The New Homeowners Guide to Kitting Out a Bedroom

First added 10th June 2021

By Sophia Rimmer

4 min read

How to decorate a bedroom

As a new homeowner, moving into a new, unfurnished house can be a daunting experience. You suddenly have all these rooms to decorate and bring to life. Yet, you feel anxious or threated by the task. After all, it’s not a quick one.

One room you’ll be focusing a lot of time on for sure is the bedroom. You spend a great deal of time in there and it is a place guests won’t go wandering. It’s the perfect breeding ground for personality, bold statements and a splash of life.

This guide will detail how to decorate a bedroom for new homeowners and give it a bit of TLC.

Understand the Storage

Even though you may have just unpacked everything, packing it back up into neat storage locations will make your bedroom feel a lot larger and roomier.

Here’s a few things or items you can invest in to boost the storage space in your new bedroom:

  • A bedside table: choose a bedside table with plenty of drawers for you to store little items in, such as lotion, hair products, skin products, etc. This saves them being left on the side, in the way of other items and making the room look cluttered.
  • Ottoman Bed: ottoman beds are one of the most efficient means to achieve superior storage in a bedroom. If you share your bed with a partner, investing in a divan can provide a wardrobe’s worth of storage without obstructing anymore space in the bedroom.
  • Headboards with Storage: an innovated storage solution includes utilising the headboard. Try finding a headboard with things like book storage space and extra shelves. This will save you from stacking books on a chest of draws or buying a whole new bookcase.

There are plenty of other ways to improve storage, such as trunks, space saving beds etc. However, using the above methods is an effective way to save space and improve storage simultaneously.

The Psychology of Colour

Colour has a big impact on the bedroom. It’s an important variable you can’t ignore. Of course, colour is up to personal preference. We can’t tell you how to paint your room nor what colour to use. However, we can suggest colours to influence your desired mood in the bedroom.

In the bedroom, soothing colours tend to work better than bolder colours. Of course, statement and accent colours are welcome in a colour scheme. They add pops of colour and give the room character. However, starting with subtle, monochromatic tones can create the mood you’re looking for.

For calm vibes, opting for light blue hues, purples, and greens are a great way to go. For comfort or cosiness, reds and oranges work a treat. However, you can achieve cosy vibes with other bedroom features, such as candles.

In either case, toning down the colours and accepting lighter hues in the bedroom might be the best decision to make.

Layer Your Lighting

You don’t want to leave your room in a dark and spooky state, do you? That’s why it’s important when decorating a bedroom to consider lighting. It’s not as simple as you think.

You should light the room with ambient light throughout. You can have a dimmer installed either directly or via a smart bulb to control how bright you want it.

For focused light, purchasing bedside lighting and reading lights can be incredibly beneficial. Additionally, having statement lights can give your room a ton of personality, glazing the walls with illuminating colour.

Colour changing lights are amazing for creating mood. They can even aid sleep by reducing blue light and shifting it to red. Helping you produce melatonin faster and fall asleep

 Simplicity is Key

When you get a blank canvas to fill, it can be tempting to go overboard and fill it with everything that comes to your mind. This is an error. Opting for a minimalistic feel can create the perfect look and doesn’t have to be boring.

Simplicity can be in the form of space. Ensuring there is ample room for movement can make the room feel bigger and practical. If you feel you have to walk an excess distance for simple items, such as a wardrobe, rearranging the room could be a good choice to make. Include all you need in the bedroom.

Accessories should be kept at a minimum to prevent cluttering and anything that doesn’t need to be out should be stored correctly. Acceptable accessories could include artwork, candles, picture frames, and flowers. Everything else should be considered for storage.

 Get the Right Furniture

When we say the “right furniture”, we are merely suggesting you consider the size. The last thing you want is to purchase new bedroom furniture and find it doesn’t fit how you wanted it to.

If you’re looking to decorate a new bedroom, always make sure you have a floor plan with the correct measurements. It’s also important to understand the size of the room in comparison to the things you want to buy. Getting large items for a small room will make it look bloated, whereas, getting small items for a large room will make it look empty. Purchase items that compliment the room.

For example, if you have a tall ceiling, opting for a taller headboard can produce the perception that it’s smaller than it looks.


What About the Ceiling?

Although you may not have considered it just yet, the ceiling is an important side of your room. In fact, interior designers commonly wonder why more people don’t utilise their ceiling to its full use.

One way you can add a creative spin on an otherwise dull ceiling is to paint it a different colour to the walls. By doing this, you can also create visual illusions, making the room feel bigger or smaller depending on the shade you use.

Additionally, you can add features such as stencils, wallpaper, and other interesting items such as beams. You can even add in a tented bed which hangs for the ceiling if you’re looking for a regal interior.

Believe it or not, there is a lot you can do with the ceiling of your new bedroom. Don’t ignore it.

What next? 

Follow these steps and you’ll know how to decorate a bedroom in no time. Even if you’re a new homeowner with little to no experience! The advice above is just the start, you also have to know how to choose the right bed for your bedroom.

After all, it’s all well and good having an aesthetically pleasing room but if you’re not getting a good night’s rest, it was all for nothing.

For advice on which bed to choose to achieve the perfect sleep, get in touch today.


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