Your bedroom is the most intimate, personal space in your home: it’s where you sleep, dream, love….and since we spend almost half of our lives here, it’s worth taking the time to personalize the décor. Yet many of us put little thought into the importance of the bedroom. It should offer you sanctuary from the day’s cares – an oasis of calm in which you feel rejuvenated and soothed, and a luxurious space that reflects your personality.
When designing your bedroom, you must first consider the needs of the bedroom, in terms of lighting, wiring, sound insulation, warmth and ventilation and storage requirements. And all of this must be considered in the context of your budget. There are also many decorative options – minimal, romantic, urban, country, eclectic, light and airy or dark and cozy. But more importantly, you must realize that you cannot start on a project until you have a proper plan and you cannot plan properly until you have done the groundwork. It is as simple as that!
We need to love this room. Of course, the centerpiece of the bedroom is the bed; it’s by far the most important element. A beautiful bed can affect you when you lie down at night and when you wake up every single morning. And a really good mattress, pillows and linens are essential.
Make your bedroom the room you love the most. It all starts in your head and the head of your partner. And ladies, please don’t make your room so frilly. I once walked into a bedroom on a consultation. The bedroom had floral wall paper, and bright colours and some more floral on the bedding, and to top it all off, a canopy bed. It was terrific – for my twelve year old niece. But this was the Master Bedroom of a fourty-five year old couple.
There are obviously a number of other important essentials to take care of – the wall, the flooring, window treatments, light fixtures, lamps, mirrors, art, and accessories.
Next, you must decide the best way to provide adequate storage space for your possessions without spoiling the proportions of the room. Once of the best solutions is built-in made to measure storage. So make it the room you love, but the room your significant other will love just as much. Make it relaxing and romantic.