Time for change
Even though we generally spend up to a third of our lives in bed asleep, in the past most bedrooms were seen as pretty much a functional space in the home. This was especially true in the UK before the arrival of central heating systems, as families congregated in living rooms which were much warmer than the rest of the house in winter months.
Today most people see their bedroom as a personal space in which they can relax and do far more than just go to sleep. Whether that means going online to catch up with friends, do some shopping or stream music or films; or simply to have a place where some quiet reading or work can be done, creating the right environment in a bedroom has become something of an art form.
A well designed bedroom can make all the difference to
the way it is used. Being tidy and having the storage capacity to make sure
things stay clutter-free is one big consideration, as is being able to create a
feeling of calm and contentment by the use of colours and materials. Many
people choose to mix and match different elements of interior design styles to
get the bedroom that is right for them, meaning there is really no 'one size
fits all' solution. However, it does mean there are plenty of opportunities to
The New Year
January is famed for sales that offer substantial savings and this is yet another reason why the New Year is the ideal time to put ideas into action around the home. With so many new tools available, such as online apps that help visualise new arrangements and tablet design tech that can create extremely realistic mock-ups of your own ideas, transforming a bedroom no longer needs to be a hit and miss affair.