When you walk into your bedroom, how do you feel? Does your bedroom make you feel calm and relaxed? Or are you greeted with old linen, curtains that don’t do their job and piles of clutter? If your bedroom isn’t quite the heavenly retreat you dream of, maybe it’s time to treat yourself to a beautiful new boudoir. Here are some simple ways you can upgrade your bedroom and create a tranquil, stylish space.
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Choosing your color scheme
Colors are really important when it comes to decorating any room in the house, but they have a particularly influential role in the bedroom. Color has an impact on your mood, and it can also create ambiance. If you’re keen to turn your bedroom into a more relaxing, calming space, think carefully about the shades and tones you choose.
If you dream of climbing into bed and drifting off to sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow, you don’t want to be greeted with bright colors or clashing prints. Yellows, oranges, and reds are famed for their ability to make you feel energized, so avoid these shades if possible. If you love these colors, use them to add accents, rather than to set the tone of the room. Neutral tones like white, beige, and gray work well in bedrooms, but if you want something a little more exciting or dynamic, colors like duck egg blue, mint green and lilac are excellent choices. Before you choose paint colors, have a think about the style of the room you want to go for, and try some shades on the wall. Choose a patch close to natural light so that you can see exactly what the paint will look like on the wall. Sometimes, swatches, stickers, and labels can be misleading, and the tone may look very different.
Once you’ve chosen colors for the wall, you can add a complementary tone or channel a theme using accessories, such as cushions, bedside lamps, throws, and rugs. If you’ve gone for crisp white for the walls, for example, you can embrace the monochrome look with a black and white bedspread, a black rug, and white lamps.
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Creating a focal point
When you walk into your new bedroom, what’s the first thing you want to see? For most people, the bed is the focal point of the bedroom. If you haven’t replaced your mattress for years, your sheets and pillowcases have seen better days, and you’ve fallen out of love with the bed frame or headboard, it’s time for a revamp.
If you’re buying a new mattress, visit some showrooms, try some different options out, and then shop around for the best deals online. There are certain times of the ear, for example, public holidays, when you may be able to get a bargain, and you can learn more from Mattress-Guides.net. Once you’ve got the mattress of your dreams, you can think about the look you want to go for and choose some linen and a frame and headboard to bring your boudoir to life. You could opt for a solid wooden frame and floral bedding for a rustic themed room or a steel frame and monochrome linen for an industrial vibe. If you’re not sure what to go for, and you need inspiration, have a look through some interior design magazines and check out sites like Instagram. Get some ideas, capture some screenshots, cut out some images, and create a mood board.
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Setting the tone
Once you’ve got your furniture in place and you’ve chosen a colorway, you can think about how you’re going to set the tone and create ambiance. You want your room to be a quiet sanctuary where you can escape from the daily grind and chill out at the end of a long day. If this sounds appealing, there are lots of different ways you can create this vibe in your room.
Lighting is one of the most effective ways to add atmosphere to a room. In the bedroom, you don’t want anything too harsh, so avoid strip lights and spotlights, and opt for ambient lighting instead. Lamps work brilliantly if you want soft lighting, and you could also indulge your romantic side with fairy lights or up lighters. If you don’t want to replace your existing fittings, but you’re after a more relaxing vibe, consider adding a dimmer switch. Candles are also a great addition if you want to channel that boutique hotel look or you want to add a romantic touch.
You can also use soft furnishings to make your bedroom more homely and give it that laid-back, lived-in look. Take a look at pages like https://uk.pinterest.com/explore/bedroom-decorating-ideas/ for inspiration. Scatter rugs on a wooden floor, and layer throws and blankets on the end of the bed. Use matching cushions to complete the look. You can tie in colors and themes with your soft furnishings and also add texture. If you’ve got cotton sheets, go for faux fur or woolen cushions in the winter or cotton or silk in the summer.
Personalizing your space
Your bedroom is a place where you can really go to town with personal touches if you want to. This is a room that is reserved for you, and it’s unlikely that you’ll be showing it off to every guest that comes through the door. Some people like to keep their bedroom designs very simple and minimalistic, but if you do want to add that personal touch, you can do so by hanging framed photographs or canvas prints or adding quirky accessories like initialed cushions.
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We’re looking forward to a new season, and what better time to redecorate and give your home a revamp. If your bedroom is a cluttered, cramped space, which doesn’t make you feel relaxed in the slightest, or you dream of having sleeping quarters reminiscent of those in glossy magazines, hopefully, this guide will come in handy. Get some ideas and inspiration from the Internet and magazines, think about colors and styles, and don’t forget to pay attention to detail.