Bedroom design is something that you should consider carefully when decorating your house. It’s not good enough to just had a bed and whatever furniture was left over from the rest of your home. In fact, as it’s the room we spend the most time, some serious thought and effort should go into creating your bedroom. Remember it needs to be both pleasant and comfortable.
Light is essential if you want a comfortable bedroom. But people’s requirements differ. Some people need pitch black to sleep in. While others need variable lights for sleeping reading and when they get up in the morning.
Before you make any lighting decision, think carefully about what will suit you. Is a dimmer switch a good option? So you can change your lighting to match your mood or what you are doing? Or do you need the brightest bulb you can get to get you nice and awake in the mornings?
Temperature is an important factor in any bedroom too. Most people think bedrooms need to be warm so they can snuggle down under the blankets. While they should be cosy, and you should have a lot of throws, blankets, and soft linens, a hot bedroom isn’t always the best idea.
This is because if the room is too hot, it can actually inhibit you getting to sleep. Experts recommend that bedroom should be kept at a steady 18.5 C, to maximize a good night’s rest.
It is well known that colour can affect our mood, so this needs to be put to good use in the bedroom. Picking bold and bright colours may be on trend. But before you commit yourself to pink walls or a palm leaf wallpaper, you need to consider whether it will have a restful or stimulating effect.
If it is the latter, then it’s not the best idea for the bedroom, so should be put to use in another location in the house. Green and blues are more restful as soft pale colours and even a crisp, clean white works if it’s muted with grey or darker blue linens and accessories.
While it is easy to get caught up in the visual design aspect of your bedroom, you need to bear in mind that it serves a practical purpose as well. Above all else, the bedroom needs to be comfortable. That means choosing mattresses and bed frames should be high up the list of your priorities. It is one thing for the room to look nice, but if the furniture inside doesn’t fulfil its function, it is little more than a vanity project.
Space is another vital component of any success bedroom design. Too much and the room can seem cold, overwhelming or impersonal. Too little and it appears cramped and stuffy. Neither of which is a positive sleep environment.
The majority of the space should be used up by the focal element, the bed. Then fit in storage around it. But ensure to leave the space around the bed clear, and don’t overcrowd the room with cupboards.