Designing a new room in your home is an exciting experience. It’s a chance to start fresh and take your creativity to the next level. From painting to furnishing and everything in between, there is a lot that goes into designing a room. If you have set your budget, congrats! Your next step is to then let your creative freedom soar and pick out all you need for your room, but what exactly do you need? Perhaps you are looking to save space which in that case, you may opt for a full staircase loft bed. Or maybe, you have a certain colour scheme and require an exact paint colour. Here are a few things you need and some things that simply compliment any bedroom:
Furniture, furniture, furniture!
What differentiates a room from another room? Furniture! Once you put a stove and a sink in, you get a kitchen. Once you put a table and some chairs in, you get a dining room and so on. Furniture is essentially what gives a room its identity. When it comes to a bedroom, here is what you should put on your furniture checklist: A bed This is what takes a room from a room to a bedroom – literally. This is probably the most crucial element for many. Choosing a bed can be tricky as there are so many options on the market. First thing to consider is size. What can the room fit? Who will be sleeping there? Tight on space? If you have a larger room, you may want to opt for a king or queen. If you are tight on space, furnishing a kids bedroom, or a guest room, or a dorm room, you may want to opt for a bunk bed. Bunk beds are a great option for saving space and hey, they aren’t JUST for kids. Once you pick the size, you then have to consider the finish, colour, and style – pine, natural, cloth, etc. Typically, the bed is the first thing people pick when designing a bedroom and it sets the tone for everything else within. Oh by the way, don’t forget the mattress! Dressers and chests While some are lucky enough to have huge walk-in closets, some have to find ways to store more clothes beyond the storage space they have. Dressers/chests add a great touch to rooms and provide storage for items that may not fit in your closet. Many dressers also come with large mirrors, making it a go to station for getting ready in the morning. Nightstands What is a bed without a nightstand? A nightstand is an important piece of furniture that allows you to store and access items within reach of your bed. Lamps, books, clocks, a place to leave your phone, medication – nightstands keep everything you need close to you. Bonus points for matching them to your dresser and bed!
Paint the night away
Ah, paint. Next to furniture, the ultimate way to make a difference in a room. Picking the paint is entirely up to you, but it’s important to know just how paint affects a room. Dark paint If you are looking to add a darker touch to a room, there are many options deep in colour. Dark greys, deep reds, purples and blues, etc. Darker paints can give your new bedroom a dramatic look and give the contents within the chance to shine. However, it’s important to consider the fact that dark paint can make your room, well, dark. If the room you are designing receives minimal sunlight, dark paint will add to the already lackluster lighting. Dark paint best goes in rooms where sunlight is prevalent so the room doesn’t become TOO dark. Neutral paint Neutral paints are the most popular options. They add a classic, soft, and sophisticated look to any room and can match just about any colour scheme in terms of decor. Whites and beiges are popular neutral options and unlike dark paints, they can add a touch of brightness to a room. A great option for rooms that lack natural sunlight. If you are looking to think outside the box in terms of creativity, neutral options may come as a bore to you. However, if simplistic and classic is what you are looking for, neutral is the way to go. Vibrant/neon paint If creativity is what you are looking for, it doesn’t get more creative than bright, neon colours! Vibrant paint can add a lot of character to a room and turn it from dull to exciting. When it comes to vibrant paint, make sure you consider who will be staying in that room. If you are designing a guest room, for example, the bright colours may be unsettling to some. If you look to sell your house in the future, vibrant colours are typically not a go-to for prospects, so you may have to repaint in the near future. However, vibrant, neon colours certainly add a high unique factor to a room!
Think about decor
You’ve picked the furniture and the paint colour, now all that is left is decorating the room and adding even more character to it. Unlike paint and furniture, decor can be changed quite frequently. Decor is also dependant on the amount of space you have. If you want to create a work space within your bedroom, but lack the square footage, you can opt for a loft bed and add a desk in the empty space below. This will allow you to have a room function as two-in-one without compromising space! Other decor items include: Lighting Carpets/rugs Wall art Blinds/curtains Throws Smaller furniture (desks, chairs, etc) When it comes to decor, the world is your oyster. If you grow tired of the decor, changing it around isn’t a daunting task either! There is a lot that goes into designing a bedroom but once the end result comes to life, you will realize how worth it the journey really is. It’s important to have a plan in place to know who the room is for, what the theme is going to be, the space you are working with, and the budget. Once you figure these aspects out, you can begin on the wonderful process to your dream room! Ready to add some aesthetically appealing furniture to your new room? Browse our catalog today!