Common bedroom design mistakes (and how to avoid them)
Does your bedroom feel dull lately? Could it use a total revamp?
Home redesign projects are always a good idea in our book, but the moment a room makes you feel uncomfortable the second you walk in, there’s no doubt that the time to make improvements is now.
But before you can commit to the new adjustments, it’s important that you understand the do’s and don’t of bedroom redecorating. Placement and choice of color, furniture and accessories can make a big impact on the way you feel when you enter the room, so you want to get it right the first time around.
Here are some of the most common bedroom design mistakes, and how to avoid them:
Mistake 1: Your area rug is too small
Adding an area rug to the bedroom is one of the easiest ways to bring the room together and add additional style and comfort to the floor space. But size matters, and this can make a major difference in the look and feel of your bedroom according to interior designer Megna Gorelick.
“If you have an area carpet in a bedroom, it needs to cover the majority of the room,” Gorelick told Insider. “People often skimp on this because they feel it’s wasted under the bed, but your bedroom should feel super cozy.”
The solution: If you’re placing the area rug underneath the bed (which is what we highly recommend in the bedroom) then just make sure it extends out one to two feet on each side.
Mistake 2: Your walls are too bright
Choosing a bold color for your bedroom walls definitely creates that “wow” factor, but it can be detrimental to the vibe you want to achieve in the room. This is supposed to be a relaxation station, not a place to party.
The solution: Instead of using a bold wall color, save the bright hues for accents. Vivid shades can be used in bedding, window coverings, accessories and pieces of art. The best part about shifting bright colors to the accents instead of the walls is the ease of mixing it up! Wall color is more concrete; changing your accents every few years can be much easier than painting your walls on a regular basis.
Mistake 3: It’s cluttered with decor
When it comes to bedroom redesign, it’s always important to reevaluate the sole purpose of the bedroom. It’s supposed to be a space for unwinding and relaxing. Unnecessary items and clutter can keep you from feeling this way, and this is something to be said about decor as well.
The solution: When it comes to bedroom decorations, keep things simple. A few staple accessories placed on surfaces can bring character to the room, and hanging decor can dress up the walls. Keep this in mind as you reconsider your design choices.
Keep your walls and surfaces free of clutter for a relaxing look.
Mistake 4: You didn’t call a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors
When you don’t have a lot of experience in design and decor, you might find it more difficult to get started or bring those dreamy bedroom visions to life. Taking on a task as big as bedroom redesign, especially on your own, can result in a mess of a project that doesn’t turn out as you planned in the first place. Many of the prior common mistakes occur because of inexperience, and all of them can be avoided with professional assistance.
The solution: Call a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors! One of our design experts will come to your home to conduct a complimentary consultation to go over your ideas and evaluate your living space. He or she will provide you with stylistic preferences and suggestions based on design and decor expertise.
During this consultation, you are encouraged to share your thoughts, style and personal wants and needs for your bedroom, but the designer will take the lead to help you avoid all common bedroom design mistakes. This will make for a happy and satisfactory experience and ensure the style longevity of your new living space.