Decorating any part of the home isn’t as straightforward a project as many people wish. This is especially true If it’s your first time. Picking the right combination of furniture, colors, and dimensions is a tricky challenge. And that’s before you mention texture and accessories.
As such, you’ll probably need some help if you’re dressing or decorating your bedroom for the first time. So, we’ve identified five critical considerations to help you start on the right foot.
Choosing the right bed
The first thing you need to remember is that the bed defines your bedroom. It sets the tone for the rest of the decoration and directly influences space utilization throughout the room. So, you must begin your decoration project by choosing the perfect bed.
We recommend commencing the shopping process by assessing your budget. How much money do you have for the bed frame, mattress, and bed dressings? Your budget will tell you where to shop and what style to choose.
Once you know your budget, determine the right bed size for your needs. We recommend choosing a size that leaves at least 36 inches (three feet) around it. From there, choose the right bed frame and headboard, prioritizing the type of wood (hardwoods are the best), style, noise, and ease of assembly.
Clean lines are important if you’re looking for a modern bedroom style. However, you can also go for a traditional or classic look. From there you can think about the bedclothes and the mattress.
Choosing the right color scheme
Many experts recommend getting the bed first, then choosing your colors schemes to complement the bed. But you can also start with the color schemes and accessorize to tie things together to create harmony within the space.
The most important thing is to choose a color scheme that speaks to your soul while complementing the rest of the room and your home. This is easy if you already know your favorite colors. You can just paint the room in the selected color or cover it in similar-colored wallpaper.
However, don’t fret even if you’re unsure about the right color. Begin by considering the mood you want to create in the room. Generally, bright colors such as orange and yellow create an upbeat mood while adding warmth to the room. Alternatively, you can go with muted colors, such as a shade of grey or white, to keep things neutral.
The other thing to consider is whether you’d like the room to appear smaller or bigger. Light colors increase the sense of space, while dark colors make spaces appear smaller.
The third thing to keep in mind when decorating the master bedroom is lighting. Good lighting changes and transforms a space. For instance, you can use lighting and shade to make a room feel comfortable and cozy. Or you can use the same to create a dramatic atmosphere.
You can also use lighting to accentuate specific features in the space, such as flowers or the headboard. Or, you can use light to enhance the sense of space.
So, how can you set up the perfect bedroom lighting? We recommend starting by planning for flexible lighting. This means layering different lighting solutions, such as table lamps, floor lamps, and ceiling lights, to create the perfect mood.
Secondly, consider a statement floor lamp if space and ceiling height aren’t problems. A striking floor lamp will create a statement feature in your bedroom. Oversize lamps and adjustable overhead lamps are also desirable. Similarly, consider directional lights for reading.
The air is to have as many lighting solutions as possible in the bedroom. However, be wary about space utilization and overall harmony within your room. You don’t want the lighting fixtures overpowering your bedroom or suddenly looking like clutter.
Finally, you cannot talk about decorating the master bedroom without mentioning accessories. If you’re wondering, accessories in interior décor refer to finishing touches that enhance the aesthetic qualities of the space. They may have functional purposes too. But their primary role is to make the room more beautiful and comfortable.
So, which are some of the best accessories when decorating the master bedroom? There are many options. For instance, consider applying wallpaper on selected room sections to add patterns and subtly introduce new colors. Wallpaper can also add texture.
Alternatively, find beautiful artwork to bring out your personality. A gallery wall will do the trick. They look majestic when positioned above the bed or on one of the walls to spruce up a boring bedroom section.
Other accessories to consider are a beautiful foot rug under the bed and throw pillows. And don’t forget to dress your windows.
Though often challenging, decorating the master bedroom can be fun if you’re up for the task. The secret is to not give up after making one mistake. Instead, be excited to try out new colors, textures, and styles and always bring in accessories to soften your errors.