Interior Design: Anatomy of the Perfect Bedroom
Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to relax or sleep in your own bedroom just because you’re not totally comfortable in your space. There are several guidelines you need to follow when trying to create your ideal bedroom. Listed are the major factors that can make or break a bedroom to fit your taste and lifestyle.
How to Create the Perfect Bedroom
Right Bedoom Paint Colors
Did you know that certain colors can evoke different emotions from people? Some colors can inspire tranquility and peace. Other shades can provoke energy and excitement. Some shades can even ignite anger, aggression, and hate. So if you want a warm and relaxing room, paint it yellow or green. If you want sophistication, go for black. If you want the feel of abundance and prosperity, then go for purple (this is also the color favored by feng shui—an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China). Orange is a great color for a stimulating and sociable room. Red should be your color if you are aiming for passion. In most cases, room colors are based on the owner’s personality or preference; that’s why people tend to paint their rooms based on their favorite colors.
It’s better if your bedroom has at least two types of lighting. Bright for when you have stuff to do like reading or balancing your checkbook. And dim if you want to rest but don’t want to completely shut off the light. However, if you cannot adjust the lighting inside your room, better have a night lamp near your bed for those times when you do not want bright light.
If you are like most people, you spend most of your time inside your room. Your bedroom is where you rest, so proper room ventilation should be given serious consideration. A properly ventilated room makes it comfortable for you to stay inside your room for long periods of time, so you need to have enough access to fresh air. Having windows will assist in the ventilation of your room. Or you can also put an air conditioning unit or electric fans.
Be careful when shopping for furniture. Just because it looks good to you, doesn't mean it will compliment the look of your room. Sometimes it is important to first consider the furniture measurement and the size of your bedroom before listening to the compulsive buyer inside each of us. So before you head to the nearest furniture shop, get the exact measurement of your room to make sure it can fit through the door and that is doesn’t occupy too much space in your room.
Snooze Box Coziness
Your bed is the most important piece of furniture in your bedroom. When buying a new bed, make sure to try it out before you take it home. Test it for comfort, and make sure it gives you enough support. Don't rush or base your standard on price. Take your time choosing and asking questions.
There are various types of bed that can fit your bedroom space and budget, such as an air bed, water bed, or divan bed. Divans are boxed-like beds popularized in the Middle East. They all come in different sizes, so getting one to compliment the size of your bedroom won’t be a problem.
TV in the Bedroom
We all want to be entertained after a tiring day of work, right? Will putting a television in our room satisfy our multitasking need to rest and watch your favorite TV show?
If you really can't help missing your favorite TV show you don’t want to fight with other family members about your TV viewing schedule, it's okay to have your own television set. Just don’t forget to be responsible in your viewing habits. However, if you want your room strictly for rest, it is not advisable to have a television set. Chances are you won’t get enough sleep once a TV is right in front of your bed. The same thing can be said about having a computer in your bedroom.
You can always get the perfect bedroom, as long as you know how to properly execute your goal. Budget can be a big factor, yes, but it doesn't necessarily mean you have to spend a lot to have the perfect bedroom. Keep in mind that being practical and wise when making decisions is always the key in realizing your plan.
Do you feel like you have the perfect bedroom? What would you change to make your room more comfortable?
Ruth Mendez is a dedicated housewife and a mother of 2. She also works as an outreach coordinator for www.divancentre.co.uk. You can follow her on twitter @fruthfulness.Featured image courtesy of Flickr.
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