I know that designing a home can be really difficult. There are so many different ideas out there, and it is tough to know where and how to start. So I decided to create a new event series where each month, I tackle your most common design problems on Facebook Live. This month we looked at bedroom design!
Ready? Let’s go!
Tip 1: Get Practical
You need to think about how this room will be used. Do you like to read in your bedroom? Do you put on your make-up there? Write down your answers to these questions to keep you focused. When you start sourcing your items, this will stop you from getting distracted by loads of different things. It’s also important to know what size bed you want as this will help you to easily plan the layout.
Questions to consider:
- Do you want a headboard?
- Will you have a TV in the room? If so, where will it go?
- What types of storage do you need?
- Do you need a dressing table?
Tip 2: Don’t forget to budget!
I always say that you should invest in what is going to create a wow effect.
Wallpaper, headboards, these are all things that you will see as soon as you enter the room and that will bring you loads of joy! The photo below shows my bedroom. Here, I spent most of my money on the wallpaper which I looooove! The bed frame itself was cheap and I didn’t spend huge amounts of money on the lighting either. I made the bedhead myself which also didn’t break the bank.
Pleaaaase don’t skimp on the mattress. This is an absolute priority – you have to have a comfy one! Make a list of absolutely everything that you need to make the room functional (flooring, mattress, bed, lighting, wallpaper/paint etc) and from that list, you can prioritise where you will need to invest some money. For the other things that you need but can’t spend loads of money on, get creative! Maybe you need to keep your existing wardrobe but can paint it for a new aesthetic.
Tip 3: Choose your colours & patterns!
Choose colours that are related to the feelings that you want to evoke in your bedroom. Do you want your room to feel relaxing and airy? Go for light pastel colours like blue, pink and mint green.
If you like neutrals, then make sure you add loads of texture to make your room feel really cosy. This can come from lamps, cushions, throws and rugs. Remember… the bigger the rug the better!
I hope you enjoyed my top 3 tips for bedroom design! I truly loved spending time with you last week on our first “Tea & Tips with Ju” call, really looking forward to the next one!
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To a colourful life,
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