Your bedroom is one of the most important places in your life. It is where you sleep, chill out and even have some wild fun.
After surveying 26 people, however, it has become quite evident that many people make bedroom design mistakes that they regret pretty quickly.
Here, now, are bedroom design mistakes to avoid if you want to rest comfortably and peacefully in your home.
Bedroom design mistakes to avoid #1
A lack of privacy
A few people I know (not naming names) thought it would be a great idea to have design their master bedroom with a (gasp) open bathroom. While this might be great for a bachelor or bachelorette lifestyle (and even then, to be honest), this does not lend itself well to a relationship.
So if you want to maintain a healthy relationship and keep your partner turned on for a lifetime, you might want to rethink an open concept bedroom and bathroom.
Bedroom design mistakes to avoid #2
Using the wrong colors
Sure, deep, dark reds are in style this year, but will you still love the wine-coloured dresser in two years from now? Unless you are made of money and can switch things up on a year-to-year basis, you might want to consider going with a décor that lends itself to neutrality and a certain serenity.
Bedroom design mistakes to avoid #3
Weird furniture placement
There is something very welcoming about symmetry, especially when it comes to furniture. Overloading one side of the room with furniture and leaving the other side bare is no way to live.
Make sure that your furniture is placed all around the room in a way that creates balance and serenity (there’s that word again… thanks Frank Costanza).
Bedroom design mistakes to avoid #4
I think spotlights are great, really I do, but they don’t usually lend themselves to great bedroom lighting, and quite honestly, they magnify cellulite among other flaws, which is never a good thing.
One great lighting fixture with a dimmer is always fantastic, as well as two table lamps. Also, if you’re building your home from the ground up, make sure you place a light switch next to the bed so that you don’t have to get up to close the light once you’ve gotten all comfy.
Bedroom design mistakes to avoid #5
Basic window treatments
Window treatments are to windows what the right pair of shoes is to an outfit – it can make or break a room. Blackout drapes are always much appreciated for those who don’t want to see the sunrise at 5 am.
As well, adding some flowing white curtains to the mix adds a sense of romance to the room that will not go out of style.
Bedroom design mistakes to avoid #6
Not enough storage
Storage space is essential to a bedroom because your belongings need somewhere to hang out when you’re not wearing them. Also, you don’t want to start using the chair as a makeshift hanger.
Make sure that your walk-in closet contains drawers as well as areas to hang clothes. Use the dressers for things like underwear and clothes for lounging. It is always better to have more space than you need than vice versa.
Bedroom design mistakes to avoid #7
Too many electronics
It’s one thing to have a television because, well, you need it to fall asleep after all those nights you spent in front of it watching Conan during college. But adding a DVD player, a stereo system and loudspeakers makes it seem more like a home theater room, and I’m guessing that that isn’t the look you’re going for.
Other bedroom design mistakes to avoid?
It is difficult to design the perfect bedroom because what usually happens is that, once you think you found the perfect thing for your bedroom and buy it, you end up spotting something else that you like even more.
It is possible, however, to build yourself a bedroom that you look forward to going to every night and that sets just the right mood, no matter what mood you happen to be in. Good night.