Make Your Bedroom the Best Place to Be
Creating a beautiful bedroom is a great way to make sure you have restful sleep filled with sweet dreams. Everyone longs for a tranquil retreat at the end of the day, so why not turn your bedroom into the best place to be?
Even small changes such as adding extra pillows and using a calming color palette can make your bedroom the serene oasis you desire. A beautiful headboard, accent furniture, and the accessories combine to give you the perfect bedroom. Let’s begin.
Keep the Bedroom Simple
Regardless of the decorating style you choose, keep your bedroom simple, sophisticated, elegant, and most importantly, clutter-free. It’s hard to get a good night’s sleep with all that clutter bearing down on you. Leave at least 3 feet between the bed and the walls or large pieces of furniture so that you can easily move around your space
Furnish your bedroom with only what you need. The streamlined Cityscapes King Chelsea Upholstered Sleigh Bed from A.R.T. Furniture has a sleek silhouette that makes the space look spacious and sophisticated. A dresser, bedside tables, and a chair complete the room. In keeping with the simple theme, accessories are kept to a minimum.
Choose a Subtle Soothing Palette
Do you enter your bedroom feeling tired, but once you cross its threshold, you find yourself full of unwanted energy? It may not be the caffeine you’ve been drinking, but the color on your bedroom walls. In general, toned down colors create a better atmosphere for sleeping than primary colors do. In addition, choosing a flat finish rather than a glossy one will make the colors seem softer.
A restful, monochromatic palette with gentle hues of blue, green, or lavender will create the right environment for restful sleep. And don’t forget the ceiling. Rather than leaving it a bland, blank surface, try adding a subtle pattern in a slightly lighter color than the walls. This will make the space feel intimate and cozy. The Criteria Queen Upholstered Bed from Bernhardt with light gray fabric and pale lavender walls soothe the soul while adding a touch of drama.
Match Your Furniture to Your Space
Measure your space and create a floorplan before start shopping for bedroom furniture. Your floor plan doesn’t have to be fancy, but your measurements need to be spot on - you know the saying “measure twice.” Keep your furniture in scale with your room. Of course, it has to actually fit in the room, but that’s not the hard part. Make sure the scale is right for your room, especially if you have small space.
If you have a high ceiling, go for it. A tall headboard, such as the one on the Miramont Queen Upholstered Sleigh Bed from Bernhardt will fit nicely and add a little bit of drama. You’ve got room for a chair, ottoman, or even an end-of-bed bench. If you have the space, you can also create a reading nook or intimate lounging area with a comfortable chair and footstool.
Dress Your Bed for Success
Dress up your bedroom in beautiful, luxurious linens. Choose sheets that are 100% cotton and have at least a 300 thread count. Add other luxy fabrics such as soft cashmere or mohair throw, tons of pillows on the bed, textured wall coverings, and plush area rugs.
Window treatments give you another opportunity to add texture, softness, pattern, and color to your bedroom. Soft sheers combined with roller blinds give you privacy at night and give your bedroom a beautiful morning glow. Opaque blinds can keep the sun out completely for days when you want to sleep late.
Layer your lighting so that you have ambient light, task lighting, and accent lighting. Layered lighting is what makes those photos in magazines look so good. This means a bedside lamp, overhead light, and floor lights that let you direct light where you want it. Consider dimmer switches for overhead lights and separate on/off switches so you can light only where you want it.
Unplug in the Bedroom
And last but not least, try to keep your cell phone, television, computer, and exercise machine out of the bedroom. The bedroom should be only for rest and relaxation. You’ll find you love having a space dedicated to sleeping, reading, and romance.
If you want a new look in your bedroom, contact one of our in-house design professionals today.
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