Monday, December 12, 2022

7 Interior Decorating Tips for the Bedroom

Your bedroom should be your personal sanctuary. It should be a place you can escape from the stress and craziness of the world, even if only for a little while. Your bedroom should express your style, immerse you in your favorite colors, surround you with your trappings, and elicit feelings of both serenity and joy. 

You can transform your bedroom into the perfect haven for relaxation with these interior decorating bedroom ideas.

1) Keep It Cozy and Simple

No matter what style you choose — traditional, transitional, modern, or tropical — a bedroom should be cozy and simple. Keep at least three feet between the bed and sidewalls or large furniture pieces to make it easy to move around. Maintain a minimum of two feet between furniture such as dressers and tables and the bed. This allows you to move freely through the bedroom.

When space is free of clutter, it will automatically be more relaxing. A bed, a dresser, a bedside table, and a chair are all you need in the way of furniture. Streamline your accessories, and consider sticking to flowers and candles, some family photos, and a stunning piece of art on the wall.

2) Select a Soothing Color

Bold, bright primary colors tend to be too energetic for the bedroom. Instead, select soothing, restful neutrals, such as gentle blues, barely-there pinks, and muted greens to create a mood of cozy comfort. Using toned-down hues of your favorite colors is another way to make the space relaxing. If you love orange, choose earthy pumpkin rather than bright tangerine.

3) Right-Size the Furniture

In addition to furnishing the space sparingly, ensure that the furniture is the right size for the room. Measure and make a floor plan if you are purchasing new furniture. If you have room, add an ottoman, chair, or bench at the foot of the bed.

Avoid heavy, large furniture if your bedroom is on the small side. On the other hand, if your bedroom is big, make sure your furniture is proportionate. Small furniture will be lost in a large room, and furniture that is too big will make the room look small.

4) Dress the Bed in Luxurious Linens

Get the nicest, prettiest, most luxurious sheets you can. Choose 100 percent cotton and a thread count of at least 350. The higher the thread count, the better. You won't be sorry.

5) Layer the Lighting

Pay close attention to the layers of light in the bedroom. This means to make sure you have ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. Choose a pretty chandelier or pendant to light up the entire space, a task lamp for the bedside table, and accent lights to softly illuminate the walls.

For maximum lighting control, put your bedroom lights on a dimmer and ensure you have a separate on/off switch for each one. Then you can light only the area you wish to.

6) Dress the Windows

A beautifully dressed window puts the finishing touch on a bedroom. Window dressings are a great way to add pattern, color, texture, and softness to the bedroom. Soft sheer curtains with blinds create a gentle look with plenty of privacy. Choose drapes with lining or opaque blinds to keep the sun out when you want to sleep in.

7) Keep Tech Out of the Bedroom

Try to keep cell phones, computers, televisions, or exercise machines out of the bedroom. This is your space to become refreshed and renewed. You'll enjoy having a room, especially for reading, sleeping, and relaxing.