Decorating Your Bedroom
Decorating Your Bedroom
Out of every space in a home, your bedroom is without a doubt the most personal. A bedroom should be a personal getaway, a sanctuary, which expresses your favourite colours, feelings, and collections. Even though it’s an area many of your guests may never actually see, it still deserves a great deal of attention. It’s where you recharge, reflect on the day, and even spend time reading a book, so it only makes sense for it to feature the right colour palette and furnishings.
First, you’ll want to choose your base or main colour. You will probably remember back in primary school learning about the colour wheel, but who remembers how to use it? Basically there are colours that work together and colours that don’t, if you want to decorate ‘by the book’. Artists Network have a great article about how to choose the base/main colour for your room. You can have a read here.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again because this trick works for any room in the house, give the bedroom a Marie Kondo treatment and only keep the essentials in view. Keep the bedroom simple. The last thing you want to be doing at the end of the day is fighting your way through clutter to get to the bed. So buy a clothes hamper that you could pop in the robe or, if it has a lid, easily leave it out in the open as a decorative item. That way your clothes aren’t left around the place causing clutter.
Invest in and choose the right size good quality furniture. The average person spends around one third of our life sleeping, that’s not including the time we spend just lounging around in our room. Get a great mattress perfect for you, Snooze usually has some great sales on and they help take the guesswork out of finding the right mattress and bed base for you. This rule also applies to bedding, ‘Treat yo-self’ is what my missus says as she waltzes out of Sheridan or Adair’s. Whilst spending a little more on sheets may seem like a waste I won’t lie, it does feel good to slip into your sheets and feel like you’re laying on a cloud.
Throw pillows are a great low-commitment and low-investment way to see if you like a colour in the bedroom (as well as a particular material or texture). Better yet, to save a few dollars, keep the same inserts and buy pillow covers to swap whenever you want to try something new.
You don’t need slippers when there’s a super-soft carpet underfoot. Area rugs are a brilliant way of bringing new life into a space. They can add a pop of colour or texture in a way that doesn’t require a total room overhaul.
Also, don’t be afraid to put a rug on top of the carpet! The key to layering carpet over carpet is to vary the texture. Area rugs generally work best over short-pile or looped carpet. In those cases, laying a thick, luxurious shag rug adds a wonderful sense of softness and elegance to the space. Similarly, if you have a plusher style of carpet installed, choosing a low-profile or woven rug is your best bet.
And finally, a great way to bring in more atmosphere to the bedroom is with curtains. Remember to make sure your new curtains are long enough to just kiss the floor or windowsill, and are at least twice as wide as the actual width of the window to give it that nice ‘wave’ effect.