Doing up the Bedroom Interiors
Thursday, 25 February 2016
As the name suggests, a ‘bedroom’ is a place meant for sleeping. It is a haven for relaxation, a restful and soothing place and our very own personal little space within our home, where we can be our true selves without any inhibitions. It is a room where we can simply relax and spend some quiet time alone. Unlike olden times, when bedrooms were actually used only for sleeping, today, we use them for a variety of other things like resting, studying, watching television, listening to music, chit chatting, eating our meals, etc., apart from sleeping. A bedroom essentially is made up on a bed and some other furniture. It is usually designed depending on who the room belongs to, as every bedroom is very special and unique to its occupants. While designing an ideal bedroom a thorough knowledge of its user’s tastes, preferences, needs, lifestyles, thoughts, ideas and background is very important.
Like every other room, a bedroom also has a focal point as this determines the placement of furniture. The focal point in a bedroom can be the bed, for obvious reasons, a television set, a beautiful view, a french window or anything else its user finds charming. Usually the bed is the focal point of any room as it is generally the biggest piece of furniture there and need maximum space. The kind of bed placed in a room is directly related to the number of its occupants. For example, if a room belongs to an individual, a single bed would suffice, whereas, if it’s being shared, a double bed - regular, queen size or king size would be needed. After placing the bed, other furniture like the cupboards, dressing table, chairs, tables etc. can be arranged. The rest of the furniture being placed in a bedroom depends on the requirement of the room’s user. For instance, if the room belongs to a school or college going student, a study table should definitely be a part of the room, whereas, if it belongs to an elderly person or couple, comfortable chairs or rocking chairs, are a good option. Storage needs also determine the kind and size of a room’s furniture. Once the furniture has been arranged, the left over space can be accordingly planned for optimal utilization.
The color also plays an extremely important role in doing up the interiors of a bedroom as they define its underlying beauty. The color of the walls should always be the perfect background for the furniture and upholstery of the room. While it has obviously been a matter of personal choice, colors can be selected keeping in mind the age, gender and general liking on the person. For example, if the room is about a little girl, pink is a good option, whereas, if it’s about a little boy, blue is generally a common choice. In case of teenage children, bright colors like red, yellow, orange, green, purple etc. are most famous, whereas, for adults, generally soft and gentle colors like ivory, beige, off white etc. are popularly used.
Curtains are one of the most amazing things one can use to transform the look of any room. They are like the room’s ‘makeover specialist’ and can make a room go from dull, boring, simple and ordinary to attractive, classy, stylish and modern. They are available in unlimited colors, designs and fabrics in the market to suit every buyer’s requirements and tastes. However, the kind of curtains we put up in a bedroom entirely depends on the mood we want to create. While curtains in simple patterns are a good choice for an elderly persons bedroom, cartoon character curtains are a must have in a kid's room. Also light and flowing fabrics are very good for summers as they create an airy sort of feel, whereas, dark and heavy ones are ideal for winters as they keep a place warm and cozy.
Utmost care should be taken while selecting the bedroom lighting. It should have a special treatment and should be neither too bright, as it would take away the soothing effect of the room, nor too dull, as it would make the room appear dark and dingy. The tone of the light should be warm, cozy and comfortable. Apart from regular ceiling and wall lights, conceal lights and designer lights, which are available in various shapes and sizes, are also a good option to add that extra oomph. These are stunningly attractive and thus efficiently enhance the beauty of our room. A bedside lamp or a study lamp or even a night lamp can also be placed in a room depending on its users need.
Once time consuming and major works like painting of the walls, fixing of the lights, placing of the furniture and putting up of the curtains has been done, the accessorizing of the room can follow. A beautiful painting, a designer wall clock, a few personal photos or even electronics like a television set, a music system, a desktop computer etc. can be placed in the room to make it more attractive and comfortable.
A bedroom is a place where we spend maximum time and thus, it should always smell fresh and fragrant. A pleasant scent makes us feel happy and elevates our spirits; at the same time it also makes a place feel more relaxing and welcoming. To make our bedroom smell beautifully scented we can use a number of products available in the market, like artificial and natural air fresheners. Since the former is made up of harmful chemicals, it is not a very good option. However, the latter, which generally involves usage of fragrant essential oils, is a much healthier choice. Various natural home fragrance products, based on the art of aromatherapy, like reed diffusers, oil burners or aroma lamps, scented candles, potpourri etc. are an excellent option when it comes to spreading a wonderful and relaxing aroma in our bedroom. These products look very beautiful and can be considered as a superb addition to any home décor. They are packed with the goodness of aromatic essential oils which are very beneficial to us. Apart from creating a pleasantly fragrant and appealing atmosphere, they also enhance the aesthetic appeal of our homes and are, thus, a brilliant article of interior decoration.
Our bedroom is our own private sanctuary. It is a room unlike any other, as this is where we unwind after a tiring and hectic day and feel most at peace. The setting up of a bedroom can be a difficult and challenging task at times as it requires small detailing of various things to make it the most beautiful and comfortable room possible. Everything from space, size, color, texture, to flooring, fabric, lighting, accessories etc. is an essential aspect of its décor. These combined together make a bedroom ‘a home with a home’.