Whether you are looking to update an old childhood bedroom, or have moved into a new house and want to start your interior design from fresh, you can never go wrong with bringing a touch of elegance into your bedroom.
Bedrooms are your own personal space where you can relax, sleep and get ready for the day ahead; they are a special haven and deserve a lot of attention when it comes to decoration.
Making your bedroom look elegant may sound expensive and hard, especially when magazines are full of celebrity bedrooms and designer décor that looks impossibly flawless, but you don’t have to be a trained interior designer to get the elegant look you and your bedroom deserve.
Check out these great ideas for helping create your own elegant bedroom:
True elegance tends to be simple but not boring; you don’t want to go over the top on bright colours. Sometimes a monochrome colour theme can really bring a strong sense of elegance to a room, or even adopting the recently popular trends of metallic.
Either painting your walls or choosing nice wallpaper will make a huge difference in your bedroom almost instantly. The best way to work with a colour theme is to choose your main colour and then find two more that will compliment it to work on the furnishings and accessories.
One thing that is not elegant in a bedroom is clutter! Make sure that you have plenty of storage space to keep all your clothes and belongings so they don’t end up living on your dressing tables or chairs, or even worse – your floor.
Your bed will be the focal point of the room, so have this in a central location and place furniture around it. Don’t squeeze furniture in; just make sure you have the essentials in a balanced and sophisticated layout.
As previously mentioned, furniture, and most importantly your bed, is the most important part of your bedroom and therefore will have the biggest impact on the elegant design of the room.
If your current furniture needs a bit of an update, then the easiest way to do this is using shabby chic styling. The easiest way to create your own shabby chic furniture is to give it a coat of white or neutral coloured paint and then sand it down in places to create a distressed finish.
If you don’t feel you have the time or skill to update furniture, then you can always rely on some elegant looking furniture such as the beautiful chest below that can be found in the Belgravia furniture range from Sylvester Oxford:
The lighting you use in your bedroom can really affect the elegance of a room – a huge gawky ceiling light is going to make the room feel anything but elegant. A beautiful chandelier would really give your bedroom a touch of class and immediately change the feel of the décor.
If you want to just change the feel of your room and inject a flush of elegance, then use dim lighting and candles, you could even just change the lampshades on your table lights to something a bit more delicate and sleek.
Probably the easiest way to bring a nice elegant feel to your room is by accessorizing. Art and photos can completely change the look of a room, and wall art is becoming more and more popular these days.
Changing your bedding to something more luxurious such as silk or velvet will enhance the elegance of your room or even just a few scatter cushions made from a plush material would help.
Curtains, candles and trinkets can all make a real difference too, just keeping the room tidy with all these accessories is the key.