Your bedroom is your sanctuary, a place where you can rest, relax, and unwind during a long day. Admittedly, it’s also one of the most exciting places to design, especially if you’re going after a theme.
In this quick guide, we’ll show you how you can create a unified theme for your bedroom, or any private place for that matter.
From picking out a mattress to the numerous ways you can play and experiment with color schemes, this should help kick start your creation.
- Come Up with a Theme That You Can Live With
This is one of the most important things that you have to consider before starting your design. Remember, redoing the theme of a bedroom is going to take a lot of time and resources, and it’s not exactly an effortless procedure.
When coming up with your theme, you have to make sure you’ll be okay with living in it for an extended period of time. Ask yourself if you’re comfortable going to sleep when the last thing you’ll see is your bedroom theme or if you can tolerate your theme even if you’re having a bad day, or you’re angry, sad, or feeling a variety of other emotions.
If you’re still not set on a specific theme, there are a lot of popular themes that you can try experimenting with. Here is a short list of them:
- Night Sky
When in doubt, going for the minimalist approach works best because you can always add to your current design.
- Your Bed Should be the Star of the Show
Every theme in any setting has a centrepiece or main attraction. In a bedroom, one of the biggest and most significant fixtures is your bed, and as such, it’s only apt that it should be one of your statement pieces.
A good rule is to match the materials and colors of the bed with your theme. If you’re going for a beach vibe, for example, you could choose light colored wood for the bed frame, and hints of blue stripes for the throws on the bed itself.
Do not forget to accessorize your bed as well, statement pieces can be in the form of bed accessories that not only enhances your comfort, but also your style.
Now, getting a new bed might be one of the most expensive fixtures of the bedroom, but what’s important is your own comfort. This is the reason why choosing the right mattress is equally as important. If you want to save a couple of dollars, there are great mattress deals in fall season and some places do offer sales.
- The Little Statement Pieces Matter
Apart from the bed, you need to have other unique features that’s in line with your theme. Say you’re after a sailing-meets-regatta theme, it’ll be nice to have something small like a captain’s hat on the wall, but it might be tacky to have an anchor sitting by your reading nook.
If you’re going to use a variety of other objects to showcase your theme, make sure you don’t oversaturate your bedroom. Pair trinkets with solid colors that can highlight their presence.
Your smaller statement pieces don’t even have to be an object; it could be a stroke of color or the way a light accents a particular feature in your room. Remember to spread your statement pieces around the bedroom.
- Pick Your Colors Well
Always pick subtle colors because you want a calming effect in your bedroom, and it helps frame the rest of the themed objects in your room well. In fact, the color of your walls is so important that you can probably convey your theme with a minimal amount of statement pieces as long as your color fits in.
However, also note that you should play around with color psychology. You might love vibrant colors as much as anyone, but no one would want to walk into a room with intense colors—you just wouldn’t be able to relax and get a good night’s sleep.
- Less is More
When working with themes, there’s a tendency to include everything that you feel is related to the overall feel of the theme that you’re trying to project. There’s something called visual pollution and it’s usually the result of clutter.
You have to make sure that you draw a line between the theme and clutter. Clutter is just decorating for the sake of decorating, whilst keeping in-line with your theme means you respect negative spaces that bring out the personality of the other objects in the room. One way of checking if you’ve minimized clutter is to bring in a fresh pair of eyes.
You won’t be able to relax in your own personal sanctuary if your eyes don’t find the space calming. At the end of the day, what matters is that your bedroom is your personal sanctuary. You can get creative, but you have to know that you’ll be sticking with your bedroom theme for an extended period of time, Make sure it’s something that you’ll be able to enjoy for a long time.