It is the place where you go when you’re all physically and mentally exhausted after a long day; the place where you love to crash down after a nice warm shower, turn off your entire system and the surrounding area and just sleep. Yes, I’m talking about the bedroom. So when designers say that decorating it deserves more attention than most people pay to it, it’s true – it’s pretty much like creating your own soothing sanctuary for recharging your batteries and well, enjoying the beauties of living with your significant other.
Interior design trends are changing as fast as the world of fashion does, and keeping track of them can be not just hard, but expensive as well. That’s why, when it comes to arranging the bedroom according to the latest styles and needs, it’s best that you do it the minimalistic way; that is, throw away everything you don’t need and doesn’t serve any decorating purpose. Keep your focus on the important elements like bed furniture, clothing area and your makeup corner. What’s trending right now is the Scandinavian interior design style. It’s fairly easy to achieve it, and most importantly, it gives a feeling of owning a wide, modern bedroom with a dose of freshness. Here are a few ways to pull off an amazing Scandinavian bedroom area:
The Scandinavian style bedroom design
The North of Europe is not just a bunch of rich snowy countries as most Aussies think, but also the home of some of the most stylish nations in the world. IKEA, H&M and a lot more world-famous brands in the fashion and home design area originated there, so it’s only natural that they’d develop an interior design style of their own. Scandinavians are practical people, some would even say with ‘lack of emotions’ for things, which is normal having in mind the frantic, dynamic lifestyle they lead. And that’s visible in the elegance and sort of cold niche in the Scandinavian interior design; mostly comprised of the bed, decorations and other furniture pieces in black and white, the splash of strong, screaming colours is something you’d rarely see in these homes. So, having in mind the available space of your bedroom, you can go Scandinavian very easy.
- Make your large king or queen-size bed the centre of the room. If you have windows in the bedroom, place the bed beneath them if you don’t prefer the sun waking you up, or facing them, if you’re a fan of the morning sun rays. When you choose your bed furniture, make sure you get something that will serve you for a long time: a quality, sturdy bed frame which can be upholstered, made of wood or metal – your choice really, and think whether you’ll need the extra storage space or not – which will determine the size of your bed. Normally, your bedding should be all white with a few black elements, like the pillows for example. Or a black and white leopard combination would go perfectly well too.
- The floors should be bare; you can add a small carpet in black if your flooring is white, or a white one if the opposite case.
- There are no large wardrobe elements in a Scandi bedroom; since the bedroom is small, you’d want to achieve the effect of wideness, which is why a large wardrobe closet isn’t an option. Instead, get a clothing rack which can be a standing one, or a hanging one – again, your choice. This is especially convenient for people who don’t own that much clothes and shoes, and want to have everything within their arm’s reach in the morning.
- Similarly, there should be no large makeup tables in this type of bedroom; just a large mirror placed against the wall next to the hanging rack for your clothes. You get dressed, take a look or a selfie in the mirror and you’re ready to go!
- Decorations come down to a few cool pictures, wallpapers or wall stickers on the walls; a few racks with books or photo frames and similar stuff you’d actually need in your bedroom. If your space allows it, a nice sofa with a very small coffee table decorated with a furry blanket and a pillow would be all the extra touch your bedroom needs.