Bedroom Design Ideas (Part 2)

This is the second and concluding part of the series of articles on bedroom design ideas. Continuing from the previous article here we will focus on some of the other components which give shape to the bedroom design.

Furniture

Style, comfort and relaxation are the key factors while finalizing the furniture for your bedroom. It should fulfill all your needs, maximizing the use of space in the process without making the room overcrowded.

The bedroom furniture includes everything from the bed, dresser, chest of drawers to the storage furniture. You should know in detail about these furniture elements in a bedroom and how best to arrange them, to get the best results.

Decorations

For decorating, often the people focus on the more public rooms like living room, neglecting the bedroom. The bedroom is where you spend the most private moments of your life. The room should make you feel happy and relaxed. You should give a personal touch to it. Decorating it is the easiest way to do that.

Accessories

Accessories are the items that make a room come alive. Some of the accessories in a bedroom are purely decorative, while others are functional as well as decorative. Different bedroom accessories like rugs, curtains, table lamps, artwork, indoor plants etc. add character to the room.

Accessories enrich a bedroom with intricate patterns, accents of color and soft textures. They add visual interest to the room. They can brighten up your bedroom and have a great impact with least expenditure.

Window Treatments

The window treatment is important to the overall bedroom design ideas. The styles and fabrics used for this purpose should not only blend in and harmonize with the overall decor of the room but should enhance it.

The window treatment will depend on a number of factors such as –

  • the overall size of the room
  • the size of windows
  • the type of decor in the room
  • the amount of natural light coming in
  • outside environment etc.

Different window treatments like drapes, curtains and blinds should be used separately or in combination to cover the windows.

Storage

Every bedroom needs a lot of storage to make it clean, neat and organized. Storage requirements are usually of different types in a bedroom. These will be hanging, drawers and shelf space. See the need for each type of storage. Then give the storage fulfilling the need as wardrobes, drawers, wall units, open shelves etc.

Apart from that there are other bedroom storage ideas like boxes, bags, baskets and free-standing rails. These all depend on your requirements, the size of the room, its layout and the space available.

These bedroom design ideas will help you focus on different elements of a bedroom design. Once you take care of all these elements and give the necessary attention to each, you will have a bedroom you love.

How a Good Bedroom Design Can Boost Your Confidence

Do you know that your bedroom is responsible for who
you are right now.

Your own bedroom is the place which you see last when you
go to sleep and also is the first place you see when you
wake in the morning.

These two are the times of the day when you are most
receptive to receive any messages, good or bad.

Hey, what did I say? Good or Bad. Yes, it’s true, anything
you see, feel, touch, smell, listen to at this time of the
day will contribute in making your “personality”, no matter
whether it works for you or not.

That’s why you can make use of this fundamental reality to
unconsciously program yourself almost automatically, by
taking care of your bedroom. In short you can “design”
your bedroom as a self help tool.

The term “design” in itself has a much wider scope. Design
is not just color scheme, materials, lighting, furniture and
its arrangement in the bedroom. It includes the personality
of the person who is going to use it.

While in a bedroom, a person is more relaxed, feels more
secured and is open minded to accept more positive
messages. That’s why it is necessary to understand the
personality of a person before designing his/her bedroom.

His/her likes/dislikes, moods, what motivates him/her can
affect the entire bedroom design strategy. This design strategy
includes the type of furniture to be used (iron, wood, cane
contemporary), color schemes to be used (cool, warm, composite)
types of flooring materials(tiles, carpets, wooden floors,
PVC floors), the overall theme of the bedroom(oriental,
contemporary)

That’s why a good bedroom design is one which creates a
feeling of security for it’s owner. Use of natural elements
such as plants/flowers can greatly add to the motivational
capacity of a bedroom space. Since plants and flowers
already have a beauty of their own, can greatly enhance the
aura of the bedroom.

A bedroom which is nothing but a full mess, is harmful for
development of a healthy mind. A room full of clutter and
unnecessary garbage gives a negative message to your
subconscious. As far as possible, office work, computers
should be avoided in a bedroom.

If there is a scarcity of space and such situation arises
all care must be taken to keep the work clean and healthy.
This requires a little effort, but payoffs are huge if done
on a regular basis.

I hope this article was informative and positive.

Copyright 2005 Shrinivas Vaidya

Modern Bedroom Designs For Your Home

If you enjoy flipping through décor magazines to keep up with the latest trend in bedroom design, you must already be aware of modem bedroom theme. Modern bedrooms are a unique way of breathing life into your bedroom. Let’s take a look at some of the most important modern bedroom design elements that can help you replicate the magazine look. Color – bedrooms use only one or two solid colors to lend a smooth and sophisticated look.

The favored colors today are browns and white. The classic black and white combination, of course never goes out of style. Whether it’s your modern bedroom furniture or chairs, or then maybe it’s your modern vanity tables, using black or chocolate brown or the brown in different dark hues will really enhance the ‘modern’ appeal of your bedroom. Besides, these colors go really well with most modern bedroom furniture sets and they also manage to give your room a nice, earthy, warm feel. Pattern – Rugs and carpets are an important element in bedroom décor.

However, don’t go in for ones that have fancy patterns. Instead, buy rugs or small carpets in solid colors and interesting patterns – think geometric! Rugs in different textures can also add a touch of drama to the entire space. Furniture – Keep it stark and simple. Furniture in simple and clean lines is the hallmark of modern bedroom design. The darker the shades of wood, the better the style adaptation! Enhance the overall appearance by using modern bedroom furniture in rectangular or square shapes. Avoid circular shapes! Brushed metal and real wood look is really in. Try it. Lights – Set the mood in your modern bedroom with mood reflecting lights.

Go for flexible lighting fixtures. Use bright light during the night and dreamy romantic, subtle light during the night to set the mood for some fun and ‘games!’ Again, light fixtures should be in clean lines, simple designs and should match the color combination of the room. Accessories – Less is more! That’s the mantra of modern bedroom décor. Keep the accessories to the bear minimum and maintain the silhouette. Mattress, bedroom chairs, bedroom curtains, and bedroom embellishments should all combine together to enhance the look and appeal of the room while working hard to create a elegant, sophisticated, yet comfortable atmosphere in the room. Experiment with tall glass vases and single flower (Artificial or real).

You can also use a single photo frame with an eye catching modern art painting or print. Avoid ornate or frilly stuff in your modern bedroom at all costs. Finally, the idea is to maximize the available space and modern bedroom theme aims to do just that. That’s why in trend bedrooms have closets inside the room space rather than as a separate area. Besides this, having a specific space for each item such as shoes, clothes, cosmetics, books, etc to make the room look more organized is part of the bedroom decorating style. Use these modern bedroom tips to breathe life into your old bedroom and feel the difference!