From a young age, our bedrooms are one of the most important rooms in the house. Our bedrooms are where we relax after a long day, where we fall asleep at night, and where we prepare ourselves in the morning for the day ahead. As our own personal zone, bedrooms also give us the opportunity to be as creative as we like and to inject as much personality into the design as we see fit.
With so much creative freedom, it can be difficult to know where to begin or how to make our bedroom design unique. Luckily, there are plenty of places to find inspiration and find ideas for transforming your bedroom space. Here we share our own top tips for making your bedroom design unique, with everything from small, subtle alternations to larger-scale changes.
Creative bedroom design ideas from the experts at Woodhouse Kitchens & Bedrooms
As we’ve just mentioned, the bedroom is undoubtedly one of the most important rooms in the house. While its main purpose is to provide a safe and comfortable place to get a good night’s sleep, there’s no reason why it can’t also be beautifully decorated. If you’re hoping to revamp your bedroom, consider these unique ideas.
Choose a theme that reflects your personality and tastes
One of the most creative ways to revamp your bedroom is to choose a theme that reflects your personal tastes. Then, choose furnishings, lighting and a colour scheme which complement your selected theme.
When it comes to decorating your room according to a theme, you can be as subtle or as bold as you like. For instance, you could choose a few, simple additions to adorn your room with (e.g. decorating with rugs and lamps in a particular colour or pattern) or you could make more significant changes (e.g. hiring a bedroom company to install a whole new fitted bedroom).
There are many different themes to choose from when revamping your bedroom. You could either research current bedroom trends to see what’s in fashion or you could opt for something completely unique – the choice is yours.
Thematic ideas may include:
- Nature: to design a bedroom with a natural feel, consider investing in furnishings built with natural materials, such as wood, and fill the room with verdant potted plants. Consider decorating floorboards with jute rugs and opt for a muted colour scheme with green hues and earthy tones.
- Bohemian: to follow a Bohemian theme, invest in lots of patterned fabrics that you can layer on top of each other to create an arty feel. Decorate the walls with colourful hangings, crocheted flower baskets, funky mirrors and fairy lights.
- Luxury: if you’re all about the glitz and glam, consider a muted colour scheme full of sophisticated greys, charcoals and champagne tones. Decorate with crushed velvet throws, crystal chandeliers, backlit mirrors and thick, velvet drapes.
- Rustic: if you love the idea of living in a big country house, a rustic, farm-house bedroom theme may be ideal for you. Consider fluffy rugs and pillowcases, an iron bed frame, exposed wooden skirting boards and fairy lights.
- Modern: ultra-contemporary homes are quickly becoming more and more popular – and it’s not difficult to see why. For a modern look, opt for a thin pile carpet, spotlights, geometric-shaped lamps and mirrors, window blinds and plenty of hidden storage to keep the place looking as minimalist as possible.
Experiment with different styles of lighting
One simple yet effective way to give your bedroom design a lift, and to make your bedroom space more unique, is to experiment with different lighting styles. The way you light a room can make a huge difference to its overall feel, so it’s certainly important to think about. Experimenting with light is also a great way to get creative and to inject a bit of personality into a room. The shape and design of your room will have an impact on what type of lighting you opt for. For instance, if you have a room with sloping walls and nooks and crannies, decorating with lots of floor lamps and fairy lights is a great way to illuminate even the most awkward of corners. This is also true for bedrooms with lots of built-in furniture. If, however, your bedroom has an open plan, you’ll be able to light up the entire room more easily with a statement lighting fixture.
Create the feature wall of your dreams
Creating a feature wall is a surefire way to showcase your design talents and give your bedroom a unique edge. This is also a great way to transform an entire room while only changing the design of one wall, which is especially beneficial for those on budget.
There are many ways to create a standout feature wall. If you want to keep the process quick and easy, you could simply invest in a gorgeous roll of wallpaper to decorate the wall or paint it a dramatic colour. Alternatively, you could decorate the entire wall with photographs in beautiful frames, a wall hanging purchased during your travels, a series of clocks and other kooky antique furnishings, shelves adorned with leafy plants or wall-hung book cabinets for your favourite literature.
However you want to decorate your new feature wall, it’s sure to become a one-of-a-kind focal point to make your bedroom stand out.
Pay attention to your flooring
Flooring is one of the most important aspects of any room. Even if you don’t pay much attention to it on a day-to-day basis, the style of flooring you choose for your bedroom truly does have an effect on its overall atmosphere and aesthetic.
The style of flooring you opt for will likely depend on the design theme you’ve chosen. For instance, if you’re trying to create a beachy theme, you’ll likely choose floorboards decorated with jute rugs. On the other hand, if your bedroom is a place of luxury, you may opt for a thick, shaggy pile to bring a sense of comfort and extravagance to the space.
If you want to make your bedroom design really unique, how about opting for flooring that’s a little less traditional? There are many different styles of flooring available that you may not have previously thought of for your bedroom, but which could give your room a unique edge. These include stone and marble-style tiles, which are typically chosen for bathroom and kitchen areas, but which can also look exceptionally stylish in bedrooms.
If you do want to opt for stone-style flooring, we recommend opting for vinyl tiles in slate or marble finishes, as these will be much warmer and softer than real stone.
Changing the entire floor isn’t the only way to revamp a bedroom. Simply investing in lots of beautiful rugs is a great way to add a pop of colour and character to a room. You could either choose a couple of matching rugs to place around the room or purchase lots of clashing pieces to make a statement – the choice is yours.
Select key pieces of furniture to liven up your room
There’s nothing like a selection of carefully-chosen furnishings to transform a room. The furniture you choose doesn’t have to be purely functional – selecting pieces which complement your existing decor is imperative to creating a bedroom that suits your personal tastes.
There are many pieces of furniture to think about when decorating your bedroom, from bedside tables to shelving, so there are plenty of opportunities to get creative. You may decide to invest in antique furnishings or scour reclamation shops to find pre-loved pieces, depending on what kind of budget you’re working with.
Alternatively, you may decide to revamp your room with stylish fitted bedroom furniture to take advantage of all available space and add a touch of luxury. Fitted sliding wardrobes and storage cupboards look effortlessly chic while offering plenty of space to store your belongings, allowing the rest of your bedroom’s design features to shine through free from any clutter.
Whether you’d prefer wardrobe doors with an elegant gloss or a traditional matt finish, there are plenty of options available designed to balance style and functionality.
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If you’re looking for ways to design a unique bedroom full of character and personality, Woodhouse Kitchens & Bedrooms are here for you. As experts in all aspects of interior design, our team of professionals are on hand to design and fit the bedroom of your dreams. Whether you envisage a brand new glossy wardrobe or mirrored cabinets for your home in Harrogate or North Yorkshire, we have the expertise and the resources to bring your design dreams to life.
We use CAD technology to show our customers exactly how their new bedroom or kitchen will look, giving you a taste of what’s to come before our team of professionals get to work bringing your vision to life. For more information about our range of services, get in touch with us at Woodhouse Kitchens & Bedrooms today.