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Practical Interior Design and Decorating Ideas for Bedroom

July 17, 2013


A bedroom is a special place in the house where people spend their time to sleep, relax, and do other things in private. Apart from the customary bed, a regular bedroom is expected to contain a closet, dresser, and a desk. The more lavish type has its own bathroom, or perhaps a porch overlooking an inspiring view. While these are not necessarily fundamental, there are basic interior design and decorating ideas that can be used to make the bedroom a secluded haven for a perfect rest.

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Essential Tips for a Bedroom Makeover

When working with an interior designer, make sure to let him or her know of the color scheme you have in mind. Ask your interior designer if he or she has a color palette and from there, choose the appropriate colors for your bedroom. Choose neutral colors like brown, white, grey, or beige to create a subdued atmosphere conducive to relaxation and sleep. Make sure that the colors of the furniture and accessories complement the color motif of the walls, ceilings and the floor.

Choose the appropriate bed. If the area is not big enough, avoid picking a large bed because it is bound to fill all the space and make the room look even smaller. On the other hand, opting for a small bed may leave many empty spaces. Find the perfect size of bed that is just appropriate for the room dimension and choose a comfortable mattress that is not only soft but also strong enough to support your body as you doze off to dreamland.

Ask your interior designer to use warm flooring material. To add warmth and charm in the bedroom, choose wood parquet or laminated flooring. Choose the right fabrics for your bed and walls. Coordinate or complement the fabrics used for bed sheets, curtains, and upholstery with the overall color scheme of the room. If the walls are painted in light color, choose fabrics with dark shades, patterns, or designs. It is also best to hang dark curtains to diffuse too much light from getting through. Dark curtains are the best contrasting element for light walls and ceilings.

Install the right lighting fixtures, preferably lights that aren’t too bright or lights that set a romantic mood in the bedroom. Provide enough storage space to keep clothes, shoes, and other personal organized. Finally, choose the right type of window treatment not only for allowing natural light to come in but also for air to pass through it.

The bedroom speaks so much about its occupant. Aside from being a place for resting and sleeping, it serves many other functions. By allowing your interior designer to apply some practical interior design and decorating ideas for the bedroom, he or she can create a different mood that reflects the owner’s personality and style.

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  1. My bedroom is the place that needs to be made over. I will consider your advice when planning the changes I will make.

  2. I wished we could afford an interior decorator! However, being able to control what I put in my free space is what I do best. Since I share my bedroom with my husband and baby, we have half the room as a nursery themed-like and the other half just warm and functional.

  3. Great tips as always! We recently changed our curtains from a cool dark shade of green to a golden yellow to complement our new wallpaper and realized that was a HUGE mistake! Not only did the new curtains make the room warmer, it was way too bright! Late weekend sleep-ins were impossible. The cost for the blackout lining and sewing cost more than the curtains and in the end, we decided to buy a new set of curtains with a darker shade.

  4. Great ideas! I love the calming of the lighter blues, I plan on doing my bedroom as well as my nursery in calming colors!

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