Thinking about revamping your bedroom? The first thing you need to decide is what to do with your existing furniture. Will you donate it, or mix and match it to fit your new color scheme? Then you need to consider other things. What color will you choose to paint the walls? Do you need a rug? Will there be enough room for a nightstand or dresser? There are so many questions, but decorating your bedroom can be fun and exciting, especially with the right guide.
Consulting with interior designers might be a good start, but there are dozens of online sources to consider first. There is no need for spreadsheets with floor plans or project management software to track your progress. A simple to-do list will do the trick. Here are a few tips to get you started!
Create A Basic Plan
This plan does not have to be a fully thought out process. Just create a short list of ideas to get you started. For example, think about the type of furniture that you love and the different materials that excite you. To get some ideas, visit Pinterest. They have loads of ideas and pictures to get those creative juices flowing!
A few checkpoints to follow for finishing touches include:
A fresh coat of paint can create an environment that is warm and subtle. By choosing the right colors, you can create a peaceful place to rest your head at night. However, study what each color represents and how it affects the body.
Pillows are a necessity. The more the better! However, you want to make sure that the bed is comfortable and you can actually sleep in it. Any where from one to six pillows can be enough, just try not to over-do it!
A Place To Sit Down
It doesn’t have to be a large chair that fills up too much space, but a small ottoman chair or bench will add a nice touch. Think about having a place to put on your shoes or sit down while talking to a friend on the phone.
Color, Color, Color
If you decide to have a whitewashed setting, think about including a pop of color. Something bold and playful. This can be one of the most fun things about redecorating your bedroom. Continue reading below for more color tips, or check out Pinterest for ideas on how to add in pops of color.
Purchase A High-Quality Mattress
On average, you can spend eight hours a day in this one spot. Choose a mattress store that has a large selection of good mattresses to give you the support you need. If you are hesitant about spending much on a mattress, keep in mind that a good mattress can last up to 15 years and make a difference in not only your physical health but your mental health as well.
A Nightstand That Compliments Your Style
Do you enjoy having a place to put your favorite magazine or book, or need somewhere to put your wireless charging stand to quickly access your phone? A nightstand can be the finishing touch you need. It solves so many problems yet can be a great compliment to the rest of your room.
Choosing Colors for a Relaxed Atmosphere
How colors can change the mood
Colors have the potential to change your mood and behavior instantly. For example, the color red has a bold and intense feel to it, while blue can give you a calm and relaxed feel.
While decorating your bedroom, think about the principles of color psychology and include it into your designs.
How Colors Effect The Way We Sleep
Sleep specialists recommend using colors that are toned down. Shades that give off a softer feel will enhance your quality of sleep. Still don’t know what colors to choose? Below is a list of colors that can get you started:
The color purple can inspire creativity. However, it comes with a downside. The color can induce nightmares and generally reduce you to 5 hours of restful sleep.
Dark Gray Blue
This color is soothing and retains a calm collective vibe. It can be a boring color, however. Adding that pop of color we discussed earlier will do the trick.
Soft green can enhance the feeling of contentment and serenity. The color is similar to a light pistachio hue and offers an elegant, yet grounded design.
Your bedroom doesn’t have to be just a place to lay your head and get dressed. By creating an atmosphere that is quiet and relaxing, it can give you a place to unwind at the end of the day. Think of it as a peaceful safe haven that you have created to get you through some of the bad days. Choose your designs carefully and your colors with certainty. It may take a little longer, but you will definitely be happier with the end result.