Our bedrooms are our havens; the place where we head to for some rest, relaxation and recuperation. They are the last places we see every day, and the first, so it makes perfect sense that the room should embody a sense of calm, comfort, and of course a little style with elements of our personality thrown in there, too.
If you’re looking to give your bedroom an upgrade – big or small – then you may just be looking for some inspiration on how to make it the ideal space that personifies your individual flair, while making it the most inviting room of the house for the perfect night’s sleep, every single night. If you need a good place to start, then read on for seven things every bedroom needs for the utmost in comfort and relaxation.
Unlike another other room of the home, a well-designed bedroom always boasts near-perfect symmetry, so consider this when planning the design and layout of the room. The bed should be central, where possible, with a bedside table for each side, centrally placed artwork, if used, on the wall behind the bed and an ottoman or bench at the foot of the bed to anchor it. Pillows, cushions and throws should be placed neatly and symmetrically for the utmost in aesthetic appeal.
A stylish headboard
No stylish bedroom is complete without a stylish headboard to perfectly frame the central element that is the bed. A brand-new headboard will make all the difference in your redecorated room, just make sure it suits your needs and tastes – if you like to sit up in bed and read, the headboard should be comfortable with a soft fabric, for example. If you fancy designing your own then take a look at the range of styles of bed heads from Billy’s Beds for some inspiration, you are assured that both the comfort and design elements will be honoured.
A cosy corner
Curling up with a book or magazine is the ideal way to while away a few hours when you’re in dire need of some peace and quiet and relaxation, and though your bed may seem like a cosy spot on which to do this, why not set up a dedicated corner in your bedroom? Find a large, comfortable armchair, pair it with a lamp and don’t forget to install a shelf or two to house your most important reads.
A duvet of dreams
There’s nothing quite as bittersweet as buying a brand-new duvet and realising just how much comfort you’ve been missing out on, while also being delighted that you now get to sleep in such luxury. Make sure you have the plushest of duvets to wrap yourself up in each night and, for pure perfection, opt for a seasonal duvet that you can switch out to keep your temperature just so, all year round.
If you reside in warm climes, then you’ll surely have tiled or wood floors, and if your country of choice is a cold one, then carpet is more likely. Either way, you will want to make sure that your very first steps of each day are comfortable ones to set you on the right path, so to speak. If your carpet has seen better days, then upgrade it to a new deep pile version and if you have hard floors then grab yourself a stylish rug to lay beside your bed.
A great way to add style to any room, but especially the bedroom, is with differing textures. Whether this is achieved within luxurious wallpaper that invites you to touch it, via chic fabric wall hangings, or by adding a range of cosy additions to your bed in the form of blankets and cushions, it’s a great way to up the overall aesthetic.
A personal touch
Lastly, this is your space, and though it may seem like bedrooms should be fairly unfussy places, this doesn’t mean that you should scrimp when it comes to adding your personality into the mix. Artwork, photography, unique patterns, statement design features and funky lighting are all great ways to ensure your individual style makes its way in the heart of the room.