Redesigning your bedroom can be a ton of fun, but it can also be a headache-filled nightmare. The following will explore a few things you might want to keep in mind when redecorating your bedroom. Of course, some of these tips can be applied to the interior design of other rooms in your home as well.
Get Clear On Your Budget
You don’t want a half-finished bedroom. A big part of making sure you get the whole thing done is budgeting appropriately. Figure out how much you have to spend and plan out your purchases to ensure that you don’t go over budget. If you can’t afford all the changes you want to make, you can employ savings techniques before beginning to make sure that you’ll be able to accomplish all your design goals. It’s a good idea to assume that things are going to cost 30% more than expected if renovations are part of your plans. This is because it’s common to discover issues that need to be addressed during renovations. Aiming to spend only 70% of your budget will help keep you from struggling when one of these little home repair surprises pops up.
One of the easiest ways to design a room is to build it around a statement piece. In the bedroom, this is often the bed, but it can also be a fireplace or bay window. Choose one larger piece that is going to be eye-catching and select the rest of your furniture and make the rest of your decor decisions around that piece. This approach will not only ensure that everything compliments each other, but it will also reduce the risk of too many loud pieces competing for your attention. Since a calm bedroom can improve sleep quality, this is extra important in this room in particular.
Your bedroom is where you sleep, and this means that the air quality is essential. Poor air quality while you sleep means less oxygen means less restful sleep. Keeping plants in your bedroom helps boost oxygen levels. Plants also clean the air of toxins and improve your mood, boost your creativity and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. All of these things are excellent benefits to experience when you’re sleeping.
Focus On Colour
Another common way to design a room is to select pieces around a central color scheme. When it comes to the bedroom, you might want to do this in tandem with a little research on color psychology. Some colors help people sleep better, while others make people feel energized.
Once your colors have been selected, you can then hunt for furniture or textiles that suit that color choice. You can consider cushions for lilac-style rooms or curtains for blue-focused rooms. It’s a good idea to have a few different colors present that compliment each other, as when everything is a singular color, it can feel a touch oppressive.
Consider Windows Carefully
In your bedroom, the windows deserve a little extra attention. During the day, you want lots of natural light to help boost vitamin d levels and kickstart your circadian rhythm. During the evening, however, you want light minimized as irregular light that comes from cars, or other buildings can impede the quality of your sleep. To accomplish both these aims, you need light-blocking window fixtures like curtains or blinds that roll up and away from the windows neatly so as not to reduce too much natural light during the day.
Building on the previous point, one thing that’s terrible for your sleep is blue light. This is the light emitted from screens and devices, and it messes with your body’s ability to regulate sleep hormones resulting in you not being tired when you need to sleep and being tired when you’re supposed to be awake. To mitigate this damage, be selective about which devices you put in your bedroom. You don’t want anything that emits light even when off. If you’re determined to have, let’s say, a television but can’t find one that doesn’t emit light when off, look into light-blocking stickers that can keep those little blue or green lights from negatively influencing your sleep.
The above information should have given you a few vital tips for designing a bedroom. Your bedroom is supposed to be a place of relaxation and comfort. Try to seek out decor options that reflect what keeps you calm and cozy. Steer clear of trends that don’t align with your inner preferences, and don’t forget to keep your health and the quality of your sleep at the forefront of your design decisions.