Our bedrooms hold a lot more importance than we usually give it; it holds a special place in our home and our life which concerns more than just providing a comfortable place to sleep. The bulk of the time you spend at home is mostly probably spent in the bedroom - streaming your favorite shows on Netflix, sharing gossips with your best friend late night over the phone or having a private talk with your partner.
Beside everything, when you wake up in the morning, the first thing you see is your bedroom interior. What you see around when you get up should be calming, pleasing and practical enough to get you motivated to start your day with a positive vibe. If your bedroom doesn’t make you feel that way or just doesn’t have the ambience it should, there is a good chance it has fallen victim to some common design blunders that your aren’t able to spot.
Don’t worry, that’s why we have created this blog. Listed below are some of the biggest mistakes people make while designing or furnishing their bedroom and some advice on how you skip them.
GOT MATCHY- MATCHY FURNISHINGS
You would never see good designers advising home owners to buy a full bedroom set – which typically includes a bed, dresser, bedside table and mirror- all at once. You don’t want to give your bedroom that box set look which completely lacks personality and diversity.How to avoid it?
Incorporate a variety of complementary colors, textures, and materials in your room. For example, buy a light sophisticated fabric headboard and bed skirt and pair them with textured nightstand. In case you already have matching bedroom sets, break that boring theme up with a new nightstand and a dresser of different textures and patterns; and repurpose the old tables elsewhere in your home. Note that a good bedroom maintains a balance of new and old furnishings in different shapes, patterns and finishes which is only created over time.
HAVING TOO MANY PILLOWS
Unless you are hosting a pajama party, placing too many pillows on the bed and sofa can make otherwise organized bedroom look messy. A pillow pile not only creates a clutter but it also makes the process of making bed and organizing the room time-consuming. Not having enough pillows, on the other hand, can make the space look neglected and incomplete.How to avoid it?
Stick to two king-size and two queen-size pillows for sleeping and a pair of decorative cushions for decorative purpose. Anything more can ruin the balance of aesthetic and function.
PLACING A BED THAT IS TOO BIG
A lot of people end up buying a bed that is too big for their room - either because they are just tempted to buy big furnishings or with an intention to accommodate guests or visitors when needed. A bed that’s too big for the room will leave less space to walk around and for other necessary furnishings. Besides, a huge bed frame/headboard can make a bedroom look cramped even when it’s actually not.
How to avoid it?
Measure your room before you start designing it. Compare your room measurements with your bed’s length, width and height and see if it will fit your space perfectly while leaving room to walk around comfortably. In case you have a small bedroom, you can consider buying a trundle bed which has a concealed pull-out bed that can be used when you have guests. We would also suggest investing in Amish beds that can be custom made to fit your space and designed to complement your bedroom theme.
A RUG THAT IS TOO SMALL
If you have a wall-to-wall carpet, also known as a fitted carpet, in your bedroom, this doesn’t concern you. But if you have an area carpet in your bedroom, you need to make sure it covers the majority of the room. People often skimp on this one and end up buying a rug that is too small to extend past the bed, thinking it would be wasted under the bed. However, the fact is a rug goes a long way in giving your room much warmth and aesthetic appeal.
How to avoid it?
Get a rug that covers much of the perimeter of the room. Lay it roughly 4-6 inches away from the headboard, starting somewhere in front of the nightstand.
TOO MANY FURNITURE PIECES
Resist the urge to buy every beautiful furniture unit you see online or in a furniture showroom, even when you don’t need it or don’t have space to fit it in. It is good to give your bedroom a personal touch by adding elements that reflect your personality, but you don’t want an excess of anything – be it furniture. Since bedroom furniture pieces are usually bulky, too many of them can make even a big space feel crowded. And if the room is not too spacious and wide, gaps between furniture pieces can get tight increasing the chances of stumbling over.
How to avoid it?
Keep your furnishings minimal but meaningful, so that you have enough space for storage, seating and sleeping without creating a cluttered look. Also, consider storing items to their designated places and create a temporary drop zone, like a bench, a chair - for clothing or accessories that aren’t intended to put away immediately.
These were some super quick and easy practices you can follow when designing or redecorating your bedroom to make sure it caters to aesthetics and functional sensibilities while becoming a perfect place to unwind after a long tiring day. While you make sure you don’t make these design mistakes that can ruin your bedroom interior, it is also important to take the time to get some bedroom furniture inspirations from experts to create a beautiful yet functional bedroom. This is where our Online Amish Furniture team can assist you. Not only do we provide highest quality Amish bedroom furniture pieces that last generations, but we also counsel our customers on handmade wood furniture so they can make a wise decision about their purchase.