The bedroom can be just the place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With warm colors, soft bedding, and the right lighting, your bedroom can be the tranquil oasis you need it to be. However, turning it into the perfect retreat can be a challenge.
Because your room will be ultimately about you and maybe your partner make sure you don’t focusing on popular trends and focus on your personal style and desires. Believe it or not, the most important decision is not what to put in your bedroom but the layout of the furniture in your bedroom. This will determine everything else.
Determining The Bedroom Layout
A bedroom can become quickly cramped from adding a bed, nightstands, armoires, dressers and seating, so it is vitally important to consider the size of the room before you add furniture pieces. First make a mental note of where you want your bed, then fit all the other pieces around it.
Next, eliminate (if any), the pieces that don’t fit due to size constraints. Even if you think you need a particular piece of furniture if you don’t have the space, it’s better to leave it out than make your bedroom cluttered and cramped with too much furniture. Make sure you leave enough space for the drawers to open comfortably. You want your bedroom to be an oasis not a mine field.
Choose Your Style And Color
Even though color choices can be quite personal, many studies have shown that blues and greens have a calming effect on the body. Bright colors have the effect of elevating mood and making a person feel happy. Both calming and mood elevating colors are good choices for a bedroom.
Think of making the wall behind the head-board of the bed an accent wall for a brighter color while coloring the rest of the room in a soothing, calming color. If you have a significant other be sure to get their opinion, or stay with neutral colors like tan, beige, cream, or similar colors.
If you are having trouble choosing your bedroom style try going with a theme like beach, jungle, or ultra modern hotel etc. Then simply pick pieces that compliment and ehance that theme. Take care to choose a theme that relaxes and makes you feel comfortable.
In the end your bedroom is your sanctuary. It’s a place where you go to relax and get away from the stresses of the day. Whatever you choose from color to design and decor, make sure it reflects the mood you want to experience once you enter the space. Don’t get caught up in what’s popular or traditional. It’s YOUR bedroom, make it your own.