Designing a Bedroom Sanctuary

Today’s world is so busy and on the go so when the work day is over most people really just want to go home and relax. Having a haven to come home to is so important for you to recover and wind down, somewhere that allows you to rest and be prepared for the next day. For many people their sanctuary is their bedroom. A lot of people don’t know where to start when it comes to design so today I’m going to provide you with a few designer secrets to help you create a peaceful and luxurious retreat. The first thing you need to think about when your creating that restful relaxing space is to choose the right color pallet for your room. A color pallet is just a set of colors that complement each other. Color really sets the mood for a room. While soft, cool colors and neutrals create a soothing mood, strong colors add drama. A good rule of thumb when choosing colors is 60/30/10. Sixty percent of the room should be the dominant color like the walls, thirty
percent should be a secondary color such as upholstery and ten percent should be an accent color which is usually done with the accessories. A tip for smaller rooms is to paint the ceiling white because it gives the illusion of added height and space.

Lighting is something people forget as well. Lighting really helps to set the ambiance and can help change the mood of the room from crisp, clear, and focused to relaxed and warm and cozy. Lighting that is adjustable really gives you the ability to reach wherever your feeling on that scale and set your lighting to match it. If you have a strong main lighting fixture, some warm lamps are also a great way to achieve the same idea. Just turn off your main light and turn on your lamps and you have an instantly warming effect.

Next we can talk about beautifying your bed and bedding which can make a huge difference. The better sleep council says that in general, a
mattress set that’s been in use for 7 years should be replaced in order to give you the best comfort and support possible. You can also consider upgrading your entire bed if your budget allows it. An adjustable bed, such as the designer series by Leggett and Plaid can offer not only customizable comfort that lets you adjust the head, knees, and feet but a chic look too. Always look for ways to express your own unique style. If you’re looking for a softer look try an upholstered headboard. For a more modern look consider skipping the head board for a personalized treatment like tile artwork or distressed woodwork. And finally, make sure you accentuate your style. Accent pieces really finish off a room and give it that complete look you want. Using mirrors on the wall instead of big bold art can to help give the illusion of extend the space in the room and fill the wall. Other ideas for stylish accents include a tray on the nightstand with some pretty ornaments, small throw rugs on either side of the bed to add color, texture, and a luxurious feel to a room.  A collection of small vases or frames are also a great way to add some stylish accents to your sanctuary. By following these tips you’ll have a stylish and functional retreat in no time.