Are you thinking about designing your dream bedroom or refreshing your existing space? Your bedroom is a sanctuary where you can unwind and relax as well as a space where you can add your own personal touch and style preferences. From layout and texture to wallpaper and layering, we share a few suggestions to get you started.
A good starting point is to assess the light and aspect of the room. This will help determine the best position for your bed. If you enjoy a scenic view outside as a focal point of the room, then the obvious choice is to position the bed opposite the window. If your room has a fireplace, you may want to position your bed facing it instead to enjoy on chilly evenings. A fireplace also makes the perfect area to create a cosy reading nook or comfortable seating area within your bedroom where you can relax with a coffee or get lost in your favourite book.
A great way to evoke a sense of calm and luxury in any room is through the use of wallpaper and textured wall coverings. There are so many options to choose from although try to steer clear of bold patterns as these tend to date quicker. Instead, opt for textured papers for an elegant and timeless feel.
Be creative with your space by placing emphasis on a feature of the room, such as a fireplace, feature wall or headboard. A feature in a room adds impact and grandeur. In addition to a feature wall or headboard, incorporate pattern with luxurious window treatments and layering of textures and fabrics. Layering can be used to lavish effect by adorning the bed with cashmere throws and silk cushions. A striking chaise lounge or bench placed at the foot of the bed can anchor the design and instil a luxurious yet welcoming feel.
Light is essential to create ambience and set the mood in a room and should be carefully considered. Reading lights provide task lighting at night while bedside lamps create a gentle glow. Floor lamps are ideal for providing light by occasional chairs such as those positioned in the reading nook while a wider spread of light can be created with ceiling spots. Use lighting on passive infrared (PIR) sensors in wardrobes to highlight your clothing as a chic detail when dressing.
These are just a few suggestions to consider when planning or getting started with the interior design of your dream bedroom. We’ve included a selection of our recent bedroom designs below where we’ve used pattern, texture and layering to create a sense of comfort and tranquility.
To view more bedroom designs from our residential projects, visit our Portfolio page.
Photography by Richard Waite