Of all the places in your home, the bedroom is your safe haven. This is the place of unabridged intimacy, privacy, positivity and serenity. A place where nothing and no one should be allowed to disrupt your peace of mind – a place where stress does not exist. That said, this little oasis of yours should also be a place where you feel right at home.
For many people, the bedroom is just another room in the house, but for you, this is a room that speaks to your heart and soul, both in its functionality and its aesthetic appeal. So let’s take a look at how you can create a girly and chic bedroom you’re going to love.
GIRLY IS A SUBJECTIVE TERM
First things first, the last thing you should be worried about is whether or not other people will identify with your notion of girly. This is your sacred space, and it can be whatever you want it to be. It can be all dressed up in fluffy pink upholstery if you want it to be, or it can be a neutral setting with striking accents and focal points scattered throughout the room – girly is a subjective term.
Much like that perfect little white dress to set the foundation for beautiful mascara, playful nail polish, and a pair of earrings to die for, your bedroom can boast a solid white foundation. If you’re not into white that much, then let the walls tell a completely different story. Just keep in mind that the layers and accents that follow will need to complement the setting perfectly.
MASTER THE ART OF PILLOW LAYERING
Pillows are the pillars of any girl’s dreamy bedroom, and they should be a staple decor element in yours as well. These come in numerous iterations, boasting distinct color schemes, shapes, and levels of fluffiness. So naturally, this is your chance to accentuate every chair, couch, as well as your bed with uniquely-designed throws and pillows that will make the entire room come to life.
Simply put, they can bring in that wonderful homey vibe into the setting and create an oasis of comfort, peace, and positivity that will make every moment you spend in there feel like you’re floating on air. Speaking of unparalleled comfort and aesthetics, now’s the time to create the chic sleeping area you always wanted.
CREATE A LUXURIOUS SLEEPING AREA
When it comes to decorating and styling a dreamy bedroom, it all comes down to your bed and its immediate surroundings. First off, you want to treat yourself like a true queen and complement your bed frame with a comfy king mattress where you can frolic on both sides all night long – until your cat inexplicably manages to take one half of the bed for herself. The little devil.
Next, how about you create a truly awe-inspiring look by upgrading your draperies? Or better yet, bring the draperies to the sleeping area! By installing wooden curtain rods onto the ceiling and letting gorgeous no-frills drapery hang graciously on both sides of the bed, you can create a breathtaking intimate space you and your partner are bound to love. Complement the look with a chic nightstand boasting all of your bedside necessities and you’re done!
BE FRENCH: HAVE A MAKEUP VANITY
A makeup vanity is one of the pillars of an upscale, chic bedroom – yet, not enough modern bedrooms have one. Nowadays, women beautify themselves in the bathroom, leaning over the counter to catch the faint reflection in the mirror when in reality, they should be doing all of that in the comfort of their bedroom.
The best part about having a makeup vanity in the bedroom aside from its inherent functionality and aesthetic appeal is that you can find amazing artisan pieces in antique shops or at your local thrift market for cheap. You can choose to spruce up the old piece with a fresh coat of paint, or you can leave it as is for that ultimate shabby-chic vibe. Don’t forget to install a grand mirror on the wall and surround it with warm artificial lighting for that full backstage dressing room-look.
GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR ARTWORK
Last but not least, every room should have art. Without beautiful and inspiring art hanging graciously on the walls, the design of the room will always have something missing. The beautiful thing about art is that it’s another completely subjective feature in your room, so you can pick and choose your favorite pieces according to your preference.
These don’t even have to be paintings. They can be framed photographs, inspirational quotes, or even sculptures on the shelves and the windowsills – the possibilities are endless. So just let your imagination run free and organize your artwork to fit your own taste but also complement the overarching design.
Designing a bedroom is a wonderful and rewarding experience you should enjoy to the max. What’s more, you shouldn’t let anyone tell you what it should or shouldn’t look like. Rather, you want to let these simple guidelines nudge you in the right direction and help you create a bedroom you always wanted.