While most design efforts are given to the rooms with the most public access like the kitchen or living room, it is actually the bedroom where people should be directing their attention.
The bedroom is a private and sacred space where one goes to recharge and renew their energy, so it should be given a high priority when it comes to design. What could be more important in your house than creating a perfect bedroom space to relax and rejuvenate yourself?
When it comes to planning out the aesthetic of the room, it’s important to be aware of accents that really pull a room together. Design accents could turn an overlooked bedroom into the best room in the house.
We’ve created a guide of seven tips for the perfect accent designs for your new bedroom.
1. Accent Colors
First and foremost, it’s important to create continuity in your designs with a color scheme and accent colors.
The most common way to do this is to pick a neutral color scheme that incorporates greys, whites and nude colors and then pick a single color to scatter throughout the room in order to play off the neutrals.
This technique creates an effect of congruency and depth into a room that otherwise had no kind of character. Any color can be an accent color as long as it isn’t the most prominent in the room.
Accent colors should be used specifically to pull attention to certain features of the room to highlight specific designs.
2. Accent Wall
A great way to make a statement in the bedroom is by adding an accent wall. An accent wall is a single wall with a color or wallpaper pattern that adds a bit of diversity to the room.
Accent walls can make the bedroom feel bigger, bring in specific colors and add texture to the design of a room. It can be a fun and simple way to spice up a bedroom and give it character.
Accent walls can be created through regular paint, wallpapers, wall decals, and stickers or a mural.
3. Accent Furniture
Everyone has that one unique piece of furniture that they have never known what to do with. Look no further–just use it as an accent piece in your bedroom!
While most bedroom furniture is super simple and functional, a great way to bring creativity and design into a room is by using accent furniture to contrast the simplicity.
A mid-century dresser, a funky chair or even an oddly shaped mirror can add a lot to a bedroom in terms of aesthetic and unique design. It can also draw attention to a unique piece that you have always loved but haven’t known what to do with.
4. Throw Blankets
What is cozier and more inviting in a bedroom then a warm comfy blanket to snuggle into?
Throw blankets are a creative and functional way to create an interesting accent design in the bedroom. Not only do they provide physical comfort, but the different textures and fabrics can be art in itself.
They add a layer to the room that you might not be able to get otherwise and you can buy specific colors that will coincide with your color scheme and tie the room together.
A throw blanket can be the missing link between a regular bedroom and a cozy bedroom haven.
Accent lighting can change the entire feel of a room. Whether you are looking for a romantic or peaceful or cozy feel, accent lighting can add a whole new dynamic to your space.
Accent lamps or lighting fixtures can be a way to incorporate different shapes and textures into your bedroom, as well as the ability to physically spotlight certain corners or objects in the room.
Accent lighting is not only functional but a creative design technique.
6. Accent Rugs
When working in a bedroom space, most design ideas happen at eye level, but one of the best ways to pull a room together is by focusing on the floor.
An area rug can add to the landscape of the room, especially if the floor is hardwood or tile. It creates a soft and warm feeling that is perfect for a sleepy bedroom.
Accent rugs can be all kinds of different shapes, sizes, textures, and colors that will allow depth and layers to a room and provide a unique look.
7. Accessories and Small Details
Design accents don’t have to just be big attention-getting pieces in the bedroom. Small details and bedroom accessories can also be accent pieces that pull a room together.
This is a perfect way to add some of your own personality into your space. Small objects, like books, trinkets, candles or artwork can be specific to who you are and still complement the rest of the room well.
It’s important that your small details are congruent with the total design of the bedroom. Think about which of your personal items could match with the design and use them!
Design Accents for a Swoon-Worthy Bedroom
The bedroom is an amazing place to relax and wind down from a long day and doesn’t have to be an afterthought when it comes to creativity and design.
There are so many ways that design accents can influence the space of your bedroom for the better. It’s important to come home to a bedroom that you want to spend time in.
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