I dream a lot. I dream about my future. I dream about the things I want to do. I dream about the places I want to visit. And I dream about the house I want to come back to, because there is nothing like home. I love the house I live in, but it isn’t my dream home and this is my wish list or dream list to make it the Dream House I have always fantasized about.
Each room in the house tells a story, it tells about the people who live there, their stories and little things that they cherish. The room I spend most of my time in is my bedroom. When it came to thinking about how I wanted to makeover my room I was a little stumped. I wasn’t sure where I wanted to start? What I wanted to do? The questions were endless!
I started off by answering one question what I want my room to say. I wanted it to reflect my personality and thought process – organized, clean, with some rustic charm. It needs to be cozy and comfortable, while being practical at the same time. I use a small corner in my room as my work area where I spend time working on articles. This inspiration is the perfect combination between being modern yet rooted, and being cozy and functional. The raw brick wall makes up for the natural feel while still fitting into the whole design. The work area is both functional and stylish and will become my personal space within the room.
The next question I asked myself was what colours, materials and patterns would go into my bedroom? I like fuzz free patterns and a lot of sunlight coming into the room. The sunlight has a way of bringing the patterns alive. The materials and patterns can be varied but there has to be a thread running across them. The inspiration below shows deep dark colours yet the room looks bright with abundant sunlight and carefully placed artificial lighting. The semi glossy walls, the suede trunk storage, the modern arm chair and the deep wood floor are what I would described as the elements that would go into the perfect bedroom – My Dream Bedroom.
The theme has been selected. The materials have been chosen. The colours finalized upon. But the room still needs small quirks and elements that make it you. I like adding small motifs and planters around the room. It’s the small things that actually show your taste and your interest. I hope that one day I’ll my modern bedroom – my dream bedroom come alive.
How would you design your dream bedroom?