Bedroom decoration key elements – I

A bedroom is a strictly private space where people usually sleep or relax, this is a place of peace and tranquility. Although its key function is to provide suitable atmosphere for resting and relaxation, you can feel free to add a working desk and this will not affect its functionality, only be careful not to turn the space into a study.

The interior of a bedroom should be approached carefully; furniture, furnishings and accessories should create a sense of calmness. The bedroom should be our oasis, where to relax and renew.

Furniture and the rest of the décor in bedrooms vary a lot, depending mainly on taste, traditions and social status; however there are certain items that are common in most bedrooms – a bed, bedside tables, dressers, a chair/ an armchair, an ottoman. Before choosing your furniture, consider the size of the space and the atmosphere you want to create. In general, light colours and natural light can make the space look larger, while a darker or warmer colour will make it a bit smaller and cozier.

Paint colours:

Neutral colours – beige, ivory, taupe, black, gray and white – are always a good choice. They work with every other colour so you can lighten and brighten the room using accents and bedding in different colours and patterns.

Pastel colours – soft, relaxing, serene, they can also contribute to a good night’s sleep. Consider using soft blues, lavenders, and greens, especially when combined with brighter accessories and/or dark wood furniture.

As for bright colours, it is generally assumed that they are not quite suitable for a bedroom; but since it is your space, it is up to you to decide what is the best for you.

The key element in a bedroom is the bed; it is the starting point for arranging and upgrading the space.

However, this is a room associated with the feeling of warmth, comfort and peace, and the bed is that piece of furniture that mostly contributes to create an atmosphere of tranquility and serenity.

Consider carefully its size and the material it is made from, the bed frame as well as the type and the depth of the mattress, in general, make sure that the bed is of that size and characteristics to perfectly fit the room and meet your needs.

A canopy bed

It may sound exotic and out of reach, but there are easy ways to achieve such an effect, even if the bed is not equipped with a special pre-made frame; unquestionably such a bed brings style, elegance and romance in the bedroom, not to mention that it will become the focal point of the room.

Other elements of the décor:

Without bedside tables the room is just not complete. They serve two functions – on the one hand provide space for items like a lamp, a book, favourite photos, a vase of flowers, a clock /do not overdo with these accessories/, and on the other – help anchor the bed so it doesn’t look like it is just floating in the room. Of course, you choose their shape, style and material, but it is recommended that bedside tables should always be about the same height as the mattress.

As for their depth, about 24″ is the optimum; anything bigger will hinder your activities around the bed, in case they are still practical and meet your needs it is not a problem to be smaller in depth.