Thursday, August 21, 2014

Guest post- Creating A Sophisticated Bedroom!


When it comes to our bedrooms, there is nothing we want more than an elegant, sophisticated place to rest our heads. As much as we would all love to be the owner of a stunning period room with tall ceilings and lofty windows, a four poster bed and exquisitely decorated walls, unfortunately for the majority of us, this is but a dream. However, it is much simpler than you might think to create a sophisticated boudoir (no matter how small your bedroom might be). Here’s a little inspiration on how you can turn your bedroom into an abode that even royalty would be proud of.

Research, Research, Research

Although it may well be tempting to get stuck in straight away, it’s imperative that you do not get ahead of yourself and make mistakes that are difficult or expensive to rectify. Have a look through interior design magazines, websites and blogs and spend a little time researching and even creating mood boards of ideas and inspiration of your dream room.

There are a number of factors to consider such as:

1. Color scheme

2. Furniture

3. Fabrics/curtains

4. Bedding

There is just so much to consider, so a little research will go a long way, and there is plenty of inspiration online (for free!) to help you.

Color Scheme

Deciding upon a color scheme is the obvious place to start when considering decorating your room. When it comes to creating a sophisticated bedroom then the color scheme you choose will affect the rest of your design choices. 

Avoid bold patterns as these can often clash with the pieces you will add to your room. Settle on your favorite colors or color schemes, then spend time considering the mood each color projects. Rich colours create a sensual mood and often add warmth to a room, whilst shades of white and light colors such as duck egg blue can create that refined French bedroom you have always dreamt of. It is entirely down to your personal taste but ensure that the colors you choose are easy to match with any furniture ideas you may have.

Furniture

Picking out stunning furniture is extremely important when creating a sophisticated boudoir, and it is best to think outside the box when it comes to making these decisions.

When it comes to beds, although woods like oak and pine can be fantastic if you are opting for that more shabby chic look, if it is sophistication you are after then it is often better to opt for something a little different, such as leather. Leather or faux leather beds are effortlessly classy and come in a range of colors and shades, so they are easy to work with your other choices in furniture. As they are frequently low slung, they create a more intimate feel to a room. There is plenty of choices when it comes to leather beds and companies such as Bedzrus offer a wide variety of options. It is key that before you invest in a bed you ensure you have found furniture to coordinate with the color you want.

Once you have decided upon furniture and color schemes, then you can pick out fabrics, bedding and lighting to complement. However sophisticated you desire your new room to look, it is still important to inject a bit of your personality into your choices–if you are feeling brave you could always try your hand at painting or decoupaging your bedside tables, adding photographs and pictures in ornate frames here and there to add a personal touch to your walls.

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