7 Design Techniques to Make Your Bedroom Pop
Nov 11, 2011 in Homeowner . 0 Comment
A bedroom is ideally a place of rest and rejuvenation, a welcome respite from the world. But if you are like many of us, you use your bedroom for storing heaps of unfolded laundry, stacks of papers, books, and other miscellaneous items. You can easily snazz up your bedroom to create an atmosphere that is calm and tranquil. Décor and furnishings do not have to cost a huge amount of money. Here are seven ways to make your bedroom pop.
Painting the walls of a room is one of the quickest and least expensive ways to get dramatic results. Special faux painting techniques allow you to create the illusion of texture and space, with fabulous results. Try sponging, ragging, or stenciling.
Color is an important aspect of the paint you choose for your bedroom. Blues and greens are quiet and calming, while oranges and browns are toasty and cozy. Up for a change? Add heat to the bedroom with red, and glamour with gold. Alternatively, you could choose tried-and-true blue, or experiment with orange.
If you haven’t heard yet, wallpaper is making a comeback. Today’s wallpaper is available in earth-friendly materials, beautiful textures, and custom designs. Computer applications and digital printing techniques make the possibilities endless.
A trendy alternative to wallpaper is vinyl wall décor. These wall clings are relatively inexpensive, easy to put up, and a snap to take down and reposition. Vinyl wall décor is available in many styles, and for different rooms.
Consider purchasing black-out drapes for the windows in the room; they block out light and noise, improving the quality of sleep. To give the room a seamless and calming look, choose window coverings that are the same color as the walls.
Instead of the standard light fixture positioned squarely in the middle of the ceiling, experiment with candles, dimmers, and lamps. Lights add warmth and comfort, enhancing the intimacy of a room. Wall sconces on both sides of the bed add a sense of timelessness.
It may not seem like a big concern, but nice bed linens are high on the list of bedroom essentials. Invest in some quality cotton sheets that have a high thread count. Wash the sheets often, especially pillow cases, to keep allergens and germs at bay.
Pass up the traditional headboards and create a headboard of your own. For instance, a large canvas (found at craft stores) can be covered in an exotic material and hung on the wall. A romantic wrought-iron headboard allows light to create patterns and shadows on the walls.
If you don’t have a carpet in your bedroom, a rug can warm things up and pull the elements of a room together. Look for rugs that are large enough for a bed to be on top, with room to spare around the edges.