You don’t have to be an interior designer to figure out which blinds or curtains to choose decorating your bedroom. But there are a few things to take into consideration so you do not make a mistake when picking your bedroom decorations and styling.
Here are five mistakes to avoid when decorating your bedroom.
1.Choosing your paint colour first
When it comes to redecorating the bedroom, many of us assume it’s best to choose the base colour of the room first before finding furniture and accessories to compliment. Fun fact, it’s actually best to do it the opposite way round! Wall paint is available in thousands of colours and can easily be changed. Choose your most expensive and desired bedroom pieces first, like your sofa, then select the wall paint to suit.
2.Positioning your mirror in the wrong place
Mirrors are a great addition to your bedroom, working in both functional and decorative ways. Mirrors reflect any natural light entering the space making the room feel more spacious, whilst also acting as wonderful wall decor. But one top tip, don’t place a large mirror where it’s visible from your bed! Reflections can trick your mind into thinking there’s other people or things in the room, disturbing your peaceful night’s sleep.
3.Placing down a rug that’s too big or too small
Despite what you might think, the size of your rug in relation to your bedroom space and positioning of furniture has a massive effect on design. Rugs that are too small can look awkward and out of place, but don’t get too excited and choose a large rug which takes up your whole flooring, as this will make your room feel smaller than it actually is.
4. Not making use of multiple light sources
The average adult spends 8 hours a day asleep, but your bedroom isn’t just for sleeping. It’s important you manage your artificial light to set the mood based on what you need. For instance, softer lighting from a bedside lamp is best for reading in bed late in the evening. Whereas having a bright overhead light source is good for those dark mornings when you’re getting ready for work.
5. Limiting the amount of plants in the room
Worried you’re going to turn your bedroom into the amazon rainforest? Don’t be, you can never have enough plants! Indoor plants have many health benefits like reducing the amount of toxins in the air and balancing humidity levels. If you ask me, the more the better in the bedroom.