The decor of your bedroom is a very personal thing. We all want a space where we can go to unwind that is indicative of our own personality. Bedrooms have become that place to go where you can experience your own personal peace of mind that is yours alone.
In order to do that you need a decor that is a warm and inviting experience for you. That experience is different for everyone. That’s why your choice of a queen comforter set or queen comforter ensemble is an important choice. That choice sets the mood for your peaceful getaway.
There are a few different ways to attack the bedding set decision. If you are a person who likes to put together their decor piece by piece, then you probably want to pick a 3pc comforter set that is somewhat neutral in color so that it is easy to pick out curtains and other finishing touches to coordinate well with the bedding set which, let’s face it, is the focal point of every bedroom.
If you are a person who just wants to get everything that matches in one fell swoop then you want to get a bedding ensemble that has everything from comforter, shams, bed-skirt, sheets, curtains and even throw pillows. Your room is guaranteed to match. Pretty much fool proof.
Another option for creating a warm space in addition to your choice in a comforter set is, of course, your choice of paint. The best way to warm up a room is with a warm color. By warm, I mean…not pastel. Many people shy away from those darker shades on the wall but let me tell you…it is the best way to create a mood in a room that you can’t get with just your coordinates.
Yes, your comforter set or ensemble is the main focus of your decor but to bring it all together you must consider the color that surrounds it. It does not have to be very dark but you may consider a mauve or a taupe if you want to stay more neutral. It’s not so much the color as the warm tones that create a warm feeling. Here is the kicker. When you make the moldings and doors white…watch everything POP. You will be delighted with the effect that the contrast creates.
Another little trick that you may want to try (if you are brave enough) and have chosen a neutral color in a comforter set is putting a bolder color just behind the bed. To do this, just tape off the width of your bed from ceiling to floor or just to the height of the box-spring (your choice) with blue painters’ tape and paint between the two strips of tape with a bolder color, such as burgundy. When you remove the tape, you will have a perfectly straight line. Then put up a fancy curtain rod at the ceiling line and drape a sheer curtain scarf over the rod. Let it drape down the sides of the bold color on the wall covering the edges where the two colors on the wall meet. You can put a candle wall sconce in the space behind the bed creating the feel of a canopy surrounding a candelabra right on the wall. Your candles (which you should never light) should match your comforter set color. A throw pillow that matches the bold color you’ve chosen for behind the bed will bring the entire project together. This is a new concept that helps give depth to a room and can be used with or without a headboard.
Either way, creating the ultimate calming space for yourself is always worth every cent you spend on it.
Athena Solutions is committed to bringing new and updated ideas in order to offer an ease to your next decorating experience. Most people can’t afford an interior decorator and don’t know where to start themselves so we offer simple solutions to creating warm and calming spaces for the homeowner.