Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ideas for How to Decorate a Bedroom

The bedroom is one of the most fun rooms in a house to decorate. Unlike your family room, living room or kitchen, your bedroom is a place that is meant just for you to enjoy instead of being a public place. It should be a room where you feel tranquil, relaxed at home. When decorating a bedroom you should choose items and colors that you love and that you find peaceful and comforting. Here are some ideas on how to decorate a bedroom to get you started.

When decorating a bedroom, you first need to get an idea of the space so that you have a better idea of what furniture will fit in the room and how it should be placed to make the most of your space. Start by taking measurements of your bedroom. Be sure to take notes on the locations of any windows, doors or closet doors including where they are positioned along the wall and how wide they are. Then, take a piece of graph paper and draw out the floor plan of your room. Draw the perimeter of the room and then mark in any doors, windows or closets. You may also want to include notes on the location of electrical outlets if you plan to run a TV in your room.

Next you will either need to choose furniture or decide how to arrange the furniture you already have. If you are starting with new furniture, take into account the measurements of the room so that you don't buy bedroom furniture that is either too large or too small for the space. No matter how you try to squeeze it in, a king sized bed probably isn't a great choice for a tiny bedroom. Decide the maximum size bed that can comfortably fit in the space. Next, see how deep and wide items like dressers and armoires can be to fit well around the bed and still leave room to walk in the bedroom. Take your notes with you when shopping for furniture to be sure that everything you select will work in your room.

If you are using your existing furniture you will need to determine if you have too much furniture for the space or if you need to buy an additional piece or two to supplement what you have.

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