Moving into a new house? Or just time to redecorate your bedroom? This ultra-important room in your home deserves some TLC to make it your personal space. Your bedroom is your sanctuary, a place to relax, unwind and get that all-important sleep you need to feel your best. Here are some style ideas to get you started:
• Platform beds are all the rage these days. The sleek look they bring to the bedroom is very versatile – it can be accented by modern décor or softened with romantic and floral bedding depending on your taste. If your bed has feet, opt for night stands and other furniture with feet as well. Quilts and blankets look best on this type of bed, as comforters and duvets are too puffy to wrap around the bottom of the mattress.
• Nightstands or bedside tables used to be standard sized with two drawers – not anymore! Technology has entered the bedroom so open shelved tables (which allow for cords to easily pass through) are en vogue now, allowing for charging stations to sit right next to your stack of books.
• Bedside lamps are a traditional feature in bedrooms, but these days designers are opting for overhead lighting instead. If recessed lighting or track lights above your bed are not your cup of tea, consider hanging lamps that reach to the same height that a table lamp would. This keeps the light to the side of your bed, making a nice visual frame, but also frees up that precious table space for other uses.
• To set the mood for relaxation and quality sleep, use dark colors on the walls. The bedroom is one room where you should not be afraid to paint the walls a dramatic shade, and deep reds, navy and purples (maybe this year’s Pantone color of the year, Ultra Violet?) make for a comforting, calming atmosphere. Mix in shades of buttery yellow or creamy whites to brighten it up a bit.
• If deep jewel tones aren’t your thing, try going monochromatic in the bedroom with shades of whites or grays. Keeping it all in the same color family gives a sense of elegance and peacefulness.
• Gold, brass and copper are at the top of most decorator’s lists these days, so incorporate these metals into light fixtures and lamps, wall switch plates, and picture or mirror frames. (And these metals go great with the dark wall colors mentioned above!)