Unlike many of the other rooms in a home, the bedroom should be designed to specifically suit the taste of the one or two people inhabiting it and not everyone living under the one roof. Therefore, a bedroom design is a very unique experience.
I won’t go into detail about specific design ideas, but instead concentrate on some of the thought processes and preparation that should be carried out prior to making any cosmetic changes to a bedroom. Go through this checklist to make sure you’re thinking in the right way:
- Who is the bedroom for? If its for you then that makes the process slightly easier but if you’re designing it for your child or as a guest room, more thought is required. A bedroom for someone else shouldn’t be completely about what you like or want. What purposes does the room need to fulfill to please the people inhabiting it?
- How big is the room? If you’ve only got a small space then you need to make sure you’re not being too ambitious with your design ideas. Work the essentials into your design before anything else that isn’t particularly necessary. Larger rooms are a luxury but equally difficult to get right. How are you going to make that vast space feel warm, inviting and cosy?
- How often will the bedroom be used? A guest bedroom that will be regularly used needs to be more low-maintenance so you don’t have to constantly spend hours on end fixing it up every time somebody else stays over. A kids bedroom should be similarly built to ensure all toys and messes can be easily cleaned up.
Hopefully these questions will give you some idea of what you should be thinking about before pressing on with your bedroom design.