference to the look of the bedroom to have them against the windows. They prevent excessive heat from entering the space. At the same time, they make a great dressing for the plain windows. They come in a variety of designs, colors, and textiles that there is a suitable type that will comply with your needs.