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Changing the look of your bedroom can really enhance your nights’ sleep, and make you feel happier in general. Snuggle up in the most comfortable bed, and wake up in a calming and relaxing interior space after you makeover your own favorite room.
To start (re)designing your bedroom, take pictures of your current room before you start the makeover. Take pictures of the details, things you like about it and things you don’t. Write down what it is that pleases you, and what is disappointing. Work out why you feel this way…sometimes it cannot be explained, but often there’s a reason to why we feel a particular way about a space.
Actualize Your Style Personality
Now you can begin to look at other inspirational spaces and makeovers. Buy design books, or check out the latest blogs for ideas on how you can recreate your bedroom. Your makeover will help to actualize your style personality, so make sure you choose a design that’s really ‘you’ and not an attempt to be something you are not just because you think it looks stylish. Express yourself; decide whether you prefer comfort, pale colors, cotton, silk, wood, modern, vintage, deep colors, or contemporary design.
It’s always good to look at the practical aspects also. What will you be using the room for? Will it be just for sleeping, or might you want to read, get dressed, have breakfast, drink coffee, or do your morning yoga in there. Each of these things will require the room to function well; if you want to have breakfast, then you’ll want a comfortable set of pillows and headboard for your bed to lean against. If you want to read in bed, then you’ll want to make sure that there’s a reading light near you, etc.
Interior Design for your Bedrooms
Bedroom interior decorating is all about comfort and relaxation, or it ought to be. If you’re looking to inject a bit of country style into your own bedroom then why not try a mix of vintage homeware, lots of cushions, delicious blankets, atmospheric lighting and neutral colors.
For a more modern approach, mix delightful and happy contemporary prints with design classics in a vast array of beautiful colors. Textiles are so important in a bedroom, as they create a luxurious feel; so, mix and match textures in your bedroom makeover with ‘noodle’ bedroom rugs, silk cushions, antique lace curtains, velvet throws and faux fur eiderdowns.
To Feng Shui your bedroom, keep technology out (no computer, no TV), use neutral colors, open the windows regularly, have a dimmer switch, put happy pictures on your wall and don’t have the bed facing the door.
Kids Bedroom Decor
You will want to create a magical, yet practical space for your child to live in – one that is simple enough to not be too expensive to redecorate when they get older, but one that is special enough for your child to love and own.
Start by getting the essential items of furniture: bed, bookcase, toy storage, wardrobe, cupboards. Make sure that these pieces are timeless, and will suit the child until they are much older. Then be creative with bedroom decor paint and home accessories; add some bedroom stencils of their favorite things (cars, butterflies, animals, etc) onto the wall, and make sure you add places where they can be creative. A large chalk board is awesome fun, and a box of craft supplies is perfect for a rainy afternoon.
Make sure that everything is washable and fun! Don’t place expensive antiques in a child’s bedroom but don’t fill it with cheap plastic toys either. Opt for cheerful wooden toys and lots of books to read; promote healthy and intelligent activities.
Don’t neglect your child’s interests. Encourage them instead by creating a themed kids bedroom decor design. For example, if your child is very musical, add some musical notes stencils on the walls, a good sound system and some cute vintage instruments for them to play with.
If your son is really into comics, like Spiderman, Superman or the Transformers, then create a masculine room full of artistic comic strip designs; buy some old comic books, take pages out and paste them to wooden furniture, or create a piece of artwork by shredding them up and piecing them together in a frame.
Other interests and ways to incorporate them: if your child loves history, draw a timeline around the room, and get crafty with your kid by designing images for the timeline, creating a roman skull helmet for the Ancients and a train for the industrial revolution (as your child learns, ask them to come up with something to add to the timeline so they won’t forget). If it’s animals and a career in veterinary science your child is longing after, paste pictures of pigs, horses, sheep, ducks, etc on their cupboards, and get some cute themed cuddly toys – the perfect decor item!