You’ve just stepped into the world of marital bliss and now you’re diving into decorating your shared space. The bedroom takes center stage because, well, it’s where both of you need to feel at home. Need some ideas to spruce up that room? Here are tips from design professionals who know how to make a bedroom feel like your own cozy paradise.
Choose Soothing Colours
Architect Duo Komal Mittal and Ninada Kashyap of Alkove-Design recommend choosing gentle and neutral wall colours to create a cosy atmosphere. “These soft tones make the room feel calm and can easily be personalised. Consider adding pops of warm colours, such as blush pink or deep burgundy, for a touch of romance. Keeping most walls neutral provides a simple backdrop that allows for easy changes or the addition of personal touches down the road. This way, the bedroom becomes a timeless space that can evolve with the couple’s journey together.”
Crafting The Cosy And Romantic Vibe
Interior designers Rajat Behl and Shrruti Behall of NSN Studio Divine suggest investing in timeless artifacts and elegant photo frames to create a romantic haven. “These pieces infuse personal stories into the room, evolving with your journey together. Begin with cherished mementos and photos, then gradually expand, incorporating new memories as you embark on your married life. This gradual addition not only elevates the room’s aesthetic but also weaves a narrative of your shared experiences. It’s about curating a space that grows with you, celebrating each milestone, and fostering a cosy, intimate ambiance that reflects your unique bond.”
Vinti Verma of KVIRAAJ underscores the significance of textures and fabrics for a cozy feel. “Think plush pillows, soft throw blankets, and curtains with elegant drapery. These elements create warmth, ideal for unwinding and relaxation. Incorporate personal touches such as cherished photos or artwork, reflecting your unique style and personality. Consider enhancements like wall panelling, a statement chandelier, bedside table lighting, wallpapers, and decorative accents—these details elevate the room’s allure, ensuring a space that resonates with comfort and personal flair,” she says.
Choosing The Bed Style
For a touch of timeless elegance in a bedroom for the newlyweds, a four-poster bed is an excellent choice. “Its classic design exudes sophistication, adding a refined aura to the room. Consider embellishing it with curtains to further enhance the ambiance, creating a charming and almost whimsical atmosphere, akin to a fairyland. This style not only elevates the aesthetic appeal but also cultivates a sense of romance, perfect for fostering an enchanting environment for newlyweds to cherish,” says Rajat and Shrruti of NSN Studio Divine.
Adding to this, Vinti of KVIRAAJ says, “When it comes to bed styles, a few popular options stand out: the platform bed, upholstered bed, classical bed, and poster bed. The classical bed, boasting a high back with quilting, exudes sophistication and luxury, elevating the room’s ambiance. Meanwhile, the poster bed, with its classic and elegant design, often features a canopy frame that can be draped with fabric for a luxurious and romantic aesthetic. Consider these styles based on your preference for sophistication or a touch of romantic opulence to create a statement piece in your bedroom.”
Tips for smaller bedrooms
Light-coloured furniture and bedding can make the room seem bigger. Choosing furniture with built-in storage helps save space and helps maintain a clean and clutter-free environment. Avoid bulky beds and furniture “Adding mirrors and good lighting brightens things up, and furniture with clean lines gives a neat look. Soft lighting like fairy lights or bedside lamps can make it romantic. Incorporating cosy textures with throws and cushions, and choosing romantic colours like soft pinks or deep burgundies can make all the difference. Keeping things organised contributes to a cosy and romantic atmosphere, creating a space that feels tidy, inviting, and perfect for unwinding,” says Komal and Ninada of Alkove-Design.
Strategic Mirror Placement
The placement of mirrors is pivotal in every room’s design. “At NSN Studio Divine, we prioritise strategic placements as per vastu guidelines, often favouring the North or East walls within a bedroom. The size and placement of the mirror are tailored to the room’s layout, sometimes even integrating it as a striking feature above the bed. This approach not only amplifies the room’s aesthetic but also maximises the mirror’s functional and energising aspects, contributing to a harmonious and inviting space for the newlywed,” says Rajat and Shrruti.