The bedroom is one of the main rooms in the house. And not in vain, because it is where the owners after a hard day’s work to restore their strength. To furnish the interior of the bedroom is not an easy task. At first glance it may seem that the decor of this room does not require any special rules, but it’s not so. Mistakes during the design of the bedroom are made by many people.
1. Choosing a bedside cabinet
Bedside cabinet is of great importance to create coziness and comfort. When choosing it, you should be guided by the following parameters:
A bedside table is not just a piece of furniture. It is very important how functional it is, especially if the bedroom is small in area.
Sometimes the bed is purchased in a set with nightstands and tables. In this case, manufacturers originally thought out that the furniture was united by a common style and color solution. But it also happens that the pieces of furniture are purchased separately from each other. What should you pay attention to in this case?
- Ideally, nightstands should be the same height as the bed. This is not only aesthetic, but also convenient. Indentions of height in higher or lower directions are allowed, but only a few centimeters.
- The design of the nightstand depends on the preferences of the owners. If they like to have various small things at hand, then you should pay attention to furniture with closable drawers. Those who only need to put an alarm clock and a glass of water, should pay attention to bedside tables.
- The form of the nightstand depends on the overall style. Rectangular or square furniture is considered a classic option. Round or oval bedside tables organically look in modern styles, including modern, high-tech and eclectic. If you need to save square meters, you should pay attention to angular models.
- Drawers with mirrored and light glossy surfaces look organically with almost any bed. Effectively look composition, which combined several different textures.
The color of the bedside table depends on the overall color scheme. At the same time, designers choose different options for compositions, including:
- The cabinet echoes the color of the bed headboard.
- The furniture is chosen in accordance with the complementary tone used in the interior.
- The cabinet is opposite in color to the headboard.
- The subject of the interior corresponds to the shade of the floor or walls.
- The bedside cabinet is chosen in a bright color, and as a result becomes one of the main accents of the interior.
Designers say that it is not necessary to have the same pieces of furniture on both sides of the bed. They can be chosen of different shapes, sizes, heights and colors. To balance the composition, you can use lamps, additional decorative elements.
Small bedrooms should not be cluttered with a lot of furniture, which visually make it even smaller. In addition to the bed in the room should be set bedside tables or tables and a compact cabinet. If space allows, you can add a chest of drawers. Decorative elements in a small room should be minimal.
2. Diverse lighting
Even the simplest interior looks much better with carefully thought-out lighting. Some people mistakenly think that the light in the bedroom is not important. In fact, it largely depends on how cozy and comfortable it will be in the room.
Most designers agree that lighting in the bedroom should be diversified. The room is more spacious, the more types of lamps should be chosen, and you can install them at different heights.
In addition to the main source of light, it is necessary to use sconces, table lamps, etc. Wall lights should be placed on the sides or above bedside tables. You should not install them directly above the headboard. Light fixtures can be fixed and on swivel brackets. As an alternative to wall sconces are considered pendant lamps. They look harmonious in interiors, where built-in lamps are used.
LED lighting will create a cozy, pleasant atmosphere in the bedroom, but it should not serve as the main source of light. With the help of spotlights can highlight certain areas. Each interior is different, so you should take into account its features, style, preferences of the owners when choosing lighting.
At the same time in the bedroom should not be too bright. If the room has good natural light, it is recommended to choose thick curtains, roller shutters or blinds on the windows. To regulate the level of light, you can install a dimmer. Artificial lighting should preferably choose a soft and diffused.
3. Floor covering
The bedroom is a room for rest, so here every detail is important. Not only the visual perception of the room, but also the tactile sensations are important. Therefore it is necessary to choose the floor covering carefully.
Since in the bedroom a person spends almost a third of the time, it is better to choose eco-friendly natural materials. The optimal option is considered wood, if it suits the style decision. Parquet or board is recommended to cover with special compositions on a water basis, so that the coating served for a long time.
One of the main mistakes that often occurs in the arrangement of the room is considered a carpet in its central part. From an aesthetic point of view, this solution is attractive. However, it leaves an empty space next to the bed, which can cause discomfort. Therefore, it is recommended to use small mats. No less popular material is considered carpeting. Its advantage is to improve heat and sound insulation, a pleasant tactile sensation.
Other materials, including laminate, can also be used as a floor covering. However, this room has a low traffic, so it is better to opt for natural materials.
4. Location of outlets
During the repair of the bedroom, many people forget that it is necessary to think about the wiring plan. It is made only after the interior design is known. The plan reflects the place and number of outlets and switches. They should be located taking into account the tastes and preferences of the occupants of the room. Those who actively use modern gadgets should place a socket near the bed, so that at any time to charge their device. If there are several devices, you can use double and triple options. It should be taken into account that a power source will be needed for table lamps or sconces.
Sockets should be installed after the places for furniture are determined, so that they are not subsequently covered by interior objects. If the bedroom is planned TV, then for it should be a block of at least 3 outlets. After all, in addition to the device itself you will need to connect a digital set-top box, router, etc. Usually the TV and the outlets are on the wall opposite the bed.
Designers recommend installing duplicate switches for overhead lights in the bedroom. One can be located at the entrance, the other next to the bed. As a result, you won’t need to get up to turn off the main light.
5. The location of the bed
One of the mistakes that are made when decorating the bedroom interior is considered to be the wrong arrangement of the bed in the room. The way in which the furniture is placed is very important for a good night’s sleep. Even the most comfortable bed and the best mattress will not help to have a good rest if the bed is not in its place.
- According to the teachings of Feng Shui, the headboard should point north or east.
- Bulky chandeliers above the bed are said to cause unconscious restlessness during sleep.
- It is recommended to place the bed so that when you sleep on it you can see the door.
- Do not install heavy beams on the ceiling. It is best if it is flat and uniform.
- For a double bed it is recommended to use a one-piece mattress.
- It is desirable to provide access to the sleeping place from both sides.
According to feng shui, the bedroom should be equipped so that it does not get smells from the kitchen or bathroom. The Chinese believe that they carry negative energy in the room.
Other mistakes in the bedroom interior
There are also other mistakes that are made when equipping the bedroom. Among them is the absence of paintings and posters, the minimum amount of decor. The bedroom is considered a place for rest, so unnecessary details in this room are not necessary. However, this does not mean that they should be completely excluded. This is especially true for paintings. It’s no secret that many people prefer to hang the most expensive and beautiful elements of decor in the living room or dining room. But why not choose beautiful canvases for the room, where a large amount of time is spent every day.
At the same time in the arrangement of the bedroom, it is important to exclude all unnecessary details. The room should have only the necessary things. In this case, even a small room will seem much more spacious and free. Bedside tables with closed drawers and other storage systems will help to hide all unnecessary things.
When creating the interior of the bedroom, it is important not to make a mistake with the choice of color. Most designers recommend using calm neutral tones, natural shades. Allow to make bright accents on certain details, but they should not be too much. For the bedroom, choose colors that promote rest and relaxation. One of the typical mistakes in self-decoration of the room is considered an interior made in one shade. Before you start decorating, it is recommended to choose several colors that will combine with each other.
Visual highlighting of zones is a spectacular method used by designers. But beginners rarely manage to perform it on their own. Therefore, in some cases, it is better to think through a holistic picture of the design, which will look harmonious, as opposed to several small zones.
In the interior of the bedroom, every detail is important, because in this room any person spends a large amount of time. In order to have a good rest and sleep it is necessary to arrange the room in such a way that it would be most comfortable and cozy. Therefore, in addition to the recommendations of designers, it is recommended to listen to your own feelings and preferences.