A bedroom is more than just a space with a bed to crash on at the end of a hectic day. A warm, welcoming bedroom can help you deal with work stress, allow you to unwind and raise your spirits.
You can be as creative as you want when decorating your bedroom – there is no set design scheme you need to follow. While innovative interior design products can really add style to a bedroom, keep in mind these simple tips when decorating.
1. Stylish headboard
A stylish headboard is not awfully expensive and can brighten up an otherwise plain bedroom. The best part is you can style it to suit your personality. It can be artsy, fun, bohemian, classical or whatever you think suits your tastes the best.
A bonus: it also gives you great support when you want to curl up with a book in bed.
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2. Layered bedding
Not only is layered bedding great to snuggle in on cold nights, but adding bedding is also a surefire way to brighten up your bedroom and make it look thoughtfully put together.
3. Dress-up corner
Unless you have a walk-in closet, it’s a great idea to have a dedicated space in your bedroom for dressing yourself. Wardrobe interior design is an important element while designing a bedroom. When choosing a perfect wardrobe, make proper use of shelf space and empty storage. Whether you opt for free-standing shelves or fitted wardrobes, map out the floor area in your bedroom to make it look more spacious.
4. Night lamps
Not only will night lamps allow you to read in bed, but they can add style to a room and save you from getting out of bed to switch off the main light in the bedroom.
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5. Comfy rug
A bedroom with a rug can really elevate the warmth of the room. Choose one that you think will complement the room's furniture and colour theme.
6. Show off your green thumb
Putting plants in a room has three great advantages: they brighten up your room, make the air cleaner and add decorative value.
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7. Right curtains
You should always get a good night's sleep. For this, you need to make sure your room is pitch dark, especially if you live in an area surrounded by activity and noise throughout the night. Blackout curtains and blinds will make sure the room is dark enough for you to sleep peacefully.
8. A statement mirror
A full-length mirror or one that hangs above a dresser adds a bit of drama and glamour to the room and will make the room feel more open by bouncing light around the space. If you plan to get a mirror for the bedroom, hang it next to your dressing space and closet so that it’s easier for you to get dressed when you're going out.
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If you are a bookworm, you might already have a bookshelf in your bedroom. A bookshelf adds character to a room and is a great design element.
A beautiful painting is an incredible sight to wake up to every morning. You can frame your favourite painting or dedicate a wall to the artwork that you love. Alternatively, you can also decorate the wall with a collection of your favourite pictures.
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A calm and relaxing space
Try not to make the bedroom cluttered with extra furniture and design elements, and make sure the bedroom has enough ventilation and natural light. If your bedroom is small, pick light furniture and bright colours for the room to make it look airier.
While new interior design trends are great for inspiration, remember to add your own style elements. This is because you're going to be spending the most important time of the day in your bedroom – relaxing and unwinding after work.
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This is a guest post by Vivek Agrawal. The opinions expressed by the guest writer are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Academy. We bear no responsibility for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the guest writer. This work is the opinion of the blogger.
Author bio: Vivek Agrawal is a global sourcing expert and has worked with and assisted clients with their sourcing requirements for 1000+ projects in his 15+ years in the industry. To fulfil the evolving needs and demands of architects, interior designers, project managers, and HNIs, he started Arcedior – the most loved, curated products platform with 50,000+ products from 500+ brands spanning 30 countries. Being a design enthusiast with an eye for details, he also started a group on LinkedIn called ‘Design Leaders Roundtable – A Collaborative Community for Architects & Interior Designers’, which now has over 4K members. In his free time, he loves to travel with his family.
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