If you stop and think about it, the room in which the average person spends approximately one third of his or her entire life really deserves to be as attractive as it can. Most people who pay attention to their surroundings, in fact, make an effort to choose stylish bedding and bedroom accents. There still remains, however, one bedroom feature which more often than not is neglected in most bedroom decor plans. Which one is it, you ask? It’s the floor!
There is no reason in the world why you can’t incorporate your bedroom floor into your overall bedroom décor, and in doing so give yourself a truly unique room. Bedrooms, above all, should suggest comfort and luxury. Scattering some floor pillows around your bedroom will add to the opulent look suggested by your bedding and bed pillows. It’s just one of many different approaches you can take when planning the layout of your bedroom.
Don’t feel as if you’re doomed to failure simply because you lack training in interior design. There are plenty of simple and affordable ways for you enhance not only the appearance, but the “feel” of your bedroom. Try adding a contemporary lock with a few brightly colored modernistic paintings, or some abstract of sculpture, and a few touches of chrome. Choose bedding and bed pillows and complementary colors (black, white, and bright primary colors are all great for modern look.)
Using neutral colors, like off-white, beige, or gray, on your bedroom walls will allow your walls to take advantage of their flexibility, because you will be able to change the rest of your bedroom décor without having to completely redecorate. You can even treat yourself to several new looks each year by changing your bedding and accents according to the seasons. Your bright, airy spring look with lots of pastels can give way to warm sunny summer colors, followed by the golds and deeper reds of autumn and perhaps some whites and blues to reflect the cold of winter. Even if you live in a climate where there are only two seasons the year, you’ll still have a variety!
If you are completely at a loss as to where to begin, why not simply go shopping for a coordinated bedding set and build your bedroom decor around it? It’s a great time saver, and you’ll be starting with the materials you already know you love. Simply pick two or three of your favorite colors from the materials and look for throw rugs, artwork, draperies, and other accents to tie your entire room together!
If you can remember what it was like to shop for a bedroom decor only 10 or 20 years ago, you know exactly how far we’ve come. You might also realize just how ocular simplicity has become as an approach to bedroom decorating. One of the most simplistic approaches is that of Feng Shui, which is an ancient Chinese discipline of choosing a few objects and finding the perfect places for them in your bedroom so that they will work together to attract balance and comfort into your life.
The art of Feng Shui dictates that your bed be placed so your feet face away from the door (in China, the deceased is carried from a room feet first). Nor should your bed be facing a window. The window glare, according to Feng Shui, attracts “Sha,” or “poison arrow” energy. Having more than two mirrors in your bedroom will disturb your life force Chi; neither should you position mirrors across from the window or at the foot of your bed. If you like the concept of Feng Shui’s artistic simplicity, you can find plenty of related information either on the Internet or at your local library.
Decorating your bedroom successfully requires far more than choosing matching sheets and pillows. Start thinking about cushions, upholstery fabrics, and soft materials to drape over your other bedroom furniture. Choose a color palette and stick with it, because it’s by far the simplest and most affordable way to a harmonious bedroom which is truly something special. With just a bit of effort and a weekend, you can create your own sanctuary without ever having to pick up a paintbrush.