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A quick guide to bedroom decorating by Designer Maxwell Alexander

A quick guide to bedroom decorating by Designer Maxwell Alexander

When decorating a bedroom, keep in mind that the end result should produce a distinct and memorable impression. Colors, space, and decorations all set a bedroom’s relaxation mood, and when put together well, can create a definite, pleasurable look.

A quick guide to bedroom decorating by Designer Maxwell Alexander
A quick guide to bedroom decorating by Designer Maxwell Alexander

When it comes to the arrangement of items in a bedroom, symmetry is the most important factor. The bedroom is your personal space and should not be cluttered with too many objects creating a claustrophobic effect.

A quick guide to bedroom decorating by Designer Maxwell Alexander
A quick guide to bedroom decorating by Designer Maxwell Alexander

For a room to seem personal, special touches should be added that reflect your special loves and interests. This includes your favorite colors, books, photographs, etc. Make sure colors are balanced in subtle shades reflecting your lifestyle and interests. The older generation seems to prefer more subdued shades than the younger generation, who opt for bright, textured colors.

A quick guide to bedroom decorating by Designer Maxwell Alexander
A quick guide to bedroom decorating by Designer Maxwell Alexander

To maintain balance, the color of a chair placed at one end of the room can be repeated on throw, pillows, or carpet. Furniture in the bedroom is of utmost importance. Don’t overdo it with too many pieces making your bedroom look overdressed and cluttered. The size of the bed should be in proportion to the size of the bedroom. What matters the most is comfort. Therefore, a bed should offer quality, comfort, and a feeling of elegance. Nightstands or side tables should be on either side of the bed for books, medications, and telephone.

A quick guide to bedroom decorating by Designer Maxwell Alexander
A quick guide to bedroom decorating by Designer Maxwell Alexander

A dressing table comes in handy for women, and dressers with lots of storage space are ideal. Ample closet space is important, as are mirrors and wall decor. Mirrors help to give a room a larger look and also help to reflect light. Lighting should be gentle and relaxing.



Valence lighting is ideal for bedrooms, and colored lights can be used for added effects. Subtle light gives a romantic feeling to the room, and focused light is good for detail work like reading without disturbing someone sleeping in the room.

A quick guide to bedroom decorating by Designer Maxwell Alexander
A quick guide to bedroom decorating by Designer Maxwell Alexander

Finally, a bedroom should be well-ventilated, designed for comfort, and always stocked with a vase of flowers for a fresh feeling, or simply go with a trendy faux plant for less of a maintenance commitment.