No other room better embodies the word ‘haven’ quite like the bedroom. From cosy Sunday mornings spent with tea in hand, to those lazy afternoons with a good book, a bedroom is a place of calm. Somewhere to forget the rest of the world and relax.
But if your bedroom has gone from relaxing to boring, you might be considering giving it a makeover. If this is the case, here are five design tricks that are sure to wake your bedroom up…
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If you’re looking for a quick way to add some life to your bedroom, a feature wall is a great (and cost-effective) addition.
In this Resi designed room, the wooden feature wall gives a focal point to the room. Its soft grey tones are perfectly suited to the white, gold, and dusty pink palette. With these soft colours against the other white walls, this modest-sized room is made to feel bright and airy, giving a sense of open space.
There’s plenty of options out there if you would like to try a feature wall for yourself. Why not experiment with a darker colour palette or even an art mural?
If you’ve got a lot of space to play with, and want to separate your practical elements from your snuggly, then a partition might be the answer. Rather than completely break up your room with a separate walk-in closet, you can create something similar through some clever partitioning walls.
As architects, we’re all about clever function design. Some of our favourite partitions are those that are able to provide great practical results, while still tying in with the aesthetic of the room.
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There’s something for every budget and all of them are highly adaptable.
If you’re converting a loft into a bedroom, don’t let those wonderful trusses go to waste!
Exposed wooden beams are a wonderful, unique touch to add to any bedroom. The wood helps bring warm tones, adding to that much desired cosy feeling. To get the best results, talk to your architect early on in your loft conversion.
Even if you don’t have the right beams to expose or you want to spice up your current bedroom, there are plenty of ways to fake an authentic look.
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Light, light, and more light, that’s the secret of a happy home.
Increasing the natural light in your home is scientifically proven to boost your mood, as those sunny beams help stimulate the serotonin in your brain - aka the happiness hormone! What’s more, installing floor to ceiling windows is the perfect way of utilising any stunning skylines or rural beauty spots that might surround your home.
Of course, there are many factors to consider when looking into glazing. For starters, it’s worth investing in a thermally controlled glass. This will stop your bedroom from becoming an igloo in winter, and keep your heating bills down. However, good glass costs money, so you’ll have to be prepared for a big investment at the start. To work out how eco-friendly your new windows are, check out their U-values. The lower the U-value, the more heat they’ll keep in.
And don’t forget to invest in some good quality blinds or curtains. Sunlight may boost your mood but not at 6am on a Saturday.
Think bunk beds are just for kids? Think again. More and more people are now seeing the benefits of utilising their high ceilings with some amazing multi-level bedroom designs.
By moving your bed higher, you open up space for any number of desirable features, such as an office, reading nook, or simply somewhere to kick back with some Netflix. Now granted, you’ll need some tall ceilings to make this work. You don’t want to be waking up to a bump on the head every day. But for those living in tall Victorian townhouses, this is a great option for turning one room into two.
For a sturdy structure, talk to an expert about your options. Wooden bed frames were fine when you were five years old, but grown-ups need a little more… support from their high rise beds.
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