Turn a mundane bedroom into a luxury retreat with these inspirational bedroom decorating ideas, leaving you fantasizing about re-decorating with the help of some of our design tips. These bedrooms that we have collected for you are truly magical, with a touch of whimsy and serenity all rolled into one. The bedroom should be a sanctuary to come home to, to get a peaceful nights sleep and leave the pace of your workday behind, at least for a few hours. Most bedrooms seem to be cluttered and the last room in the house that people care about putting their decorating dollars into. When we have guests over to entertain, the first thing they see is the public spaces of the home, living room, dining room, kitchen, so we tend to worry more about how these spaces look. However, we all deserve to have a tranquil oasis to relax, so we should take the time to create a cozy and welcoming retreat that is all yours! Have a look through the images below to get inspired to create your own dreamy slice of heaven and a few tips along the way to help get you started on your bedroom re-decoration project.
Have a look through the images below and let us know which one is your favorite and why! Looking for more bedroom inspiration? Have a look at some past fabulous articles that we have presented to you here on 1 Kindesign, such as 1 Kindesign’s 45 most dreamy bedrooms of 2013 and 55 Spectacular and cozy bedroom fireplaces.
Lanterns, candles, textures and beautiful fabrics are the perfect mix for a dreamy bedroom scheme. To create contrast, try a duvet in a neutral color with a patterned coverlet on top. Layering pillows creates comfort and a beautiful aesthetic. Accent pillows should pick up the colors of a print from the bedding or should flow well with the selected color scheme. A bedskirt gives a more relaxed and elegant feel.
Silky curtains helps to soften the space, while neutral linen bedding adds texture and romance. A bedroom with a view creates a tranquil oasis, especially next to a pool or a water feature. There is nothing like the sound of a trickling water feature from an open window to help you fall asleep! French doors completes the look.
Area rugs add texture, pattern and coziness to a bare floor in the bedroom. They also define the space and prevents your feet from stepping on a cold bare floor first thing in the morning!
Creating ambient lighting in your bedroom is a must. A flattering light fixture in a bedroom can make all the difference and really complete the dreamy look. A dramatic fixture such as a chandelier and some smaller scale night table lamps can create a perfect mix.
If you are looking to create a calm atmosphere and get a restful nights sleep, try incorporating a neutral or monochromatic color palette into your bedroom design scheme, such as above.
Decorating your space with attractive furniture pieces to store clothing and other items with help you to maintain a clutter-free and elegant bedroom. Tip: Let artwork inspire your wall color. The perfect shade of blue helps to tie everything together in this stunning bedroom scheme.
Fairy lights and white bedding in the bedroom shown above creates a dream-like atmosphere.
Painting a wall mural behind your bed not only creates a dramatic focal point to the space, it can transport you to somewhere else, like a tropical retreat that is soothing to the soul.
A wood shelf above the bed is a great budget-minded idea if you don’t have a headboard behind your bed. It creates a focal point and is a great way to add a touch of whimsy to the spaces with some personal decor items and candles to create a romantic mood.
A chandelier on the ceiling with glass and metallic accents adds polish and some sparkle.
This exposed brick fireplace in the bedroom is a great idea to add some charm and some warmth on a cool evening. It makes a statement of romance and creates a nice focal point. The one above is dual sided, with a cozy sitting area on the other side, bringing in a touch of luxury. The fireplace is whitewashed with a rustic feel, but if you can’t afford to create a brick fireplace, another solution if to use a firebox brick liner to create the look on a budget!
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Creating a cozy outdoor bedroom oasis is a wonderful idea to enjoy warm summer nights, fresh breezes and a romantic ambiance surrounded by mother nature. There are numerous ways that you can develop this concept, with one way being a screened in porch. This is the ultimate luxury, feeling like you are outdoors, but still have the protection of roof, to protect you from weather ailments. You can create a sleeping cabin if you have a wooded property, which would be an amazing place to take a nap or to host your overnight guests. A large front porch can be converted into a spot for an outdoor bedroom by using outdoor curtain fabrics for privacy. A garden shed can be converted into a beautiful sleeping spot, just open up the windows and doors, and voila, you are immersed in nature and get some great cross ventilation. Shipping pallets can be used in your garden as a platform, add a mattress (or an inflatable mattress), some pillows and bedding and you have an instant outdoor bed. A bed on your pool deck, especially if you have a pool house that has an extended roofline that can protect your bed from sun and rain. A canvas tent can be placed in your garden for some outdoor glamping, you can also use a hanging bed, such as the ones we wrote about, 21 Inspirational examples of outdoor summer lounging spaces.
If your outdoor bedroom space is covered by a tent or in a garden shed, you can add some additional decor such as a nightstand to store books and place a cup of coffee or tea on, and maybe even a lantern or a lamp for some ambient lighting. As far as styling your outdoor space, there are plenty of ideas to select from, bright colors work best, there are lots of outdoor fabrics to chose from. Try boho chic, it is a fun look that brightens any space and will be very inviting. Lastly, if you have a pond or lake on your property, try a floating wooden platform decked out with a mattress and bedding, a perfect way to take a nap! Be inspired, have a look at some of our amazing ideas below!
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When hosting guests, making them feel most welcome is key to their takeaway experience. New approaches to interior design have helped homeowners create cozy environments for their overnight visitors. Here, we discuss a few tips and tricks that will ensure your guests have a pleasant and memorable stay in their home away from home.
Focus on Color and Lighting
The focal point of an ambient setting usually lies in the color schemes used to accentuate the room. Pay close attention to using hues that evoke feelings of zen and coziness such as, lavender, for walls and bedding.
Further, be sure to provide enough lighting, with suitable bedside lamps and ceiling lights as well as, windows for natural day-lighting. It’s important to avoid dark rooms, as they are glum and uninviting for most.
Location, Location, Location
Choose the location of the guest room wisely. If you happen to have a waterfront room, one with a great view of nature or, a room that allows for some privacy, away from all the others, it is recommended that you provide your guests with the best your home has to offer in terms of location. This demonstrates a respect for privacy and well-being, which will be highly appreciated.
Leave a Gift
If it’s necessary that your guests have a true hotel experience, offer them some of the perks they might find in a typical hotel but with a hint of personality and care. Home-baked goods, seasonal fruit, local treats and, fresh flowers are unique ways of offering your guests that pampered feeling and that added, sweet, touch.
Guests should feel comfortable enough to be themselves and go about their routines as they usually would. Depending on whether they are reserved types who enjoy meditation or, energetic types who like to have fun and stay entertained, be sure to accessorize the room accordingly. For example, you might want to include yoga mats for regular practitioners of yoga or, you can host a home casino with a portable roulette wheel and table for those that prefer a fun time.
The Best of Bedding
Bedding is possibly one of the most important factors to consider when creating a comfortable space for guests. Choose soft materials and offer enough options in terms of duvets, covers and sheets, so that guests can accommodate to their needs accordingly.
Moreover, if you know your guests well enough, you might even want to use bedding which includes their favourite colors, patterns and fabrics.
As outlined above, special touches to your guest rooms create friendly and inviting places for your overnight visitors. Experiences are often heightened by subtle details, from lighting to choices in bedding fabric that are often overlooked. Your guests will be sure to appreciate the unique ambience you’ve created, including one which tailors specifically to their needs and personalities.
Get the modern rustic look with a wood clad bedroom feature wall, an incredibly beautiful way to infuse warmth, depth, texture and interest to your space. A wood clad feature wall is one of those versatile details that looks good just about anywhere, the impact is strong, adding a rustic sophistication to traditional or modern bedroom design schemes. The natural patina of wood is very calming, seeming to be the perfect selection for a bedroom. Various types of wood adds a lot of character to your bedroom decor, whether it be reclaimed, white washed, painted or even wood pallets. There are many ways to enjoy the colors and textures of raw wood in your bedroom, as these images that we have collected for you will demonstrate. Whether you prefer a subtle touch or a full-on feature wall, get ready to go with the grain.
If you are looking for further inspiration, have a look at one of our past articles on 44 Delightful spaces showcasing eye-catching wooden walls or 38 Unbelievable barn style bedroom design ideas.
Reclaimed Wood Accent Wall: The homeowners created a reclaimed wood wall feature in their Portland, Oregon bedroom using salvage barn siding. It commands a clean modern look with a touch of rusticity.
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A stylish masculine bedroom design typically involves the absence of glamorous accessories and bright and airy hues, showcasing in its place, minimalistic details with layers of darker shades. These rooms can be very stylish, and inviting for both genders to appreciate the beautiful aesthetics to a masculine space. There are certain qualities and materials that pertains to a masculine design, items such as leather, flannel and wool tend to evoke a more manly vibe. As do darker hues such as black, gray, brown and blue. Straight lines as well as hard edges will read as masculine, as does the use of rougher materials such as concrete.
We have gathered together a collection of masculine bedrooms that are very stylish and inviting. There are bedrooms to suit different tastes, from a more classic style to spaces that are more rugged in nature. These spaces are not all exactly the same, and they are not just for men. They do help to answer the question of how to create your own stylish and comfortable bedroom if you tend to lean towards the concrete and simple rather than the lavish and cushy. Which one of these bedrooms is the best, in your opinion? Still looking for more bedroom inspiration? Have a look at one of our past articles on How to create a relaxing bedroom oasis and 45 Fabulous minimalist bedroom design ideas.
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Your bedroom should serve as a place to retreat at the end of a long enduring day and relax, but unfortunately for many people, the bedroom simply doesn’t feel like a relaxing space. The more we use our homes for multiple purposes, the more like we, as a society, are to create multipurpose spaces, but experts and doctors both agree that the bedroom should remain a singular-activity room. If you are wondering how to make your bedroom the most relaxing area in your home, follow these five easy tips.
1. Keep the Colors Light
If you are trying to figure out how to make your bedroom the most relaxing area of your home, changing the color can give you the most extreme results. Experts agree that colors found in nature are most calming, so putting them in your bedroom is an easy way to make the space more relaxing. Light blues, pale greens and warm yellows and pinks all work well to creating a relaxing space. Experts agree that you can add a pop of a bright color in the form of throw pillows or blankets, but the walls and drapery should stay muted. Avoid bright, bold colors like bright yellows , deep reds and orange. These colors can be a bit jarring in large quantities.
2. Avoid Electronics
Your bedroom should be a place of respite and relaxation. Experts all seem to agree that the bedroom should be a no electronics zone. The theory is connected heavily to psychology. The brain makes connections with spaces. When you bring electronics into the bedroom it quickly becomes a room where you are supposed to get things done, rather then a place to kick back and relax. To ensure your bedroom is a relaxing oasis, avoid bringing laptops, cell phones and televisions into the space.
3. Smells Can be Relaxing, too
If you are figuring out how to make your bedroom the most relaxing area of your home, making it smell different can be a cheap and easy fix. Certain smells promote relaxation, too. Lavender, rose and vanilla scents have been found to have a calming effect, so do bring those scents into the bedroom space. This can be done In the form of candles, potpourri or plug-in air fresheners. Keeping a small bowl of lavender-scented potpourri next to the bed can actually help you drift off quicker and have better sleeps, according to studies.
4. Keep the Lighting Dim
When you turn your bedroom into the true oasis you need it to be in your home, you’ll want to ditch bright lightening as well. If you plan to make your bedroom an area that’s sole purpose is relaxation, get rid of bright overhead lightening in favor of small table lamps. The lamps should cast just enough light in the evening for you to relax and recharge before heading to bed. Dimmer switches are also a good option for those who need to alter the lighting in their space.
5. Bring the Outside In
Potted plants can make your bedroom feel more alive and natural. To get a tranquil, outdoorsy feel, consider adding a few potted plants to the room. The suggestion actually has multiple benefits. Not only do plants help to create a tranquil natural vibe in the space, but they will also help purify the air. When picking potted plants, do make sure you find a plant that best fits the natural lighting of the room.
Having a relaxing space in your home is certainly important. Following these five simple tips, you’ll be able to quickly turn your bedroom into the calm oasis you’ve been craving. Moreover, a comfortable bed mattress also plays a pivotal role in transforming your bedroom in a relaxing zone. You can check what Ozmattress offers at its online store when it comes to buying the best mattresses.
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In the privacy of your home you can allow your imagination and creativity to run wild. From the colors of the walls to the furnishings and gadgets you utilize to fill the spaces, everyone has their own idea of what makes a home. To some it’s stylish, fashionable and hi-tech, whilst to others it’s more traditional, simple and with some key furniture pieces used more for their practicality than for their design qualities.
However there are some people for whom four walls hold no bounds or limitations. Inside they create their own personal haven which a ton of effort goes into. It looks quirky, unique and above all unlike anything anyone else has thought to do with their bedroom, living room or kitchen. Here are a few examples of just some of those not so ordinary rooms out there:
Bar Themed Living Room
What better way to save money on going to the bar than by turning your living room into your own private bar area! This awesome room does so perfectly, by blending in the cozy fireplace with your typical bartop area, complete with space for a bartender. Get the homeyness you need from the plush sofas, cushions and mood lighting whilst having the option to sit facing the bar to give you that ‘night out’ feeling. This concept is actually pretty easy to incorporate into your own living room, with the bar counter probably being the most difficult part to implement. You could cut back on the fancy lighting if you find it wouldn’t work within your own living space, but the addition of shelves for your spirits and glasses is a simple task, as is sourcing some mini fridges for the beer and mixers. Think of all the great memories, parties and stories that come from a bar/living room!
For all the avid bingo players out there, there are plenty of ways to create a bingo bedroom. The duvet cover above shows just one simple way of letting your bingo loving personality shine through your bedroom design but there are many more ways to add both big and subtle touches. For example you could buy – or create your own – bingo board rug to brighten up your bedroom floor. This works particularly well if you have a wooden floor as the contrast makes it stand out even more. Another little simple addition is bingo ball trinkets. Again you could hunt them down or try making your own by buying ordinary trinket bowls or pots from your craft store. Paint them a bright color with your favorite bingo numbers and use them to store your various small accessories such as hairclips, buttons, etc.
This idea is particularly great for children and can be implemented in either a bedroom or play room setting. If your child has a spare room where they play with all their toys, why not turn it into a forest adventure area? The raised wooden walkway above not only provides a great lost boys atmosphere but it also means you have a ton of storage space underneath to store all their toys. Keep them in wooden chests to add to the theme and offer a bit of pirate flavour. The suspended swing is a great idea that you may have used in a doorway when your child was a baby but now can be used in the middle of the room for a tree swing effect. Don’t forget the walls too – they should match the theme. Whether a jungle mural or painted to look like a wood effect; carry on the outdoors-indoors theme with the walls, floor and ceiling.
Cinema Spare Room
If you have spare space and love films then surely there’s no better thing to do than to turn your unused room into a cinema! From the Paisley print curtains down to the folded red seats complete with cup holders, this room captures the essence of the cinema perfectly – without the ever increasing entry fee! With TVs for home sale becoming bigger and bigger, this is another room idea which isn’t difficult to implement in your own home. Use dimmer switches on your lights for a final cinema touch, and either ensure your TV has an inbuilt DVD player, or hook up to an external device behind a cover to really make yourself and your guests believe you’re in a real cinema. Think of all the great movie nights you can have without leaving the comfort of your own home – just make sure you’ve got the popcorn in!
These are just a few examples of the great things some people have done with rooms in their own homes. There’s no limit to what you can do with a room as long as you have the vision and motivation.
A DIY Chalkboard headboard in your bedroom can be very fun because they allow you to get extremely creative and personalize them as you want. Having some form of headboard behind your bed is an important decorative feature that creates a dramatic focal point and can really pull your room together. When using a chalkboard headboard, you get to write funny or inspirational messages on them or you can paint all types of designs on them. They can be a great design decision for using in a children’s bedroom. Instead of an actual headboard you could also just apply a few coats of chalkboard paint to the wall. Not only do DIY headboards save money and display your creativity, a personalized headboard could be even better than one on a showroom floor! So if you are looking for some incredible ideas on chalkboard headboards, scroll down the page and have a look at the collection of 44 inspiring headboard ideas that we have gathered together for you.
For further inspiration on chalkboard walls, have a look at our past article on 45 Chalkboard wall ideas for different spaces.
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Are you looking for some bedroom design ideas to create a retreat that is a little less ordinary and conceptualize something that is more unique and extraordinary? Well you should get to work on creating your new bedroom design oasis since you spend 25 years of your life in this space sleeping! Since you do spend most of that time in the bedroom sleeping, you should help create a more restful sleep by making your space more comfortable and relaxing and of course, more attractive. There are numerous ways to design a bedroom space. With so many designs to choose from, you need to figure out what your style is. It should flow with the rest of your home, but if you don’t want to aim to any one particular style, going for the eclectic look is always a safe way to go.
If you are looking to set your bedroom apart, we have gathered together a collection of unique bedroom designs for you in various styles that will provide you with the inspiration you need to help get you started. You will see how expansive windows, warm wood, some exposed brick and creative bed designs are important to good design. If you are looking for further bedroom inspiration, have a look at some of our past articles: 1 Kindesign’s 45 most dreamy bedrooms of 2013 and 50 Relaxing ways to decorate your bedroom with bookshelves.
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If you are a book lover, than a natural part of leisure time at home would be having bookshelves filled with books accessible in your cozy bedroom retreat. Shelving allows you to have personal expression in your design scheme and with the addition of books, no matter what the genre, is an engaging accoutrement in this sacred space. Add the convenience of reaching for a good read before switching off the light, and the bedroom bookshelf makes a strong case. Be sure to keep your books well-arranged so that is won’t be hard to find what you are looking for.
Yes, you can have your own personal library in your home, aside from a separate home library; you can have it in your own personal oasis, your bedroom. Avoid seeing your books scattered on the floor or under your bed covered with dust. Put up decorative shelving for your books, you can even make it the focal point of your room. Aside from a separate bookshelf, you can always incorporate shelving into your headboard. Let us now take a look at the collection we have put together for you on various types of bookshelves in the bedroom, as well as some tips on pulling off some fabulous design.
If you are still seeking some inspiration on bookshelves, have a look at some of our past articles on 45 Inspiring ways of designing cozy living spaces with books and 50 Jaw-dropping home library design ideas.
If you aren’t good at DIY projects, consider calling in a pro to help assist you in designing a bookshelf for your space. The investment is generally worth it since built-ins add great value to not only your room, but to your whole home. Cabinetmakers also design and build amazing bookcases and occasionally, especially with additional projects, offer a discount.
Adding a cozy reading spot next to a bookshelf is the perfect way to go. The nook is anchored by built-ins on either side, which is a very appealing option. Custom bookcases can typically run around $500 to $600 per lineal foot, with costs varying on wood choice and any special features that you may wish to include. What you see above is a 14-foot built-in cherry bookcase and bench that ran at a total cost of $8,500.
Inspiration Wall: Having floor-to-ceiling bookcases in this bedroom adds some special interest and a focal point. Having a bench at the end of the bed can also host additional books, such as the current ones that you are reading.
Giving your space a classic touch: This bedroom features a more affordable way to showcases a built-in bookcase without the associated costs. A pre-built freestanding bookcase has been set against the wall and secured, with the addition of molding to the top and base.
Bookshelf and a view: There is plenty of light flooding into this bedroom with an incredible view, perfect for reading. To help keep your books preserved, make sure they are out of direct sunlight. To create this simple, yet classic look, the above bookcase cost roughly $450 to build, but costs will vary depending on the species of wood, sizing and any custom detailing.
Express Yourself: A bookshelf is more than just a place to store your favorite reads. You can use them for personalization, pairing your favorite titles with framed photographs and decorative accents.
Great Tip: If you wish to paint your bookcases, consider using poplar wood. Not only is it light and inexpensive, you can drill and nail into it quite easily (holes can be filled with a wood filler), and it takes in paint quite well.
Subtle Bookshelf: You do not need a large bookshelf to hold your books, especially if there is not enough space. You can still add an accent to still give that literary appeal. Shelves are quite easy to fasten to the wall or to build, and can be arranged and layered to fit the space.
Use a headboard. A bookcase can also be used as a dividing wall within your room to delineate space. Try anchoring a bookcase to a centrally situated bed so that books will be within your grasp.
Clever design help to keep two individual beds in this space connected yet separate. Each of the beds has a directional light for reading that won’t interfere with the roommate’s slumber.
Here is a bookcase trend that started in 2010, placing books with their spines to the inside. Some readers will do this when they have completed a book, and leave those that have not been read with spines out. Some people like the appeal of having whites and creams showing to the outside. You can decide what look you like best for your space!
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