Bedrooms are one of the most important spaces in your home. It should be the place where you are ultimately relaxed and achieve your perfect zen. When moving into a new house or if you’re just redecorating, designing a bedroom with your partner is a really important thing to do.
You want to make sure that you are both happy and agree on how the place you’ll be sleeping is going to look. Finding common ground can be a bit of a challenge sometimes but by following the tips in this article you should come away with your ideal sleep space.
Start With The Right Mattress
The first thing you have to do when designing a bedroom with your partner is to find a good mattress. Different people like different types of mattresses, so you’ll want to try out a few to see what works best for both of you. You also have the question of what size to get, using Puffy’s mattress sizing comparison could give you an idea of what might work for you.
The reason it is suggested to pick the mattress first is that the size and style you get will then inform what kind of bed frame you can buy. You might have found an ideal mattress and a bed frame you like but if they aren’t compatible, you should make sure you put your comfort first.
Pick Out The Perfect Bedframe
Once you know what size of mattress you want, it’s time to pick out a bed frame. In a bedroom, the largest object in there is likely to be your bed, so your bed frame must inform the style of everything else in that room. Again, there are so many options for materials and colors that it can be easy to suffer from decision paralysis.
A good tip is to start with either a particular wood type or color. This whittles down your design options and makes it easier to make a decision. The color and style of the bed frame you choose can then help you decide on the other furnishings in the room.
Choose Matching Bedside Tables
One of the easiest ways to make a bedroom look great is to get side tables that match your bed. There is something about the positioning of two tables on either side of a bed that is very pleasing to the eye. Bedside tables can match without specifically being from the same place as the bed frame, as long as they follow the same style or color.
You might not think that you’d need a bedside table but they are a really handy bit of furniture, even if you just use it to charge your phone on. The same goes for any wardrobe or chest of drawers you might need for clothes. Having these as a set unit gives you the perfect foundation for designing the rest of your bedroom.
Get Your Paint Colours Right
Now that you’ve selected your mattress, bed frame, and side tables, it’s time to think of color schemes. The color that you pick in your bedroom will have a huge impact on the feel of the room. With your bed frame and side tables matching you can think about what colors would compliment what you’ve already chosen.
Depending on how dark you want to go will also affect the mood of the room. Some people like to choose dark colors so that it is very dark in the nighttime and other people like to have a light airy room that they can make the most of during the day.
You also have the option of having a feature wall of a specific color separate from the rest of the room. Choosing a paint that both you and your partner like is a way to make the design of your bedroom personal.
Light It Well
The lighting in a bedroom is very important. If you are the kind of person who likes to wind down in bed before going to sleep, maybe with a good book, you’re going to want to have some different lighting options. Naturally, most bedrooms will come with a ceiling bulb and this will provide sufficient light during the daytime.
In the night, however, you may want some warmer and less powerful lamps around the room, to give your bedroom a real cozy vibe. With bedside tables, you can get nice bedside lamps which will often be low wattage. You could also get a smart bulb that offers you dimming and warmth options.
Lighting your bedroom well is one of the most important aspects of designing your space.
Make It Ornamental
Okay, so your room is starting to take shape now. You’ve got all the important bits, how about something more ornamental? Putting up some shelves for books or personal possessions can be a way to make your bedroom feel homier and more relaxing.
You’ll want to fill your space with things that make you feel good and put you in a happy space. Finish up your room with some personal furnishings to complete your perfect bedroom.
Designing a bedroom with a partner can be really fun but also quite difficult. You have to find a balance between your preferences and make sure that you are both happy with the result. Bedrooms are deeply personal spaces, where you want to be as comfortable as possible.
By finding furniture in this order; mattress, bed frame, bedside tables, paint colors, lighting, and then picking ornaments sets you up for success when creating your ideal dream zone. One last important thing to remember before you start is to figure out where all your plugs are.
This may dictate what you can and cannot do in the room. It might seem like a lot of money to put together your perfect bedroom but it is somewhere you will spend a lot of time and is worth the investment. Now close your eyes and drift off and dream of the idyllic room you are about to create for yourself.