How To Create A Dramatic Bedroom Style

For every one of us who is happy to embrace the neutral styles that are popular in interior design, there are those of us who love to show more of their personality and create a feeling of drama in their bedrooms with the use of lush textures and rich, dark tones. Of course when we speak of ‘drama’ we aren’t talking about TV soap arguments and romances, rather we are referring to styles that are bold, theatrical and grab your attention.

Personally we love the look of a room that is categorised as dramatic, detailed with dark woods and stylish wallpaper, they create a strong feeling of luxury and warmth, they also importantly make your bedroom a place that you want to spend time in.

So how would you go about creating a dramatic feel to your bedroom? Here are some of our top tips to get you on your way.

Add A Focal Point
What better focal point to a bedroom than the bed? Opt for grand, ornate bed frames and attractive headboards to make the bed the most exciting part of the room. Be sure to choose dark bed frames over lighter materials otherwise it will dampen the effect. It is good to remember that the focal point doesn’t solely have to be the bed, consider introducing a large piece of artwork into the mix to add a bit of style and culture to your room.

Cushions
A trick lots of people miss out on in their bedrooms is adding cushions. This is something men are generally at fault for but by introducing them you are making the bed look much more inviting. Try mixing and matching different patterns and prints to add a touch of class and fun to the room.

Curtains
If you want a dramatic looking bedroom then blinds are simply out of the question. Invest in some good quality curtains or drapery panels that can give you privacy and as much control over how much natural light you would like.

Lighting Is Key
It is never a good idea to solely rely on ceiling lighting as not only is it unflattering but you have very little control over how the room looks with it on. Instead it is a better decision to use lamps that can be placed wherever convenient, a classic position is on a bedside table either side of the bed. Don’t be afraid to experiment with light levels as the likes of floor lighting can all help to create a dramatic and comfortable feel.

Adjustable Lighting
If possible, one of the best decisions when having your lighting fitted is to make it adjustable. This involves using a dimmer switch but it is well worthwhile and has an immediate effect on the look of the room.

Throw In A Rug
If you are fortunate to have wooden floors then you still might want to consider covering some of it with a high quality rug. It is not only aesthetically pleasing as it helps to break up some of the flooring but it also nice in colder climates so you don’t have bare feet on cold wood.

Give Your Bed An Additional Touch Of Style

There is no denying that the bed should be the obvious focal point in any bedroom but often our choice of bedding doesn’t do it any justice. How many of us have been using the same old bed sheets for far too long? Not only does this look bad in terms of the room but it also means you’re likely to be sleeping in filth too. The bed is an incredibly important area because we spend a large portion of our lives there, so why not make it as nice as possible?

The state of our beds says a lot about us…would you prefer to sleep in someone’s bed that was well made and stylish or crumpled and unclean? Surveys have found that a large number of us are seemingly oblivious to the fact that our beds look better when made and they rarely make their beds. Personally we can’t think of anything nicer than coming home form work after a long day and being able to slump onto a beautifully made and comfortable bed rather than a creation of Tracy Emin’s.

We should all take pride in our room, so to help you on the way to a more comfortable and stylish bedroom here are some of our top design ideas.

The Bed Is The Focus
We’ve already mentioned it but the bed is the focal point to each and every bedroom and if it isn’t in yours then something is very wrong! Therefore any decorating that you do should be based around the look of your bed. Remember to decorate the bed itself with good quality bed sheets and plenty of throws and cushions, this is a simple but effective way of making your bed immediately look more inviting and attractive.

If you choose lively bed sheets and throws then it is a good idea to ensure the rest of the room’s decorations are relatively simple so the colour palette doesn’t clash. The idea is to let the bed and bedding do the talking over anything else in the room.

Texture Is Key
Not only does introducing texture through throws and cushions add additional comfort to a bedroom and create the cosy feeling that all bedrooms should have, it also makes the bed look a lot cooler than if you were to solely have pillows and a duvet. Without these additional touches beds can look very bare an uninviting. So don’t be afraid to experiment with wool, velvet and fur for some real indulgence.

Know The Style
It is all well and good investing in throws and expensive bed sheets but if they simply do not match the rest of the room then something has definitely gone wrong along the way. The bed doesn’t necessarily have to stand out an excessive amount and a bedroom still looks great if the bed blends well with the rest of the room, just be sure to pick colours that are similar or ones that compliment each other.