How to decorate a bedroom? Where to start? We show you the 9 essential steps to decorate a bedroom, and as an extra, 3 styles of decoration. So you can get ideas for decorating your home and you can choose the one that best suits you and, the one that makes you feel better.
Within interior decoration, we always tend to pay more attention to the decoration of the living room than the bedroom. Badly done!
While a bedroom should be a place of rest, relaxation and sleep. It is also a room where we spent much of our time. So it makes a lot of sense to try a little, to make it look good, and above all, to make you feel better.
And to achieve this goal, we have prepared a small checklist of 9 steps with a series of ideas and tips to decorate your bedroom.
Plus, we show you 3 decorative styles so you can make your bedroom becomes your little sanctuary, your personal refuge, where you feel comfortable and can relax, and provide you with the balance you need:
- Nordic style
- Scandi Boho
Let’s start with the styles!
3 Styles to decorate a room
The decor of Nordic style bedrooms
Due to the cold, Scandinavian countries spend so much time inside their houses. Nordic decoration seeks above all, create spaces as welcoming and comfortable as possible.
And this is exactly what we want to do with our bedroom!
Warm textiles in Scandinavian bedrooms
One of the best ways to make a bedroom cozy and comfortable,
Order and minimalism in the Nordic rooms
After spending so much time at home, the Scandinavians try to keep their rooms orderly and visually relaxing appearance. They limit all unnecessary clutter. And for this, nothing better than to embrace the minimalist decoration, which besides being super elegant, can do wonders with your mood.
Neutral colors in Nordic decoration
Generally, bright colors are not used in Scandinavian interiors. Its beauty comes from a palette of neutral colors:
- and brown
but despite this, the Nordic-style rooms never seem cold or boring, due to the superposition of complementary colors.
Wicker and rattan furniture and accessories
The wicker and rattan furniture and all kinds of accessories made with these natural fibers will also be welcome in a Nordic style bedroom. In addition to being 100% natural and “eco-friendly”, they will bring warmth and will combine perfectly with the neutral colors of your room.
Pictures to decorate the wall of the room
A type of decorative element that is widely used in Scandinavian rooms are the pictures and the photos. Photographs with illustrations, graphic designs and above all, geometric patterns and scratches.
Bohemian style room decoration
Scandi-Boho merges Scandinavian decor with ethnic details and Bohemian accents. The “scandi boho” very popular in northern Europe and Australia. The “scandi boho” is a style of decoration which is very clean, and above all, very bright.
The characteristic white color of Scandinavian interiors is the perfect backdrop for contemporary furniture and ethnic accessories:
- ethnic rugs
- hand made blankets
- ethnic cushions
- wooden furniture from Morocco and India
Ethnic rugs to decorate the room
Ethnic rugs have become an obsession in the world of decoration. But one type of rug, in particular, takes all the praise and has seduced interior designers from around the world, the Beni Ourain carpet from Morocco.
The patterns, usually consist of brown and black lines or abstract shapes on a white or cream background
From the Atlas mountains, another most desired Moroccan carpets, the Azilal rugs, arrives. Strongly decorated and with intricate and delicate Berber patterns, the Azilal have become a “must have” to decorate rooms.
The decoration of bedrooms with Handira blankets from Morocco
Traditionally used by Berber brides on their wedding day, Handira blankets are hand-woven from 100% sheep’s wool, cotton, and linen, and with their sequins, silver fringes and hundreds of beads, have also conquered the bedrooms of half the world.
Ethnic cushions to decorate a bedroom
The most used fabrics to upholster the ethnic style cushions, are the covers Ikat, Batik, Bogolan, and Handira. These fabrics treasure designs, colors, and patterns that sink thousands of years ago in history, and have become essential fabrics in ethnic style decoration.
The decoration of rooms with wooden furniture from Morocco and India
To this day, we can still find Authentic marvels carved by hand in Morocco and India with traditional tools, and local woods such as Himalayan teak, acacia, sandalwood, and mango in India; and cedar, lemon, and ebony in Morocco.
One-room decoration Wabi Sabi
If, on the other hand, you want a more intimate bedroom with less light, I advise you to be inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi. Reduced to its most intimate essence, the wabisabi is the Japanese art of appreciating beauty in imperfections.
The Japanese wabi sabi draws its three basic ideas directly from nature:
Nothing is perfect, nothing is permanent, nothing is complete
There is no “miracle recipe” to adopt a wabi sabi decoration, although it does have some well-marked signs of identity:
Cracks and crevices in objects are celebrated, the marks that time, climate and use leave behind, natural materials, dull colors, peeling paint, rusted elements, frayed textiles, asperities and little light
Read an in-depth article about: Wabi Sabi Decoration: Nature As Inspiration
The decoration of bedrooms in 9 steps
Whether large or small and regardless of the style of decoration you choose, your room should be as comfortable and cozy as possible. Let’s start then, with the first step to achieve it, which would be the choice of color for the room.
Choice of color for the decoration of the room
The choice of color is essential in a bedroom. Instead of betting on strong colors, Choose neutral, creamy or earthy colors, in their softest versions. Once the color is chosen, you will have to decide if you want it in a cold or warm tone.
Remember the color theory:
- The warm colors They have a stimulating effect.
- While the cold colors They tend to be soothing and relaxing.
Pastel colors in bedroom decoration
The soft tones of blue, lavender or green, are considered calm and serene and can contribute to a good night’s sleep.
If you bet on the pastel colors for the decoration of your room, a piece of good advice is accenting the walls with dark wood furniture. And thus prevent the bedroom from looking too childish.
Neutral tones: White, gray and beige in the bedroom
The neutral shades of beige, gray and white are elegant, serene and welcoming. If you opt for neutral colors for your room, you will need some warmth, so don’t be afraid to play with textures such as linen, wool and furs (imitation, please).
Earth tones to decorate the room
The earth tones like the terracotta are warm and dynamic and evoke nature. And they have the advantage of marrying very well with many other colors.
Don’t overlook the ceiling of the room
The ceiling is the fifth wall of your room. When you lie down in bed, do you see a surface without personality and empty? If it bothers you, paint the ceiling with a slightly lighter version of the color of the wall. This will help visually lower the ceiling and give the space a feeling of greater intimacy.
Keep the bedroom as simple as possible
A bedroom must have a relaxed and cozy look, regardless of the style of decoration you choose. Furnish your room with only what you need. A bed, a bedside table or two, a dresser and if you have enough space, a chair and a desk. Anything else is a disorder.
Accessories must be kept to a minimum. Choose a beautiful work of art, hang some family photos, add flowers and candles, and that’s it. Less is more!
To facilitate movement, leave a minimum of space between the bed and the side walls or furniture. Think about how to walk around the bed to do it every morning, or to go to the bathroom, at night.
Choose the right size of furniture for the room
When you’re ready to buy the bedroom furniture, begin with a floor plan and a drawing of space measured at scale. Furniture must be adapted to the rooms, and this is particularly true for bedroom furniture. Don’t choose a large dresser for a small room. If the ceiling is high, a tall cabinet will help reduce it to size.
If your bedroom is big, choose also furniture according to the size of the room. Add a sofa or place a piece of modern furniture at the end of the bed. Furniture and accessories that are too small will be lost in a large room.
Storage in the bedroom: Out of disorder
To add a sense of order and serenity in the bedroom, store things out of sight. The room will look quieter and more spacious.
Choose a bedside table with drawers where you can have your things at your fingertips but out of sight. For more storage space, select a small dresser with drawers.
You can use a trunk at the foot of the bed to store additional sheets, blankets and pillows. You can also use a wooden bench as a side table.
For books and accessories easily accessible, a shelf that occupies the entire wall can be a great solution.
Include a private corner in the room
Pamper yourself and take a break with a quiet place to sit and read. Create an intimate reading or resting area with a comfortable chair and a footrest at the end of the bed or in a corner.
If you have space, accommodate an area below the bedroom window. Enjoy the view and natural light. You will appreciate it!
Bedding for room decoration
The bed is the focal point of the bedroom, so Choose a quilt that you like and center your decoration around it. Maybe you want to create a completely white oasis, or maybe you prefer more ethnic patterns, or maybe you prefer more fun and daring colors. Whatever your style to decorate, Start with the bedding to help set the overall tone of the room.
Do you need help to choose a color? To create a relaxing space, choose shades of blue, green and lavender. To energize the space, choose terracotta, yellow and metallic.
You spend a third of your time at home in the bedroom, so it’s worth investing in high-quality bedding. There is nothing that adds more comfort to a room like soft sheets.
Flax is ideal because it is a natural fiber, it is breathable and absorbs moisture.
Cover the bedroom windows
For those who sleep late, thick curtains or dark curtains will let in minimal amounts of natural light. On the contrary, early risers may prefer lighter curtains such as linen, so they can filter the light and dawn with the sun.
A beautifully dressed window will help to frame it and provide another way to add color and texture to a bedroom. You can also opt for roller blinds that can be lowered to maintain privacy at night and block light in the morning.
Lighting in the bedrooms
In a bedroom, it is good to “place” lighting throughout the room:
- The environmental light will illuminate the entire bedroom
- The small lamps can focus light to read
- And the accent light will caress the walls with soft lighting.
To direct the reading light where you need it, use an oscillating arm wall lamp. Each light must be adjustable with an attenuator. Install a separate on / off switch for each light so you can be selective and illuminate only the area you want.
Let your bedroom be a true oasis of tranquility
Try to make an effort to keep your cell phone, computer, TV, exercise machine out of the bedroom. Creates a place to relax and renew. You will love having a room dedicated to reading, dreaming and intimacy.
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