The bedroom is often overlooked because it is one of the most basic rooms, and guests rarely see it. The bedroom is a significant room in a home.
People spend an average of more time in their bedrooms than in any other room. Although most of our time is spent asleep, our bedrooms are where our mornings begin. As a result, these rooms significantly impact how we feel when we wake up feeling energetic and excited or tired and grumpy.
Your bedroom should be more than a place where you sleep. Your bedroom should be the sanctuary that provides you with peace and comfort so that you can unwind after a long day.
Perhaps it is time to upgrade your bedroom’s interior design. Interiors by Brown has a licensed interior design team that can help you! These tips will help you transform your bedroom into a sanctuary.
1. Select a Color Palette
Your bedroom should be your priority. The color of your bedroom’s walls can have a significant impact on how you feel. Cool colors and neutrals tend to create a feeling of calm and relaxation. Warm, vibrant colors can feel stimulating and energetic. While light colors visually expand spaces, dark colors can make space feel more cozy and enclosed. It is possible to perceive stark whites as harsh.
Start by identifying the colors that you find most relaxing. Then, you can create a palette using the colors that you appeal to!
It is no secret that painting can alter the mood of a space. So it’s not surprising that paint is the most cost-effective project that you can do.
You can make your bedroom a relaxing retreat by identifying the colors that you are most comfortable with. Some people prefer Whites and off-whites because they have a sense of purity and cleanliness. Lighter colors facilitate the visual expansion of space. It is possible to perceive stark whites as being too harsh.
You could also upgrade the paint to fabric if you have the funds. Others find dark colors warm and comforting.
If the trim is painted the same color as the wall, it can make space seem larger. This is because the wall and trim are one entity (sort of like outer space). Contrast with the light trim and a dark wall will make the walls appear smaller.
If neutrals are not your thing, you can also choose from pale greens, blues, or purples. To reduce aggression, certain prison walls, motor vehicle registration rooms, and football locker rooms are painted pink.
2. Choose a Bed
It is the most significant piece of bedroom furniture and should be chosen first.
Size is important. Are you concerned that a Queen bed might not be enough space for you and your partner, or is it too small? If you put a King bed in the space, will it make the room feel small? You should leave at least three feet of space between your bed and any sidewalls or large furniture.
The bed dictates your bedroom style, but it should also reflect the overall aesthetic of your home. A simple, minimalist frame will suit a modern, minimalist design; a padded, upholstered headboard adds luxury to the room, while a canopy is feminine and romantic.
Don’t spend too much on sheets, pillows, or mattresses if you want a bed that’s comfortable and easy to get into at night. These essential items are worth the extra cost. It will ensure you get a restful night and prevent you from suffering from back and neck pain. Sheets should contain 100 percent cotton and have a high thread count. Before you commit to a high-quality mattress or supportive pillows, do your research.
3. Anchor the Bed
You should place your bed along a wall. However, if you have a bedroom in an open space like an attic or basement, it might be tempting to let it float in the middle. Do not. Use a structural component or build a full-height or partial-height wall.
One feng-shui principle is to attach the headboard to a solid wall. This not only provides psychological security but also protects you from drafts and noise. Avoid placing your bed under a window wall if you can. Cold drafts can not only disrupt your sleep but can also cause you to become sick.
Place a bench at the foot or side of your bed to help anchor it in the room. It’s also a great place to store a robe, which might otherwise end up on a floor.
Bed benches can also be used as knee-savers against platform beds and bed frames that are too sharp. They force you to walk around the bed instead of brushing by it. This demilune shape is our favorite because it encourages natural circulation around your bed.
4. Make Sure You Get The Nightstand Height Just Right
While many people will disagree with this, the best nightstand height for a mattress is a few inches higher than your mattress. This is because you’re less likely to tip things over with your pillow or reach for water at midnight with a nightstand that is the same height as your mattress.
When you’re sitting up, it can be more difficult to reach low items on night tables.
5. Make Sure To Have Plenty of Storage
You can add tranquility to a bedroom by storing things away from view. To avoid clutter, everything must have a “home.” This will create a space that is spacious and calm.
You should choose large bedside tables that have drawers or doors so you can conceal any oddities. Use shallow boxes to store under your bed if you have a bed skirt. To prevent items from moving into your bedroom, maximize closet organization.
6. Incorporate a Bed Bench
We love to incorporate bed benches into the bedrooms of our clients. They are practical and can be used to put your shoes on in the morning. In addition, they make a great place to store robes and other clothing items that might otherwise end up on the ground.
We recommend that you choose a bed bench that is different from your bed’s make. It is a great way to add some texture, color, or contrast to your bedroom.
Your bed should be shorter in height and width than the bench. Any larger than your bed will make the space feel cluttered and bulky.
7. Install Sconces
Wall lighting is the best choice for bedroom lights. It’s functional, beautiful, and space-saving. Wall lights, also called sconces, are great for freeing up space on the bedside tables to store books, reading glasses, and other drinks. Wall sconces can be a space saver in bedrooms with limited space.
They are ideal for adjusting your eyes and preparing you to fall asleep. In addition, they can be used as accents to architectural features or accessories in your bedroom.
It would help if you looked for one with a rotating neck and extendable arms. It will allow you to maneuver the sconce in the perfect place. The arm should be long enough to reach the headboard, such as the side wings—shades made of fabric diffuse light better than those made from metal.
It’s best to have a hardwired power supply installed in a wall. However, it is not essential. Understandably, many people don’t want to dig into their walls, but it is possible to plan for this if you are renovating.
As seen here, some sconces come with a matching cord cover. This covers the cord and keeps it flush to the wall. The hanging cord can also contribute to an industrial or casual aesthetic.
8. Add Elements of Nature
The calming effects of natural elements are perfect for creating a bedroom sanctuary. For example, you can add potted plants, vases of fresh flowers, images of nature to the walls, and textured elements such as bedding, rugs, or throw pillows to your room.
Bring life to your decor. It’s easy to include a few potted plants into your bedroom decor. Plants can improve your mood and purify the air. You can even go further than just putting a Boston Fern in a corner and calling it a day. You can achieve a similar effect with imagery from nature. These paintings can decorate a bedroom with scenes from nature.
Include natural objects found on the beach and memorable vacations in your bedroom.
Textiles can also mimic nature.
9. Get Touchy-feely!
Okay, so your bedroom can be a wonderful place to touchy-feely, but that’s not what this is about. To stimulate your senses of touch and your eyes, you should incorporate different textures. For example, four walls of painted wall drywall can feel hard and cold. The bedroom’s grasscloth wallcovering adds warmth to the walls and gives them a tactile quality that is far richer than smooth ones.
Other ways to increase tactile properties include wooden beams, exposed brick, wood molding and trim, natural and woven window shades, and fabric lampshades.
Consider adding a rug to the area around your bed to give your feet something to rest on when you wake up in the morning. You will be a blessing to your feet, especially during winter.
10. Keep it Simple
Your bedroom should be clean and clutter-free to make it a sanctuary. You must be able to focus on the essentials. It would help if you decided what you need and what you don’t. Is it something you use? It would help if you didn’t overload your home with artwork or accessories. Instead, choose a few pieces that are soothing and speak to your soul.
Minimalistic houses are famous because of more than the novelty of Lilliputian construction practices. Too much stuff can make it challenging to live comfortably. It can be more relaxing to reduce the number of things in your bedroom. You don’t need to see piles of books, unutilized chairs, or your childhood marble collection in your bedroom. Instead, focus your attention on the purpose of your bedroom: rest and rejuvenation.
Consider what you need and what you don’t. For example, is it a desk or an armchair that you actually use for sitting or a place to store laundry and other odds and ends?
Your bedroom should be on the smaller side. This allows you to focus on the beautiful view or the delicate lines of your furniture. You can almost hear the birds singing and smell the forest from this bedroom. The Zen state of mind wouldn’t be possible if the decor were too busy.
Simpler furnishings can be a benefit, as there is less furniture to purchase. This makes it easier to spend on higher-quality items, and it’s easier and faster to clean.
Your bedroom should be your sanctuary. It should be a place to relax after a long day, a place to rejuvenate after work, or a place to write. You should find a comfortable and calming space in your bedroom that you can relax after a hard day.