Regina has put together a list of six common mistakes people make when putting together a bedroom.
- Experimenting with harsh colors…..Color is great and I generally love adding bold bright colors to a space…but not here. Because bedrooms should provide a relaxing, comforting and soothing environment, this is the room where soft and soothing colors can help to promote a restful night’s sleep, creating a sanctuary from the rest of the world.
- Controlling natural light…..Consider window treatments that can darken the room when necessary but are flexible enough to allowing light in when desired. Layering can be the perfect solution. Lined outer draperies can both absorb sound and create a cocooned feeling when closed but when opened to reveal a shear under treatment allow the room to be filled with soft natural light. Many of the new Hunter Douglas shading products allow for this flexibility without the use of an over drape, so today’s choices are almost limitless.
- Too many pillows…..One of the biggest mistake people make is loading the bed up with too many pillows. It can not only look to fussy but creates too much work. Edit your choices to a few carefully selected pillows to coordinate with the other fabrics and colors in the room.
- “Buying the Bedroom Suite”….Although buying a complete matching bedroom set may seem to be the easiest and most logical, it often results in a static and boring finished product. Take your time to search for “coordinated pieces”…special pieces that you will love and that will give your bedroom a timeless quality.
- Skimping on lighting…..The best solution for lighting a bedroom is providing a combination of sources….decorative bed side lamps for soft lighting and aesthetics, general overhead lighting ( recessed or surface mounted) in the ceiling and when possible, low voltage recessed lighting in the ceiling at the back of the bed for nighttime reading.
- Skimping on a quality mattress….People often spend more time on selecting their furniture, fabrics and thread count on their sheets than they do on their mattress. A mattress is an investment and is literally the heart of a good bedroom and a good night’s sleep. Choose and invest wisely.