Creating your dream bedroom can be difficult. What with conflicting tastes and lack of space sometimes the thought of renovating your room can be more stressful than actually doing it. Below are a few tips to ensure you finally get your blissful boudoir just the way you want it, without going to too much effort.
Firstly, decide on a colour scheme and a general theme. This is the best place to start as it will completely change the size of the room. If you’re wanting to create a relaxing retreat, lighter colours usually work well in a bedroom as they open up the space and create a feeling of calmness, especially when combined with large windows. If you’re struggling to generate light in quite a dark room consider stripping the floor boards and painting them white for a distressed, shabby chic effect as this can instantly make a room appear more airy. Cleverly placed mirrors are a great way to create the illusion.
If you’re pandering for something more cheery and cosy, pastel shades work really well; think creams with touches of pale pink and duck egg blue with lots of cushions and a thick, shaggy rug. You can create a more sensual space by going for dusky hues with detailing (a single papered wall for example) or if you want a sleep zone that screams energy go for brighter zingy colours although these can close down a room, so it’s best to be sparing with brights and save them for interior touches.
Once you’ve transformed the feel of the room, the interior design is what will make it the sleep sanctuary you desire. The type of furniture you choose has to complement the colour scheme and overall theme, so if you’re low on space keep furniture to an absolute minimum -unnecessary clutter doesn’t for make a tranquil nest.
Generally, the bed is the centrepiece of a bedroom so choose a new bed frame and the sheets first then select all the other furniture to go with it. Lots of cushions and throws can really make a bed look divine so don’t hold back, mixing and matching here can look really trendy but always think of the overall picture, if the final look you’re aiming for is calm and clean then a chunky bed frame isn’t going to work. Metal can look good in a light space, a wrought iron bed frame and some similar shelving can make an open space look really modern. Once that’s sorted, all that’s left is to mix in a few splashes of colour, such as a patterned lampshade or rug, to really bring the room to life and finish off the look.