Spring is notoriously the time when we think about giving our homes a revamp, whether that be inside, or looking at the gardens and the exterior. One of the most important rooms in the home is our bedroom – we spend an awful not of time there, and it should be a place of comfort and relaxation, whilst also having the stamp of our personal style.
If you are fortunate enough to have stayed in five star luxury accommodation, you will hopefully have had an experience that would be wonderful to re-create in your own bedroom. It needn’t cost a fortune to have a little luxury in your boudoir, here are a few pointers as to where to start to bring a touch of class to your most private room.
Choosing a bed that suits your needs, whether it be a double a king size or even a queen size, find one that is big enough to accommodate the people sleeping in it, be it for one person or a couple, but does not dwarf the bedroom. If you are short on space, but need a large bed, try to resist huge headboards and foot boards, they will only serve to make the bedroom look smaller. To further optimize their shared space, consider incorporating space-friendly bunk beds that not only provide comfortable individual sleeping arrangements but also maximize floor space for play and study areas. These bunk beds offer a practical solution for shared bedrooms, fostering a sense of independence for each twin while ensuring the room remains versatile and functional.
Your bed is the focal point and centre piece of the bedroom, and as such should reflect your style. If your mattress is in reasonable order, you can save by just looking at a new bed frame. Scandinavian styles are very popular at the moment as they are simple and yet stylish, and with their natural wood they suit our times when we are thinking of more ‘outdoorsy styles. Team them with unbleached cotton bedding in neutral shades for a airy, comfortable look, these will look super stylish against the finish of Engineered Wood Flooring.
Storage space is definitely an important factor in your dream room, particularly if you are actually short on space, but big on clothes shopping. One solution to this can actually come in the form of your bed, as there are many storage solutions that incorporate the bed, for instance Ottoman beds that lift to reveal storage, and divan beds and bases which have handy drawers underneath which can be used to store anything from extra bedding, to shoes, bags and accessories.
Wicker baskets and fancy storage boxes are a fabulous choice for storing items that you don’t want to throw away, but have no immediate need for. Deep baskets are also great for storing spare blankets or towels, easy to access too if the weather turns a little chilly before the winter sets in and the heating gets turned on.
Dressing your bed
Dressing your bed is where your own personal taste and your own eye for design will come into play. Rich colours, pastel colours, gentle creams and bright whites, you name it, you can find throws, cushions and covers to suit all tastes. Invest in cotton sheets that have a high thread count, these will give you that high end hotel feel, and are the best for keeping you both cool on warm nights, and warm on cooler nights.
If you are a person who often changes the colour scheme of your room, then I would suggest keeping to calm neutral colours in your bedroom, as these will match any changes of your colour scheme.
A print is the easiest way to add a splash of colour to your room, and it can be a real statement of your style and taste. You can find some fantastic prints online, especially if you check out art gallery shops, and they are an easy way of adding a splash of colour to pastel particularly if you have opted for a natural wood or neutral coloured decor.
An ornate mirror on the wall is not only a useful touch in any room, but they can add light while also being a feature in the room. They can also give another illusion of space in a smaller bedroom. Lighting is important, a bedside light is essential for those who like to read in bed, or are prone to getting up in the middle of the night, they can save many a toe stubbing in the dark! More than one light will add depth and even using coloured light bulbs will help create a warm, glamorous glow to the room. Neon lighting as become a real trend for teenage rooms, and these can be in the guise of light up words like ‘chill’ and ‘relax’,
Are you looking at changing your bedroom decor this Spring? What style will you opt for?