How do I decorate my bedroom?
Before buying furniture for your bedroom, you need to decide some factors like wall colour, or bedroom wallpaper, and the type of flooring that you want. Try to choose a colour that will help you create a calm atmosphere and also compliment well with your bedroom furniture. The lighting needs to be chosen wisely as well because a very bright bedroom is not soothing enough, whereas a room with insufficient lighting will hinder activities such as bedtime reading. Accessories add the perfect finishing touch to bedroom designs. For example, soft furnishings add comfort, style and colour whereas beautiful cashmere throws are luxurious and warm. Scented candles add a nice touch and woven baskets provide storage and work well with natural, rustic and eclectic styles. You can also use wallpaper to work with the size and shape of your room, for example, striped wallpaper can make walls look taller, or rooms appear wider, which is particularly good for small rooms.
What colours should I use in a bedroom?
Colours enhance your mood, so choosing the right colour for your bedroom can actually improve your sleep pattern. Green and blue are excellent bedroom colours. Lilac has a stress reducing effect, as does white. If you do decide to go for complete white walls, incorporating different textures and patterns can add depth and warmth to your bedroom. White bedrooms exemplify style and evoke a peaceful ambience. Incorporating natural textures and wood to white bedrooms will prevent your room from looking clinical and cold. Monochrome accents work well with white bedrooms too.
How do I choose the perfect bedroom flooring?
Plush carpets work well for bedrooms. Although they offer comfort and luxury, carpets are dust traps and have to be cleaned regularly. Stains can be difficult to remove and they are not durable as hardwood floors. If you choose to use hardwood flooring, be sure to invest in good quality area rugs as they can help to soften the look of the bedroom and add warmth. Tiles are another option, and work well in hot climate regions, as they help to keep the place cool. Vinyl and laminate flooring are also options worth considering for the bedroom.
How do I furnish a small bedroom?
Furnishing a small bedroom can be a challenge as the space needs to be used wisely. Placing your bed at an angle, mirrors on wardrobes and cupboards and built in wardrobes, are some small bedroom ideas you can implement. They are excellent space savers and the mirrored panels create the illusion of extra space. Beds with storage space are also good for smaller bedrooms, allowing you to keep all bits and pieces out of sight.
What are some of the most popular bedroom design ideas?
Modern bedrooms :
Modern bedrooms are characterised by neutral tones of grey, white and black, all serving as simple, base colours. Walls act as a backdrop to abstract patterns and geometric prints. Lines on furniture are clean, incorporating steel bed frames and side tables. Feature walls are covered in straight striped wallpaper designs, while little splashes of vibrant colours here and there inject visual interest. Accessories are minimal when it comes to modern designs. Storage is important, and should merge in well with the design of the room, while maintaining adequate functionality.
Country style bedrooms:
Neutral shades for painted walls are essential for country style bedrooms, and white with a hint of lilac, blue or green helps to create a softer look. Floral printed bedroom wallpaper works well on feature walls too. Pine or all white furniture are popular choices for the country style.
Industrial style bedrooms:
The key traits of the industrial style bedrooms are raw elements and unfinished textures. Exposed brickwork is a popular choice for this particular style and truly characterises the utilitarian look. You can also paint brickwork white, for a brighter effect. Aged wood fits the industrial look well, as do exposed pipes and ducts for that warehouse look. Iron bed frames are effective and metal bedside tables and copper light shades compliment and add cohesion.
Rustic style bedrooms:
Rustic style bedrooms are all about solid wood, which can be used with bed frames, timber walls, flooring and even ceilings. Rustic bedroom décor combines well with minimalist designs. White walls, black and white furniture and green accents, large wall hangings and accessories, combine perfectly with hardwood flooring, for medium to large sized bedrooms.
Scandinavian style bedrooms:
Scandinavian style bedrooms are characterised by their simplicity, functionality and elegance. Earthy tones, beige and grey are juxtaposed with white painted walls. Hardwood floors can also be painted white and large wooden ottomans and vintage trunks are placed at the edge of beds, serving as attractive focal pieces and storage units. Soft lighting is an important element in Scandinavian style as natural lighting emphasises simplicity and elegance.