It’s a question that gets batted around a lot; ‘what’s the most important room in the house?’ Often, the answer is the kitchen or living room. The very fact that you’re reading this goes to show that perhaps your bedroom is not receiving the attention it so deserves, which is why its never the answer to the opening question. But, of all the rooms in your home, your bedroom is arguably the most personal.
Everyone likes the idea of refreshing a bedroom with new decorating ideas and breathing new life into a space. But you can’t always buy new furniture, you can’t create an entirely new layout and you can’t continuously follow trends. However, there are a number of small ways to refresh a feel of a bedroom with just a few subtle changes and a few key adjustments. With time and space-saving principles in mind, here is our guide to improving your bedroom interior design in three easy steps.
When it comes to small bedroom design ideas it pays to start in one place; colour palettes. Naturally, the colour white is an expansive and practical choice for small bedrooms. It keeps the space from looking too busy or boxed in. While white or lighter colour combinations combats the absence of sweeping walls or windows to brighten up the space. Of course, it pays to layer your whites with different textures and shapes to avoid the small bedroom feeling cold or void of personality. Which is why you should look to a singular statement piece of lighting to anchor the room.
Our choice, the Hem Matte Ivory Dusk Large Lamp, takes inspiration from the shapes and traditional Japanese rice paper lanterns which gives the Dusk an enchanting glow when darkness falls. The strong, graphic yet understated design provides a soft, cosy diffused light that will be sure to enhance any small bedroom with a little added character.
The way to add space to your bedroom is by paring it down to only include your favourite essentials. The focus of this space is undeniably the bed, so add texture to the bed with the help of a ZigZag Zurich Egyptian Cotton Duvet Set, and keep furniture pieces and accessories down to a minimum. Even better, use sleek, contemporary additional storage solutions such as the Normann Copenhagen Black Tablo Small Table. Not only does the table come fully assembled – which is something of a god send – but it’s also the perfect size to slot nicely alongside your bed and provide a little extra storage too. In fact, it’s the perfect place to add an additional bit of lighting, just at the Menu Concrete JWDA Table Lamp.
When it comes to adding the finishing touches to your bedroom you have to find a way to honour your own personality without making it look too unconventional, so put some thought into a range of some modern pieces alongside some vintage, classic pieces. Also, look to wool, leather, wood, cotton, velvet, glass, silk, ceramics and paper – all wonderfully, simple, natural materials that will add depth to your interior.
At a glance, you might mistake the Vifa Oslo Bluetooth Loudspeaker for actually being a speaker, which is a good as a reference point as any to want it in your bedroom. The Oslo features its own exclusive woollen textile covers designed by Kvadrat – ‘Europe’s leading manufacturer of design textiles', that helps the speaker close the gap between style and substance. There is also an impressive amount of detail in its small, considered design. Despite its small, solid size, the Oslo offers a clear, sharp and powerful sound which comes with a stable Bluetooth link that’s easy to connect. As a nice little extra, the Oslo Loudspeaker also comes with an additional 3.5mm auxiliary cable to connect devices that don’t have Bluetooth.
When it comes to adding accessories and art into your bedroom design work to muted colour tones, look for simple monochrome prints and black and clear frames. As the basis of Scandinavian style is keeping things looking neutral and natural, statement prints will not only command attention in any living space but their subtle touches of colour and texture will be a great complement to a neutral interior. Thankfully, we have a wide range of Scandinavian art, prints and posters from the likes of Peytil, Atelier CPH, By Garmi, Bycdesign, Olle Eksell, Kristina Dam, Mogensen Lopez and more for you to decorate your walls with.
Now you’ve been equipped with the ‘3 ideas to instantly improve your bedroom design’ you can now begin to furnish your home with the latest OPUMO Lifestyle arrivals.
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