The bedroom is a place where you need to relax. When designing and decorating it is therefore important to bring as much balance as possible in the interior. Here are some basic tips for your bedroom furnishings a successful whole.
STEP 1: CREATE A MOODBOARD
Before you start designing, it’s best to take a moment to think about the desired style. A lot of furniture and decorations are beautiful in themselves but therefore do not fit together in a larger whole. By bundling all your favourite colours, furniture and decorations on one large sheet, you can create a moodboard and quickly find out what fits and what doesn’t fit together.
A successful mood board consists of a collection of furniture, colors, fabrics and inspiration photos of bedroom furnishings. These can be found on the internet, in interior design magazines and brochures of interior design shops.
Do you have some furniture that absolutely must come back in the bedroom, you can first take pictures of them so that they become part of your moodboard. Try to keep the number of photos to a minimum so that you still have enough design freedom. By looking at the furniture from a distance, you often have a clear view of the overall picture and you will think less emotionally.
STEP 2: THE BEDROOM LAYOUT
Once you know which style you want in your bedroom, the furnishing can start. Take another sheet of paper and note down what furniture should be in the bedroom and what size it should be. Then you can make a floor plan of the bedroom and start puzzling with the different pieces of furniture.
The easiest ratio to make a floor plan is on a scale of 1/25 (parts by 25) or 1/50 (parts by 50). Everything can then easily be done on a plain sheet of paper and you can be sure that your proportions are correct. You can draw the furniture on a separate sheet of paper and then cut it out. This way you can easily slide it on the floor plan until you get the perfect result.
STEP 3: DETERMINE THE COLORS OF YOUR WALLS.
Now that you know where the furniture will be, you can start by colouring in the floor plan. If you had a nice print on your moodboard, you can now determine a place for it. Don’t take a wall that you have to stare at for hours. In the bedroom, the accent wall is often taken behind the bed. This way it will stand out as soon as you enter the room, but it won’t bother you when you have a sleepless night.
1) Choose soft materials
The bedroom is a place where you can relax and unwind. Make sure that the chosen materials radiate this and also feel that way. Go for soft fabrics such as silk, fleece or wool and combine these with warm materials such as wood. If you have a cold tiled floor in the bedroom, you can break the chill by laying a carpet so you don’t have to step on a cold floor in the morning.
2) Choose soothing colours
Colors have a great effect on our state of mind. In the bedroom it’s best to choose colours that radiate tranquillity. Neutral shades of grey and pastel colours are the most appropriate for this. If you still want a bright color in the room, you can always do this behind the bed.
3) Create atmosphere with lighting
With lighting, you can change the atmosphere of your interior in one second. In addition to the general lighting, provide mood lighting and make sure that you can operate it from the bed. This will prevent you from seldom using the lighting. A dimmer on the general lighting can also be very useful.
4) Less is more
Although decoration is synonymous with a cozy interior, too much decoration can also damage it. Try to choose a few well-chosen eye-catchers that do not load the bedroom. Decoration with geometric shapes are preferred to heavily ornamented objects.
5) Give the bedroom the more spacious effect