For some reason, it seems that the bedroom is the last space that people spend time and money on when they think about redesigning their homes. It’s not just the first room you see when you enter your house, or the place where friends and family gather to enjoy dinner. Your bedroom should be a place where you like to spend time, relax and retreat after an eventful day. There’s a reason why it’s the place for relics, old college furniture and pieces you’ve sworn to get rid of like the wind.
Below are some of our favorite bedroom ideas. We’ll show you how to bypass cumbersome room layouts, solve common furnishing problems, and update your bedroom design.
Homestyler is an interior design program that regains access to all the home design software created by Autodesk, and the best part is that it is 100% free. It offers a library of over 10,000 products, materials and textures that can be used in your bedroom design. Once you have finished, send your drawings to yourself by e-mail or save them for printing.
There is enough free access to their catalogue to create your bedroom floor plan. If you’re looking for a simple floor plan to help you figure out how to arrange furniture in your bedroom, Better Home Gardens achieves this goal with a free online program. Register and you are ready to add furniture and other accessories to the floor plans. You can customize your room with furniture in all colors and sizes and change the colors of your walls and floors.
It can be difficult to know where to start when designing a bedroom, what to put under the bed and how to take into account all the elements that bring harmony into the room. With RoomSketcher it is easy to plan and visualize your bedroom idea.
If you want a simple jump, we suggest to start with the creation of a mood board. Pinterest, Flick and magazines can all start collecting bedroom designs for you. Once you start seeing clear themes that appear in the same colors, styles, and patterns, you can begin to imagine what your room will look like in the end.
Furniture and Layout
When you are ready to buy bedroom furniture, start with a floor plan and a measured drawing of the room. Furniture should fit the space of your life, especially bedroom furniture. Do not choose heavy, large beds and dressers for a small bedroom.
If your bedroom is large, choose furniture that fits into the room. Add a chair or stool or place a piece of furniture at the end of the bed. When the ceiling is high, a high headboard helps to reduce the ceiling size.
Make the bedroom layout appear linear and square before bed. You can do this by placing a comfortable upholstered chair at an angle or in a corner. This softens the corners of the room and promotes blood circulation. Add a small coffee table, artwork or stool to the room to create a cozy and inviting place to relax.
Give yourself a special gift: a quiet place to sit and read. Place a flat box next to the bed or hide it under a nice bed skirt. Create an intimate reading area with a comfortable chair or footstool at the end of your bed or in a corner. If you have space, build a window seat next to a bedroom window.
The key is the scale you use for your bed as a yardstick. If you have a California King that is 79 “wide, choose a sofa of the same length (12” to 15 “short) that can accommodate one or two side tables. Throw a coffee table into the mix, but you want at least 15 “space between it and the edge of your seat so it’s less when it gets cramped.
The anchor piece are the two vignettes that flank the bedroom entrance. On the one hand, a secretary (instead of a small dresser) provides a place to check emails, and on top of that, there is enough drawer space to store your self-knitted T-shirts and workout gear for the day of the week. A wing chair transforms an unused corner into a place to relax.
An anchor piece like a sofa at the end of the bed is a perfect place to read, browse the internet for home decor inspections, or take off your coat and bag. It’s a layout move we’ve seen in some of the best hotels and private residences in the world, designed by outsider Mark D. Sikes. It transforms your bedroom from a pit stop to sleep into a space where you want to spend time.
If you haven’t redesigned your bedroom, but want to freshen up your floor, a new carpet can make a big difference. Bedroom designs can be large or small, and a few niceties can make all the difference.
We all know what it’s like to go to a great hotel room with well-proportioned beds, well-made lighting that gives a soft glow, and attractive, functional furniture. Carpets are ideal for softness and bare feet, and works of art should be eye-catching but not overpowering.
In the bedroom, it is best to layer the lighting throughout the room. Ambient lighting: Illuminate the room with small focus lamps for reading and other activities and accent lighting to wash out the walls with soft lighting. In any room, lighting can completely change the mood. This is particularly important when planning to have casual sex with someone from a hookup app like Tinder or Fuck Buddies App.
Hot sleepers should also consider cool beds, such as the launch Bamboo Rayon line from My Sheets Rock. These sheets are 50% less humid and three to four degrees cooler than most cotton sheets.
Most people aspire to thread numbers between 280 and 450. At the same time, she says, it’s a personal decision. Cralle stresses that it helps us to sleep better at night when we make the bed every day. This is not because our mothers are torturing us to make the bed or to create a cleaner room. We know what feels good to us.
Designing a room can be expensive, so instead of spending a lot of money on a design, the good news is that you can create a completely free design if you feel like renovating your bedroom. Your bedroom will look exactly as you imagine, so you have enough money in the bank to make your design dreams come true.
It all boils down to a few decorative faults that designers often notice when they go into their customers “bedrooms. From ignoring clutter to failing to address mood and lighting, these errors can have a huge impact on the overall picture of a room. We’ve tapped some of the best interior designers in the industry to share some of these flaws.
A table that seems to be about to explode! When Pulpo requested for new designs in their sheet metal product range we didn’t want to end up in the cliche of slapping some flowers and butterflies on the metal. We chose to take a different direction, create furniture which seems to be about to self destruct.
Taking an iconic and old fashioned cartoonesc bomb gave a wonderfull 3d effect while flowing over the surface of the table. Made out of laser cut sheet metal with a powder coat finish. Requests / orders can be made through us.
Designer :: Paul Hendrikx / Studio Mango
A traditional A4 Paper Plane scaled up to coffee table proportions. 2mm folded powder coated mild steel with optional silicone inset.
A new range of both ultra classic and ultra quirky furniture due to be launched at the start of November, check website for updates.
Designer :: Lorraine Brennan / Fifty-Eight b
3XN’s winning proposal for a new British national museum, the Museum of Liverpool, will establish a dynamic, open and accessible structure that grows out of its riverside site, responding to its historical urban context:
The Museum of Liverpool is to be built at the world famous Liverpool Waterfront. The site is one of the most prominent, located between the Albert Dock and the Pier Head, next to The Three Graces of the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and Harbour Board.
The site falls within the Liverpool’s World Heritage Site which was inscribed by UNESCO in 2004. The building is conceived as inclined or elevated platforms, gradually forming a sculptural structure. It will be fully accessible and will contribute to the pedestrian flows along the waterfront instead of blocking them. Situated next to the Pier Head, the Museum will be visible from both the river and the city.
The Museum of Liverpool will become the world’s leading city history museum, showcasing social history and popular culture, and will look at Britain and the world through the eyes of Liverpool.
It is estimated that the new Museum will attract at least 750.000 visitors on a yearly basis, and that Liverpool, with the Museum as a symbol of the Liverpool’s ongoing regeneration, will be elevated into the front rank of European tourist destinations, as well as providing a brilliant place for local families to find out about their own history.
The Museum will be a focal point of 2008 when Liverpool becomes European Capital of Culture. It is with this impetus that the construction of the building will be complete in 2008 and will thereby become a key attraction of the celebration year. Final completion of the museum with the fitting out of the exhibition spaces and experience theatres will be in 2009.
Address :: Mann Island, Liverpool, UK
Client :: National Museums Liverpool
Awards :: 1st prize in limited competition Dec. 2004, Silver Medal at Miami Bienal 2006, USA
Construction period :: 2005-2008; 2008-2010
Museum completion :: 2010
Size :: 10.000 sqm
Project budget :: £65m
Architect, teamleader :: 3XN / Kim Herforth Nielsen, Bo Boje Larsen, Kim Christiansen
3XN team :: Kim Herforth Nielsen, Thomas Käszner, Michael Kruse, Per Damgaard Sørensen, Kim Christiansen, Martin Musiatowicz, Melanie Zim, Thomas Kranz, Jeanette Due Andersen, Jakob Nielsen, Marianne Els, Morten Mygind, Rikke Zachariassen, Pia Halstrup, Jørgen Søndermark
Engineer :: Buro Happold
I am pleased to present you my first mass product under the label of nicolafrombern: foldschool – a collection of do-it-yourself cardboard furniture for kids. Patterns and a manual can be downloaded from the Internet for free.
Nicola Enrico Stäubli
We proudly announce that Industreal is the winner of the DME AWARD 2008 hosted by the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, UK as recognition of excellent quality and successful design management.
Recognition by the Award Jury demonstrates leadership in innovation, implementing change and excellence in management.
Design Management Europe – DME Award 2008
The DME Award is a competition to identify and award the best design management practices in the European Union 30 Member and Candidate states. The award sets out to recognise the challenges met by organisations that have been successfully addressed through a strategic use of design.
Design is one of Europe’s greatest resources and is rapidly being recognised as a key element of innovative and successful businesses.
Companies and organisations across Europe are challenged to apply for the DME Award by demonstrating how design is integrated in their strategy, management and processes to achieve commercial gains.
The contribution that the design disciplines can make to the success of an organisation largely depends on how well such activities are managed and integrated. From a well-prepared brief for a design consultant to the complete integration of a design culture; all such practices require strong leadership and careful planning.
Please go to the official DME award website :: www.designmanagementeurope.com
The multifunctional Easy Chair can be used as a single chair but when you combine multiple chairs you can easely create a couch or, when placed opposite each other, a chaise longue.
The Easy Chair combines practical applicability with great comfort.
The latest technology in the field of furniture construction is used on the Easy Chair, i.e. Frame Foam.
This specially designed firm yet lightweight polyurethane foam offers great freedom in the shape of the construction.
Laid in with different sorts of soft foam it provides the Easy Chair with the combination of practical applicability and great comfort.
The Easy Chair is deliverable in 60 colours.
Beside the many choices of colour, different colours can be combined in one chair or/and the seams can be stitched in a contrasting colour.
This all gives the Easy Chair an enormous amount of possible executions, and allows the Easy Chair to be used in projects as well as the living room.
Design :: MNO
Born in France in 1979, he studied at l’Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique, and at Politecnico di Milano. Graduated in 2002, he went to work in Milan with George J. Sowden designing consumer products. He participates to the creation of the Industreal society and their exhibitions.
In 2004 he joined the team RADI Designers in Paris to work on a new range for Moulinex. Since 2005 he works with Delo Lindo on projects for Ligne Roset and Tefal. He also collaborates with the designers Robert Stadler and Christophe Pillet. He is still working on his own projects for Industreal, Fondation Ricard, Région Pays de La Loire,… Regularly he participates to design exhibitions.
Don’t you just hate it when you never seem to have candles of the right size at hand when you need them?
That problem is over now, for the Erect1 holds candles from 19 mm up to 24 mm and always straight up.
No more bungling with matches, knives or whatever it takes to make your candle fit and get them straight.
No! Simply press the candle into the candleholder Erect1 and the cutting edges will cut right through the candle creating a solid fixture.
The Erect1 comes with an amazing packaging.
The triangular brown cardboard box is only printed on the inside, which creates a surprising experience when opened.
Extra information ::
for candles from 19 mm to 24 mm
Dimensions :: h=135mm w=140mm d=130mm
Material :: cast iron
Weight :: 2,5kg
Designer :: Ben Oostrum ontwerpt
The Golden Compass Comes to the Reggia di Venaria
The exhibit featuring the Historic Collection and the Awards Ceremony, in Piemonte for the first time in the Award’s 54-year history.
The Golden Compass, one of Europe’s most prestigious recognitions in the field of design, will be one of the main events of the year honoring Torino as world design capital. The exhibit featuring the Historic Collection and the Awards Ceremony, for the first time in the Award’s 54-year history, will temporarily move from Milan to Piemonte, to the Reggia della Venaria Reale.
The exhibit will be inaugurated at the end of April and will remain open until the end of July, while the awards ceremony will be held at the end of June. The exact dates for both these events will be officially announced on March 5th in Milan during the presentation of the ADI Design Index.
Over four hundred items will be on exhibit in the Stables of the Reggia di Venaria Reale, which will open their doors to the public for the first time, as they host what is sure to be one of the most beautiful exhibits of the year. Even the prestigious Restoration Center of the Reggia has decided to take advantage of this important opportunity and will initiate a series of activities dedicated to design.
As spring approaches, besides the Golden Compass, three other major exhibits that are part of the Torino 2008 World Design Capital calendar will be inaugurated: on May 8th the Promotrice delle Belle Arti will inaugurate “Olivetti. Una bella società;” on May 24th, it will be the turn of “Geodesign” at the Palafuksas; and on June 28th, “Flexibility” will open at the former prison Le Nuove in Torino.