Most of us spend more time and money decorating our living rooms and dining rooms than we do our bedrooms. However, most of us spend most of our time in the bedroom. In fact, the bedroom is the first room you see in the morning and the last place you close your eyes at night. The decor of the bedroom should demand as much effort as any other room in the house. In fact, your bedding selections for your bedroom could have the most impact on your daily life.
When decorating the bedroom, one of the best places to start is with the bedding you plan to use in that particular room. It is easier to match paint to a color from a bedding sample than it is to match a color card to a sample of bedding. Start by selecting a color or pattern that carries the style of the rest of the house when selecting your sheets, pillow cases, quilts or comforters, and other accessories for the bedroom.
Match the primary color of the bedding that you want to accentuate. It is always recommended to leave a little wiggle room when making selections. If you find a vibrantly colored pattern that is your first choice, look for the muted coloring in the background or perhaps a single line or flower in the pattern for your room’s color. The room should be relaxing and calm. It is usually best to select a more subdued color for the walls, even if the pattern or colors of the bedding is exuberant.
Once you have decided on the bedding and the room color, it is time to plan ahead. Even if you purchase a bedding ensemble, or as it is known today —- a bed in a bag — be certain to back up your supply of sheets and pillow cases with solid colored sheets, pillow cases, comforters, anything that complements the original choice.
A wise shopper can create several different room tones and moods by selecting bedding that is interchangeable. Mixing and matching sheets and pillow cases that are patterned with those that are solid can offer a wide variety of moods and attitudes. Additionally, by purchasing a total of four or five sets of sheets that complement the original patterned ensemble there should be sufficient changes to last for several years.
Children’s room are slightly different. Kids have a tendency to grow from one theme into another. Little boys may enjoy Power Rangers for a year or two before joining his dad in a love of NASCAR decor. Little girls will grow from cartoon characters to Hannah Montana. For children it is always best to select a central bedding pattern with only one or two accent colors.
When selecting the bedding for the master bedroom, there is one word of caution. Men will say that it does not matter to them what you choose. Some may not. However, few men are really comfortable living in a bedroom that is all frills and feminine. If you are married, bear that in mind. Create a room decor that is somewhat neutral yet comfortable enough for both the man and woman to enjoy.
The bedding you select for your home reflects more of your personality than you may think. Select your home bedding wisely and enjoy for a long time.