Homes are a mirror of one’s personality, their tastes and lifestyle. Bedrooms are more of an intimate space. It is a private getaway for relaxation and rejuvenation. It should reflect your tastes, while being spacious and inviting. Decorating a bedroom is a big task, because it is more like a home within a home that needs special attention. Here are a few tips to help you decorate your bedroom.
Bedroom Decorating Ideas
Decide on the Overall Theme
Blend the bedroom with the rest of the house by deciding on the overall theme that the bedroom needs to represent. Ideally keeping a single theme throughout the house gives a free-flowing and homogeneous feel to the house. Contemporary, mixed, medieval, aristocratic, bohemian or ultra modern, there are a lot of themes to choose from. Contemporary or mixed décor’s are in vogue. These give you the freedom to experiment. They also give enough leeway for future additions.
Choose the Right Colors
Homes should look inviting, hence color schemes play an important role in decorating a home. Bedrooms on the other hand are private spaces. You can play with colors here. In case the bedrooms sole purpose is to sleep-in, then you could go for deeper & darker tones as they don’t reflect light. Pastel curtains and dark walls give a contrasting look to the bedroom. However, if the bedroom doubles up as study or dressing area, then lighter tones would be better. One bright /dark wall or a featured wall in bedroom is in vogue. You can even stick wallpapers. Coloring a wall in contrasting color and sticking carpets, radium or even getting a stencil art done is interesting.
Once the color schemes are finalized, next on the list are curtains. Contrasting the wall color or going for whites or pastel colors gives the bedroom, a fresh look. Using double curtains, with sheer curtains being the day curtains and thick curtains being the night curtains are the latest trend. This helps the day light come in, while maintaining your privacy. Pairing bead curtains with sheer curtains too make an interesting variation. Wooden blinds or fabric blinds too look good on smaller windows. Some blind makers offer customized printing on the blinds giving it a very personal look.
Wall Paintings and Other Décor
A room will look spacious if there are two or three eye catching, but big items on display. These should add character to the room and should be placed in such a way, that the eye roams the bedroom while seeing these objects. This will give a spacious feel to the room and add depth to it. Huge paintings or other big décor items should be limited to three per room. If using big decors, keep smaller ones to a minimum. Clustering small artifacts on a mantel or a shelf looks better than peppering them all over the room.
Fresh green plants and flowers give a face-lift to the room. They make the room livelier and brighter. Use potted plants and flowers generously. Shade loving plants work best in the bedroom. Pink and red flowers go well with almost any décor and color scheme. Keeping a vase of fresh flowers by the bedside makes you feel pleasant and gives the room a dimension. Try and keep flowers close to a light fixture, to attract attention, but ensure that it’s not too close or the flowers may wither sooner than intended.
Color synchronized or complete contrast color scheme furniture’s are in vogue. The bigger furniture should be non obstructive and compact to give the bedroom a spacious feel. Fold-in or multi-purpose furniture works well if there is a space constraint. A nice cozy bean bag becomes a movable resting place in the room. If you have more space, then a small study and TV unit in the bedroom would make the room a multi-purpose unit.
Soft, comforting beddings are very important. As the bedroom is primarily a resting place, investing in the right kind of bed is significant. Choose the right kind of bed to avoid physical problems like back ache. Bed covers of silk and cotton help the fabric breath and look fresh. They are comfortable to sleep-in and also help body relax. The bedcovers that are color coordinated with the room scheme help give the room a serene look. If the room is colored in darker shades, pastel or white bedcovers can give a dramatic effect to the room. Bedrooms are a space that helps you relax and unwind after a tough day. Whatever the design, they should spell comfort, the moment you enter the space.