Designing your home should suit your taste. Gone are the days of strict decorating rules and narrow room definitions. Where dining rooms were once formal, they are becoming casual or disappearing all together. Where dens were for reading, they became family rooms and are now turning into media rooms. The bedroom long considered a room that has to be subdued and quiet has shed its shackles and is enjoying bold colors and lively designs. You room’s design should speak to you, and if bold is what you want, then that is what you shall have.
A bedroom can be attractive and restful even with a minimalist approach to the design. By keeping the room monochromatic and the furnishings simple, you can add a single bright element in the room and create an instant focal point taking a room from boring to amazing. A large bold piece of art hung alone over the bed offers a dynamic focus on a blank canvass.
Colors and Contrast
While monochromatic with a pop of color is appealing, so is a room with many contrasting elements. By using black and white throughout the room the effect is to essentially create a blank canvas just as a single color would. Just like its monochromatic counterpart, the black and white contrasting room can then offer a focal point with a single bold colored element such as a bed cover or a piece of art.
As urban spaces are being reclaimed as living spaces, many individuals and families are moving into refurbished lofts. While these spaces are amazing, they frequently present the decorating challenge of dealing with a rustic brick wall. While the wall is interesting and beautiful, it is such a dominant force in the room that it is hard to keep it quiet. By using brick like tones, such as orange, beige and red, the bricks seemingly fade away. Stick with solid fabrics and limited patterns since the brick provides a mass of pattern on the walls.
Keeping Up with Trends
Using a duvet cover to update your color scheme is a simple and affordable way to update any bedroom. Using accents in green, orange, dark brown and gray creates a very up to date and trendy bedroom. This chic color scheme bounces off of the neutral black and white background, and great lighting keeps the room bright and functional.
Adding a sitting area to your bedroom is a great way to make a mini retreat in your own home. By choosing a style that is soothing and relaxing you can create a respite that can rejuvenate you any time. Using area rugs in bright colors and chairs with round backs creates a nice contrast against all of the square edges of the bedroom furniture, which helps to further define the space.