6 Essential Bedroom Design Tips

With essentially just a bed and storage to think about, designing a bedroom might sound simple. However, if you’re in the process of transforming your space, you might have realised there’s a bit more to it than meets the eye. When it comes to creating a sophisticated and stylish bedroom that helps you get a great night’s sleep, your project will undoubtedly benefit from some careful consideration and planning. With over 40 years of interior design experience under our belts, we’ve put together our 6 top tips to help you get the most from your space.

Make Your Bed The Focal Point 

It might sound obvious but making your bed the star of the show is undoubtedly the best way to bring a luxurious and calming atmosphere to your room. Your bedroom isn’t a storage closet or a beauty parlour, it’s your private and personal space to relax and sleep and making your bed the focal point is an important aspect of establishing this. Keep your bedroom layout simple by placing your bed in the centre of the main wall. Utilise furniture such as a headboard, bedside tables or an end of bed bench or trunk to emphasise your bed’s presence and create a symmetrical silhouette. Cushions and throws are ideal for introducing an accent colour as well as establishing a cosy deluxe feel. As the central point of your room, your bed frame and bedlinen will play an important role in your design, so make sure you give plenty of thought to your choice.

Fall In Love With Your Bedroom Colour Scheme

While we wouldn’t necessarily recommend going for a bright orange or bold red bedroom colour scheme, you shouldn’t let traditional design theories get in the way of choosing a palette you love. Cooler colours like blues, greys and purples tend to be less stimulating and more restful, making them ideal for the bedroom. You don’t just have to stick to muted and pale shades; a dark and dramatic grey or navy can create a sumptuous mood. If cool tones really aren’t your thing, then light and more neutral warm hues like beige, dusky pink and cream can make a wonderful choice.

Keep Clutter To A Minimum

We’re not just saying this to get out of dusting; keeping clutter to a minimum in your bedroom is an absolute must. You know what they say, a tidy space means a tidy mind, and when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, clearing your mind of worries and distractions is key. To help keep your bedroom neat and clutter-free, you’ll need to ensure you have plenty of storage incorporated into your design. Built-in wardrobes are a great way to make use of every inch of space. Clever internal designs can help you to organise your belongings while maximising your storage.

Don’t Overlook Lighting

Your bedroom lighting requirements will change throughout the day, and to make the most of your new design you’ll want to factor this into your plan. For example, in the early morning and evening, you may need to block out light so you can sleep. However, when you’re getting ready, you’ll want clear visibility as well as privacy. Opting for blackout curtains with a layer of sheer voile underneath can provide an adaptable solution. Artificial lighting is also important, especially when it comes to establishing a cosy atmosphere. Make sure you include bedside lights as well as a central pendant light or downlights. If you’re short on space, then wall-mounted or ceiling hung bedside lights are a stylish and practical solution. Illuminating the front of a feature wardrobe can also add a luxurious and atmospheric detail.

Make Sure You Have Something Comforting Underfoot

Wood or laminate is a popular choice of bedroom flooring, however, stepping out of bed in the morning onto cold hard slats is probably not what you had in mind when you designed your space. Introducing a soft and comforting rug to your bedroom will make getting out of bed that bit easier. Positioning a large rug beneath your bed will anchor it to the space, looking much more sophisticated than two individual mats.

Add A Chair That’s Not For Sitting On

Realistically, we all know that when we include a chair in our bedroom, we’re not actually planning on sitting on it very often. The chair is more of an attractive receptacle for clothes, cushions and anything else that gets cast off before bed. There’s nothing wrong with embracing reality when it comes to your bedroom; it is your space after all!

A little thought and attention to detail can go a long way when it comes to redesigning your bedroom. Our 6 simple tips are ideal for all budgets and should offer a wonderful opportunity to make your bedroom that bit more special. If you’d like more advice on transforming your bedroom, our friendly and knowledgeable team would be happy to help. You can call our Kent showroom on 01634 799 909 or email us at [email protected].

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