When it comes to bedrooms, the main concept should always be along the lines of ‘simplicity that functions well.’ But most of the times this is easier said than done – especially when you’re working with typical Singaporean bedrooms that are always short on space. So, here are 5 bedroom design tips that will help you get that simple but efficient aesthetic down pat:
1. Don’t make the layout complicated
The worst thing that you can do to your bedroom is make its layout complicated. You don’t need any extra fluffing that’s going to get in the way of efficient circulation. And even when there are things that you do need, you can easily enfold them into the designs of existing furniture elements. The study desk can be a part of the media wall, the dresser can be a part of the night stand, etc.
2. Here’s why the view matters
Do you know what makes the bedroom feel ten times more welcoming and aesthetically pleasant? A view. Now, this can be a typical window view or it can be a statement object. But most of the time, the window view can work wonders in enhancing the conventional ambiance of a bedroom. You can even frame it with the right window treatments for a more ornamental effect.
3. Does privacy matter to you?
The thing about bedrooms is that they are often the most private spaces inside a home. Therefore, you have to ensure that you maintain some element of privacy here. You can do this by adding small foyers that accommodate the door opening radius and conceal the rest of the space. They usually require a bit of finesse so you must have good understanding with your designer about this.
4. Elevate to increase floor space
The latest trend of platform beds is especially feasible for Singaporean bedrooms because it is highly efficient and helps increase floor space. Its basic math. When half of the floor space is allocated to the big stuff (bed, side tables, wardrobe, shelves, etc.) the rest of it can be used for circulation. It’s getting compact at its best with a ton of style to make it better.
5. Be considerate of the furniture layout
The bedroom has many furniture components, but not everybody can make sense of them in a good layout. The trick is to maintain an adequate amount of extra space for circulation while keeping the furniture center stage within the whole aesthetic. So, don’t over furnish, stick to the things you need, and don’t compromise the moving-around space for anything.