Out of every space in a home, your bedroom is without a doubt the most personal. Even though it’s an area many of your guests may never actually see, it still deserves a great deal of attention. It’s where you recharge, reflect on the day, and even spend time reading a book, so it only makes sense for it to feature the right color palette and furnishings. And let’s not forget that it also has to showcase your design style accurately and complement the overall aesthetic that’s reflected in other areas of your home. So, here are 7 steps to decorate your room.
1). Choose Subtle Color
Choose soothing shades and a restful palette of monochromatic tones. Choose toasty browns, deep pomegranate, or topaz. It can help you to fix your mood, and of course you can feel mood of coziness and comfort. Use toned-down versions of your favorite colors in the bedroom. That might mean choosing mauve instead of eggplant, or pumpkin instead of tangerine.
2). Don’t Overlook the Ceiling
When you lie in bed, do you see a blank surface? Add a subtle pattern or soft color. Paint the ceiling a slightly lighter version of the wall color. This will help to visually lower the ceiling and give the space a feeling of comfort and cozy. Other solutions is to add a wallpaper on your ceiling, add architectural elements in the form of beams or moldings or use a decorative paint treatment.
3). Keep the Bedroom Simple
A bedroom should look cozy and simple, and elegant, regardless of what style of decorating you choose. For ease of movement, leave a minimum of three feet between the bed and side walls or large pieces of furniture and at least two feet between the bed and low furniture, like tables and dressers. Furnish your bedroom with only what you need. Accessories should be kept to a minimum. Choose a beautiful piece of artwork, arrange some family photos and flowers.
4). Choose the Right Size Furniture
Furniture should fit the room it lives and this is particularly true for bedroom furniture. Don’t choose a heavy, large bed and dresser for a small bedroom. If the ceiling is high, a tall headboard will help to visibly bring it down to size. If your bedroom is large, choose furniture that fits it, too. Furniture and accessories that are too small will look lost in a large room.
5). Cover the Windows
A beautifully dressed window will help to frame the window and the view and provide other ways to add color, pattern, texture, and softness to a bedroom. It can help you to keep your privacy at night and to block morning light. For all draperies, include opaque blinds or drapery lining to keep out the sun when you want to sleep late.
6). Include Several Lighting Options
In a bedroom, it’s good to “layer” your lighting throughout the room. Ambient lighting light the whole room, small lamps can focus light for reading and other activities. To focus reading light where you need it, use a bedside lamp with a movable arm. Each light should be adjustable. Install a separate on/off switch for each light so that you can be selective and light only the area you want.
7). Let Your Bedroom Be a Real Getaway
Try to discipline yourself to keep your cell phone, computer, television, exercise machine, or blackberry out of the bedroom. Create a cherished place to relax and renew. You’ll love having a room dedicated to reading, sleeping, and romance.
Finally! Your room was finished!