10 Decorating Tricks For your Bedroom – The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the home. Here are ten ways to decorate your bedroom so that it’s not just comfortable, but also stylish.
10 Decorating Tricks For your Bedroom
The Right Furniture
Bedrooms are about relaxation and comfort. They are places to sleep, study and to entertain friends, especially during the penny-pinching days of early adulthood. So it’s important to ensure that every piece of furniture works properly and uses space efficiently. Don’t buy something that will not last.
If you have a valuable piece of furniture, whether in financial or sentimental terms, or a quirky item bought in a junk shop, use it as a focal point in the bedroom. An intricately carved headboard gives a feeling of luxury to any bed. A French country-style wardrobe with a full-length mirror can add storage space as well as style to the room.
Cushions can transform a bed into a luxurious three-seat sofa. Scattered on the floor they make comfortable but low-cost seating for friends. Just make sure that any pattern on the cushions is not a repetition of that on the curtains or wall hangings. This could look slightly contrived.
Darkness in a bedroom is fine for sleeping but good lighting is necessary for all other activities. Lights for dressing need to be bright while those for reading or studying need to be directed. Try to avoid dark lamp shades as the bedroom could look too gloomy. Mount lights on walls if you need to save space, but make sure that any bed light is not directly overhead as it could be very glaring and uncomfortable. Use Christmas lights to brighten up little corners or to decorate around window frames.
If space is a problem use every piece of bedroom furniture for different needs. A bookcase can double as a bedside table. A fold-up bed could work well in a studio flat. A queen-sized bed may be ideal for a few years for two children who will enjoy whispering to each other as they fall asleep. Later, it can be used for adult guests.
Don’t be boring with colour. Try to blend in different shades. If you don’t want bright colours in a bedroom, remember that neutrals with a glowing pink or yellow tint give the impression of warmth. But don’t impose pastel colours on a lively teenager who wants the walls painted bright purple. Keep the purple and other gaudy colours for moveable items such as curtains or duvets. These will have to be changed when the occupant asks for a different colour scheme.
Take care with floor coverings. You need a warm surface to stand on in the morning and elegant wood flooring could be cold. Make sure that rugs close to beds are fixed and slip-proof.
Create little surprising spaces in alcoves or by windows. Use some cushions and a chest to create a window seat or a seating nook in an alcove.
Wall decorations need not be expensive. Frame some traditional textiles that you bought on your last summer holiday to create a picture or a tapestry effect. Trim some fiberboard with fabric, lace, paper or silk flowers for an original design.
Create a collage with old family photographs, or a produce a series of cameos of family members for a gallery-like effect on the bedroom walls. Photographic images can be transferred on to a canvas and framed for an original art effect.