Main Bedroom Designs and Ideas

Design Your Own Bedroom

As our lives become ever more frenetic, the haven that comfortable bedroom designs offer becomes more and more inviting – and not just for sleeping. Quiet reading, television viewing (for the programs we want to watch), enjoying a peaceful light supper, letter writing – these are all activities that may be best suited to that special private space.

Whether accompanied by a partner or not, we should consider our bedroom the one area where we are obliged to please no one but ourselves (the words indulgence and pampering spring to mind). It therefore makes good sense for the ‘best’ bedroom space and access to dressing and bathroom facilities to be reserved for this purpose.

At last the benefits of self-containment have been realized. We expect to pay a premium for a hotel suite, so why not plan permanent accommodation on similar lines, with areas set aside for hobbies, relaxing, dressing, bathing and of course sleeping?

Main Bedroom Design Ideas

When it comes to deciding upon main bedrooms design scheme, it really is a question of whatever takes your fancy: remember, this is your room! For preference, though, many people opt for soft colors and quiet patterns as these are considered less tiring on the eyes and more conducive to rest and relaxation. An obvious area of contention is when two people of different persuasions try to concoct a scheme to suit both. This problem can usually be overcome by the skilful selection of colors and patterns mid-way between the two tastes.

Botanical prints do not necessarily mean acres of pretty pink roses, and in any case pink does not have to be pale and feminine. Some of the most successful bedroom schemes rely on neither interesting colors nor bold patterns. Picked for their blandness, neutrals provide a wonderful backdrop for relaxation and can be sparked up by the introduction of pretty bed linen, stylish furniture and sharp accessories. Here you have the chance to buy that really fine, delicately colored carpet of your dreams (thought to be far too impractical for other traffic-heavy areas). The one requirement is that, whatever covering is selected, it should be kind on the feet. Fashionably modern, natural floorings rarely meet this criterion, but the situation can be saved by laying mats of more friendly materials at bedside ‘landing spots’.

There are many styles of dressing table, among which the fabric-covered type is a timeless favorite. The most important factor, however, is its positioning so that as much natural light as possible falls upon the face of the person sitting at the dressing table – beneath a window is ideal.

Bedroom Interior Design Ideas

If you enjoy the feeling of being cocooned, bed drapes are for you. Whether emanating from a corona, half-tester or full tester, they give a wonderfully secure, enclosed feeling and look extremely attractive into the bargain. Always devote careful thought to the lining of any such bed treatment as that is what will be most often seen by the person lying in bed. A smaller repeat of the face fabric pattern can produce a very pleasing result, as can the use of ticking fabric in a coordinating color.

Everyone has their personal preference when it comes to the choice of bedside table or cupboard. There are, though, some common principles worth considering. First, for convenience, it is best if the unit is approximately the same height as the top of the bed mattress. This will vary, but will most usually be around 50cm/lft 8in.

Ideally there should be enough space within the unit to accommodate all that you might wish to store at the bedside: this will help prevent a cluttered top with nowhere to set down that occasional cup of tea or perhaps a posy of fresh rosebuds. A sheet of clear glass cut to the outline of the top of a cloth-covered table will help to prevent staining and dust gathering on the fabric surface.

Bedroom Design Ideas (Part 1)

A bedroom is a private sanctuary, a place for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Bedroom design ideas should reinforce that feeling and help create an environment which is calm, soothing and takes us away from the stresses of the daily life.

The things around which the bedroom design ideas revolve are functional elements like the furniture, storage etc., aesthetical elements like color and decorative elements like artwork, displays, accessories etc.

The following components form essential part of the bedroom design ideas. Required attention should be given to each to get the best results.

  1. Layout
  2. Color
  3. Lighting
  4. Furniture
  5. Decorations
  6. Accessories
  7. Window Treatments
  8. Storage

This article first in the series discusses initial three components which are foundation blocks of any bedroom design ideas. These are:

Layout

First thing when starting with interior designing your bedroom is to prepare a layout for it. You need to consider where will the bed be placed, where the wardrobes will be, where will you keep the dresser, which is the best place for a TV etc.

The layout, in return, will depend on the size and shape of the room, the location of doors and windows, any structural elements etc.

Color

Color along with lighting is an important element for bedroom design ideas. It helps create the right ambience and atmosphere in the room. The use of colors will depend on many factors like the size and volume of the room, the amount of natural light it is getting, the effect you want to create, your personal preferences etc.

Whatever colors you choose should complement the overall decor of the room. Remember the colors are not only limited to the four walls. They encompass the furniture, the soft furnishings, the accessories and other decoration items like the displays.

Lighting

We need a relaxed and cozy ambience in the bedroom. The lighting plays an important role in creating that. It can set the tone for the room which will help you unwind after a hard days work. Lighting is the bridge that creates a transition between totally awake state to deep sleep. Let it be a smooth transition.

Apart from the ambient lighting you need specific task lighting for different requirements like dressing and grooming, retrieving things from the wardrobes, drawers and shelves, reading and so on. Make sure that enough lighting is provided to take care of all these needs.

Accent lighting can enhance the decor of your bedroom by highlighting the artwork, special paints or textures on a wall, accent furniture, displays or any other decorative features.

This concludes part one of the series of articles on bedroom design ideas.

How a Good Bedroom Design Can Boost Your Confidence

Do you know that your bedroom is responsible for who
you are right now.

Your own bedroom is the place which you see last when you
go to sleep and also is the first place you see when you
wake in the morning.

These two are the times of the day when you are most
receptive to receive any messages, good or bad.

Hey, what did I say? Good or Bad. Yes, it’s true, anything
you see, feel, touch, smell, listen to at this time of the
day will contribute in making your “personality”, no matter
whether it works for you or not.

That’s why you can make use of this fundamental reality to
unconsciously program yourself almost automatically, by
taking care of your bedroom. In short you can “design”
your bedroom as a self help tool.

The term “design” in itself has a much wider scope. Design
is not just color scheme, materials, lighting, furniture and
its arrangement in the bedroom. It includes the personality
of the person who is going to use it.

While in a bedroom, a person is more relaxed, feels more
secured and is open minded to accept more positive
messages. That’s why it is necessary to understand the
personality of a person before designing his/her bedroom.

His/her likes/dislikes, moods, what motivates him/her can
affect the entire bedroom design strategy. This design strategy
includes the type of furniture to be used (iron, wood, cane
contemporary), color schemes to be used (cool, warm, composite)
types of flooring materials(tiles, carpets, wooden floors,
PVC floors), the overall theme of the bedroom(oriental,
contemporary)

That’s why a good bedroom design is one which creates a
feeling of security for it’s owner. Use of natural elements
such as plants/flowers can greatly add to the motivational
capacity of a bedroom space. Since plants and flowers
already have a beauty of their own, can greatly enhance the
aura of the bedroom.

A bedroom which is nothing but a full mess, is harmful for
development of a healthy mind. A room full of clutter and
unnecessary garbage gives a negative message to your
subconscious. As far as possible, office work, computers
should be avoided in a bedroom.

If there is a scarcity of space and such situation arises
all care must be taken to keep the work clean and healthy.
This requires a little effort, but payoffs are huge if done
on a regular basis.

I hope this article was informative and positive.

Copyright 2005 Shrinivas Vaidya