The bedroom is one of the most important rooms of any home as it is the place where you get your rest every night and begin your day every morning. Because of this, the bedroom’s interior design is key. Our team at Gillian & Co. has an extensive background in architecture and design, and we want to help you get your bedroom interior design just right. One of the best ways to do that, we have found, is to learn from past mistakes (either our own or those of others), so we have put together this article on some of the most common mistakes people make when decorating their bedrooms and how you can avoid doing the same.
- Choosing a Bed That’s Too Big. While most people would love to sleep on a California king mattress every night, the truth is that an extra-large bed is just not practical for smaller sleeping quarters. Many people make the mistake of choosing beds that are too large to fit comfortably in their bedroom, which makes the space feel cramped and limits their possible storage.
- Blocking Natural Light. Another mistake that many people make when it comes to bedroom interior design is arranging the furniture in a layout that blocks natural light from the windows. While too much natural light can be annoying in the early morning, especially if your bedroom faces east, too little can make the space feel tight and uncomfortable.
- Overstimulating the Senses. A third mistake that we have seen in bedroom interior design is using colours, patterns, and other elements that are too high-energy–for instance, bright red walls are generally not a good choice for the bedroom. Ideally, the bedroom should be a low-stimulation environment so that you can fall asleep more easily and get the rest that you deserve, so choose soft colours and more restrained patterns.