Bedrooms are the ultimate sanctuary. It is a place to rest and rejuvenate, and oftentimes, also a place to hide from the world. Most often not seen by house guests, bedrooms tend to be neglected in terms of décor and design.
The look and feel of your bedroom can be anything you want. This is even more true for those eccentrics who want to experiment with colours and textures but are not sure where to start. We share a few favourite ideas to give your bedroom that va-va-voom.
Most designers agree that you need more than one source of light in a room. Layers are important here as there are many different aspects to your bedroom’s personality. Every room should have a mix of lighting, including overhead, accent and task lights.
Dramatic textures are essential in a bedroom. If your bedroom is relying on a neutral palette, it is still a good idea to incorporate textures. According to Grant Pierrus of the award-winning London-based luxury interior design and lifestyle blog, Interior Style Hunter, there are a few things to consider.
- Study and notice how different types of light reflect on different textures. A rough texture often throws a softer shadow compared to a sharp edge.
- Using the same colour in a range of textures can make the colour look very different.
- In a dramatic space, you won’t touch and sight to be very important, think about placing textures throughout the room that make you want to walk over and touch and feel them.
- Limit the amount of texture used in space, two or three contrasting textures is enough.
- The more extreme the texture contrast, the more drama you will add to space.
Walls and All
Things for walls are always important in the bedroom landscape. Choosing the right art, tapestries or other interesting objects can be difficult to curate at times. Wall art plays a critical role in setting the mood for your bedroom because the colour, size, style, and style of the bedroom art you select directly correlates to the mood you want to set in that space.
We love the colour psychology profiles as a colour guide and how they apply to bedrooms. Keep this in mind when starting a decorating project in your bedroom.
Blue: Tranquility, serenity, and trust
Green: Nature, balance, and harmony
Yellow: Energy and attention
Orange: Creativity, warmth, and socialization
Brown: Reliability and strength
Red: Passion, romance, and adventure
Pink: Sweetness, femininity, and calm
Lilac: Spirituality and creativity
Black: Strength and protection