With busy lives full of family, friends and work, our bedroom is oftentimes the place we go to relax and escape everyday life. When done right, bedrooms should be stress-free private sanctuaries full of soothing colours, comfortable bedding and plush pillows.
Setting that tone is often a challenge, especially when kids often take precedence, but a quick makeover can easily transition even the most in-need space. Bedroom designs are extremely personal, making them among the most difficult spaces to decorate. Figuring out your ideal furniture layout is the first (and biggest) decision you need to make. By the time you add dressers, nightstands, armoires and a bed, your space can easily get cramped. This is why figuring out the proper layout is essential to the perfect bedroom design. The key is to create a room that provides enough storage yet still leaves open space to move around. Measure the furniture and visualize or tape out where it will go so you can judge what will actually fit. Be sure to leave plenty of walking space, and double check that drawers and cabinets have enough room to open properly. When picking your bed spot, think about windows and doors.
Once you’ve settled on a layout, take time to find a colour scheme and decorations that reflect your personality. Although your colour scheme is often a personal opinion, there is some paint colours that are more relaxing and therefore better suited for your sleeping spot. Brighter colours may lead to a better mood, but it also might keep you up longer at night.