“Hi, we’d like you to decorate our house! You know, chose the colors for the painting, probably some wallpaper, tiling, whatever you feel it could look nice. Also, if you can create that feeling of “home” it would be great. Uhm, and one other thing … we want our bedroom to have a unique contemporary touch. Think you can help us?”
so I said: “Yeah, I can help you, but my services are a bit pricey… why don’t I give you some tips so you can manage the work by yourselves?”
This was a dialogue with a friend of mine that just got his brand new house on a beautiful hill. He received the floor plans from the architect, but the thing is that he didn’t paid for the interior design services of the architect, so he found himself in the situation where he had to find somebody to decorate his house. He came to me, since I’m also an architect, and if I had more time, I would have definitely take the project, but that’s not the case. Anyway, what I gave him was far more valuable than the decorating project he would have had to pay good money for. I gave him a couple of principles, guiding tips to decorate his house in a manner that would invite you in, and make you feel like home. Since the main concern was the bedroom, I will explain a couple of things my friend, and you as well if you search to decorate your bedroom have to keep in mind:
1. Stick to two colors
This is the tendency nowadays, and in my opinion is a good one, because simplicity is attractive, and relaxing. The trend these days is black and white.
Dark colors for the nightstands and the closet and the bed frame. For a contrast with the walls
Of course, there are other solutions for the floor, but with today’s market you can find literally almost any kind of color or shape of parquet.
4. Wooden VS Metallic or plastic furniture
Well, the option is up to you, but my suggestion is to have the same material for all of your furniture objects that you will have in your bedroom.
5. Use diffuse lighting objects
Diffuse is definitely better than direct, it’s more comforting, and relaxing.
6. What Wall Finishes
These can range from simple plain colored paints to heavy decoration wall papers or even a combination of these two. Having such a wall in a bedroom can really define the dimensions of a bedroom.
7. About Decorating Accessories
The accessories you will add to your bedroom environment will add life to a master bedroom. A good idea would be a flower bearing plant that changes it’s form all the time thus creating a new charm in the bedroom every time it changes its form or flowers. Pictures and frames with simple clear forms can also bring your bedroom to life.