A bedroom is a place of refuge, a sanctuary where we can escape daily life’s stress. That’s why it’s so important that our bedrooms be comfortable, personal and practical.
If you are looking for a practical and comfortable bedroom design, this write-up is for you.
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Personalisation is important
In addition to a practical and comfortable design, your bedroom should reflect who you are. It’s easy to do this by adding personal touches that make the room feel like home.
For example, add a piece of art with your favourite shade if you love the colour.
Or if you enjoy reading before bed, display some books on the shelf above your bed.
A touch of individuality can go a long way toward making a room feel more like “yours” rather than just another generic bedroom in an apartment building or house.
Use space to your advantage
When you are designing a bedroom, it’s essential to consider how you can maximize the amount of space. Here are a few tips for doing just that:
- Use the space under your bed for storage. If your bed is high enough, you can store items that don’t need to be readily accessible such as books and magazines. You can also use this area as extra storage for shoes or toys if there isn’t enough room elsewhere in your bedroom.
- Use the space above your bed for decorations and photos. If you have an empty wall above where your head would rest when sleeping, display some decorative items or framed photos instead of leaving them hidden in drawers or closets. They will make a beautiful addition to any room while also providing inspiration and emotion whenever they catch sight of them during their daily routine activities.
Don’t cram too much furniture into the room
As much as we all love our home decor, it’s important to create a sense of calm in your bedroom. Try not to cram too many pieces of furniture into the room.
You don’t want to be constantly tripping over things or running out of space on top of your dresser.
Space-wise, try to avoid having more than one piece of furniture against each wall and try not to put two pieces together that have different functions – for example, a bedside table and lamp vs a bedside table and mirror will appear cluttered!
Try to use your space wisely by incorporating other functional pieces like shelves, pelmets/curtains etc., so you can create a better flow throughout the room without compromising comfort or practicality.
Pay attention to the floor
Always pay attention to the floor in the bedroom.
Choosing a hardwood or tile floor is good for your bedroom’s aesthetics, but it may not be practical if you have pets or small children running around.
If you opt for carpeted floors, choose one that is easy to clean and easy to maintain.
In Malaysia, tile flooring is often quite a popular option to go with.
Choose a colour scheme that is soothing
Choosing a colour scheme that is soothing is important.
Avoid bold colours, which may make your bedroom feel too hot and crowded.
A calming colour scheme is more likely to make you feel relaxed in your bedroom, whereas a bright or loud one will have the opposite effect.
Be consistent with the rest of the house when selecting your bedroom’s colour scheme as well; this way it will flow together seamlessly, not just within its own walls but also throughout your home as a whole.
Include smart storage solutions throughout the room
- Include smart storage solutions throughout the room.
- Think about what you want to store, and how much of it you want to be visible.
- Storage can be built-in or as additional furniture. Either way, it should be practical and functional—and able to hold all of your stuff! You may not realize how much clutter accumulates over time until you start storing items in a well-planned system. This is especially important if you share your space with other people who have different needs for their belongings (like clothes versus books).
- Storage solutions can also hide clutter by keeping personal items out of sight when they’re not being used at that moment, but they also make things more accessible when needed later on so nothing gets forgotten behind closed doors forever!
Think about lighting
Lighting is another element that can help you create a particular ambience in your bedroom. For example, you can use lighting to create a romantic or relaxing atmosphere.
In addition to giving your bedroom an overall mood and feel, light can also be used to accentuate certain parts of the room.
If you have an area where you like to read or study, it might make sense to have more light in this area than in other parts of the room.
Bonus: A bedroom should be a practical, personal, and uplifting place
A bedroom is supposed to be a place where you can relax and unwind. It should be personal and functional, with furniture that suits your needs and style.
A good bedroom should also be uplifting—you want to feel inspired when you enter the room!
When designing your own bedroom, it’s important to consider what kinds of activities you like doing in bed:
- Watching television?
- Reading books?
If you want a space just for sleeping (and maybe reading), then perhaps having a walk-in closet would make more sense than creating an extra sitting area near your bed.
On the other hand, if you’d rather have somewhere different from the rest of the house where people can come visit, such as during holidays or parties, then having two beds (in your additional bedrooms) instead might work better than one big one because guests will have their own spaces within it without crowding each other out too much during those special events.
Summary: Designing A Practical and Comfortable Bedroom
A bedroom should be a practical, personal, and uplifting place to spend time in.
While you might think that a bed and some furniture are all that’s needed, it’s important to consider the other elements of your bedroom as well.
- How much space do you have for storage?
- Are there enough outlets for electronics?
- Are there any distractions nearby that could interrupt sleep or relaxation time?
All these questions need answers before finalizing your bedroom design to ensure you have a cosy and practical setup at the end of the day.