Most people would love a bigger bedroom. They imagine more space to store clothes, a bigger bed, and plenty of room to get ready. But in reality, most of us actually spend relatively little time in our bedrooms awake, and a big room can feel like a huge waste of space when all that you really need is some storage and a place to sleep. If your bedroom is huge, and your bed seems dwarfed by the size, you might feel as though you are wasting valuable space in your home. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to use that space and make more of a big bedroom.
Make Bold Furniture Choices
Whether you want a modern grey bed frame or a more traditional design, it’s worth making bold and big choices if you have a large room. Avoid furniture that gets lost and go for bigger pieces that take up space and catch the eye.
Give Yourself Options
The focus on your bedroom should, of course, be sleep. You need a big comfortable bed, and choices like colour schemes and bed linen should all be made with a good night’s sleep in mind. But that doesn’t mean that sleeping is the only thing that you can use this room for. Add other options like a dressing table, bookshelves and even a cool tv unit to create an entertainment space. You could even add a desk if you are short on space in other areas of your home.
Add Some Extra Seating
Seating is a great way to use up space in your room while giving yourself options. A comfy seat is ideal if you want to curl up with a good book; a seat by your dressing table is great when you want to take your time getting ready; and an occasional chair can be used to hold spare cushions and blankets while making a stylish statement.
Use Lots of Colour
We’re often encouraged to keep our bedrooms painted in light colours, as these help us to sleep and create a calming atmosphere. But they can also make a room feel larger and emptier. Keep your walls light, but add pops of colour to your soft furnishings, bedding, and accessories to make the space feel fuller.
Create Depth with Texture
Texture is a great way to make an expanse feel less empty. Texture brings things in, helping you to create a cosy and comforting atmosphere. Hang heavy curtains in a deep colour, invest in a thick rug, and use different textures, like satin, linen, and wool, on your bedding, blankets, and other soft furnishings.
Separate the Room
If the room feels too big, use a screen, curtain or false well to separate the space. You could even add a tub to one side of the screen to give your big bedroom a little luxury.
Add an Ensuite
If your bedroom is huge, and you’d rather utilise the space in your home in a different way, why not wall some of it off to create an en-suite? This can be costly, but it will increase the value of your home, and make your life easier.
A large bedroom can be a wonderful thing. See it as an opportunity to add more luxury and functionality to your space and have fun with your décor choices.