Designing a bedroom can be a very fulfilling experience – a perfect chance to express your style and create a unique space.
There are many possibilities when designing a bedroom, from choosing a colour scheme and adding texture to buying furniture and decor.
With a little creativity and imagination, you can design a bedroom that is both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable.
This article reveals how to design a bedroom you love in 8 steps.
Let’s jump in!
1. Set a project budget.
Before shopping for furniture, bedding, draperies, and décor determine a budget so you know what you can afford.
The best way to keep things realistic is by creating a list of priorities for the makeover. What areas are most in need of updating? What items will provide the most impact? Make sure to include any items that may require additional funding.
2. Pick an interior style (or two!)
An interior style is a theme that sets the design of your bedroom. Here’s a list of the most popular interior styles in 2023:
- Mid-Century Modern
When deciding on an interior style, consider the colours and patterns you’d like to use and what textures will make the room warm, inviting, and comfortable.
3. Choose a colour palette.
Pick a colour palette that compliments your interior style. Do you want a bright, cheerful bedroom or a calming, relaxing space?
If the walls, furniture, and flooring are already neutral colours, you have more flexibility in picking a colour palette.
Choose colours opposite on the colour wheel for a bold, contrasting look, or go for a monotone colour scheme to tie things together.
4. Choose furniture.
Look at the furniture you already own and consider how to incorporate these items into your new interior style.
The most important piece of furniture is your bed. Decide on the size and type of bed you need, such as a single, double, or king. You may also want to consider an adjustable bed if you have mobility problems.
If you are replacing your mattress, it should provide support for your favourite sleeping position. For example, side sleepers need a softer mattress that contours to their body, while back sleepers need a mattress that provides more support.
5. Incorporate storage.
Incorporate storage pieces such as an ottoman bed, tall dressers, nightstands, and stackable storage boxes into your bedroom to de-clutter.
6. Add décor.
Add decor pieces such as artwork, lamps, and rugs to help bring the room together and create a sense of balance.
Your décor will typically tie in with your interior style. For example, vintage bedrooms combine classic pieces with modern touches. This style often includes antique furniture, timeless accents, and vintage artwork.
An industrial bedroom has an industrial, urban feel. This decor often includes metal accents, exposed brick, and neutral colours.
7. Make it cosy.
Add throw pillows, blankets, and other cosy items to make the bedroom feel inviting, using texture and soft colours to instil a sense of relaxation.
Nothing says cosy like a soft throw blanket draped over the foot of the bed or a chair, and throw pillows are a great way to add a cosy feeling to your bedroom.
Choose pillows and throws in colours and textures that match your decor, and layer them on your bed or a chair for a cosy look.
8. Personalise it.
Lastly, add personal touches such as framed photos, artwork, posters, sculptures, and memorabilia to make the room unique.
Here are a few ideas:
- Hang up art or photographs that represent important moments and memories.
- Display items that remind you of your favourite places.
- Add plants or fresh flowers to bring the space to life.
- Place a comfortable chair or reading nook in the room.
- Make use of different lighting options to create the desired atmosphere.
- Hang a dream catcher or other meaningful items above the bed.
- Use scents like candles and essential oils to create a pleasant atmosphere.
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