The one room in your home where you should be able to relax and get some sleep is your bedroom. But for many people, the bedroom is a multi-purpose area, serving as a TV room and a kids’ playroom. It’s time to reclaim your space and create the haven you deserve.
Regardless of the size of your home, there’s always somewhere else in the house for the kids to play. Many families make gathering spaces out of the living room and the kitchen. But your family shouldn’t have an open-door policy for your bedroom.
It’s the parents’ bedroom we’re referring to here. Young children and teens can go to their own rooms to get some privacy. The parents’ private space shouldn’t automatically be considered open game for everyone else in the house. Those days are gone. So get ready to enjoy your wonderful new sanctuary!
First, select a wall color that you find relaxing.
If you have a preference for orange, go with a muted pumpkin or squash color of paint. The goal is to get a peaceful, serene feeling when you walk into the room, so choose a softer shade of your favorite color. If you like, you can use darker accent colors for to add some flavor to the room’s look. It’s best to stick with a versatile color that will match other features of the room.
Base all the other colors in the room on the wall color. Bedding should be in a neutral hue, so that it won’t clash with the walls. It’s a lot easier to change your bedding than to repaint the walls! You’ll make changes at some point, of course, but make initial design decisions with the idea that the wall color is permanent and almost everything else in the room can be redone.
You need a bed for a grown-up.
Your tastes change as you get older. The primary considerations for a bed are comfort and suitability for you and your partner. When you were a kid a canopy bed was dreamy, but grown men don’t find them too interesting.
Find the right-sized bed — one that doesn’t overpower the room. Rather than a large showy four-poster bed, a wooden sleigh-shaped bed may take up less space. Usually the bed stays in the room for quite awhile, so be sure you get one that’s the proper height.
The general rule of thumb is simplicity.
To keep with the serenity theme, keep your bedroom furniture to a minimum. All you really need are nightstands on both sides of the bed and a dresser. Both you and your partner can store your clothes in the dresser. Everything else can go into the closet. If that doesn’t give you enough space, find an armoire that tastefully accents the room.
A bedroom should offer plenty of space to move around in. As soon as you open the door you should sense the uncluttered atmosphere, which reflects your uncluttered mind. The rest of the house can be used to store work papers, toys, and other unnecessary items – keep them out of the bedroom.
Arrange lamps around the room instead of using overhead lighting. There’s a special intimate quality to lamps, and they won’t shine so brightly that they’ll wake your partner when you want to read.
As you can see, you should consider your bedroom as a place for escape. These decorating suggestions can help you to turn your bedroom into a peaceful sanctuary where troubles can’t enter.