Your bedroom is the boudoir of sleep and nothing beats slipping down beneath the sheets in an ultimately elegant room. Many people tend to overlook the bedroom when it comes to interior design but this haven of dreams should be beautiful, elegant and ready to invite good sleep.
Quality Bedroom Furniture is the First Step
The first step in designing your bedroom should be choosing the right bedroom furniture to enhance the mood. Elegance is all about keeping it simple and avoiding frills. When selecting bedroom furniture go for quality. Cheap faux wood furnishings will look tacky and are prone to breaking and needing replacing. You should opt for real wood, whether it is fresh scented pine or old stained oak.
Space and Light to Soothe the Soul
Be conscious of space, if you have a large bedroom to furnish you can opt for chunky and ornate pieces such as dressers and trunks. However if you are working with limited space then avoid cluttering up the room with pieces of furniture you won’t use.
You should take extra care when choosing your bed and your wardrobe as these will undoubtedly be the main visual draw when entering the bedroom. In an ideal design the furnishings will match and complement each other in terms of style, tone and color. However you can afford to be liberal and create an elegant space with mismatch furniture, especially if they are unusual or period pieces.
Make use of the natural light in the room. If you have small windows in your bedroom then dark and chunky pieces may make you feel boxed in when its’ time to bed down. Furniture can cast shadows and make a space appear darker than it is. There is nothing like choosing soft subtle colors that stir when the sun rises and warms your bedroom in the morning.
Chic Accessories Create a Warm Environment
Choosing the right accessories will highlight your room and put a stamp on personality on the space. However when choosing accessories be sure they match the theme of the room and the furniture. Whilst some people may feel spicy reds and rosy pinks are a good choice for a bedroom you can achieve a look of pure beauty with simple creams, caramels and natural wood. You should also take the color of your bedroom furniture into consideration when selecting drapes and bedspreads.
Lamps, potted plants and a few choice accessories such as wall hangings and scatter cushions can dramatically change the atmosphere of the room and give it a cozy and homely essence. However be wary not to overdo the accessories as they will take away from the simplicity and elegance of your bedroom furniture.