Decorating your room can be really hard and a real hassle, especially if you don’t know what you are doing. Decorating your room can be fun, but you just need to know a couple of things to get started with your journey. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of our practical tips for decorating your room.
1. Find the right color palette
Again, sound out your personal preferences and try to focus on just a few colors. Don’t combine too many shades with each other, but decide ahead of time on two to three basic shades you want to choose. Any additional colors you bring in should be based on these reference tones- either by adding a shade of the same color or color group or by contrasting them on purpose.
If you want a mint green room, for example, pair it with matching, harmonious pastel tones. With bright colors, on the other hand, delicate pastel tones do not have a very successful effect. When in doubt, you can test online simulators that allow you to see what your walls will look like when painted. Be aware that, in general, light colors create brightness while darker colors convey intimacy and security. Blue and green tones create calm, while yellow tones tend to bring life and energy.
2. Think of the bedside table
The days when the bedside table was built into the bed frame were long gone. Anything you like as a bedside table is now allowed. Use your imagination: a homemade swing as an end table, baskets, boxes, metal tables, etc. However, when making your choice, keep in mind: the more storage space your version of an end table offers, the less you’ll have to worry about small items lying around later.
3. Choose the right bed
As a distinctive piece of bedroom furniture, you need to choose your bed according to the room in which you are going to install it. A small room will quickly seem overcrowded with a large bed, while in a large room, this is of little consequence and is even extremely practical given the extra storage space- underneath, for example. Beds with legs generally appear lighter visually and fit harmoniously into any room.
4. Create a storage space
Basically, the better you can hide your clothes storage, the more clear and orderly your room will appear. So, if you can create a space in a dressing room- even discreet or invisible- if you put a curtain or a sliding door, you have already gone halfway. If this is not possible, visually enlarge the effect of space with mirrored doors on your wardrobe or closet and choose a color of wardrobe or closet that matches the color of the wall behind.
5. Get the proportions right
If you don’t respect certain proportions, you may feel annoyed once your room is furnished. Something won’t be balanced. Even if your room doesn’t have perfect proportions, it can be arranged harmoniously.
If you have a high ceiling, you can paint your ceiling color or bring in a contrast between walls that helps to decrease that height visually. If your room is small, you can visually enlarge it by putting high furniture. And then make sure to adapt the size of your bed to that of your room.
6. Bring in light
Admittedly, the ceiling light alone is usually a rather uncomfortable source of light in the bedroom. On the other hand, indirect light sources behind the headboard, under or above wall shelves, or in the built-in closet are beneficial. Dimmable lamps can also create a very pleasant ambient light.
7. Design a common thread
To begin, try to find a common thread in your decoration. This room must be like you. What is your personality? Do you see yourself in a clean room with industrial charm in a country house-style room with a touch of romanticism, or in a Scandinavian design room with perfect minimalism?
Try to choose a guideline and try to stick to it for the decoration. Of course, remember that some decorations are attractive, but you may get tired of them in the long run. So think twice before you decide on a room in shades of green with large floral patterns and a tropical feel. Perhaps a more neutral and relaxing decor would be more appropriate?
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