Creating Your Dream Bedroom

Friday, February 27, 2015

Do you dream of creating your perfect bedroom? I know I do, and it's definitely something I've put a lot of thought into over the last year since moving house. Your bedroom is like your own personal sanctuary, it needs to be relaxing and calming in order for you to get a good night sleep and retreat from the world at the end of the day. Achieving your dream bedroom doesn’t need to be expensive, and you can easily design an idyllic haven choosing to spend extravagantly or very little at all. Here are a few ideas to bear in mind when you're thinking about putting together your dream room.

Choose Your Theme 
all images from Pinterest.com
If you're designing a room from scratch or hoping to do a complete overhaul, my advice is to first decide on the theme- what kind of look are you going for? Shabby chic cottage, romantic boudoir, glamorous high fashion, modern minimalist or industrial chic? This will determine your colour palette and overall look of the room. Pinterest is perfect for inspiration; as soon as you know what theme you want to go for you can search for room ideas based on this. Pick and choose the different elements that you like from each in order to create your dream room.

Add Cosy Accessories
Regardless of the theme you've gone for,  romantic accents are the perfect addition to any bedroom. These are things like soft lighting and sumptuous textiles such as cushions, rugs and throws. Whether it's chunky knitted textures or soft sheepskin, these bring the room together and make it look cosy and comfortable- the perfect environment for a peaceful night's sleep.

Work With Your Space
Apartment living is becoming more popular in the UK, especially if you live in a city. Before I moved into my current house I lived in a flat for three years, and so have first hand experience on how difficult it is creating a room that looks pretty while still being functional. A more minimal look definitely works well in smaller spaces, choose furniture that has strong clean lines and go for block colours rather than patterns which can look overwhelming. Light and bright colours will open up the space, and effective storage solutions keep everything looking neat and tidy.

Invest In Quality
When it comes to furniture you can't go wrong by investing in solid, high quality pieces as they'll last for many years and will work even when you change up your decor.  Things like a super king size sleigh bed, matching bedside tables and a solid wardrobe are worth spending a bit more on. You can always improvise when it comes to the smaller pieces and accents (and use them to change up the entire look of a room) whereas good furniture will still look great regardless of whether you change your theme later down the line.


What would your dream bedroom look like?

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8 comments

  1. Great advice! Totally agree with keeping things light and bright makes everything look bigger!

    dreaminpink-x.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think it's the number one way to make any space look bigger! x

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  2. Great tips! I love a light, bright bedroom with lots of cosy accessories. xxx

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive

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    1. My thoughts exactly. A bright room makes the space look bigger but can be a bit stark, so cosy accessories make it more homely and bring it all together x

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  3. I really want to redecorate. I love the look of the first photo and the last. Lighting is key and cosy accessories, none of which I own x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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    1. lighting and cosy accessories are some of the more fun things to buy, so I bet you'll enjoy picking things out when you get around to redecorating :) x

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  4. If only my room was bigger, I'd have the large sleigh like bed going!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I'm obsessed with sleigh beds they look so luxurious! x

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