How to Design Your Pinterest Perfect Bedroom
Bringing Inspiration to Reality
Design inspiration is easier than ever in the digital age— or so it would seem. Knowing what elements from each image go together, where to source the right pieces, and how to finish the project without spending an arm and a leg can be daunting. Between apps like Houzz, Pinterest, and Instagram, deciding on how to design your bedroom can go from inspired to overwhelming but that doesn’t have to be the case.
While it can be hard to know where to start, don’t stress; we’ve put together our best tips to navigate your Pinterest dreams to bedroom reality:
Go through your images and identify what it is you like specifically about each photo. Pick out common themes, patterns, colour palettes, and items from each picture and create a board where you can place the individual components.
Identify a Colour Palette
After you’ve narrowed down what it is you like so much about each image, you’ll have a better idea of what you’re looking for in your bedroom design. A good place to start, after pulling out all the individual components, is to pick a colour palette for the room. If you are unsure of which colours go together nicely, or will suit your furniture there are lots of websites that can help you visualize your dream bedroom such as this one or this one. Are you looking to match your colours around a specific piece of furniture, art, or even an image? Here is a website where you can upload a specific image and it will give you the colour palette from the photo.
Pick Your Pattern(s)
If you don’t feel very design inclined, it’s always safe to stick to one pattern for the room. If you’re feeling more adventurous pick out a few complimentary patterns from the initial themes you found. Using multiple patterns can work in any space but as a rule of thumb, stick to these quick tips on pattern mixing:
- Stick to neutral colours for the rest of the room.
- The patterns you use should incorporate your colour palette.
- Mix up the size of the prints. Don’t go with just one size.
Find Your Furniture
Finding the right pieces to create the bedroom design you want – on a budget you’re comfortable with – can be tricky. A lot of images on social media sites are from furniture stores or design firms and may be too costly. Like the original images, try and figure out what you like about the item. Is it the shade of the wood? Is it the silhouette or function?
Websites like Houzz allow you to see where the furniture in the image is from which can be helpful, but if you’re looking for a similar object (on a lesser budget) try Wayfair or searching for the object plus it’s distinguishing features (i.e. tall, distressed wood bed frame).
You can find some wonderful, one-of-a-kind pieces through buy-and-sell websites like Kijiji or even flea markets. If going with either of those options bring a friend (to help move the object and for safety) and always closely inspect the piece for flaws.
If you are willing to spend a little more money to design your ideal bedroom there are websites available that can transform your bedroom into a 3D image. Modsy is a great way to turn your inspiration into reality and move around furniture without doing the heavy lifting.
Slow and Steady
Rome wasn’t built in a day and your perfect space won’t be either but if you start off with the right colour palette, a clear bedroom design in mind, and buy the essential furniture, you can keep adding to it as you go. Creating a mood board will help you put your thoughts together and if you ever need help making one, you can use this article.
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