Your bedroom should be the one room in your home that denotes your personality. You don’t need to spend a fortune, but you do want to create a room where you feel comfortable and where you’ve exercised your imaginative flair.
If you are starting from scratch, or refurbishing an existing space, take a look at the size of the room, if it’s small, can you make it look larger? Does it have any space for your clothes, and does the bed dominate the room? These are all essential questions. In terms of the bed, you can always take a trip online and compare prices and styles at Divan Beds Centre or any other major retailer. As for clothes storage, can you construct some fitted cupboards, rather than investing in a freestanding wardrobe? The Daily Telegraph has some great ideas for remodelling a room through the use of colour and light.
Carry out research
Once you’ve decided to transform your room, take inspiration from all available resources. Elle Decor has some brilliant ideas from around the globe. There are a few universal principles though, make your room attractive through the alternative colour schemes. Perhaps you could have one brightly coloured wall and then paint the other bedroom walls white. Make sure your sheets and duvet covers correspond with your overall colour scheme. Invest in an armchair or chaise lounge with corresponding upholstery. Cushions can create a comfortable ambience for the room. Your stylish bedroom should be the haven where you can retreat for some peace and quiet.
Mirrors make a room look larger
A room that is cluttered and gloomy rarely looks stylish. If you place some mirrors opposite a window, this will emphasis the room’s natural light. You could also attach a full-length mirror to the outside door of your fitted wardrobe, though not everyone wants to see themselves reflected every time they go to select an outfit for the day. Make sure that if your mirror has a frame, it corresponds with the rest of your décor. You don’t want to place an ornate Louis Quinze style mirror in a minimalist room.
Use fixtures and fittings in your bedroom
If you like art, then you can always source some paintings or prints and hang them on the walls. Make sure that the size of the painting doesn’t overwhelm the room; a painting that looks stunning in an art gallery might not suit your bedroom and you don’t want your newly acquired artwork to dwarf the rest of your room.
You could look out for some soothing botanical prints as suggested by House and Garden, which will help create a soothing atmosphere. Light fittings are also important. Most overhead lights can make a room look cold and sterile, so make sure that you use dimmer switches in the bedroom. Also, powerful sidelights are essential, especially if you read in bed. If you are using lampshades, why not invest in some that correspond with your curtain fabric? Once you’ve created your perfect bedroom, you’ll soon find that you want to spend more time reposing in your stylish boudoir.
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