How to bring your bedroom to life (posted 15th January 2016)
Your bedroom should be an inviting space that is both serene and intriguing. But as clutter collects very often this is not the case. So here are a few top tips from Suna Interior Design's own designers on how to bring your bedroom back to life.
Firstly to give you a better understanding of your space clear away the clutter. Select your favourite accessories and the books that you're currently reading, put the rest away.
Consider furniture pieces that can also double up as storage, such as a blanket box at the end of your bed, side tables with plenty of drawer space and under-bed storage. Hanging space and drawers to keep your socks etc. are important, so ensure that you have ample of both. They will also help keep clutter to a minimum and are worth investing in.
We suggest that you create a feature wall in the room. Often the most natural place for this is behind the bed as this will help to create a feature of the bed. From the wallpaper select a colour palette to use throughout your room. Choose cushions, throws, curtains and any other soft furnishings that you'd like to adorn your room. Select luxy throws and cushions, including textured fabrics such as velvet, silk and faux fur, all of which add opulence.
When choosing a colour for your remaining walls, reference your palette. If your bedroom is slightly smaller select a lighter colour. The rule-of-thumb is that a bigger space can hold a darker palette, while a smaller space is enhanced by a lighter one.
A simple way to add atmosphere and secondary lighting to your bedroom is to have matching bedside lamps. Select a colour from your palette for your bedside lamps. These should allow you to read in bed, but should also be softer than the main ceiling light, to create a gentle ambiance in the room. If you'd prefer something a little different think outside the box, for example in the bedroom below.
We also suggest that you consider black-out curtains. If you'd rather have soft, light curtains, then include black-out blinds that can be rolled discreetly away.
Personalise your walls with framed photographs and works of art. If you have collections, consider open shelves that will display them, while keeping your floor space clutter free. This is your sanctuary and haven, and should be filled with items that you love.