Living in a home with well-proportioned rooms can be a real blessing when it comes to space and storage. However, it is not unusual for generously-sized bedrooms can feel a little cold and unwelcoming. Since we spend so much time in our bedrooms, making sure that your room feels comfortable, cosy and sleep-friendly is really important. We’ve gathered a selection of simple tips and tricks that you can use to help you achieve that warm, homely and enticing feel in your bedroom today.
While those who live in small bedrooms are often limited in their furniture choices, if you have plenty of space, you can “go large”. Having lots of unused space in a big bedroom can make it feel empty and barren, so don’t be afraid to splash out on that gorgeous over-sized headboard or elegant dressing table to make use of that extra floor-space and give your room a more full and complete look. This tip may seem obvious, but it is a common mistake – many people move from a smaller home to a bigger one, but use the same furniture, and this doesn’t always work.
Dress The Walls
Creating a wall display – whether it is a mirror, a collection of framed family photos, prints by your favourite artist or decorative plates – is a great way to create visual appeal and bring a room together. Make sure that you pick pieces which make your current style for a co-ordinated, designer look, and beware of over-doing it, as this could look cluttered, rather than homely.
If you are lucky to have a big space to play with, make it work for you by making different zones. You love reading and have a beautiful bay-window? Set up an easy-chair, coffee table and pretty rug, and you’ve instantly made yourself a sweet reading spot. Or perhaps your partner likes to write a journal before bed? Add a desk, a lamp and chair in an appropriate place in the room to create that perfect writing area. By making these different areas, you will break-up the vast space of your room and gain versatility.
Bold Texture & Colour
Big bedrooms can take on colour schemes which can seem oppressive in smaller rooms. Deep, warm colours such as burgundy and warm terracotta create the illusion that the walls are closer, for a cosier feel. You might also like to play around with wall-papers – there are some fantastic textured designs available these days that have a wonderfully luxurious finish.
Give Your Bedding An Update
Choosing quilt covers and bedding accessories that draw your eye to the bed will instantly give your bedroom a new cosy feel. For scatter cushions, throws and bedspreads, looks for fabrics which are soft and inviting, such as velvet or faux fur, and give your quilt a lift with a design which appeals to your tastes and fits your colour scheme.