Your bedroom is an important space in your home. It’s where you relax, unwind, and, most importantly, sleep.
For a bedroom to fulfil all of these needs, it needs to be both practical and beautiful. Often, bedrooms are decorated in a haphazard way as people focus on rooms that are more visible to guests.
However, a well-designed and beautifully decorated bedroom will become a retreat that you can really enjoy. Here are our 6 top tips to help you transform your bedroom into the perfect space.
1. Use furniture to set out the space
Most bedrooms need to have a lot of furniture in. With beds, wardrobes, drawers, dressing tables, there’s a lot of furniture and storage space that people usually need. Because of this, bedrooms can often feel very cluttered.
However, they don’t have to be cluttered spaces. Choose your furniture carefully, measure out the space, and consider the arrangement of the furniture to encourage free movement around the room.
Make sure you take your storage requirements into account. If you don’t have enough space to properly store everything, you’ll end up with a room that feels cluttered and busy.
2. Buy quality bedding
You don’t have to break the bank to get quality bedding. It’s worth investing in high-quality sheets and pillows, as well as spending on a comfortable mattress and sturdy bed frame.
Remember that the bedroom should first and foremost be a comfortable place for you to sleep. Getting a good quality mattress and sheets is a key part of getting a good night’s sleep. Mattresses and pillows tend to be designed for different kinds of sleeping patterns, so do some research into the best one for you.
3. Use lighting effectively
Well thought out lighting is vital in a bedroom. Choose soft overhead lighting to create a warm space, but also add bedside lamps and other task lighting, like a lamp on a dressing table.
Bear in mind that you’ll want to be able to adjust the lighting in the bedroom to encourage a quiet and calm space. Consider adding dimmer switches to let you change the lighting to suit the mood.
4. Choose a colour scheme
Picking a colour scheme is an essential part of decorating a bedroom. If you’re a morning person and enjoy getting up early, opt for a lighter colour scheme to make your bedroom a bright and airy space in the morning. If you like to get out of bed a bit later, consider a darker colour scheme.
Use fabrics or bedding to add extra colours and tie the room together. Patterns and textures can work well here to add highlights to a space.
5. Add decorative soft furnishings
Using pillows and blankets as decoration is a great way to bring homely charm to a bedroom. If you’ve got hardwood floors, think about adding a rug for a cosy feel. Similarly, think about shades or blinds in bright patterns to complement the rest of the room.
6. Use accessories to finish the room
There’s a huge number of small decorative objects you can use in a bedroom. Books, lamps, artwork, and other accessories can all be used to really finish a bedroom and underscore that it’s your space.
However, it’s worth being sparing with these items. If your bedroom is too busy with small objects, you may find that it feels cluttered.
Decorating a bedroom can be a lot of fun! The most important thing is to remember that you want to create a space that’s relaxing, calming, and, most importantly, your own. Tweet us @Quotatis if you’ve got any other tips for decorating a bedroom!