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Aspects of Bedroom Interior Designing
Bedroom - a place to unwind let your hair down and put up your feet-all very casual and private activities. For all the time spent and the intimacy it demands, a bedroom takes very careful and detailed planning. Not because it is the most personal room in a house but because it is a room WHERE YOU DREAM!!!
What is life without dreams? And what is a better place to dream in than your own bedroom? So that is what a bedroom really is-a place to rest and relax, to share a few quiet moments with yourself, to sleep away the weariness of a long, hard day.
As the most private, personalized space in a home, the bedroom must necessarily reflect its user's lifestyle, his practical needs, aesthetic preferences and also his dreams, and this is exactly why a bedroom decor poses a challenge to interior designers. To design an ideal bedroom for a client, the designer must get to know the client's innermost thoughts and ideas, his cultural background and upbringing, his temperament and his personal conception of a dream bedroom; besides the more tangible factors such as his needs in terms of the storage space provided or his taste in terms of the color scheme he would like best. All these diverse factors govern an aesthetic decision, which explains the high degree of subjectivity involved. That is why one can’t really set up aesthetic byelaws; nor can these byelaws find an easy acceptance, if indeed they are made.
The first thing to do when your home starts feeling cramped is to analyze the way you are using available space. All too often, there is too much non-required furniture. Even clearing out stacks of old magazines, empty bottles and worn out clothes, will make you realize how much space you have and how incorrectly you have been using it.
The basic principle of not breaking up a room into little bits is equally applicable to the floor. This is why a room with a wall-to- wall carpet looks much bigger than a one with rugs scattered all over. However, given the Indian climatic conditions, maintaining carpets and rugs requires a huge effort; and can only be risked in air-conditioned and dust free environment. The latest option is laminate flooring, and it does seem to have a lot of advantages, while also being aesthetically appealing, and free from the hassles of ordinary wooden flooring. It should be noted that the same flooring sweeping through several rooms gives a better, more spacious effect.
Lighting in a home must do more than dispel darkness. Most rooms benefit from a combination of functional and decorative lighting-relying on the former to set the scene and the latter to add interest. So every room must have primary as well as secondary lighting. The primary lighting fixtures(tube lights) are essential for daily household chores like cooking and reading; but for dramatic effects, shades and shadows, secondary lighting(spotlights, dimmers, up lighters)is extremely important.
Bright colors and bold patterns advance and make up the space look smaller; while pale colors and small, all-over patterns recede, reflect light and make the space look bigger. Contrasting colors and textures in a room break it up into several different areas and make it seem smaller.
The way a room is decorated has a major effect on how spacious it looks. Even though you have not actually pushed out the walls or raised the ceiling, you can use color, texture and pattern to create that effect. The colors for walls and ceilings, the choice of flooring, the treatment of windows and design of the lighting system are all important aspects of decor. Also, there are a few other aspects specific to bedroom decor such as bedspreads, quilts and cushions which must be given due consideration.
For centuries, sumptuous bedspreads, coverlets and quilts have been important elements of bedroom furnishing. These accessories should be seen as a part of the whole bedroom scheme. Cushions, although small, have the potential to pull a scheme together with accents of pattern or color.
Windows let in light and are usually a prominent focal point of the room. Decorative window treatments can lend style to rooms that have no distinct character of their own or accentuate architectural details that already exist. Curtains, which give life to any room , comes in unlimited colors, designs and fabric. Only the heaviest tapestries and weaves are unsuitable because of their weight and bulk.