Whether you are deciding on the interior design of a new home or redesigning an existing one, the bedroom tends to be the room that gets pushed to the back of the queue. It is understandable given that the living room is the main room of the house and others like the bathroom and kitchen generally require a fair degree of remodelling.
Nevertheless, if you are in design mode remember that the bedroom is where you are likely to spend a third of your time when you are at home, so its design warrants some careful thought.
The first consideration is whether you share your bedroom with someone else such as a spouse or partner. If you do, then before you even so much as pick a pillowcase, you need to discuss the design with them. Now it could be they are happy to sit back and tell you that they’re willing to let you choose everything, and at first, this may seem a perfect scenario. However, you can bet your bottom dollar there will be something that you pick that they won’t approve of.
To address this before it can arise, at least ask them what they don’t like so that you have some idea of the sorts of things to avoid. Also, it is wise to show them what you are choosing as you go along, which will at least ensure they approve before you go ahead and buy it.
For your bedroom interior, it is always wise to centre your design around a definitive style. The specifics of your styling can be based on any one of several different criteria. One of the simplest, but most effective themes, is colour. With this all your furnishings, bed linen, curtains, carpets and so on are of one colour or more likely different shades of a colour.
Colour is great way to set the mood of any room and is especially effective in the bedroom. Reds and orange create a warm, vibrant atmosphere whereas blue is seen as fresh and calming. It would take too long to list every colour and every mood here, but you can research online to see what moods and combinations exist, and then pick the one that you want for your bedroom.
Another design criteria is the overall theme of your bedroom furniture, bed linen patterns and wallpaper. The possibilities to choose from are endless given there are so many themes to choose from. At one end of the scale you may opt for a very modern 21st-century feel, with sleek looking furniture, metal trimming throughout, and maybe even a wall mounted TV.
At the other end of the scale, there is an old fashioned, traditional bedroom, with wooden furniture, patterned curtains and if you want to feel extra warm in winter, a feather filled quilt.
Remember whichever colour or theme you choose for your bedroom, there are no rights or wrongs. In other words, the design police are not going to come calling to check every colour, shape and style is compatible. The main thing to get right is that the design creates a bedroom atmosphere which you, and your partner, are both comfortable and happy with.