Planning Your Bedroom

-Ar. Alex Shrestha

1 Interior Style

The style of your bedroom should not compete with the architectural elements and the style of other rooms within your home. It is difficult to create a chic design in a contemporary house, and a modern bedroom design would be out of place in most old houses. If you find that your preferred style does not match your home, try to strike a balance between the two styles by incorporating different elements of both styles within the room. Additionally, you can choose from various proven designs schemes such as contemporary, modern, traditional and even romantic, to give you the perfect bedroom.

2 Colour Scheme

Different colour schemes are appropriate for the mood that you wish to inspire. A cool colour scheme is often used to encourage a sense of tranquillity. A warm colour scheme, on the other hand, may be desirable if you want to feel more energized when enjoying your bedroom. If you have one particular element in your bedroom that you want to emphasize, consider a neutral colour scheme that will complement it. However, the colour scheme you choose for your bedroom is more a matter of personal taste.

3 Furniture

A common mistake many homeowners make is putting large bedroom furniture in a small room. Large furniture should only be put in master bedrooms or bedrooms with enough area to accommodate oversized furniture. Sitting area furniture can consist of a simple upholstered chair, an overstuffed settee, or a chaise lounge. If your bedroom has a lot of extra space, you can place a storage chest or bench at the foot of the bed. A great option for a bedroom entertainment centre is a TV cabinet that can store your TV, DVD player, game system or home theatre system. When not in use, you can close the cabinet doors, turning the cabinet into an attractive piece of furniture.

4 Lighting

When lighting a bedroom, you will want to create an overall atmosphere of quiet relaxation, while providing some bright spots for reading and other activities. A combination of general and task lighting that takes into account the age and lifestyle of the occupants.?Dimmer-controls also give you the flexibility to vary the light to suit different moods and activities. A bedroom that receives too much early sun in the morning may need heavy curtains, or even shutters to allow for lazy weekends. Curtains can help soften and focus the natural light that is entering the room.

5 Bed

You should choose a style of bed that sets the tone for the rest of the room. In a formal bedroom, a bed is placed along a wall or between two windows and then flanked with matched lamps and nightstands.Be sure to balance accessories such as wall art in a uniform pattern around your bed to maintain an organized and stately feel. If you are relaxed and keen for a casual ambience, you may lean toward looser, asymmetrical room arrangements. Move the bed to one side of the room or angle it headfirst into a corner. Placing furniture diagonally can make rooms look larger and free up floor space for a desk or chair.

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