While furnishing any room is not an easy task, bedrooms are possibly the trickiest. We tend to just not fuss about the bedroom a lot of the time, cause we tend to think that we don’t spend a lot of time there, and when we do we’re mostly asleep. We also don’t entertain guest there unlike we do in the kitchen or the living room, so we don’t bother with finding perfect design choices for it. Well I’m here to tell you that you’re doing yourself a huge disservice by thinking that way. A bedroom is a place where you actually spend a third of your life, it’s also a place where you’re supposed to relax, recharge, feel the most comfortable and peaceful at. But lots of people undermine the importance of a well designed bedroom and then wonder why they can’t get a decent night’s sleep or feel truly cosy there. So today we’re going to tell you about 8 bedroom design mistakes you might be making and how to fix them.
1. Too Much Furniture
Bedroom is a place where you’re supposed to sleep and relax – that’s it. It’s not your office, your party zone or your beauty salon. So try to limit your furniture and only have what’s necessary to install a cosy atmosphere. Also, try to place all of your furniture alongside the walls, so that you have free space in the center of the room.
2. Bad Bedside Table
Lots of people think that any bedside table will do. But that’s not true. It’s important to get one that’s the right height, so that it’s comfortable to reach for things without straining and it has to be big enough to fit all you necessities like a book, a glass of water a little dish for jewelry that you take off before bed. Make sure you get one with a little drawer for your cell phone, so it can be close by, but not distract you with that blue light if you get notifications at night.
3. Loud Colors
Some people think that adding a bright color to their bedroom is a good idea. They think it’ll make it warm and cosy. That’s not how it works thought. Bold colors are better suited for rooms that require entertaining guests. Bedrooms should be neutral to promote calmness, go with off white or earthy tones, shades of blue are great for promoting peaceful sleep too.
4. Not Cosy Enough
While some people put way too much furniture in their bedroom, others don’t put enough. You want to have space, but you also don’t want the room to feel empty and sterile. Add a nice cosy rug to make the room feel warmer, a plant to add an interesting natural element and a nice bench at the foot of the bed can help balance out a long and narrow bedroom.
5. Lighting Options
While you can get away with having only one big and bright source of light per room in most of your home, your bedroom really needs options. You need a main light, but you need it to have levels of brightness and softness depending on the time of day and mood. You also need a bedside light fixture or lamp so you can read in bed without having to keep all the lights on. And let’s be real, no one wants to get out of the bed to turn off the lights so investing into smart lights is the best thing you can do for yourself.
6. Comfort First
While we’re talking about bedroom design it’s important to mention that comfort should always come first. So make sure you get a good mattress, quality bedding and a pillow that fits your needs whether you sleep on your back, your side or your stomach. Yeah, there are different pillows for that.
7. Throw Pillows
While we’re on the topic of pillows – you don’t need throw pillows. They’re just an unnecessary evil in your life. No one wants to spend every morning and evening taking them off the bed and then arranging them all pretty on the bed. They’re a pointless waste of time and space.
8. Rug Placement
The most common mistake in bedroom design is placing the rug at the foot of the bed. It’s absolutely ridiculous. Who’s going to use it there? No one ever gets out of the bed there. You always get in and out of the bed on the side, so that’s where the rug should be. Its main purpose is to keep your feet warm and cosy so you don’t have to step on the cold floor first thing in the morning. So either get a rug big enough to encompass the whole bed and the area around it, or get two small rugs for each side.