Secrets of Southern Design – Dreamy Design Elements of Your Bedroom
I have heard this question more than once…
“I have decided on EVERYTHING for my bedroom – colors, patterns, furniture, lighting… Now, where does everything go?”
A big decision in designing a successful bedroom is knowing where to place the bed. I always prefer to walk into the foot of the bed. Sometimes a room is awkward and or a window is in the wrong place and won’t allow for a proper bed wall. We treat these situations on a case by case basis, but given the choice, we always prefer making the bed the focal point of the room and walking into the foot of it.
A pair of nightstands or a mismatch? I prefer a pair unless the mismatch is of similar design. No matter what, I insist that the nighstands are of the exact same height. If the height is mismatched then the room will always feel off kilter. I prefer a pair of lamps to gently frame the bed. This makes for a more soothing restful space.
If space allows, seating in the bedroom is a bonus. A good comfy place to curl up and read a book is nice or a getaway chair provides instant rest. If you don’t have room, at the very least, a small stool or chair to sit and put on a pair of shoes is a must. A bench seat at the end of a bed is often a good alternative when space is limited.
This post is the Part Three of a Four Part Series on Bedrooms…
Stay tuned for next Monday when I will wrap up the whole series by accessorizing your room with “Little Luxuries!”