The bedroom is where we begin and end nearly every day. It’s the one room in the house we spend more time in than any other. It’s a place to take a deep breath and recharge your batteries. For some of us daydreamers, it can be a space for inspiration. Or simply your happy place. And when you set out to create your own personal haven, each element needs to work in harmony to transform it into a meditative space.
Start With The Floor
Where do you start when building the perfect bedroom? From the ground, up! It all begins with the floor. When you find the perfect flooring, everything else falls into place. Your flooring choice can help anchor your space as far as the color scheme and décor. No matter your taste, PERGO has a variety of decors to choose from.
Next, decide on your style. Are you more Mid-Century Modern? Do you want to create a cozy, Farmhouse inspired room? Maybe you want to try a Minimalist approach or embrace Bohemian Maximalist. Consider the flooring color as you bring in furniture and other décor items. Your floor can provide contrast to the décor, enhance the style through texture and design, and provide a point of visual interest.
Want to bring a light, airy feeling to your room? Pergo Portfolio Iceland Oak Grey gives you exactly that.
If you’re going for something a little sleeker, Outlast+ Java Scraped Oak has rich chocolate and gold tones made for a luxurious bedroom makeover.
The Elements of Tranquility
Once you’ve decided on the floor that will be the foundation for your special space, here are some of our favorite ideas for creating your own sanctuary:
1. Repaint in a soothing hue.
Choosing white for bedroom walls might be expected, but for good reason. It’s frequently recommended by interior decorators because it creates a clean palette and pairs well with almost any flooring choice. If pure white is too neutral for you, consider a muted shade of grey, pale green, or light blue to create a restful, meditative feeling. The palest shade of purple also works in many situations.
2. Indulge in new linens.
Most people spend between 1/3 and 1/2 of the day in their bedrooms. Choosing expensive bedspreads ands sheets is not spoiling yourself as much as investing in your own peace of mind. If you chose a a very neutral tone for your walls, light blues and greens can bring a gentle contrast without losing a sense of tranquility. As long as you stick to high-thread count sheets, and solid but not bright colors, your room will remain a haven.
3. Pull up a seat.
It’s often overlooked, but a style-appropriate bench or modern storage box at the foot of your bed usually does not take up much floor space, and often provides clutter-defying storage space. If your floorplan permits, a cool-colored cozy chair with a reading lamp can be a more comfortable place to read a book than in bed.
4. Let there be light.
If there’s one place to add a bit of personality to your room, but still keep vibes calm, a chandelier is just the accessory for the job. Because they come in a variety of traditional and modern styles these days, there’s bound to be one that perfectly matches the aesthetic you’ve created.
5. Simplicity brings tranquility.
There’s always a temptation to over-accessorize your space, but “less is more” matters more in your bedroom than any room of your home. Day or night, a well-designed bedroom sancutary should bring years of regenerative downtime. Choose wisely, and stay inspired with PERGO.