Design Your Own Bedroom
As our lives become ever more frenetic, the haven that comfortable bedroom designs offer becomes more and more inviting – and not just for sleeping. Quiet reading, television viewing (for the programs we want to watch), enjoying a peaceful light supper, letter writing – these are all activities that may be best suited to that special private space.
Whether accompanied by a partner or not, we should consider our bedroom the one area where we are obliged to please no one but ourselves (the words indulgence and pampering spring to mind). It therefore makes good sense for the ‘best’ bedroom space and access to dressing and bathroom facilities to be reserved for this purpose.
At last the benefits of self-containment have been realized. We expect to pay a premium for a hotel suite, so why not plan permanent accommodation on similar lines, with areas set aside for hobbies, relaxing, dressing, bathing and of course sleeping?
Main Bedroom Design Ideas
When it comes to deciding upon main bedrooms design scheme, it really is a question of whatever takes your fancy: remember, this is your room! For preference, though, many people opt for soft colors and quiet patterns as these are considered less tiring on the eyes and more conducive to rest and relaxation. An obvious area of contention is when two people of different persuasions try to concoct a scheme to suit both. This problem can usually be overcome by the skilful selection of colors and patterns mid-way between the two tastes.
Botanical prints do not necessarily mean acres of pretty pink roses, and in any case pink does not have to be pale and feminine. Some of the most successful bedroom schemes rely on neither interesting colors nor bold patterns. Picked for their blandness, neutrals provide a wonderful backdrop for relaxation and can be sparked up by the introduction of pretty bed linen, stylish furniture and sharp accessories. Here you have the chance to buy that really fine, delicately colored carpet of your dreams (thought to be far too impractical for other traffic-heavy areas). The one requirement is that, whatever covering is selected, it should be kind on the feet. Fashionably modern, natural floorings rarely meet this criterion, but the situation can be saved by laying mats of more friendly materials at bedside ‘landing spots’.
There are many styles of dressing table, among which the fabric-covered type is a timeless favorite. The most important factor, however, is its positioning so that as much natural light as possible falls upon the face of the person sitting at the dressing table – beneath a window is ideal.
Bedroom Interior Design Ideas
If you enjoy the feeling of being cocooned, bed drapes are for you. Whether emanating from a corona, half-tester or full tester, they give a wonderfully secure, enclosed feeling and look extremely attractive into the bargain. Always devote careful thought to the lining of any such bed treatment as that is what will be most often seen by the person lying in bed. A smaller repeat of the face fabric pattern can produce a very pleasing result, as can the use of ticking fabric in a coordinating color.
Everyone has their personal preference when it comes to the choice of bedside table or cupboard. There are, though, some common principles worth considering. First, for convenience, it is best if the unit is approximately the same height as the top of the bed mattress. This will vary, but will most usually be around 50cm/lft 8in.
Ideally there should be enough space within the unit to accommodate all that you might wish to store at the bedside: this will help prevent a cluttered top with nowhere to set down that occasional cup of tea or perhaps a posy of fresh rosebuds. A sheet of clear glass cut to the outline of the top of a cloth-covered table will help to prevent staining and dust gathering on the fabric surface.