We all have different styles and tastes, but each of us knows bedroom decor when we see it.
Today we are going to look at the essentials of bedroom decor, and what you want to have in your bedroom so that you are in the best position to rest and relax before bed.
Like any home styling advice, take what you need and adjust it to suit your home, but in this exercise, we are putting sleep and relaxation as a priority that will inform all other design choices.
Now, let’s get started!
Natural materials and tones
Your bedroom is the most sacred room in the house, which is why you can see some natural influences reflected in typical bedroom decor.
Linen, cotton and wood are materials that you can play with, as you want to avoid anything artificial and too abrasive for the softness of your bedroom. A wooden bedside table and wooden bed frame can make a stunning statement, complemented by other natural accent pieces around the bedroom.
Try and refrain from using bold colours in your bedroom decor, and choose a softer palette like white, beige, navy, blue and soft pastels. These neutral tones are going to go a long way in conditioning you to relax in this environment, with sleep more difficult if surrounded by bright colours in your room.
A touch of greenery
Keeping with that natural theme, you want to be introducing some plants into your bedroom decor. Not only do they introduce colour in a pleasant way, but they soften the other furniture you might have scattered in your bedroom.
You can have your plants perched on a window sill, bedside table, or even woven through your ceiling beams.
Greenery looks best when it is working with the rest of your decor, so don’t have them thriving in isolation and get creative. Greenery also has the benefit of reminding you to open your blinds or let a breeze roll in to revitalise your plants, which you need too from time to time.
Less is more
Unlike other rooms in the home, you don’t want to be too heavy-handed in defining the style of the room.
Our purpose here is to design an environment that is conducive to sleep, so if your decor does not serve that goal in one way – let’s rethink it.
It’s going to be hard to sink into your bedroom after a long day and mindlessly daydream if you are going to see a huge collection of furniture, decorations and styling accents. In fact, choose to approach this as a challenge to achieve a room concept with fewer tools.
Incorporate what you love
Your bedroom is the one room where you don’t have to apologise for what makes sense for you and makes you happy.
Take the time to frame some photos of treasured memories or destinations you have visited – anything that will make you feel supported and content when you enter the room and find these pictures on your wall or table.
This is your space and your place of rest. You might feel tempted to go overboard here, but choose one or two pictures to immortalise in your bedroom, and rotate them from time to time so that you are welcoming more joy into your day.
Here are four tips to get you started in transforming your bedroom decor.
These are the essential elements that will keep you from having another cluttered room or one that doesn’t entirely feel like yours alone.
Good luck in taking control of your sleep sanctuary and we hope you are rewarded with quality sleep.