You might be afraid to design your bedroom at first simply because you aren't a decorator. You might have tried it in the past and it didn't work out so well or you just don't know where to start. Once you get the hang of it you can create kids' rooms and guest bedrooms or a master suite. Here are a few simple tips to design your bedroom.
Take an inventory of everything you like about your room. This could be the hardwood floors, furniture or molding. This can be the jumping off point of your design. It also ensures that you don't lose the character of your home. If your room has a lot of moldings on the walls then go for a French or traditional vibe. Include ornate furniture and metal accents. If the focus of your room is on architecture like the windows, French doors and tray ceilings then go with a contemporary or modern vibe. Ceiling beams lend more of a rustic or Spanish air. Let your favorite architecture dictate your design so that everything blends. There are still plenty of different colors and moods available in every design style.
Solve the problems in your space. Your room might have several layers of wallpaper that you just can't stand. You might be tempted to work around it; put up another layer of paper; or paint over it. This can lead to bubbling and won't have as much of an impact as restoring it to a solid color. Sure, taking down a lot of wallpaper is a pain in the neck. However, every time you walk in your room you won't think about the fact that you hate the wallpaper.
Choose furniture that you can live with for a long time. Depending on your overall design this could be a set for more of a traditional look. Right now it's quite popular to have some sort of color on bedroom furniture. This is an inexpensive way to reuse your existing furniture and make everything coordinate; just put a few coats of white, black or brown paint on it to give it a totally new look. You can also just upholster a headboard and footboard for more of a contemporary style and keep the rest of your furniture the same.
Find balance. This is the key to making your room look like it's been designed by a professional even if you did it yourself. Dark wall colors need lighter ceilings, floors and furniture so it's not overwhelming. Feminine rooms need a touch of masculinity to ground them such as using pink and chocolate brown together. Neutral colors need a bit of warmth and excitement through rich wood tones or accent colors.
When you design your bedroom you have to balance your budget with all of your wants and needs. You'll need to compromise with your spouse but make sure that you both get what you want. Plus, you also need to solve any problems in the space. With a little creativity and hard work you can balance everything to get your dream room.