Your bedroom is your refuge, your escape from the world, and that’s exactly what it should feel like as soon as you walk through the doorway. Accomplishing that environment can be easier said than done. Here are some key things to think about when creating your own oasis.
The first thing is to analyze the space you are working with: the size and shape of the room, window location, the lighting (both natural and artificial), the existing finishes and what can or can’t be changed. Knowing and understanding these details before doing anything else gives you an opportunity to make cohesive choices and really maximize the space.
Once you have a better understanding of the room, think about how you want to use your bedroom. Will it be strictly for some R & R or do you need some designated space for other activities like work, reading, or getting ready for your day? When you’ve narrowed down your needs you can start picking your pieces, like your bed, lighting, a desk, items that suit your taste but are conducive to the atmosphere you are trying to create.
Last but not least, keep in mind the ambiance you want when picking colours and patterns. Never underestimate the impact these can have on your desired result, they make a BIG difference!
Most importantly, make it yours! Whether it’s a pillow or an accent chair, get that something special you’re happy to see every time you enter the room and screams that this is your space, your oasis.
Article Written By: Olivia Beckershoff
Design Consultant at Decorium on Yonge,