We preach to our customers that their bedroom is their sanctuary. No one ever argues with us, because many people do feel that their bedroom is their own area that is ONLY for them. It is a private place for you to relax and sleep. You can turn your relaxing bedroom vibe up a notch by accessorizing the room itself. You have the perfect mattress (if you don’t, click here to learn how you can find one!) and stylish and functional bedroom furniture. Now all you need to complete your sanctuary is accessories to bring out you character and personal design. Design Psychology states that if you are comfortable in your room, you will be happier and more relaxed in your home.
The first step to take is to choose your center piece. The center piece of your room should be your bed. However, it doesn’t have to be! Maybe you have a fireplace in your bedroom (jealous!). Use the fireplace as the focal point of your design.
Once you choose your center piece, you are able to build around it and create the most comfortable (and gorgeous) bedroom design! Check out our list of the 5 ways to accessories your bedroom below.
1. Select a color scheme: If your bedroom is already painted a beautiful color that you love, build off of that to create your design! If you aren’t thrilled with the color of the walls in your bedroom, pick up a paint brush and change it! Brighten up the color of the room by incorporating pillows and a comforter with a lot of patterns and designs. Choose colors that will encourage relaxation and sleep such as soft pale (almost pastel) hues. Once you have the color scheme that you want and love, you are ready to add tangible items to your bedroom design.
2. Pick out accent furniture: If you love reading before you head to bed, check out a few relaxing furniture options such as a chaise lounge or reclining chair. An ideal place for a lounge furniture piece would be at the foot of your bed or by your fireplace (close to your main center piece). You have room to play with, add some other small accent furniture pieces such as a jewelry stand or entertainment center.
3. Hang wall art: Surprisingly enough, hanging a few pieces of art can really relax the tone of your room. Choose something that is easy to look at and something that pleases your eye. It obviously should be something that you love. If you don’t have a mirror accompanying your dresser, hang a few smaller mirrors on the same wall to create a fun, yet functional mural.
4. Personalize your room: The easiest way to personalize your bedroom is to hang pictures of you and your family (maybe even your pets!). Think outside of the box and include some items that you hold dear to your heart. Maybe you have a bookshelf that is home to all of the best sellers that you read on a daily basis. Highlight your favorite books by turning their front cover to face the room (like they do in Barnes and Noble)! Put a vase with some fresh flowers on your dresser or a potted plant by the window to make your room look fresh.
5. Add light to your room: Have a lamp on your nightstand and a lamp on your dresser for easy accessibility and functionality. To add to the relaxing tone of your room, install dimming lights with low wattage to your light switches. If you prefer your room to be pitch-black while you are sleeping, make sure that your darkening curtains are open during the day. Your bedroom should not be a dark dungeon, it should be a place where you look forward to retreating to at the end of every day.
Congratulations! After completing the 5 steps to accessories your bedroom, your bedroom sanctuary design is now complete! If you are going to add or remove anything from your design, remember the size of the room you are working with. Adding additional items to a small room could make the room feel small and crammed. Taking items away from a larger room could make it feel huge and not inviting. Always consider the space you are working with when designing any room.
If you need any additional help when it comes to your bedroom sanctuary design, do not hesitate to reach out to one of our design consultants. They are always here to guide and help you with your room design. And remember, a happy space is a happy place!