Nowadays there are so many different ideas for bedroom decoration (or any other room) that takes your breath away. And so it is necessary to think through every action, to consider every detail and go step by step, stage by stage.
First of all, as has been said above, all must be carefully considered. The starting point is the size of the room. If the room is small, the color scheme should be in bright colors visually enhancing the space. Bright accents can be used but in moderate amounts. Next, a small room should not be overloaded with furniture, there should be only the most necessary pieces. And you can also use functional furniture to put there some other things and not to clutter the room with unnecessary cupboards and shelves.
Use large window, mirrors – it will help to increase the visual space and expanding the boundaries. The more air and natural light enter the room, the lighter the atmosphere will be.
In addition to choosing the right place for a bed, a large room, as well as a small one, needs to be decorated properly. One should not think that if a small room should not be decorated in dark colors, so that it would not be diminished visually, then you can do so with a larger one. Of course, you should always be careful with dark colors. And if you choose them, then consider all the subtleties and nuances of color combinations, or you risk getting a gloomy interior. Most interestingly, large rooms can be made bright, but again, we should not forget about the rules of color combinations.
And if you want to make the room light, even snow-white, this can turn into the atmosphere of an ice castle in a large room. Of course, if that was the idea, it could be nice, but experienced designers advise to adjust this interior with such elements as upholstery. That is, there will be refreshing coolness instead of ice, comfortable and soft. By the way, soft padding contributes to soundproofing.
When selecting construction materials it is important to bear in mind that they are able to directly influence the mood of a room, for example, to make it chaste or romantic. Metal, masonry, wooden bars on the ceiling, laminate flooring and so on makes the space strict and solid.
Rooms with a romantic mood are dominated by soft surfaces.
More and more often sound-absorbing materials are used in bedrooms, that is, all kinds of seals and silencers. These materials absorb sounds and noises due to the fact that they repeatedly and not simultaneously pass through several layers – air – material – air. You can also make a textured wall, this will contribute to the noise absorption too.
And in order to make the atmosphere of your bedroom light and airy use more glass and wooden surfaces. By the way, wood has always been highly valued due to its close connection with nature. It makes the room cozy, lively and safer, because wood is an environmentally friendly product, it breathes and has a natural aroma incomparable with anything.
So, we found out that construction materials can create a certain mood in a room. That is, we are coming to the fact that rooms may have a different atmosphere. And in order to express a particular mood in full, we use a specific design style. And as you know, there are many such styles, and each of them brings its influence and reflects the character of the owners, and so on.
Let us list the main styles in the interiors
Classic bedroom style
Interior in classic style always looks noble and luxurious, combining beauty and functionality. This style is characterized by all sorts of decorative finishes paintings, expensive and natural materials only – including valuable species of wood – decorative parquet and so on. In most cases, a bed in classic style has a wooden back, perhaps even with carving or shaped carved legs. Bedside tables, chest of drawers, solid cabinets are natural, and all this must have impressive sizes. As a rule, the room should be spacious enough to have a high ceiling. Lighting is a little muted. The color scheme is often expressed in rich, dark colors. Here, décor is necessary and in large quantities. These interiors are suitable for solid and respectable people who appreciate firmness of traditions.
We would like to add a few subtleties that will help to create an inimitable classic interior in almost every bedroom, especially in a small one. After all, as has been said above, classic style includes a spacious room and high ceilings, but what to do, if the room does not have the required dimensions, and you want to decorate it in classic style? There is always a way – all the main attributes can be made in a smaller version. That is, instead of a large massive wardrobe, you can use a smaller cabinet. It and the rest of the furniture can also be made of expensive and precious wood but in more modest sizes. Curtains that are so typical for the classics, can be made from expensive natural, but lighter fabrics.
Also, columns are also inherent in the classic style, but in a small room, they will take up all the space. To avoid this, place them along the wall or in a doorway.
Instead of a traditional extensional chandelier, spotlights can be used, but you arrange them in a circle – geometric is characteristic of the classics. And if you cover this circle with an apron, the lighting will be diffused and slightly dimmed – that would be it.
Minimalism design trend
The decoration of the minimalism style bedrooms involves no unnecessary details, that is, in the room, there should be just the things without which one can not do. Of course, there can be decorations but in a minimal amount. Furniture usually has simple forms and often is multifunctional, ie it has extra drawers or compartments for things saving space.
To accentuate the minimalistic mood in a room, decorate it in cool colors: white, gray, light blue, and so on.
The minimalist interiors are often chosen by young people, who are more committed to spaciousness and also have not had time to acquire all kinds of sundries yet. By the way, minimalism is very convenient in the sense that it is suitable for small interiors, where fantasy has nowhere to roam. At the same time, everything looks cozy, ergonomic and tasteful. Minimalism makes spacious rooms respectable and refined. It is also noteworthy that it is easy to transform an interior in this style, changing only, for example, the textiles (bedspreads, cushions or curtains), and the room will immediately begin to sparkle in a new way.
Another subtlety: while choosing the decorations and accessory items for a minimalist interior, particularly for a bedroom, consider your choice carefully. Indeed, in a room where everything is at the minimum, every item attracts special attention and characterizes its owners.
We proceed to high-tech style
The hi-tech style is an interior design that uses the latest technologies. For a bedroom, in addition to plasma panels and other audio and video equipment, you can think of, for example, the blinds on the remote control, modern air conditioning, soundproofing so that the street sounds would not interfere or distract. Various mechanisms, etc. For the decoration of a room using the latest technologies, there are many options: liquid wallpapers, 3D floors, multi-level ceilings with different lighting options and the like. Simplicity and laconic brevity are also appreciated. The room should not be cluttered with non-necessary elements, except for the flowers, of course, they are relevant anywhere. Although there should not be too many of them in a high-tech room.
Bedroom in modern style – Art Nouveau
To make your bedroom a modern “masterpiece”, you need to use strict and simple forms for furniture with smooth coatings, not to overfill the room with the superfluous decor. Use new materials. And, most importantly, approach the matter rationally and practically.
There two main aspects should be seen: fresh design ideas and an atmosphere of home comfort.
It is not difficult to create all of this. The main advantage of this style is that you can choose almost any color combination (warm and neutral colors: brown, yellow, red, black, white, beige, and so on are often chosen), as well as modern materials (natural and synthetic). You can combine traditional and contemporary elements of the interior. And also use any technological achievements. This is what concerns fresh design ideas. But to achieve a home-like atmosphere, you need to choose comfortable furniture. Soft carpets, fireplaces, ventilation system, etc. often contribute to comfort.
The advantage of this style is that it is suitable for people of any age and material status, because, in the modern design of the interior, you can build interior and design, based on your desires and capabilities.
Decoration of a bedroom in oriental style
For interior decoration in the oriental style, you should clearly understand that the East includes many countries, starting with Morocco, and ending with Japan (China, India, Indonesia and many others). For a start, you need to decide what culture and country you want to display in your interior. Or maybe you can take something little from each of them.
So, you can take the “full set” or just general bedrooms ideas from the oriental style. A “complete set” refers to all oriental interior attributes: contrasts of bright and pastel colors, natural materials for finishing (metal, bamboo, wood), large beds with a canopy orientation in Indian style or Japanese mattresses – futon with a low podium. Also, the oriental style is characterized by low sofas with lots of cushions, carved chests with ornaments and carvings, cabinet with many drawers for small items. If you design the bedroom as completely oriental, there certainly should be many decorations typical for this area: fans, painted ceramic plates and vases, dwarf trees, abstractions made of bamboo branches. One interesting option is to use large cushions, they perform the function of decoration and additional seats. You can also decorate the walls with single bright accents such as colorful kimono colors, a lacquered painted folding screen. You can use a Tibetan carpet with an embroidered dragon or lotus as decoration. Let’s add oriental textiles, such as silk, velvet, organza, moire, brocade to all this. And, of course, gold ornaments, fringes, rhinestones, beads and so on.
Well, if you are more satisfied with the general idea, you can, for example, choose a low bed on the podium or a wide with a canopy, put a few accessories of oriental themes, as well as use textiles, typical of the East. Most importantly, there is nothing superfluous in the oriental interior, which is incidentally somewhat like the style of minimalism (all in their places, only the necessary, minimum of decor). Also, the interior should have enough space and air, and again, do not overload the space with unnecessary items, keep everything in its place, you can use large windows and glass surfaces, this will add lightness. Yet there must be small forms – tea tables, small stools and the like. Use a mobile screen instead of partitions, replace the armchairs with seat cushions. Even a small room will look spacious and comfortable with the help of these simple subtleties.
A historical bedroom
To decorate a bedroom in a historical style (Baroque, Victorian, Empire, Rococo), it is necessary that the room was spacious. After all, the main attribute here is massive furniture with carved legs or paintings, draped curtains, a large chandelier, carvings and so on. This furniture should envelop the owners with wealth and luxury.
Color design is better to be in soft shades, gold, filling the entire space, and natural materials are often used, especially wood, in this case only precious types. Candles in candlesticks, paintings and mirrors with expensive frames, lambrequins on the curtains, crystal figurines, soft carpet with a long nap, flower vases, black-and-white portraits are used as decorations. A forged tiered chandelier will fit excellently into such an interior, possibly, in the form of candles and candleholders. Textiles with pictures: flowers and ornaments – are used widely. A large fireplace in an elegant design is especially valued in such interior.
Rustic Provence and country styles
First, let’s clarify the difference between the styles Provence and Country. Not everyone can distinguish one from another. It will be useful to bring a little clarity.
So, the country style originated in the early XX century in England, but despite this, it does not have “nationality”, this is a collective image of a provincial house and displays the rustic flavor of the country in which it is located.
And Provence style is French in nationality and in principle is the same as the country style, but displays the countryside of French provinces only. We can say that Provence is part of the Country style or its variety.
And in order to arrange your bedroom in a rustic (country) style, it is necessary to clearly define what you want to see in the end – Provence or Country. Why is it so categorical? Because they have a subtle color difference dictated by the climatic location. That is, when decorating a room in the country style, you need to choose warm colors, because village houses are filled with warmth, comfort, home cooking aroma, crackling wood in a fireplace or stove. Sometimes you can see the color of sage or cornflower in the country interior. The White color is not used at all.
Provence style is characterized by cold colors, which are dictated by the very nature of Provence. It is always hot and sunny in the French countryside, there are vineyards, lavender fields, sea and spices. This is the source of such a palette. The White color is used quite frequently in the interior.
It is also important that the country style is characterized by masonry, stone, beams on the ceiling, wooden floors, paper wallcoverings with flowers or stripes, and all kinds of textiles, starting with calico curtains and ending with patchwork rug. But the main thing here is an abundance of natural wood, not painted but stained. You can give wooden furniture an aged, cracked, roughly planned or bugs-touched effect.
The Provence style in the room is characterized by masonry, cracked plaster, floor made of tiles or stone, beams on the ceiling, mosaic and terracotta surfaces, lots of wrought iron décor items and an abundance of textiles. Concerning wood, preference is given to painted wood (ivory or white) and also signs of aging.
But you can think of something such that will provide your room with a twist for the interior of any style.
Interesting ideas for bedrooms
If overhead lighting is just enough for all other rooms, for a bedroom, the upper and local lighting is necessary. The first we use when we enter the room at night, and the second usually at bedtime. Designers offer to make soft and diffused lighting in the bedroom – after all, this is an intimate room. Recent advances will help to create the illusion of light coming out of nowhere – it is unusual and interesting. For this purpose, hidden light bulbs built into the skirting boards, cornices, even in the headboard can be used. Ceiling lights in the form of hemispheres and spheres, lamps with a shade of frosted glass, and so on will also fit perfectly. And all kinds of sconces and table lamps have already come into the everyday life.
Wardrobes with clothing, especially for women, and dressing tables, can be equipped with additional illumination. By the way, if there are open shelves, they can be equipped with neon illumination – elegantly and unobtrusively.
An excellent idea for an unusual and interesting decoration of a bedroom is plasterboard. And it does not require a lot of money and time. Here you can realize any fantasy: different designs on the walls or ceiling, niches, also in the form of bedside tables, etc.
So, there is a lot of subtleties in creating a cozy and interesting bedroom, but most importantly, we must remember that it is your room and you live in it, so it is necessary to arrange it in the only way making you comfortable.