It’s our favourite place to unwind, and the hardest place to leave in a morning…the bedroom. If there’s one place that should be cosy, welcoming and perfectly designed, it’s your bedroom. Although some see a bedroom as a place to just study, get ready and sleep, the bedroom space provides a private sanctuary in which people can unwind, relax and recharge after a busy day. Bedroom interior design is massively popular, and no matter the size of your bedroom, there is always something you can do to upgrade and transform it. As we spend around a third of our day in our bedrooms, it’s important to create a space that feels cosy and comfortable for us. Here at We Buy Any House, we have compiled a simple guide on how to create the perfect cosy bedroom.
Use Lighting for Ambiance:
All bedrooms need light, but the type of light you use can impact the overall atmosphere of any room. Direct lighting in a bedroom is unappealing due to its harshness, and isn’t very pleasant, especially if it’s beaming down over you directly. To create a cosy atmosphere, the key is to strategically incorporate various sources of lighting- using floor lamps, overhead lighting with a dimmer and soft bedside lamp. Although the best light is always natural light, you can create a plethora of types of lighting depending on what style of lamp you choose, bulb type and placement.
The focal piece of any room is the bed. When it comes to choosing a bed, there are so many factors to consider which will impact the outcome and ‘feel’ to your bedroom. If you want something that truly emphasises the cosy element of the room, then anchor a four-poster bed in the middle of the room- to act as a huge statement piece. If you’re not keen on a four-poster bed, then a dramatic bed of other styles should certainly be considered. By having a bed that dominates the room, it suggests that the room is there purely for relaxation purposes.
Calming Colours and Materials:
If your typical style is bold, graphic themes throughout your bedroom, then this may hinder the cosy elements to the room. Instead of bright textures and colours, why not go for a more soothing and calm approach? Including a neutral colour palette, such as whites, creams and beige, in addition sensuous textures such as quilted throws, faux-fur and comfy knits will make the room appear welcoming and comfortable.
If you have laminate flooring throughout the upstairs of your home, you should consider adding a rug to the room. There’s nothing worse than getting out of bed and stepping straight onto a cold floor, so a rug not only gives practical warmth but also creates a cosy element to the room.
If you want your room to be a vision of cosiness, then it’s important to choose the right curtains for your room. Not only do you want something stylish that blends in with the theme of your room, but also something that truly blocks out the natural light. Investing in some stylish, blackout curtains will ensure the space is perfect for light sleepers, and so that you can set your own lighting.
Add Cosy Accessories:
If you want to create a cosy bedroom, then it’s vital that you add all the cosy accessories you can. Candles are a simple yet very effective way to change the ambiance of a room, however they can be risky to have in a bedroom. To make candles bedroom safe, put candles in a glass jar while they are still burning- this way, burning candles can be safe while still creating a relaxing atmosphere in the room. Another alternative is to use hurricane lanterns, geometric glass lanterns or glass terrarium boxes. This adds a stylish and safe touch to your cosy bedroom.