Curtains & Blinds – Curtains are very important for bedrooms, they create warmth and block out the light. There are lots of different options for window treatments in a bedroom, curtains, sheers, roman blinds, roller blinds, venetians, shutters. I feel curtains and roman blinds are the best for bedrooms as they block out all the light and keep the warmth within the room. Sheers are a great use for privacy, but they can also make the room more luxurious and relaxing with a soft white sheer blowing in the breeze or just hanging over a large window.
There are so many different fabrics out there that can really finish off your room. Roller Blinds & Venetians can be a great idea for keeping things minimal, but you have to think about the gap between the frame and blind (when fixed inside the window frame) you can put the roller blind on the outside of the window frame but they don’t look as nice. Shutters can be great for those long skinny windows above beds, they don’t need to be opened so having a shutter that just needs the fin adjusted to let light in is a great option.
Lighting – This is a way of bringing in that calming and relaxing feeling in your master bedroom. Pendants, wall lights, bedside lamps or recessed spotlights from overhead. Also having the ability to have them on a dimmer is a great idea as well. You could also make a statement with a large pendant in the middle of the room. Kids and guest bedrooms are generally just bedside lamps or wall lights. Something that is simple but effective for night time reading but practical for doing what needs to be done at night.
Cushions & Throws – These are a great way to add colour and comfort to your bedroom. The more cushions the better…well to me not really, I feel that less is more.
Because you just have to take them off the bed and then put them back on in the morning. But cushions are a great way to add in some subtle tones that tie in with your bedspread, artwork or your curtains. They can be plain colours, bold colours or patterns that bring out colours. Throws are also a great way to add in a bit of warm to the room, it separates the colours on your bed as it breaks up bedding. They are also another way of bringing in a little bit of colour to match your cushions.