If you ask me what is my most comfortable place; my only answer is the bedroom. It is the place where take shelter after the end of a hectic day and start the next day with new resolutions. We dream sweet dreams, sleep a restful sleep and we hug and enjoy the most intimate moments with our partners here. In fact, if you think deeply you will find that we spend one third, if not more, of our life span in the bedroom.
A bedroom can never be ignored; this is the focal point of your home. Other than showing the status and style, a cozy and comfortable bedroom lets one to lead a happy life. But, in reality, we find people spending huge amount in bedroom decoration and still having disorganized bedrooms. Mind, your bedroom is the most private place for you and should be styled based on your choices and preferences.
Common bedroom styles
When it comes to upgrading a bedroom, most of the people go after the theme for deciding the most suitable style. The following bedroom styles will help you to turn your bedroom into a happy oasis.
- Traditional: This involves symmetrical arrangements of classic furniture including bed and other bedroom accessories. You can also think of including heavy wood work or stone for imparting a traditional atmosphere.
- Vintage: For this type you have to adorn your bedroom with antique furniture and elegant embellishments. Best, research on a particular period and decorate accordingly.
- Contemporary: You should fill your bedroom with the latest trend of bed and furniture for a contemporary feeling. Have elegant but simple colors. Metallic structured bed, furniture and accessories complement this style.
- Minimalist: This style is great for apartment living. It includes geometric patterned furniture; leaves lot of room for moving around and have subdued color for creating the minimalist effect.
- Cottage: This style evokes a countryside feeling and can best be decorated by combining the old and new style for a mesmerizing effect.
Mind, all of these styles are equally good for making the most comfortable bedroom. The present day situation also does not allow everyone to have a very spacious bedroom and many people have to be confined in small bedrooms. No matter what is the size of your bedroom or what style you are maintaining, the following essentials are sure to turn your bedroom into a heavenly retreat
1. Change Color
Changing color of your bedroom should be your first priority for upgrading it. Whatever color you might choose, it should be compatible with the style of your bedroom and must also fit your personality.
2. Bed is the centerpiece
Whatever bedroom you may have starting from the most simple to royal, your bed is the centerpiece of your bedroom. While the basic requirement is to be cozy and comfortable for a restful sleep, you can also adorn your bedroom with many types of beds from the simple to the most ornate style. One simple idea is to have a floating bed. Hang your bed to the ceiling with strong ropes and load with matching accessories for a heavenly bed a few inches above the floor.
3. The furniture furnishes
The mood of your bedroom depends on the furniture you keep there. While your furniture should complement your bedroom style, it is always better to have mix-and-match decoration. In case replacement of the old furniture is not possible, paint the old ones or simply rearrange those for an elevated look.
4. Include decorative storage
Your bedroom is your private space. Whether you are organized or not, you have to keep many things stored and for this storage is vital bedroom furniture. A matching storage in the bedroom will liven up the room besides keeping everything organized.
5. Create a focal point
Nothing is more effective than a classic artwork or nature photography for making your blank wall a focal point in the room. You can think of anything that goes well with your theme and style of the bedroom.
6. Have floating shelves
Floating shelves are great for contemporary and minimalist type of bedroom. These small shelves are fixed to the wall and add to the dimension of the bedroom. Enhance the ambiance of your bedroom with small decorative pieces on the shelves.
7. Mind curtain & carpet
Your curtain and carpet should complement the style of your bedroom. Choose a curtain that will make your bedroom look brighter. You should select a carpet that goes well with your theme. A matching carpet will surely make your bedroom more pleasant.
8. Illumination is the key
When upgrading a bedroom, illumination plays a very important role. Use ambient lighting or task lighting or accent lighting for adding dimension to your bedroom. In case your bedroom style calls for equal illumination throughout, you should try ambient or general lighting. When you require reading a book you should opt for task lighting and use accent lighting for highlighting any object like a portrait or any zone of your bedroom. Having string lights will also transform your bedroom to a romantic paradise.
9. Stay close to nature
Bringing in a natural element is sure to transform your bedroom into a heavenly retreat. A live plant in your bedroom is the ideal option, but if you cannot spare time for maintenance; the other option is to decorate with artificial orchids, decorative trees or any other fake flower arrangements. Whatever may be the style or size of your bedroom, including a natural element will make it elegantly romantic.
10. Remove clutter
Your bedroom should always be kept neat and clean. Removing clutter from your bedroom will help you to have a peaceful surrounding for doing the most important task: sleeping. Getting rid of what is not required and organizing things is sure to lift up the ambiance.