The Complete Guide to Designing a Bedroom

The Complete Guide to Designing a Bedroom

While furnishing your house, you should pay particular attention to the bedroom. It’s a unique and intimate space, a safe haven of sorts, where you rest and recharge after a long day. That’s why it should fit your personality. You spend the first and last minutes of the day there, and your bedroom may significantly impact your mood.

You might want to plan everything to create your sanctuary — from the color scheme, lights, and ceiling to appropriate furniture, mattress, and decorations. Ensure that you pay attention to every detail so that you can rest in a harmonious environment.

If you worry that designing is above your abilities, don’t fret. This article will provide you with a set of rules, tips, and inspirations to design a perfect bedroom for your needs.

First and foremost, you should estimate how much space you have available in your bedroom. If you have a large bedroom, you can use the floor plan to differentiate between sleeping and working areas. On the other hand, if it’s small, you need to use every inch of space to work with. If you have a huge bedroom, you should divide it into sections by installing shelves, drawers, room dividers, and other gadgets.

bedroom, Metropole Architects
bedroom, Albizia House by Metropole Architects

Make Your Bed Your Top Priority
The most important element in any bedroom is your bed! Once you have decided how to use the space, think about what kind of a bed would suit your preferences best. You can opt for a modern piece that fits your design or go for something classical – the choice is yours.

Who said that all beds are created equal? If you want quality sleep, opt for a high-quality mattress that gives you support and comfort during the night. That said, you shouldn’t sacrifice style and comfort just because you want to save money: spend as much as necessary to buy a mattress that suits your needs and preferences.

For example, a mattress made of high-density foam will provide support and pressure relief for those who suffer from back problems. Search for a mattress that is free from harmful substances such as formaldehyde and ozone depleters. Moreover, go for something that is both comfortable and durable — your mattress should last for decades with proper care and maintenance.

In order to boost your sleeping area even more and create a sleep-inducing environment in your bedroom, you may also want to invest in a cooling weighted blanket that will help you fall asleep quicker and an orthopedic pillow to ensure the proper placement and support of your neck.

Cloud Nine Bedroom by Studio Gabriel Bordin
Cloud Nine Bedroom by Studio Gabriel Bordin

Decide on Your Needs
Creating a relaxing atmosphere in your bedroom that will not only help you sleep better but also get proper rest is essential. For this reason, you need to determine the primary purposes you want to use your bedroom for (apart from sleeping) and decide how functional you need it to be.

For example, if you plan to include a TV in your bedroom, you should consider mounting it on the wall. The size of the TV should also fit your furniture; therefore, before buying it, make sure that there’s enough space for it. Get rid of the old cabinet or furniture that provides no practical value anymore. You can replace them with something more practical like a bookcase or wardrobe.

Also, consider whether you want to make your room soundproof because if you’re sensitive to noise, outdoor noises, or even activity in other rooms of the house might disturb your sleep. To block out the noise, make use of thick curtains or double-glazed windows.

Give your bedroom color. Paint the walls in soft shades to create a soothing environment. You can also choose an accent color for the accents to create contrast. If your bedroom is quite dark by day, try adding mirrors to bounce light around the room. Mirrors are also great for creating an illusion of space.

Villa Verte, Cape Town / Thomas Leach Architecture
Villa Verte, Cape Town / Thomas Leach Architecture

Add Personality to Your Bedroom
Surround yourself with things that bring happiness to your life. Your bedroom could be a place where memories are made, so why not fill it with things that inspire you? For example, if you enjoy reading books, consider dedicating space to keep them in your bedroom.

Even if you don’t spend that much time in your bedroom, it doesn’t mean that it should look boring! Decorate it with colorful decor pieces so that it feels welcoming and fun every time you enter it! Create a harmonious environment by picking color palettes that complement each other and put them together.

For example, you can purchase a bed with a white wood frame and match it with the white wall. You can also put lamps on each side of the bed to complement the decor perfectly with their round shape and transparent shade!

To finish off the look, don’t forget to put up pictures and other decorative items that reflect your style. You can also apply wallpaper or paint your ceiling for a unique effect. Another option is to paint the floor, but keep in mind that it’s not easy to remove paint from wooden floors. Besides, you can use rugs to cover any stains or scuffs.

bedroom, Ukrainian designer Pavel Vetrov
bedroom, Ukrainian designer Pavel Vetrov

Now you know what you need to do when designing a bedroom! Firstly, organize the space so that you can create a floor plan. Decide how you’ll use the available space and whether you want to make it functional or relaxation-oriented only. Then, choose a bed that suits your needs and preferences best. When furnishing, keep in mind what kind of atmosphere you’re trying to create — a cozy and comfortable one? A bright and cheerful one? Or a modern and edgy one?

As you can see, it’s easy to design a bedroom from scratch. It doesn’t require any special skills, just a bit of imagination and love for details. Happy designing!

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