Bedroom Design Techniques

Bedroom Design Techniques

Efficient Bedroom Design Techniques

Stick to a limited color palette.
If all white isn’t for you, bring in your favorite colors, but in a thoughtful way. Here, the brights are limited to reds and oranges — which work beautifully with the brick wall and wooden furniture — and are teamed with plenty of white for an airy feel.

Let the light in.
Keep window treatments to a minimum in a small space to make the most of the natural light and keep the look unfussy. For privacy add plain roller blinds or hang flat panels of lace or voile.

Maximize your storage space.
A floor-to-ceiling fitted unit makes the most of every inch in this bedroom. It cleverly incorporates room to display treasures, shelves for books, drawers for more personal items, surfaces that act as bedside tables and reading lights. Talk about multitasking!

Wow with white.
All white is a fail-safe space enhancer, but there are so many ways to do it. Here soft neutrals add just the right amount of warmth, while the minimal wall decorations draw the eye to the window and the view beyond. The neat built-in wall unit keeps clutter tucked out of sight behind slick drawer fronts, creating a serene mood.

Wow with white.
All white is a fail-safe space enhancer, but there are so many ways to do it. Here soft neutrals add just the right amount of warmth, while the minimal wall decorations draw the eye to the window and the view beyond. The neat built-in wall unit keeps clutter tucked out of sight behind slick drawer fronts, creating a serene mood.

Add warmth & color at your feet.

Adding an area rug to a room with wood floors (or even on carpet) is a great way to add warmth, color and define a space. A large area rug that runs under the bottom 2/3 of your bed and extends out around 3 sides (so your feet have a soft spot to land when you get out of bed), is a great way to add color and softness. With the right rug pad you can also add an area rug onto of wall-to-wall carpet.

Go big with bedside tables.

Like your lights (see #2), your bedside tables are likely too small for the scale of your bed and room. Consider a chest of drawers for a bedside table to maximize your storage and create a nice tabletop space for your bigger lamp, a vase of flowers and a few pretty picture frames. Create an elegant space beside your bed — you’ll see it first thing in the morning and last thing at night so it should be pretty!

Layer your bedding.

This may be the most important thing you can do to upgrade your bedroom. After all, your bedding is the largest visual in this room and it should reflect the feeling you want in the room. If you have a comforter or duvet that you like you can improve your room by adding a few more layers to the bed. A soft blanket at the foot of the bed, a few toss pillows or new sheets and bed skirt to complete the experience. Select a palette you love and build your bed based on that palette.

 

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