No matter where you live or what your lifestyle, everyone knows that your bedroom is your own personal and very private sanctuary. This is why so many people feel they can get away with just about anything stylistically because no one bar you and your partner are going to see it anyway, right? Wrong! It doesn’t matter who sees your bedroom. What matters is what you see and/or feel and how it affects you. If you are in the midst of a bedroom remodeling project, here are some much needed tips on the dos and don’ts of DIY bedroom décor.
The Dos and Don’ts of Color
When it comes to color, nowhere is it more important than in the bedroom. The dos and don’ts of color will tell you everything you need to know about just how important color is.
Do Add Texture with Color
While it is suggested that you keep colors subtle in the bedroom for a calming effect, it can get pretty boring if you keep the walls and ceilings the same neutral tone. Many renowned interior decorators suggest adding texture with color by painting the ceiling the same color as the walls but just about 20% lighter. This adds just enough texture.
Don’t Overdo It With Bright or Loud Colors
The reason why you are told not to use loud or bold colors in the bedroom is because they tend to affect your emotions. Bold colors can heighten your senses and when you are trying to relax at the end of a long and grueling day, this can keep you from getting the rest you need.
The Dos and Don’ts of Custom Beds
Custom beds are indeed trendy, but you must be careful when building your own. Here are a few tips to help you create the perfect bed, whether constructing it yourself or having it built for you.
Do Focus on Comfort
No matter what kind of frame you will be using, comfort is of utmost importance. Do whatever you want in terms of design, but always provide accurate measurements so that you can buy the best mattress for the amount of comfort and support you need. Check out reviews on sites like Mattress Nerd who have a detailed buying guide which will tell you all you need to know if you want to find sizes and types of support before building your frame.
Don’t Weigh Too Heavily on Style
Style is, indeed, important but when you weigh too heavily on style, you might be creating a bed that just doesn’t ‘work.’ Remember, mattress size, support and comfort must be key factors, so design your style around those aspects.
The Dos and Don’ts of Storage
If you lack significant amounts of closet space, you’ll need to plan for storage as well. Here are some tips on designing enough storage into your DIY bedroom décor.
Do Provide Adequate Storage for Clothing
How many times have you gone into your bedroom, or the bedroom of a friend, only to find clothing and shoes strewn everywhere? Could it be there is inadequate room for tucking things away? Take a survey of your wardrobe so you can get an accurate idea as to how much space you’ll need.
Don’t Clutter the Room with Furniture
You don’t need a dozen dressers in your room if you have an extensive wardrobe! Yes, that’s an exaggeration, but why not design storage space into the frame of your bed? You can easily build a base that has drawers on either side and that would make it unnecessary to have too many dressers which would only make you feel boxed in.
So, there you have a few dos and don’ts to be aware of when designing your own DIY bedroom décor. It’s fun and easy once you know what to do and what not to do, so let this information serve as a guide and before you know it, you will be enjoying the fruits of your love and labor.