Whether you just moved into a new home or want to renovate your existing bedroom, use these six simple steps to plan the perfect bedroom.
1. Measure Your Available Space
Before shopping for furniture or replacing your bed, measure the room. Find out how much space you have available, using a tape measure for accuracy.
Write down the measurements and then draw a simple sketch of the layout. Draw the location of the windows and doors and include any unusual features of the room, such as a chimney breast or other permanent fixture that takes up part of the floorplan.
2. Decide Where to Place the Bed
Decide where to position the bed for maximum comfort and space. Consider the location of the doors and windows when choosing a spot for the bed and refer to the room measurements before purchasing.
When you know where you are going to put the bed, you can start browsing options on great sites like Bed SOS. You can find beds to suit any budget, style, and size, including a wide assortment of faux leather beds (which look fantastic). Each product includes detailed specifications so you can compare the dimensions to your measurements to find the right fit.
3. Choose the Colour Scheme
A colour scheme should include one anchor colour and two complementary hues. The anchor is the main colour, often used for the walls, bedding, and furniture. The complementary colours are used for accents and help keep the anchor colour from overpowering the rest of the room.
4. Paint the Walls or Add Wallpaper
Use the colour scheme to select options for the walls and ceiling. If the room has short ceilings, choose white or a light colour for the ceiling and a darker colour for the walls. This creates the appearance of more height and space.
Instead of paint, you could opt for a quality wallpaper to add decorative elements to the room. Modern wallpaper comes in many designs and does not need to cover the entire wall. You can use strips of wallpaper to add decorative touches to feature walls or alternate walls of the bedroom.
5. Select Accent Furniture and Lighting
With the room painted or wallpapered, start shopping for the missing pieces, such as accent furniture, bedroom floor lamps, and other décor. The bed is typically the largest piece of furniture so after deciding where it goes, you can measure the available space for everything else.
Choose spots for side tables, wardrobes, and other items and for those with enough space, perhaps add chairs or an ottoman at the foot of the bed.
6. Move Your Furniture into the Room
After allowing the walls to dry, move the furniture into the room. Stick to the layout that you planned earlier and make sure that everything fits and looks as you imagined.
Over the next few days and nights, test the layout. Make sure you feel comfortable and that there is nothing blocking access to any doors or areas you’ll need to access often like draws or airing cupboards.
If there is, rearrange the furniture as needed and continue to improve the room over time. Add or remove elements or accessories as you wish until you feel satisfied that your room is complete.