How to Decorate a Bedroom

The bedroom is as much a place of contemplation and relaxation as it is a place to sleep. Learn how to decorate it in a way that makes it as pleasant as possible.

 

Whatever size the bed, make sure it’s the best quality possible.See more here. People spend a lot of their lives sleeping, and quality is key. Spend plenty of time testing out models for comfort. Do some research about construction and coil count. Usually, the higher the number of springs inside, the better. Depending on what style of frame is chosen, a box spring may or may not be necessary. A bed frame that has a base to support the mattress often doesn’t require a box spring, but if extra height is desired, a box spring will do the trick.

 

Picking Bedside Tables

 

Size is important when it comes to bedside tables. Generally, the height should be about the same as the mattress. Otherwise a bit lower is better than a bit higher. It also shouldn’t be too deep. Anything deeper than about 24” will make it awkward to get in and out of bed. When it comes to accessorizing a bedside table, resist the urge to clutter it up. Make sure there’s enough room for a lamp, alarm clock, book, glass of water, phone, etc. If the table has storage some of these items can be placed in a drawer, otherwise, consider placing a small stool underneath to place a couple of items.

 

Window Treatments for the Bedroom

 

Window treatments in a bedroom can be very important since privacy is often desired. Shades and curtains can be lined with a blackout fabric to block light and provide maximum privacy. Since bedrooms tend to be more match than other rooms, have fun with colour and pattern and coordinate them with other items in the room. Match the curtains or shades to the wallpaper, bedding, furniture upholstery, etc. Alternatively, pick up colours from other items in the room such as a piece of art or the rug.

 

Bedroom Rugs

Wall-to-wall carpeting works well in a bedroom because it’s the place where we are most often barefoot. It both looks and feels comfy. Area rugs also work well and can unify the room, but it’s important to use one that is big enough so that it doesn’t completely disappear under the bed. Throw rugs can also be fun in a bedroom. Place one on either side of the bed for a soft spot to greet feet in the morning. They also look great at the foot of the bed. And remember, it doesn’t have to be one type of rug or another. Layer throw rugs over area rugs or carpeting to create depth in the room.

 

Choosing the Bedding

Take care when choosing sheets and buy the best quality possible. Natural materials like cotton are best (buy organic and eco-friendly whenever possible). Don’t feel that a set is necessary. Mixing and matching patterns in bedding is quite acceptable. Just make sure that the background colour is the same. Also, don’t fill it up with too many throw pillows. The look ends up being cluttered, and it’s a pain to constantly must remove them when getting into bed.

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