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A Designer’s Approach to Bedroom Design

A Designer’s Approach to Bedroom Design

Designing a bedroom can feel so overwhelming, so today I am breaking down my approach to bedroom design step by step for you. 

It's very easy for our bedrooms to be a neglected space in our home because no one ever sees them but us. In all reality, our bedrooms are probably one of the most used spaces in our homes. This is where we start and end our every day, and there is something to be said about waking up each morning in a space that makes you feel peaceful yet hopeful and excited to start a new day. 

It’s that feeling of peace, hope and excitement that I try to capture with every bedroom design. So here’s how I do it.

Start by finding inspiration

My first step is almost ALWAYS heading straight to Pinterest, Instagram, or my favorite coffee table design books. I like to build a board full of bedrooms that speak to me. Then, find the common thread among the images you find yourself drawn to. This will help you identify your personal style and preferences.

Take the bits and pieces of inspiration that you find and try to fit them all together in a way that feels cohesive and true to you and your personal style. 

Choose a color scheme

Are you drawn to light and airy neutral tones or does dark and moody speak to you? Maybe you love color and want to incorporate nice calming colors and tones in the space. It's important to identify the overall feeling you want in this space. 

Create a bedroom design mood board

Once you have a pretty good feel for the direction you want to take your space it's time to start piecing it all together. I build a specific mood board with colors, tones, textures, elements, shapes, furniture pieces, textiles, artwork, and all the little details that I love. 

This helps bring it all together and helps me visualize the design. Whether you are giving furniture you already have a DIY facelift or shopping for new pieces, it's so helpful to build a room mood board so you can get a visual representation of the space and see how the pieces in your room laid out would correlate with each other.

Apps like Canva or even Google slides make it super easy to create mood boards for free.

Bring your vision to life

This is the exciting part! It's time to bring your concept to life. Start with the big pieces like furniture and rugs, then work your way to textiles, pillows, and bedding. Last, collect all the little knick knacks and finishing touches. 

If the small details and styling feel overwhelming head back to your pinterest board for help. Find the pictures you loved of nightstands or bookshelves (or whatever it is you might be having a hard time with) and take note of how they are styled. Try to recreate or incorporate what you see in your own space in your own way! 

For more bedroom design inspiration, check out our bedrooms Pinterest board. And as always, if you have any questions or need a bounce board, please feel free to reach out!