Your bedroom should be your sanctuary. It’s the space we go to, to unwind, rest, and rejuvenate. Therefore, mindful steps should be taken when styling this space. Choice in colors, lighting, and materials will have an impact on your emotional response. Think soft palettes, comfortable luxe textures, and sensitive lighting. Interior design and decor are the best way to do so.
Keep reading below to find out how Naomi Brand, an expert interior designer, makes her space as inviting as possible.
1. No Harsh Colors
Stick to a soft color palette. You want to avoid anything too bright or overpowering. Think more mixing your textures than your hues.
2. Lighting Is Your Best Friend
Always, always have bedside table lamps. These are so important yet easy to forget. Lighting plays such an important role in a space. In darker living areas, for example, we might use brighter globes to make a space brighter and more inviting, However, in the bedroom, we suggest soft lighting which will instantly relax you and prepare the body for shut down. Its all about ambiance!
3. Attention To Detail, Even Your Windows
Install sheer curtains, even if over the top of roller blinds or block out curtains. This instantly softens the space and adds a feel of luxury.
Invest in a headboard. These are statement pieces in the bedroom. Linen headboards are especially comfortable behind the head. I personally prefer headboards to the artwork as decoration, because I feel they are more functional.
5. Mirrors Are Both Functional And Decorations
Add a wall mirror. Round ones are my personal favorite for bedrooms as they break up all the geometrical shapes in the room. They are also great for creating the illusion of space and reflect light! So a must if you have little natural light- you need to make the most of it!
6. Lay Out A Rug
A stunning floor rug under the bed is also one of my favorite additions. It doesn’t matter if you’re working with carpet or floorboards, the addition of the right rug can take your bedroom to another level! Remember to position the floor rug 3⁄4 under the bed and 1⁄4 exposed at the end of the bed depending on the size of the room (if larger, you can go 1⁄2 & 1⁄2). This frames the bed as the hero of the room ad again gives your space the extra feeling of luxe, which is what we all want! If space allows also throw an ottoman at the end of the bed. Great for when your putting shoes on!