If you’re moving into a new house or redesigning your existing living space, the bedroom is often the most neglected of the key rooms in the house in this process. But this is always a mistake. In many ways, we should start with the bedroom and work back from there. This is because the bedroom is where we have our deepest thoughts – and where we make our truly life-changing decisions. So it’s essential to get it right.
The best advice in doing so is to think long and hard about the kind of look and feel you really want before starting to look at specific design ideas. Surf a bit online and check out some offers – you might also find some stuff for your next project such as your living room – for example oak bookcases or coffee tables.
In this way, the overall approach will be truer to your inner self than by seeing pictures you like and working to that design.
Once you’ve decided on the overall look and feel you’re after – then it’s always a good idea to look at images, styles, colors and materials that other people have put together and which really fit well with your own broad thoughts. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with plagiarism the ideas of some of the world’s best interior designers if you can learn from their work and you truly love it to begin with.
There are no rights and wrongs really here. It’s all about identifying what you love and doing your best to create a beautiful overall effect – for your most intimate room.
As far as more practical details re concerned – start with a colour swatch, decide what kind of materials you want surrounding you and, of course, what furnishings. Remember that less is generally more where bedrooms are concerned, so don’t be tempted to try and put too much in. Also, “wood is good” when it comes to bedrooms as it’s always cool in the summer and warm in the winter – as well as being restful to the touch and on the eye.
This needn’t cost the earth. Pine bedroom furniture is usually available at a good price and in some stunning contemporary or traditional designs depending on your overall approach.
Take a look some furniture online for some inspiration, for example, and you’ll be sure to see a number of styles and designs to fit with your overall approach.