The decor in the bedroom is very important. But too often it’s overlooked because we just sleep there. But how your bedroom is decorated and furnished can have a big effect on your life. Read on to find out more.
Your furniture is about more than just storage
If your bedroom could give those poor souls on Hoarders a run for their money, then you need to sort it out and declutter. A bedroom should not be lined wall to wall with boxes. Especially if it is the master bedroom and you are sleeping in their every night. It will just make it feel cramped and claustrophobic and stop you getting a decent night sleep. Which is what a bedroom should be designed for after all.
That is why you need to clear out the clutter. To do this you will need some good quality and stylish bedroom furniture. Not only should it be roomy enough for the items you need to keep in your bedroom, but it should also fit in with the overall decor of the room and look good.
You need to be realistic, though, bedroom storage should be primarily for clothes, shoes and bedding. Anything else is unnecessary and should be stored elsewhere. Or better yet sort it into piles of what you want to keep, and what you can part with. Then sell or donate it.
The colour of your bedroom can affect your sleep
Did you know that colours are known to produce emotional reactions in us? For example, blue is universally known to be a calming colour while a bright red is either seen as a sign of danger or as stimulation. That is why you need to be very careful of the colours you pick to use in your bedroom.
It doesn’t matter if you favourite colour is neon yellow, you need to match the shades in the room to its use. Do some research into which colours are most likely to promote restful sleep and relaxing before you decide to redecorate.
You should even be careful of wallpaper that is too busy or that has an overwhelming pattern. Too much of this can make the room seem darker and smaller, which is not what you are going for. That is why people often choose to just paper a feature wall with a bold print.
You spend loads of time in there
You also need to be careful that your bedroom is suitable for your tastes. Well it is the room that you actually spend the most time in, even if you are asleep for a lot of that time. You need to make sure that you aren’t too swayed by the latest trend.
For one, they change so often that you if you try to keep up would be costly, stressful and impractical. Secondly, it doesn’t matter how fashionable or on point the room is if you don’t actually like it. You need to have a positive reaction to the colours, shapes, and fabrics that are being used.
If you are unsure about any of these factors it probably means you haven’t got it quite right. So ditch the design magazines for anything other than inspiration, and make sure you put your own mark on your bedroom decor.