Right now at the moment when the still much shorter days with a lot of darkness and dreariness make everyday life even more difficult, we long for a special cosiness in our own four walls. If you no longer like the design of your bedroom or if you want a breath of fresh air and new impulses in your home, now is the best time for a bedroom makeover. Here we give you a lot of tips and numerous ideas that you can use as help and inspiration.
So that you can orientate yourself easily and get directly to the topics that are of particular interest to you, we have divided the bedroom makeover into different areas:
Bedroom makeover – planning and concept
Good planning and a coherent concept lay an important foundation for a successful bedroom makeover (sometimes also written make-over) or a successful bedroom renovation. Before it can be determined what, when and in what form should be implemented when redesigning or redesigning the bedroom, it must be defined where the “journey” should actually go. Specifically, does this mean to think carefully about the goals of the makeover? What should be achieved? How should the bedroom be used in the future? Will the future use of space differ from the current one? For this reason, what may have to be adapted or set up anew?
Use and functions of the bedroom
In earlier times the bedroom was used solely to retreat at the end of the day to sleep or to indulge in togetherness. In addition, the room was usually also used to store the cloakroom, for which a complete wall was often taken up by a large, multi-door wardrobe.
Nowadays, this has changed very much in some cases. – Today, the modern bedroom is often a place of retreat, a hotspot for personal development and a wellness area. When building a house, it is often the case that the bedroom is merged with the bathroom and the accommodation of additional facilities such as a sauna or infrared cabin provides an additional wellness factor. Overall, a larger area is allocated to this complex of the apartment and there is usually an open room design with flowing transitions between the individual functional areas. In this context, the wardrobe as a piece of furniture has often had its day in order not to impair the atmosphere in the room. Instead there is a walk-in closet or a separate closet room for storing clothes, shoes,
Anyone who does not currently have residential property with the prerequisites for the creation of such a multifunctional sleeping and wellness area and does not even want to start building a new house for a complete bedroom makeover can still take care of it in one way or another that the bedroom can be used in a variety of ways. In addition, many small things can give the room more atmosphere and comfort.
Mood board – collecting ideas and specifying goals
A useful tool for a successful bedroom makeover is the creation of a mood board. The term mood board is derived from the English language, where “mood” means “mood” and “board” means “blackboard”. Mood boards are usually used in professions in the communication and design industry. They are used, among other things, for development and presentation purposes.
In simple terms, a mood board is a collection of images that visualize a specific topic, idea or concept. In addition to images, color cards and material samples can also be included in a mood board for interior design.
With the help of the mood board, it is easier to grasp different things in context and, for example, to determine whether they harmonize with each other or not. With the help of the mood board, the mood that is conveyed by the different colors, patterns, furniture and home accessories in the interplay can be simulated in theory, in order to be able to better decide whether the planning for the bedroom makeover is going in the right direction or whether it is better to replace individual elements with others.
Mood boards can be created in the form of pin boards or magnetic boards as well as digitally as picture collages.
Bedroom makeover – style and colors
When it comes to interior design, the furnishing style plays just as important a role as the choice of color. In addition, style and colors should also support and match each other. A cozy country house look can hardly be set in scene in connection with, for example, bright neon colors.
For the makeover of the bedroom, the first thing to do is to decide which style suits your own ideas. There is a very wide range here that cannot be comprehensively explained and explained at this point. A small area is covered by our bedroom type test. If you do not yet have an idea of the direction in which your (new) furnishing in the bedroom should go, the test can help you to find an initial approach to orientation:
As already indicated, in addition to the desired style or living concept, the choice of colors plays a major role in bedroom design or bedroom makeover. Again, there are many different approaches that can be followed. For example, you can limit yourself to one color in different shades, use neutral colors (white, black, gray), combine colors from one color family or use two harmonious or even opposing colors.
So that you can orientate yourself better, we have also put together a small test which, in addition to the colors that suit you, also provides further information for the design of your bedroom:
Which colors go well with my apartment and my bedroom?
This is how it works:
You have four possible answers to each of the following questions. Please choose the answer that best suits you as spontaneously as possible. At the end of the test, you will then receive an evaluation based on the answers you have chosen and a recommendation of a suitable color concept for your bedroom.