5 Tips for Designing Your Dream BedroomJanuary 10, 2018
Of all the rooms in your custom home, the bedroom is the one that should be built just for you. A bedroom is where people spend most of their time, and is where you wind down from a long day and get some much-needed rest. As such, it should be designed in a way that suits your tastes and provides the safe haven you need to get a good night’s sleep. Comfort and tranquility are the name of the game when designing your bedroom. Your bedroom is yours, and you know your tastes and needs best. Here are some tips for designing your dream bedroom to get you started:
1. Consider Bed Placement
Because most of your time in the bedroom is spent sleeping, your bed will likely be a focal point. You want to make sure it is comfortable and relaxing. The mattress, pillows, and blankets make a big difference in comfort level, but so does the placement of your bed in your bedroom. If you’re not a morning person, consider placing your bed away from the windows, so light doesn’t shine in your face.
If there is no way around it, black-out curtains go a long way in keeping the sun out so you can sleep. Think about what else you’ll have in your master bedroom and make sure you have enough space to walk around without running into things. If you plan to have a desk and a reading area, make sure these areas don’t conflict with your bed placement.
2. Create a Natural Flow
When it comes to furniture, you can set it up in a natural flow. More specifically, you can build a path to follow as you move through the room. Creating a path not only makes it much easier to navigate your room, but it helps prevent an inadvertently claustrophobic setup. It’s very tempting to fill your room with everything you love, but over time, too much stuff can feel suffocating. Knowing where you want to place the big items and want sort of path you want to create in your bedroom can help you design a space you will love spending time in.
3. Plan for Light and Ventilation
Lighting is very important in any room. Spending an extended period of time in dim rooms can exacerbate exhaustion and eye strain. Having a properly lit room will enhance visibility and improve your mood. It’s important to have an adequate number of windows to get enough sunlight as opposed to artificial light.
Windows will also give you fresh air when the weather is right. This helps properly ventilate your room to avoid stuffiness. Proper lighting and ventilation may seem like small details, but they make a big difference. Your mood will likely be remarkably improved overall. At the same time, you’ll want to make sure you have proper window coverings to block out the light while you are trying to sleep.
Windows provide yet another benefit – they give you a look at the great outdoors. A beautiful view is a source of entertainment and relaxation of its own. It can also be incredibly useful for knowing immediately what sort of weather you will be dealing with the moment you wake up. You can also have a door installed for a direct connection to the outside, whether to a patio or a small balcony. Glass paneled doors with curtains will ensure your privacy, while also providing air, light, and easy access to the sun and fresh air.
4. Plan How to Store Clothing
One of the keys to getting the most out of your bedroom design is to decide how you plan to store most of your clothing. Will separate closets work best? Will you need additional closet drawers and shelving? Do you prefer chests of drawers and bureaus? Or, do you need a mix of drawers, shelving, and a walk-in closet? Once clothing storage has been decided, then the rest of the room can be designed with as much or as little function as you want.
5. Think About Other Items
Think about other items you’d like to have in your bedroom. If you’re planning out a master bedroom, will the master bath be a room off of the master bedroom or in a different area of the house? Will you want space in the bedroom for a treadmill or other exercise equipment? How about bookshelves or storage for private files and papers? Do you spend enough time in the bedroom where you would want a television and a small home entertainment system? It’s your dream bedroom so the opportunities are limited only by your desires and your budget.
Fortunately, with wireless internet connectivity, wireless DVR, cable and satellite connectivity, and the ease of placement for electrical outlets during the construction process, being able to have everything you want in your master bedroom is easy. All that’s left is to pick the carpet, the wall colors, trim, and the drapes and you’re in great shape design-wise.
Don’t be afraid to take your time! Designing your dream bedroom and getting everything you need can be daunting, and anticipation may make you want to rush through it. If you have a specific image in mind before beginning, then you will be well on your way to having your perfect bedroom. A dream bedroom is something that can take some time to perfect, but in the end, it will be well worth it. Bedrooms are just one type of room in your custom home. Make sure you get the home of dreams by partnering with the right custom home builder. Contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090 to get on the path to your dream custom home!