Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Bedroom Design Styles | Interior Decor Files Part 3 | Lifestyle Diaries
Having tackled my bathroom renovation ideas in my Interior Decor Files Part 1 and Part 2, now it is time for me to turn my attention to my favorite room, my personal heaven and oasis of calmness, my bedroom. So welcome to my Lifestyle Diaries with some amazing decor and design tips for bedroom coming your way in this installment :)
Bedrooms are where we spend our time relaxing and reinvigorating ourselves. They are our personal capsules to recharge our batteries. For this reason, designing a bedroom deserves more care and planning than just picking out the right bed or nightstand. It is imperative to give it a unique personality which is a reflection of our personal taste.
Comfortable Cottage, Farmhouse and Rustic
Casual comfort with elements connecting us to nature is what describes the cottage, farmhouse and rustic bedroom design styles. Floral prints, nautical themes, large beds, use of dark-wood flooring, lush natural colours or simple white walls, simple yet sophisticated dressers, distressed furniture, bamboo ceiling fans are just some ways in which these styles are expressed. The emphasis is on feeling comforted and calm, not overwhelmed at any point. There is a sense of familiarity while the space feels light and airy.
Cosy furniture, airy and comfortable vibe with delicate furnishings, use of cushions and lots of white
Floral patterns paired with love for animals and nature in this cottage style
Traditional Elegance, Vintage and Old World
For those who are interested in antique luxury, traditional, vintage and old world styles are perfect bedroom design styles. With 18th or 19th century English & French furniture, dark colour tones, intricate patterns, lush fabrics, textured walls, these styles are easy to spot. Four poster beds, oak furniture, vintage clocks or lamps, wrought-iron chandeliers and oriental rugs give the bedroom a timeless royal look.
Wrought-iron furniture, intricate chandelier, wooden ceiling beams create old world elegance
Old world antique furniture with deep dark colours and artisan furnishings
Modern, Contemporary and Minimal
For those who live ‘in’ the times, geometric patterns, simple furniture and furnishings, muted colours coexisting with bold accessories, neutral colour palette and chic accessories define the modern, contemporary and minimal bedroom design styles. Asian influence in the form of Buddha statues/ sculptures and Japanese shoji screens are also included here as the focus in on the adage of ‘less is more’. Usually such bedrooms have one focal point and lead to a serene calm to soothe nerves. Since there is no clutter or clashing elements, the mind is able to relax effortlessly and reach a Zen state of mind.
Clean uncluttered lines with statement bed linen for a modern look
Muted colours with chic chandelier and modern furnishings make it contemporary perfection
Artistic, Sophisticated and Romantic
For those who are artists at heart or appreciate the finer things in life, an artistic, sophisticated or romantic style would make their slumber zone perfect. Soft hues, delicate furnishings, carefully construed storage spaces, bold (yet non-intimidating) or monochromatic colour choices, accessories such as potted plants and other decorative elements create a pleasant dream-zone.
Dark polished wood, cashmere panelled walls and understated colour palette gives a sophisticated look
Pastel colours with delicate hues, floral patterns and elegant furniture create romantic look
Eclectic, Bohemian and Freestyle
For those who do not want to get trapped in fixed definitions, an eclectic, bohemian or freestyle design is the best bet for their bedrooms. It is all about mix and match with aplomb. Vintage dressers paired with contemporary art and floral curtains or antique furniture matching with nautical themed wallpaper and velvet curtains to create a stunningly diverse yet cohesive look is what these styles are all about.
Stunning chandelier, velvet accents, green walls with pink mirror create perfect eclectic look
Vintage chandelier, neutral colour palette, modern accessories for classic bohemian style
We know we are home the moment we enter a bedroom. With this guide to bedroom design styles, it is easy for anyone to create a stunning bedroom which retains its individuality, now all I need to do is find the one design that fits my life!