Simple Errors that Can Easily Be Fixed…
The primary bedroom can be one of the hardest places to decorate but is easily done once you know what you’re doing. Bedroom decor can be difficult because there are usually two people sharing the space, so it’s a blend of two personalities together. Especially if you’re like me and my husband, where our style preferences are on the opposite sides.
Luckily, once you get over the hump and recognise the mistakes you might be making with your bedroom decor, you can correct and perfect within a couple of days. So here are the top mistakes you might be making with your bedroom decor and how to correct them.
Going for All Matching Bedsets.
This is an error that I’ve actually made in our primary bedroom and something that I will be correcting once we start working on our bedroom makeover next year. But since studying and emersing myself in interior design, matching furniture sets always date your decor. The best way to correct this is to go with the contrast. So purchase different nightstands to your bedframe. Go with different materials and tones and allow the eye to dance.
You may not think that lighting is important in a bedroom, because the time spend in the room is usually when all the lights are out. However, much like the rest of your home, the lighting is extremely important. Usually, there are three lights you get for your home; the main light and two table lights. However, where possible, add as much accent lighting as you can. These will allow for relaxing light, allowing to create a calm atmosphere in your bedroom, allowing you to swith off and unwind.
Much like matching bedroom furniture, a serious no-no is matching bedding. I love to mix an match pillows, flat sheets and blankets. Generally, I like a solid colour for my foundations and pattern on top. Always in neutral colours. To finish off the look, I like to add vintage throw pillows, in a contrasting pattern to the bed quilt. It’s all about making the eye dance, that interest that will elevate your design above all others.
Not Placing Anything at the End of the Bed.
Another error that I’m making in my own primary bedroom. Unfortuently, I don’t have enough room at the end of my bed for a bench and it looks so empty. However, it’s an easy way to add texture and interest, as well as adding a place for you to toss your throw pillows onto before climbing into bed. You can also go with two ottomans or even if you have room, a small sofa.
If you go for an ottoman, it’s worth considering having one with storage. Storage in any home is a fast comodity, especially in rentals.
Negleting the Space.
Just because the door is always closed, doesn’t mean you should neglete the space. Most of the time, when people move into a new home, the bedroom is always one of the last spaces to decorate, when it shouldn’t. It’s a retreat and you should treat it like one. So put the same amount of effort into decorating your bedroom as you would to the common, public areas of your home.