Design Ideas for the Bedroom 2012


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Contemporary homes of today often sport well-designed interiors that add a tad of colour and loads of comfort to an otherwise drab living space. Although home interiors are based on your own preferences, seasonal and annual design trends can also influence the choice of colours, fabrics and decorative artefacts. It is, however, an expensive proposition to keep pace with evolving design trends, but a well-planned interior make-over may stay in vogue for a long time, with just some occasional minor adjustments, such as cheap vertical blinds.

Bedroom design is an important aspect of home interiors and calls for the right mix of colour, texture, furniture and lighting to make the place cosy, comfortable, spacious and functional. Soft, muted shades of cream, brown, green and grey, with a dash of deep blue, purple and red are the latest colour trends for bed linen. Bold black and white patterns, both random designs and stripes, are quite popular as this combination serves to highlight the highs and lows of life in a balanced way. Pure white is always a welcome choice offering a serene, calm and soothing effect to the bedroom. Golden sheens are the in-thing this year, and a sparkle of gold on any piece of fabric is bound to brighten up the entire scene. Combined with the appropriate fabric of choice be it wool, silk or satin, the effect can be quite cosy and romantic.

Living space today is quite costly and must be used optimally to satisfy your creative as well as practical needs. Choosing simple and elegant furniture with sufficient storage options will help avoid unwanted clutter and create an airy space. Even cramped spaces exude a cool, cosy yet airy look with the right choice of colour, fabric and decorations, especially mirrors. Mirrors and reflective decorations on the bedroom wall or furniture, such as mirror stickers create an illusion of extra space, making the bedroom feel more spacious and bright, creating interesting reflections in the process. Light fixtures and glass decorations also serve to enhance the space. 

Wall papers are trending this year, with large prints and natural motives. Interior decorative pieces made from natural wood, glass and metal, floral and leaf-patterned drapes and curtains are the favourites of the designers. Privacy too is an important part of designing the interiors of a bedroom and window dressing has to be carefully planned and executed to allow for the best use of the space at all times of the day. While conventional curtains always form a part of bedroom décor; sleek vertical blinds now adorn the modern home, offering different levels of shading and privacy. Replacement vertical blinds in trending colours are an easy, cost-effective way to update your interior decor.

Ethnic prints and artefacts from Africa and Asia are in fashion. Ethnic styles, however, are based on solid, bright colours and may really mar the soothing effect of your bedroom if the style is not blended well with the existing setting. A good choice of styles, colours and textures from the present interior design trends are sure to bring a refreshing change to your home interiors.

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