10 Tips for Decorating a Beautiful Bedroom

28th Feb 2022
10 Tips for Decorating a Beautiful Bedroom

Your bedroom should be a sanctuary away from the trials of the world, and even from the rest of the house, and as such needs to express your favourite colours, feelings, and collections.

However, when refreshing any room, the wide range of interior design and decorating trends can be daunting, so we have a look at 10 tips to help you get the bedroom you want.

Choose Subtle Colours

Replace bold primary colours with soothing shades and a calming palette of monochromatic tones. According to colour theory, hues of blue, lavender, and green are considered to be calming and serene, which rich jewel-toned shades help establish a mood of cosiness and comfort.

This of warm, toasty browns, deep pomegranate, and topaz. If you want to use your favourite colours, look for toned-down versions, for instance, choose mauve over aubergine, or pumpkin over tangerine.

Don't Overlook the Ceiling

The ceiling can be easily overlooked, but it is the fifth wall in any room. It is often the last thing you see before you close your eyes at night and the first thing you see in the morning. Painting the ceiling in a slightly lighter version of the colours on the walls will help to visually lower the ceiling and provide a sense of comfort and intimacy.

If you want to embrace more opulence in the bedroom, then a canopy or a tented bed with a dressing that is hung from the ceiling can wrap you up in warmth, while adding texture, design, and colour to the ceiling.

Keep the Bedroom Simple

Regardless of what interior design style you go for, your bedroom should still be cosy and simple, sophisticated and elegant. Ensure there is ample room around the bed, one metre to allow for circulation, and so you can walk around without having to dodge furniture.

Furnish your bedroom with only what you need. A bed, a bedside table or two, a dresser, and a chair are necessities. Anything else will lead to clutter. Accessories should be kept to a minimum. Choose a beautiful piece of artwork, arrange some family photos, add flowers and candles, and then leave it be.

Choose the Right Size Furniture

A floor plan of the room will be very helpful when deciding what furniture you want for the room. The furniture needs to fit in the room it will live in, and this is no more true than in the bedroom. Do not choose large, heavy furniture for a small room, while a large bedroom will look empty with furnishings and accessories that are too small.

Have Plenty of Storage

The tidier a room is, the more serene it becomes. Storage is essential to help store things out of sight, helping the room appear more calm and roomy. A bedside table with drawers or a cupboard will help keep books, reading glasses, phone chargers, and those bedside essentials tidied away but within reach.

A trunk at the foot of the bed can be used to keep bedding, blankets and throws tidied away. Avid bedtime readers may be interested in a headboard that doubles as a bookshelf, acting as a visual feature, as well as a means to keep books organised and tidy.

Include a Private Nook

The bedroom is not just for sleeping or getting dressed. As your sanctuary and retreat, you need a private cosy spec to be able to sit and read. Create an intimate reading or lounging area with a comfortable chair and a footstool, preferable near a window for natural light, or in a corner with a good floor lamp.

Indulge in Luxurious Linens

Few things can add comfort like luxurious linens. Avoid cheap bedding that is less than 100 per cent cotton, or linen with low thread counts. If you want that 5-star hotel feel, then send your bedding to a professional cleaner for washing and pressing for that crisp smoothness worthy of a night at the Ritz!

Cover the Windows

You can frame the window and the view with window dressings, which are another way to add colour, patterns and textures to a bedroom. If you love soft sheer curtains that filter light, combine opaque roller blinds that can be pulled down to maintain privacy at night and to block morning light.

Consider options to block the light for darkness while you sleep, and also opaque options for diffusing natural light on bright, sunny days.

Include Several Lighting Options

Design your bedroom lighting in layers. Ambient lighting, such as from the ceiling or natural light from the window will illuminate the whole room, while small lamps can be used for task lighting, for when reading, or applying makeup. Accent lights help wash the room in subtle illumination.

Let Your Bedroom Be a Real Getaway

Try to discipline yourself to keep your smartphone, computer, television, or exercise machine out of the bedroom. Create a cherished place to relax and renew. You'll love having a room dedicated to reading, sleeping, and romance.

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