Our bedrooms are probably the most intimate depiction of who we are and what we value, but that mightn’t be something you want to hear if you haven’t invested the time and effort in enhancing your bedroom decor. Fear not, there is hope for your bedroom yet!
Here’s 7 ways you can get the most out of your space and enhance the look and feel of your bedroom through decorating.
#1 – Work with your light sources
Light is the unsung hero in any beautiful, balanced room. It highlights the natural structure of the room and accentuates your interior design and any furniture such a feature chair or bedside table. Without great light, all those gorgeous decor pieces you have collected over the years won’t be honoured in the way they should be. Natural light is always preferable, but if that’s not available, consider soft lighting instead.
#2 – Consider a colour palette or theme
If you think that bedroom themes can be kitsch, then you mightn’t know how subtle they can be. Most home designers adhere to a theme or colour palette, as it brings a narrative to the room and gives purpose to the decor within it. Consider a neutral palette or simple theme and introduce pops of colour sparingly to avoid a chaotic bedroom vibe.
#3 – Experiment with textures
There’s no fun in having a purely one-dimensional interior decoration style, as the most luxurious spaces usually have a number of textures that work with one another and bring dimension to the bedroom. Given the diversity of your bedroom and the items within in, you can play with materials like cotton, fur, cane, marble and glass. As with any statement piece, bring them in one at a time so you can stop, modify or continue to style as required.
#4 – Include your bed in the display
Your bed and bedding are usually not considered ‘decor’, but they can certainly play against the design in your bedroom and accentuate the colours and tones you have chosen throughout. In fact, if you are trying to achieve a complex theme or want to highlight a colour that might not be so obvious in the space – your bedding can be a great tool in tying that story together.
#5 – Bring art into your room
The design and the interior pieces you choose for your bedroom is incredibly personal. Art in a bedroom is a gorgeous way to display who you are, and it can give the rest of your decor something to speak to. For example, if you chose a black and white photograph to hang on your wall, it would validate and enhance any minimalistic finishes and monochrome colours that you have used elsewhere in the room.
#6 – Use your floors
Carpet, wood or tiles – many of us don’t have a say in our flooring. Although that’s not to say you can’t add to them with textured rugs or woven mats to bring some warmth and flair into your bedroom. If your bedroom interior design is under-done, then these soft touches will go a long way in making your bedroom feel less stark.
Polish and repair
We all want to make the most of our bedroom, so that means there needs to be some maintenance to ensure everything looks its best. Polish the metal fixtures in your room (handles, rails, bed head, locks), repair those scuffed pieces that have come with you to the last 4 rentals and just give everything a good spruce so that they are looking as they should. There is no sense in highlighting something that is broken or damaged so start perfecting those older items to give your bedroom a lift!