What’s Hot and What’s Not in Bedroom Design

bedroom-designA sleeping haven. A comfortable refuge. This is how we usually describe our bedroom. That is why it is important to keep it looking pleasant and welcoming.

Are you planning to make a big difference in your bedroom interior design? If you have the budget, you can always seek the service of professional interior designer. Otherwise, you can just do it on your own. The latter is more practical and gives you the freedom to express yourself. However, doing your own bedroom design does not mean you can just put in anything you want. Of course, there are limitations to consider to make your bedroom friendly and comfortable.

What’s Hot

Wallpaper – Coating the wall of your bedroom with your favorite color is a common scenario. Sure it creates a good outcome; but, it’s quite ordinary and nothing unique about it. Why not try wallpapers? For such a long time, wallpapers are used to cover and embellish walls. Wallpapers never run out of style. In fact, wallpaper can bring in a dramatic appeal inside your bedroom. There are so many designs you can choose from. Opt for the one that suits your taste.

Mix and Match – Be bold. Don’t be afraid to express yourself. Experiment with color combination. One color should dominant while the others are accents. Use at least two to three colors. Play with colors but do not overdo. For instance, you can have green curtains and bedding sets while adding pink flowers in a vase atop the bedside table. As much as possible, avoid using two strong colors together. They are likely to product dim atmosphere. White is a calming color which you can accent with just any other tone.

Customized Headboard – Create a statement for your bed with a personalized headboard. Customized design means it reflects your taste and preference. Decide what style and type of headboard you want for your bed. There are different designs you can pick from. Headboard comes in a variety of materials, such as wood, fabric, iron, cushion and leather. Just pick which one fits your style. Surely, you will be able to sleep soundly with the headboard of your choice.

What’s Not Hot

Too Many Electronics – Okay, so it’s a common thing to have television inside the room. It’s understandable since most of us want to watch our favorite show while laying in bed. Sometimes, we want to have a DVD player in addition to the TV – still understandable. But if you want to add a stereo system, loudspeakers and other electronic devices, you’ll turn your bedroom into an entertainment room. Transfer your standalone pc if you have a laptop. Limit your electronics to the most essential ones. It is not pleasant to look at a bedroom with so many cables scattered like snakes on the floor.

Overflowing FurnitureStorage space is important in a bedroom to house your essentials and clothes. Before you stuck your room with any kind of furniture, ask yourself – “do you need it there?”. Too many furniture can make your bedroom smaller and crowded. Furniture occupies space, thus minimizing the area. To refrain from overcrowding your room, add only a few pieces of furniture including a table, cabinet and dresser. If your room is bigger, you may add more but not too many.

Inappropriate Bed Size – Comfort is often the main concern when buying a bed. However, you should never neglect the size of your room. If your room has limited space, opt for medium to small-sized bed. A big bed in a small area can make your bedroom feel congested. Meanwhile, a small bed will look dwarf in a huge room. Pick the right size of bed. Remember the bed should be the focal point inside the room.

Whether you live in one of those apartments in Dallas or big houses in California, you can make your room a relaxing and comfy sanctuary if you know what’s hot and what’s not in designing. Have fun decorating your room!

Ashley O’connor writes blogs related to home improvement. She strongly believes that whether you live in one of those big houses or medium-sized apartments , making your home comfortable and more livable does not require you to spend a fortune. Follow her on Twitter at @AshleyOconnor and Google+.

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