The bedroom is probably the most important and most private room of the house – after all, this is where you get your rest and sleep all your troubles away after a particularly hard day. However, this doesn’t mean other areas of your home require no attention at all – on the contrary, of course, they do! However, the bedroom is more than unique and requires special care. If you’re one of those people who’d like to have the best bedroom in the world but you are unsure how, here are a couple of ideas you might want to look into as soon as possible and start spending your nights in a more practical, welcoming and visually attractive bedroom.
Plan your design
Yes, going bohemian actually gives you all the freedom in the world and allows you not to feel constricted when designing your own space, but some rules still need to apply. First, find out more about the philosophy behind the boho lifestyle and discover the best way to incorporate its freedom and playfulness into your bedroom.
Look into the lives of well-known modern bohemians – from Amedeo Modigliani and Pablo Picasso to Jack Kerouac and Leonard Cohen – and learn how they turned their passion for life and art into interior décor. Finally, identify your favorite art forms and think about enriching your bedroom with your beloved paintings, books, vinyl records and sculptures.
When picking decorations for your bohemian-inspired bedroom, make sure they’re in sync with the dominating color scheme. Luckily, most of the decorating items contemporary bohemians favor are available almost everywhere you look – from your local flea market and dollar shop to a whole range of different items you can find online – and come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns. Ultimately, you can always repaint some of your favorite pieces and add something new to your bedroom from time to time.
An adequate display of artwork is something a true bohemian is always proud of. If you own an unusual painting that goes well with the bedroom’s color scheme, hang it on the wall and it will certainly enhance the overall atmosphere of the room. Add an interesting rug to complete the bohemian look and lift up the design. The same goes for your bookshelf – there’s nothing bookworms love more than showing the world their collection of first editions and leather bound classics, so don’t skip this step either.
Remove what you don’t need
Now that you’re inspired, it’s time to turn your bedroom into an empty canvas and start fresh before adding all the decorating items you’re planning on. That’s why cleaning your room thoroughly is such an important task and something that needs to be done before everything else.
Decluttering is also good when deciding what needs to stay as a part of your décor and what should be thrown in the trash so that it doesn’t disrupt the balance you’re aiming for.
An extra large bed
What most people don’t understand is that a proper bed is the best way to set the atmosphere in your bedroom – it’s usually the biggest piece of furniture that takes up the majority of the space, so you need to make sure it’s not just comfortable and ergonomic, but also visually attractive. Choosing the perfect bed is never as easy as it seems, but what you need to pay special attention to is its color, how it was made and whether it’s going to blend in with the rest of the room. Choosing the right bed might take some time, but once you get that done, everything else is going to be much easier.
The bed is the essential part of any bedroom, especially a bohemian one, and you need to find the right one as soon as possible. Doing so is actually rather simple – just ensure it’s close to the ground, spacious enough and equipped with a proper frame and a cute bedpost. Don’t forget about the comfort and add lots and lots of throw pillows, sheets, linens and covers to your bed, but only in colors that match the walls because the effect of a bohemian bed relies on colors, textures and patterns.
Adequate beddings and linen
Speaking of beds and how hard finding the perfect one is, another thing you need to remember is that your beddings and linen need to convey a certain message as well. There are hundreds of patterns you could try out, depending on how much money you have and how adventurous you really are. However, the rule of thumb says that linens and beddings are supposed to uplift the overall atmosphere of the bedroom and bring it to a whole new level. The only way to achieve that is by opting for high-quality materials, intriguing colors and a mattress that will surely support your back night after night. And if you find colorfully-designed beddings, you’re halfway towards having a great bedroom!
Choose proper colors
The best way to start dressing your room in boho style is by finding the right colors that will lighten it up. And the absolutely greatest things about this decorating style is that it’s actually a mixture of various influences and you can’t really go wrong when going for whichever color scheme you prefer! So, if you’re a fan of earthly tones, go with brown, beige, green and even red, but don’t be afraid to add a few more tones into the mix. If, on the other hand, you prefer bolder and stronger combinations, various shades of velvet, chartreuse, yellow, orange and purple might do the trick.
However, none of these colors is a must with boho bedrooms and you may as well go with a simple combination of white and gray or neutral tones that will help you destress when you’re sleeping in at weekends and trying to recuperate after a long week. It’s all about the calming effect and the peacefulness these color combinations bring into your bedroom.
Besides these huge furniture pieces, you also need quite a few smaller elements that are actually going to be the heart and soul of an adequately furnished bedroom. Therefore, lots and lots of people are looking for ways to incorporate small bedside lamps, coffee tables and a decorative round rug in their bedrooms, which helps them create a warm and cozy atmosphere. After all, these are the things that make everyone feel jealous of your living space. All you need to do is make sure the color patterns of your small pieces represent the color palette of your wildest and most special dreams. Achieving a cohesive overall effect in the entire bedroom is a great way not just to show your creative side, but also to present the bigger picture you’ve had in mind while you were decorating your sleeping area.
No bedroom is complete without a few personal photos and memorabilia you’ve collected over the years. Even the shyest of people have a couple of pictures of themselves they consider representative and good enough to show to others, so just get these pictures framed and hang them on the walls. Sports memorabilia and travel souvenirs are all fine ideas as well, and all you need to do is find the perfect spots around your bedroom to display them. If you happen to have a free inch of space on your makeup table, use it to show off your memories and the things you’re particularly proud of.
The right wall color
Now, repainting the walls is simultaneously the easiest and the hardest thing you could do for decorating your bedroom, but it’s also something that simply has to be done just right. Finding the right wall color for the space where you’re supposed to relax, gather strength for the next morning and collect your thoughts is hard, so you might want to get some help, just in case – from the amount of natural light to the number of people who are planning to use this space, everything is important and every little detail will help you in achieving amazing results. Among the most popular colors of this season are vibrant colors, eclectic combinations and even black, but you can always enjoy something different for a change, so repainting the walls every once in a while is never a bad idea!
Huge mirrors that make your space seem bigger than it actually is, a new wall-to-wall bookcase, a quiet spot for reading your favorite books, and extra large pillows are some of the other amazing ways to decorate your bedroom, so explore each of these options and see which ones work for you the best. Now that all of these things have been taken care of, strategically place decorating details all over your new boho-inspired bedroom – scented candles, paper lantern lights, some plants, floral wallpaper, lots of beads, and macramé will make your bedroom extra special, and enjoyable.