Is your bedroom looking a little lackluster? Are you feeling like you’re not designing it to its fullest potential? If so, you’re not alone. These bedroom design mistakes are all too frequent. Fortunately, though, these problems are fairly easy to fix. We’ve laid out four of the most common ones below, along with theirr simple solutions.
Design mistake #1: choosing loud colors
The design mistake: Choosing bold, bright colors, such as yellows, oranges, or reds. These shades are much better suited for high-energy areas of the home: think kitchens and dining areas.
The solution: Take a cue from color psychology: choose blue hues. Scientifically speaking, in order to promote restful sleep, we should make our bedrooms as soothing as possible. The color blue has been found to promote peacefulness. However, if blue’s just not “you,” earth tones or neutrals can be quite relaxing as well.
Design mistake #2: forgetting about balance
The design mistake: Making the room feel too “top-heavy” by arranging all the furniture against one wall. (The most common example of this is two side tables with a bed in the middle.) It makes the rest of the room feel like it’s swimming in space.
The solution: Create a proper sense of balance by spreading things out a bit. If you have space available, consider creating a separate functional area in the bedroom, such as a reading nook or seating area. If not, add weight to the other side of the room by positioning a trunk or dresser directly across from the bed.
Design mistake #3: a lack of privacy
The design mistake: Though rising with the sun may sound ideal to some, having uncovered windows in your bedroom leads to a serious lack of privacy.
The solution: Add some window treatments. There are plenty of beautiful designs to choose from: check out our guide to learn which options would work best in your bedroom.
Design mistake #4: forgoing accessories
The design mistake: Creating a strictly utilitarian space that has little else to offer aside from being a place to sleep and store clothes. In short, a place you wouldn’t want to spend an extended amount of time in at all.
The solution: Your bedroom should be a space you look forward to retreating to; your respite from your busy life. Take the time to give the room a sense of your personality! Add in some accessories, artwork, and fabrics that feel authentic to who you are.
Have you made any of these design mistakes before? If so, how did you fix them? Share your experiences with us in the comments!