The bedroom is the one room in the house where you can really let your hair down, much more than just a place to rest your weary head, the boudoir has become a place for rest and relaxation, and furnishings reflect this, with sofas, armchairs, and coffee tables prominent in our bedrooms. When thinking design, you really must start with the focal object in the room, the bed.
The bed is not just the focal point in design, it also serves a purpose. A person would typically spend one third of their life in bed, so comfort is essential. The right mattress is important, and personal preference dictates this. Some like a hard surface, while others prefer a softer option, and most are in between, but if it works for you, that’s all that matters.
Space permitting, you really ought to go for the biggest, and at 85 inches both sides, the emperor is indeed spacious. Ideal if you like to thrash during the night, or you might just like the idea of lots of room. An emperor sized bed will be wider, and longer than the mattress size, as the frame and headboard must be taken into account, but if you have the space, the size is worth it. There’s room for the kids, the dog, and just about anything else.
The best headboards from The Headboard Workshop are guaranteed to please, with many designs to choose from, and if you are looking for something unique, they will custom make anything. They have a stunning range of handmade headboards for all sizes, and they build ottomans, chairs, and valances.
The softer the better, and good quality wool is a safe bet. Thick piled carpet gives you a sinking feeling as you walk upon it, and it’s great for rolling around with the dog. Some prefer a hardwood floor, with a few rugs evenly scattered. Whatever you choose, this will give you the base colour, creams and beiges work well, with furniture in a contrasting shade.
The right lighting
The bedroom demands a range of lighting, that last few minutes of bedtime reading before dozing off, and a full illumination when you are getting ready for that special dinner. LED solutions offer a better range of hues and colours, while being very eco-friendly at the same time. Dimmer switches are ideal for that fine control, and a pendant light might work, if you have a table.
A pair of small bedside lamps are essential, and with a stylish headboard, the scene is set. Wall lights are attractive and give a corner that extra glow, and with LED solutions, you have more choice with colour. LED strip lights are ideal for the make-up mirror, and can also be attached to the underside of cabinets, giving a uniquely soft ambience to the room.
If a bedroom revamp is on your mind, work out your budget, spend some time thinking design, and in a very short time, you’ll have the bedroom of your dreams.