Imagine your bedroom as a boardroom where business meetings are held and million dollar deals struck, having that in mind you’d want to ensure the space is as perfect as it can be right?
In my opinion, the bedroom is the most important part of a house/home. Well, maybe after the kitchen and probably the bathroom which are compulsory and important rooms in every house. Still, making careful decisions when setting up your bedroom should never be under emphasised as the bedroom is always the last place you retire to every night and as such deserves to be treated and put together carefully.
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Below are some bedroom decor themes and some simple tips to consider before choosing to work with any.
The vintage theme is a fresh idea I discovered while playing the “Redecor game” few weeks ago. The brief provided required me to create a vintage inspired bedroom, I created a fresh sparkling room and the results left me at the tail of the scoreboard thereby prompting me to research more about the theme, I discovered that a vintage theme is far from a crispy, modern theme as it requires incorporating old and timeless pieces which could range from antique clocks to rusted furniture, broken vases, in a nutshell, a vintage theme requires a vintage overall outlook. You can draw inspirations from French-country themed styles, a farmhouse style and even get creative by making your own headboards and painting your floors.
The Scandinavian theme is minimalist in its expression. Expressed by a limited palette to give an airy outlook while making sure the entire space gets covered in apt lighting . A theme usually revealed more with soft blends of textured, neutral and warm colours mostly a white base supported by black, grey or pastel accents with little or no bright colours in display. Rustic and wood accents are common Scandinavian decor pieces and wood elements are the most prominent features in Scandinavian, Remember.
A coastal theme brings to life the beach and ocean outlook, illustrated with colours like white, green, blue and orange, mostly white however.
A theme that naturally ooze relaxation and requires more natural lighting and clutter-free atmosphere. When working with a coastal theme, accessories should usually involve pieces like sea shells and wood elements. Casual furnitures should be used too and most importantly, a piece that accurately illustrates the theme, most likely a frame with an ocean, sea, beach view or idea.
Retro is electrifying and in my opinion, not easy to pull off as its a tricky theme to pull off. If you intend to draw decor inspiration from travels and culture then this is the theme to follow. Retro style naturally speaks patterns and colours, most likely but not limited to a combination of ; JADE(vibrant green mixed with blue), AMETHYST(light pink to deep purple), SAFRON(orange to yellow), MAGENTA(purplish red) and RUBY(pink to red) with striped or floral accessory pieces on wooden furnitures. When incorporating retro into your space, do not try to tone the colours down, as colours are the most prominent features.
Modern speaks class and serenity, when incorporating a modern theme into your space the first rule is to work with a base colour scheme of white, supported by grey and black or brown as it gives the room a more spacious and airy outlook and in my opinion, the trick with the modern theme is to keep the entire space as simple as possible. Decoration pieces should naturally consist of wooden frames and metal furnitures. (I’m currently doing a bedroom transition from boho to Modern, click on link to follow progress) https://www.instagram.com/chronicles_______/
Bohemian or boho style is bold and speaks volume, like the opposite of minimalism, more of maximalism with patterns and layered colours. Plants are prominent features in this theme. Some people think its an outdated decor style, but in my opinion, it isn’t as no decor style is ever out of style, even incorporating an 18th century style can create an amazing space since it all depends on placement, a creative mind and good eyes of course. A boho theme naturally speaks culture, creativity, aesthetic art and its expression. It’s almost like an ‘anything goes/throw it all in” theme.
The contemporary theme is appealing, with an interesting twist, a theme quite similar with a modern design, that requires infusing the base colors preferably but also not limited to white, grey or black colours. The twist with contemporary that sets it aside from Modern is that it changes with trend, I particularly like this one as it allows for constant change and if your mind is a traveller and causes you to get bored of accessories then this is the design to work with. However, when working with a contemporary theme, it is okay to get creative with other colours aside the colours stated earlier as long as it is kept either strictly bold or soft or neutral depending on the current trend being incorporated.
An Eclectic theme will naturally require diverse styles, ideas and taste. An eclectic theme is allowed to have any and all colours and diverse decorative pieces from different times and seasons displayed at the same time as long as there is a dominant neutral colour to create balance. There are no restrictions whatsoever with the theme, If you are uncertain, simply create a neutral base with white or nude and throw all right in and if any one questions your choice, simply let them know that you have an eclectic personality.
However, when it comes to interior decoration, it is always a matter of choice. A personal choice for an individual space and collective agreement for a shared or group space. Style of furniture or colour of accessories is determined majorly by choice still, above are basic tips to consider when decorating your bedroom and if you tilt towards the indecisive railing, remember that the eclectic theme is only a call away.