Choosing colours for bedrooms has to go way beyond trends and preferences. For a good night’s sleep, relaxing colours have to be the priority. And when planning how to paint a bedroom think beyond the walls; painted furniture can go from drab to restful, like an old dark wood dressing table becoming a pale soft yellow. Friendly paint effects such as wispy clouds and stars on a child’s bedroom ceiling make a magical and dream-inspiring focal point as they nod off.
All of the naturally relaxing colours make good bedroom colours, so think pale greens, lemons, or pinks. Rich hued schemes like black or deep blue in a bedroom can make be deeply restful when applied in a bold fashion without too many fussy highlights.
When it comes to DIY room decor, think practical and think crafty. Bedroom furniture can contain some useful storage ideas. A particularly overlooked area is the headboard. Love to read in bed or watch TV? Build a headboard with slots at the side for remote controls or reading specs. Add in a soft light that can be switched off from the comfort of your duvet, by turning the top of your headboard into a deep shelf. DIY headboards are really easy to make into a reality, with a simple flat board frame and some padding. It also means you can tailor it to whatever size and design suits your needs.
Big Changes Quickly
Stylish bed design is the holy grail of evolved bedroom ideas and buying a new bed shouldn’t be take lightly. For good health, experts recommend changing your mattress every seven years but if your base is solid there are lots of stylish bed designs you can create yourself. Chalk paint for furniture adds a soft textural mood and if you want to add drama, matt or gloss black can be very arresting. If you want something that’s less of a commitment, layering linens and blankets will give a bedroom that hotel feel. Contrast textures such as white linen with a large chunky blanket folded at the end of the bed or large square cushions.
Add Some Luxury
A fabric wall, upholstered headboard or luxury blinds (such as our Duette® Shades) are the perfect opportunity to add in shimmering or sumptuous texture and light filtering. Satin shot through with another tone or gauze contrast with flat wall paint, but as well as the sensual effect consider effect on the senses. Blackout blinds are the best blinds for bedrooms as they also help a deep restful sleep. The real meaning of luxury for most of us.
A vintage wood chest for blankets or vintage wood doors, can add some needed depth to a scheme. When a room has a very ‘one note’ feel it’s usually due to all the items having been bought at the same time. Reclaimed vintage wood panelling is a great way to make a room seem more classical. If you leave them raw or stripped then lightly wax you also benefit from the warmth of the wood, which can cosy up even a very minimal scheme.
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