Moving to a new home is an exciting experience. One of the best parts of getting a new home is redecorating to make the space your own.
Bedrooms are a private retreat from the world. You have the freedom to decorate this space to your liking, without concern of judgment or input from the world outside.
Here are some practical tips for decorating your bedroom when buying a new home.
Start with a Floor Plan
Before you move everything into your new bedroom, draft a floor plan to help you visualize and organize the space. Start with the shape of the room, and make a note of any vents, radiators, doors, and windows. Then, organize your furniture on paper before you start the heavy lifting.
There are many apps available online to help with the floorplanning process. The more accurate you can be with room and furniture measurements, the better.
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Consider the Natural Light
Natural light is a welcome addition to any room. However, it can also be a problem in a bedroom setting. Take a closer look at which way your windows are facing when organizing your new bedroom. If you like to sleep in the pitch-black darkness and have a large, Eastern-facing window, you’ll want to invest in black-out curtains.
Looking at where the light shines can also help you plan your furniture organization. If you get ready at your dresser in the morning, having that natural light shining on the space can be lovely.
Choose a Calming Color
Many designers recommend choosing a calming color for your bedroom to help you relax and unwind at the end of the day. This recommendation is largely based on color psychology, which studies how different shades impact our moods and energy levels.
Consider using soft shades of your chosen color or gravitating toward neutrals. If you prefer bolder colors, try to keep them cool using jewel tones and darker hues. If you want some more lively colors, use these as accents or choose bright art pieces.
Make Your Room a Refuge
Some people consider their bedroom as a place where they sleep and nothing more. For others, a bedroom is a private escape. By adding extra comfort and luxury features to your bedroom, you can create a welcoming space to escape to when the day is done.
Invest in some comfortable pillows and blankets, adding layers of comfort that you can use as needed. Adding a storage bench at the foot of the bed is a great way to store extra blankets while providing a place to sit as you get ready.
For an extra luxurious feature, incorporate a nice chair and lamp to create a reading corner. If you’re so inclined, you can even set up a coffee station in your room.
Add Lighting Options
Add some variability to your lighting options to change the atmosphere of the room. For example, you might have a bright overhead light that comes in handy when trying to find a specific piece of clothing. However, that bright light might be too much at night as you’re reading to fall asleep.
Incorporate a few softer lamps, targeted bright lighting at your vanity, and any other options that will help you set the tone.
With these simple tips, you can decorate your new bedroom to create a welcoming space that’s entirely your own.