Bedroom inspiration

The design and decorative elements of one’s bedroom is of utmost importance to our happiness and well being. When we wake of a morning, what is the first thing we see? It is the walls of our bedroom, and unless care is taken to dress this setting in a way that makes us comfortable and at ease, we will wake up on edge, and start the day off on the wrong foot. Not only is a quality mattress comfortable, making it harder to get out of bed early in the morning, but it is much more beneficial to our health. The same principal applies to pillows. Decorate in colours you enjoy, and ensure ample lighting is available. Position the bed in the spot that feels most suited to the particular layout of the room itself, and cover your walls with positive thought conducive prints or paintings.

Eye catching

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Bright rooms are rooms that are hard for us to feel unhappy in. A bright setting bathed in natural light makes it even harder to wake up flustered, so to set a cheerful tone in your bedroom, shroud the room in bold tones, similar to the image seen here. A bedroom concept envisaged by Jaipur interior designers Fatfatiya Design, who know all too well the integral role brightly coloured decorations can play in bringing positive energy into the bedroom. The gallant reds and yellows of the bed pair perfectly with the throw cushions, and with the addition of the prints hanging above, we’re sure the owner of the room would spring up out of bed with a bounce in their step and smile on their face.

Five star

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A more elegant and refined room, this master bed room features in a home in Mumbai, as designed by award winning group Shahen Mistry Architects. The firm has won numerous architecture and interior design awards, and with this room in their portfolio we can clearly see why. Easily being mistaken for the presidential suite of a world class 5 star hotel, the lush materials used for the fluffy quilt and rug ensure upmost comfort. Shear curtains allow subtle hint of light to enter, and the velvet feel wall paper further accentuate the palatial aura created.

Modern

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A four poster bed is one with four vertical columns in each corner, and are usually joined by a rectangular panel, acting as a canopy covering the bed. Four poster beds, or ’canopy beds’ as they are sometimes referred to as in history, came into existence more for practical reasons, rather than for luxurious reasons. Beds with curtains surrounding the four poster frame were developed for privacy and warmth, as medieval servants often slept in the same room as their noblemen.

Today, this style of bed has become more modern in many ways, and serves a purely decorative function. This ultra modern four poster bed goes without the traditional canopy, but is still joineed together through beams. Adding a special extra element to the room.

Off white with timber

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Timber has long played a large role in the bedroom, as early homes had exposed timber walls, ceilings and flooring, and all furniture, including the bedframe, was all constructed by timber craftsmen. We see timber continue to feature in modern homes, due to its timeless grace and style, and its proven achievement in withstanding the test of time in regards to durability. The dominance of timber in this large bedroom has been coupled with an off white paint for the walls, deciding to leave the timber beams exposed.

Spoil your guests

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Sharing a bedroom does not mean style and taste has to be neglected, as shown in this room of two single beds. Whether used as a spare room for visiting geusts, or as a designer bedroom for young children sharing a room, either way this room has that special wow factor often missing in rooms of two or more beds.

The particular rounded shape of the bedframes only enhances the round form of the lighting emulating from the textured roof above. Any visiting family or friends are sure to be more than thrilled to be hosted in a room of this stature.

Proving how a carefully selected colour can work gracefully with a timber colour scheme is this room from Fedisa Interior. All too often timber is styled only with white, but if that is not your thing, dont be afraid to ’go against the grain’ as they say and style a timber room with colours more suited to your personality. Purple is a colour of good judgement, and those seeking spiritual fulfilment. If you are on an emotional journey to find one’s self spiritually, maybe purple can help you along your quest for inner peace.

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