How To: Create The Perfect Bedroom

Since starting the Interior Design program, my love for beautiful homes and rooms has heightened. Especially now that I can draw and design them! I love all rooms of a home, but designing a bedroom has to be my favorite. I thought I would put together a little guide on how to put together the perfect bedroom as I know many people are moving in and out of dorms and apartments and maybe even their first house!

Decide the Function:
Okay, yeah, obviously the function is to sleep and rest. But if you're living in an apartment or a small house, do you need to include a desk? A dog/cat area? Include extra storage? Think about the rest of your home in terms of where everything is going to go, and see what needs to be included in the bedroom. Anything can be made into something both functional and attractive, you just have to get creative! 

Combining Elements:
If you're living in the situation I mentioned above, it can be useful to combine elements to really be able to get full function out of your space. Maybe you don't have enough room in the rest of your space to place a desk. But you also need/want a vanity. Create an attractive, sleek desk space that can also be used as a vanity. You can display your jewelry above on a jewelry holder, include a small makeup mirror (with a stand) on your desk, as well as a pencil holder, a desk lamp (to also help with being able to see your makeup). It can be both functional and attractive! 

The Bed:
My personal preference is to have a neutral bedspread with some really cool pillows or pillow cases and blankets. Making sure everything matches is a good idea, but remember: even colors across from each other on the color wheel are complements! Red/green, blue/orange, etc. It's important to have a cohesive design, but don't focus too much on matchy matchy elements. For your bedroom, and especially the bed, focus on comfort and relaxation first and foremost. 

The lighting in the bedroom is important. You don't want it to be too bright all of the time. During the day, you should be getting light in from the window(s), but there is also a light on the ceiling (whatever it may be). When you're in your bedroom it's most likely time for relaxation so you don't want too many harsh lights, but also if you're doing things like reading or writing, you do need some extra light. This is where a small bedside table lamp, or a standing lamp in a corner could come in use for you!

Be Unique:
When designing something as personal as your bedroom, it's also important to be unique! Include personal, unique pieces that you love, and bring you comfort. Your room is about you, and if you love something, or hate something, it's completely up to you. And all throughout this year, that's what professors pounded into our heads. It's not about us the designer's preferences, it's about the client's. 

These are just a few of the tips I have picked up on from my freshman year of Interior Design!

What do you think makes a perfect bedroom?

1 comment :

  1. love this! I love the idea about the bed, I personally have a neutral bed spread with colored pillows!!


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