02 Aug 6 Simple Styles for Bedroom Designs
The peaceful sanctuary of every house, where one can get away from all the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, is surely the bedroom. The bedroom is the favourite room of most people in a house. After countless hours in the office, nothing beats freshly washed bedding and crisp sheets. Yet how many of us actually have the skills or knowledge to design a room that is conducive to a relaxed atmosphere?
When coordinating or contrasting designs, should they be simple yet functional or calming and relaxing? Should you just add a sleek nightstand or a few simple light bulbs to give your room an extra touch of flair? Realizing that the interior of a bedroom plays a big impact on a person’s sleep habits, here are a few bedroom designs to help turn your bedroom from a soulless showroom into a relaxing haven.
Contemporary, also known as modern design, is relatively new. For the past couple of years, the world has seen a great deal of deterioration as well as the start of green and recycling movements. As such, adding some form of natural element in a bedroom helps reduce the amount of plastic waste that is being produced. Whether it’s simple greenery in the form of potted plants, wooden flooring, or even innovative DIY furniture, it is important to note that this doesn’t only help in the green movement, studies have shown that natural elements help soothe the mind and reduce heart rates, allowing for a more comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
Another contemporary design tip is to add large panes of glass or glass articles to the room. Windows are one such great addition and usually, the larger the better. Having a full wall of glass in an apartment room will give the room a sense of openness and space. It allows for natural lighting and gives a more naturalistic look to the bedroom.
Classical bedroom design doesn’t necessarily mean that a room has to be full of antique furniture. Sure, a few well placed antique drawers may give the room a timeless feel. However, there are many more elements that can complement the classic design. Large old carpets, floral print sofa sets, simple chandelier lighting and even the correct wall finishing can incorporate a classic feel to a bedroom.
A minimalistic bedroom usually contains a bed and some bedside drawers, and really, not much else except the most functional or utilitarian items. To some people, this may seem a bit empty. However, some may come to enjoy the the uncluttered-ness of the aesthetic. Guest bedrooms are usually the ones suited for such minimalistic designs. Being mainly devoid of occupants most of the time, a minimalistic guest room won’t only obey an aesthetic philosophy, it will also be lighter on the wallet!
“Less is more” is a term often used in minimalistic designs. By using simple aspects such as pastel color and warm tones, it brings a sense of simplicity to the room.
Elegant bedroom designs often complement classical designs. Elegant designs are also often associated to feminine designs and ladies’ bedrooms, though this is not always the case. Mirrors are the easiest way to bring elegance to a room. Another additive that helps to elevate the elegance of a room would be standing floor lamps. Next, to complete the look, we would need some sort of flower decorative, be it in the form of bedroom lighting, bedsheets, curtain prints or actual flowers which require some changing every so often. Alternatively, artificial flowers have begun to be more and more vogue in recent decades.
Colors are a tricky part of aesthetics, though undoubtedly the most important. Unless you’re into interior design and know what you’re doing, it is advisable to seek help from a knowledgeable friend or professional. Lacking these, you could even just google something on the internet! When done right however, intelligent use of colors will be able to bring warmth and fun to a bedroom without any special decorative required. Furthermore with the power of color you’re not only able to achieve a light-hearted aspect, but also tranquility with different shades of blue, or relaxing vibes with shades of green. A simple rule is that cool colors such as blue, green and purples bring forth a more relaxing feel. Red, yellow, brown are, in contrast, warmer colors which bring a more cozy atmosphere to a bedroom.
6. Dark Tones
Dark tone rooms bring a kind of elegance and “edge” to a room that white walls can’t ever achieve. Dark shades such as dark blue, dark green or even black allow a room to not only look good but also help in relaxation and improving sleep habits. As mentioned above, contrasting colors usually help bring out the character of a bedroom further. White crisp sheets are suggested to help improve the look of the room when using dark tones. Light brown wooden furniture can also be used as an element of contrast.
There are as many ways to design your bedroom as there are cultures, artistic movements and aesthetic periods in history! Check out our articles “Cultural Influence on Bedroom Furniture” and “A History of the Living Room” to find out more!