What should the decor and wallpaper convey?
The first step when styling your bedroom is to think about what mood and look you want the room to convey. Look around for inspiration. A top tip is to follow interesting Instagram accounts and flick through interior design magazines. Then arrange your favorite wallpaper, bedroom furniture, colours and shapes on a mood board. This is a great way to get a clear idea of what works best. Dare to explore new colours or bedroom wallpaper motifs that you normally wouldn't consider to see if they fit your style. The most important thing is that you should feel happy and completely at home in this room.
Furnishing a bedroom – What to consider
A bedroom, above all, should be comfy and feel perfectly harmonious. If you can put your workspace elsewhere, do so. Move out the desk, computer, binders and stationary. The bed is the room's most important piece of furniture, so give it a little extra attention. Test mattresses until you find one that suits you, and choose a headboard that reflects your taste. Our advice for creating a personalised headboard is to make your own. You can build one from wooden boards, or or why not hang your favourite wallpaper over the wall space behind your bed? Choose wallpaper with a harmonious motif that will help you relax. Place the bed against the wall with a view of the room and avoid hanging decor over it for peace of mind, or else it can feel subconsciously threatening. Finally, remember to think about storage. A messy bedroom with clothes strewn everywhere drains energy from the bedroom.
Our top tips for bedroom lighting
Lighting is essential for making a bedroom feel cosy. It should have practical, cosy and stylish lighting. Think of your needs first when you plan the lighting. Really consider the fixtures and what kind of light they give out. Avoid lamps with a strong, cold white light and go for warmer light sources. Using directional reading lamps and a remote control for the room lighting are top tips. This is great for when your partner wants to sleep – you can carry on reading and then turn off the lights later without leaving the bed. The general lighting needs to be bright enough for getting dressed in the morning and cleaning. If you have dark wallpaper, you will need more sources of light, such as string lights and table lamps.
Interior design and bedroom wallpaper
Now the bedroom is finally taking shape. You have chosen your preferred style, tested the mattress and found the perfect lighting. Now it's time for styling and wallpapering. Put a soft rug under the bed, and make sure it is large enough to stick out and embrace your cold morning toes. Invest in top quality, plush bedding and accessorise with two to five pillows. Add a touch of nature with green plants. It's also lovely to have a place to sit down besides the bed, both for reading and stealing a last look at your phone or computer before lights out. Always keep your sleeping area completely free of screens to reduce stress.
In the bedroom, it is important to select a wallpaper pattern you really love. Warm tones, such as the beige and pink hues found in the Marble 2.0 and Marble 2.0 Nude wallpaper motifs from Lilesadi work perfectly. It’s soothing to surround yourself with light blue and light green wallpaper as well, such as Leaves, Flow Blue and Weaving Wood Cool Green from Scandinavian Surface. Muted green and grey wallpaper patterns are lovely on a bedroom wall, and if you go for slightly darker and even more muted shades, the room will feel both cosier and more peaceful.