Sometimes the bedroom is a very overlooked space in the home. It is just the place where you retire to at the end of a long day, and instead of being aesthetically pleasing it succumbs to a lack of focus. It is easy to add style and focus to your bedroom. All rooms benefit from having a direct focal point that draws you in as you enter. While it is best to have the bed face the doorway for optimal focal point advantage, it can still be the major spotlight in your room. Try one of these easy design ideas to make your bed the focus of your room and to add style to your space.
First, you need to identify the bed as the center of the space, not the literal center, but the center of the design. This means adding a headboard. Headboards can be as simple as hanging artwork over the bed or as ornate as a tufted velvet piece that adds height behind the bed. Using artwork is an excellent way to show off a favorite piece and to tailor your bed to your own personal style. Artwork can also be changed throughout the seasons allowing for multiple design options. If you want a traditional headboard, the possibilities are endless. A good rule of thumb is to make sure that the headboard matches your design style and is proportionally appropriate to your room's size. If you have a modern style, going with a Victorian style tufted headboard will throw off the cohesion of the space. Instead, opt for an Asian inspired platform bed with a low wooden headboard. You can use panels above the bed to draw the eye up. Look for websites like houzz.com for other headboard style inspirations.
Contrast is also important in creating a focal point in the room. You can wallpaper the wall behind the bed or use wood paneling to set that wall apart from the rest of the room. Just make sure if you use a pattern behind the bed, the headboard is plain and does not conflict with the pattern on the wall. If you have a solid wall, use a contrasting color or a patterned upholstered headboard to set the bed apart.
If you like a neutral space without out a lot of contrast you can use lighting to create a focal point in the bedroom. Hang pendant lights on the sides of the bed or two low hanging lights over the bed to draw your eye to the bed. Regardless of your own personal style, there are many ways to make your bed a focal point. Remember to create a headboard to draw your eye to the bed, use contrast to set the bed apart, and utilize lighting to your advantage.