11 Simple And Beautiful Bedroom Decorating Tips That You Can Start Implementing Today
You spend so much time in your bedroom so it makes sense to decorate it to make it an enjoyable room to be in. Given that your bedroom is predominantly intended for sleeping and ‘chilling out’ it should give you the feeling of comfort and relaxation. Here are a few tips in decorating your bedroom:
Colors have an effect on your mood. Traditionally bedroom color ‘rules’ have stated that lighter pastels and whites were the order of the day for bedrooms due to their relaxing elements.
If you prefer bold colors, however, why not include them in your bedroom design? An idea that can protect against the color scheme dating or going out of fashion too quickly is to select a neutral tone, like a shade of white or pared back timber, for the walls and floor which will easily match with any color of your choice.
By keeping the basic elements of the room simple it provides the opportunity to spice the room up with colorful accessories. For example, your linen, sheets, pillowcases and curtains can have red or orange colors in their design to spice up the room.
2. Change With The Seasons
Some people like to design their bedrooms specifically to fit the season. Winter colors are very popular in the winter, autumn colors make beautiful bedroom décor, springtime colors can certainly brighten up your bedroom, and summertime colors can also add a beautiful touch to your bedroom décor.
If you cannot afford to or simply do not want to have two to four bedroom sets of different colors to fit the seasons, you can still have wonderful bedroom décor. When you stick with one bedspread, set of curtains, window seat covers etc. just be sure to choose wisely. Neutral colors are my first suggestion. Using colors such as blacks, browns, beiges, off-whites and whites can all be used as a sort of universal bedroom décor.
However, if you do not want to have two to four bedroom sets in your home to change the colors in your bedroom as the seasons change outside, you may very well prefer to pick the colors you like best. That is the next best thing.
If you prefer burgundy, and you already have a wooden bedroom set that is stained a burgundy color, you can just go with that theme or motif for the rest of your bedroom design.
It is very important to keep in mind that your bedroom décor will not reflect your personal taste unless you do not let anything get in the way of your personal style when you decorate. Your bedroom décor will not reflect your decorative ideas unless it is something you enjoy, no matter if it is snowing outside or swimming pool weather.
Of course the bedspread is one of the most essential parts of bedroom décor. The bedspread, pillows and sheets that you use can add a beautiful or stylish touch to your bedroom. Therefore you should be sure to choose the very best bedspread for your personal taste, especially if you will be using a long lasting bedspread year-round.
Some people come halfway in the case of seasonal bedroom décor when it comes to their bedspreads and throw pillows. Although they change no other part of the room, they will have two different bedspreads and bedspread accessories to change the bedroom décor slightly as the weather changes.
This may be a practical move, too if you choose to use a heavier, warmer bedspread in the wintertime and change over to a lighter bedspread when the seasons change and the nights seem to be getting warmer, making it less comfortable to sleep.
4. Make Best Use Of The Space
The most common pieces of furniture that you will see in a bedroom are, of course, the bed and bedside table with lamps with some larger rooms also including chairs, a study desk, television, ottomans, storage cabinet/closet and a stand-alone wardrobe.
When your bedroom space is quite small, avoid using a large bed. It is best to leave a wide space of floor area in your bedroom where you can move around freely but if you desperately want a king sized bed go ahead with it ensuring that the bed base and bed head and either hidden or virtually hidden.
Leave your furniture to a minimum like a bedside table with drawer. Use light colors in your color palette too, as these create the perception of a larger space.
On the other hand, large bedrooms should have enough furniture so that it will not look bare. It’s still good to have a wide floor space but you can add chairs, ottomans and even a study desk if you have a large bedroom. You can also use warm colors like red, orange, brown and even black. However, to some, black may be too bold for a bedroom.
5. Express Yourself
Like in any other room in the house, your bedroom should reflect your personality. Decorate it so that you like it because nobody will see as much of it as what you will! If your style is a bit ‘out there’ consider employing the tip of using simple colors for the bones of the room ad express your ‘craziness’ through accessories.
6. Ease And Comfort
The most important piece of furniture in your bedroom is your bed. Make sure that its mattress and pillows are just right for you. Avoid beds that will give you back pains or beds that will damage your spine.
Since the bedroom is a place of tranquility, it is a good idea to remove any feeling of ‘chaos’. Avoid too much clutter in your bedroom. Seeing a lot of clutter gives a feeling of stress rather than rest.
7. His And Hers Bedroom
If you share a bedroom with your husband or boyfriend, it is also best to consider their tastes. You should strike a balance in choosing your bedroom ornaments and linens like sheets, pillows, etc…
Choose beddings with mixed colors of blue and red, brown and orange, green and black. Giving your husband or boyfriend this consideration will truly make them feel welcome in your bedroom.
The flooring in your bedroom will depend on your needs. If you live in a cool climate using a carpet will make your bedroom warmer. If you’re in a warmer environment, using floorboards is more suitable.
For the many people that live in a temperate climate either carpet or floorboards, possibly with a large rug, could work well for your bedroom design.
The carpet you choose for your bedroom is also a very important part of the overall look of your bedroom décor. If you change your bedroom décor often, you will prefer a more neutral color carpet.
Always try to buy stain resistant carpeting for your bedroom and any other room of the house, especially if you choose a light colored carpet.
9. Throw Rugs
Another good idea for bedroom décor is to have a throw rug. Throw rugs can be great bedroom décor because they can protect certain parts of the carpet not covered by the bed. However, throw rugs can also add a beautiful, even luxurious touch to your bedroom.
Fine oriental rugs and more expensive designer throw rugs are very popular among those wealthier persons who really take their bedroom décor very seriously.
Lighting is a challenging part of decorating your bedroom. You must consider factors like: How much natural light is already coming in? How is the room used?
How will the light selection impact on the colors within the room? Are there structural restrictions in the room that will impact lighting choices? What is the size of the room? How about the height of the ceiling?
Usually a lamp or a wall-mounted light is recommended beside your bed for reading while your ceiling light should have a warm softer glow to calm your mind.
11. Curtains And Shutters
Choosing between curtains and shutters depend largely on the warmth of the room as well as the major difference they will create in the look. If your bedroom is in a cool place, curtains may be best to keep the room warm and quiet.
Curtains are also more decorative. However, curtains can accumulate dust and requires regular dry cleaning. Shutters, on the other hand, are easer to clean and more practical but they don’t have the same ‘look’.
The type of window dressing you select will most likely be dictated by whether your room is traditional or contemporary but it is wise to keep in mind the other features that each type offers.
Now you are ready to decorate your bedroom. Good luck and sleep well!
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