Many people when they are remodeling their homes or just their decor often neglect the bedroom because it generally isn’t a social area. The bedroom, though, is one of the most used rooms in a home, it is where most of our time is spent! (Yes, most of that is spent sleeping.) Despite that, the bedroom should be the most comfortable room and that includes making it just as beautiful as the rest of the house. Here are some easy and affordable ideas to get your sleep room looking its best!
Painting. Bedroom painting is generally thought to be easier than hanging wallpaper. You can achieve a great effect by painting the walls and ceiling in the same color. This works best if the color selected is not too deep, or the effect will be overpowering. Used with lighter colors it is a very effective idea for your bedroom painting. Or, instead of painting the whole wall in the same color, paint the bottom third in a darker color and the rest of the wall above in a lighter one. Paint the lighter color first, and then use masking tape to get a neat line where the darker color meets it. Another idea which is currently popular is to have one wall of your room decorated differently from the others, making it stand out.
Decorative Molding. Crown molding adds both scale and sophistication to an interior space. Decorative crown molding transforms a simple bedroom into an elegant living space. Though traditional crown molding is limited to simple profiles and neutral colors along the joint between the wall and ceiling, creative molding techniques introduce new arrangements and alternative color schemes to truly transform a bedroom.
Wallpaper. If using wallpaper there are some things to remember. Dark papers will usually make a room look smaller. Vertical stripes will make a room look taller. Horizontal strips will make a room look wider. Small patterned wallpaper can be a good choice in bedrooms. Linear prints, small florals, small stripes or geometric designs all work well. If you want something a little different, use a modern abstract paper, or a traditional French toile paper.
Headboard. The center of every bedroom is the bed. Like a statement piece of jewelry, a headboard for your bed can provide a fashionable anchor for your sleeping quarters.
Lighting. In a bedroom, it’s good to “layer” your lighting throughout the room. Ambient lighting to light the whole room, small lamps can focus light for reading and other activities, and accent light helps to wash the walls in soft illumination. To focus reading light where you need it, use a bedside lamp with a movable arm. Each light should be adjustable with a dimmer. Install a separate on/off switch for each light so that you can be selective and light only the area you want.
Window Treatments. Your bedroom window treatment can be anything from shutters or shades to full sets of curtains and drapes. A smaller room which is simply furnished may look best with just a simple treatment at the window – like Venetian shades, Roman shades or simple curtains. But if your bedroom has been designed to be more than just a place to sleep then you might want to make something more of your bedroom window treatment. One option for your bedroom window treatment is to use very light sheer curtains. These provide two advantages, in that they give a unique softness to the room and also give privacy. They are especially effective when used in large windows, where they provide elegance and style. Don’t forget that your bedroom window treatment may need to blend with other fabrics you use in the room.
With these inspirational tips, and some creativity of your own, of course, your bedroom could soon be that aesthetic haven that you’ve always wanted! Don’t forget to add a little of your own personality and make all of your design projects in your home, truly your own..