Common Bedroom Design Mistakes

March 07, 2017

At the end of a long day, your bedroom is what serves as your respite from the outside world. It should be a place that is comforting, relaxing and helps to ease the stress of your daily life. At Riley’s, we understand this which is why we only high-quality bedroom furniture that is truly capable of helping you unwind.

There are many common mistakes that people make when designing their bedroom which prevents it from performing this vital role as well as it should. 


Choosing the Wrong Color

You might not have ever noticed it, but the color of a room can actually have an impact on your mood. That’s why it’s important to choose the correct color scheme for your bedroom. Avoid bright colors such as oranges, reds and yellows as those colors are full of energy and make relaxation more difficult. Colors like purples, greens and blues are ideal for a bedroom as they foster calmness and relaxation. 


Not Putting Comfort First

More than any other room in your home, comfort should be the top priority for your bedroom. Don’t make design choices that sacrifice comfort for the sake of style. The best looking bedroom in the world is still a bad bedroom if it fails to accomplish its main goal of making resting as easy as possible at the end of a long day. Your bedroom is also the most private space in your home and one you shouldn’t feel compelled to show off to others. Make design decisions based on your needs rather than on what others might think. 


Not Enough Light

Try to infuse as much natural light in your bedroom as possible. Window treatments that block direct sunlight when needed and allow some residual light through are a great choice. Also, you can strategically place mirrors to optimize the amount of natural light in your room.  It’s important too that there is enough lighting in your bedroom for when the sun goes down. Bedside lighting is a must especially if you or your partner tends to stay up late reading in bed. 


Skimping on a Mattress

Without a doubt, your mattress is the most important part of your bedroom. Having the right mattress can bring a surprising number of health benefits while an old mattress or one that’s wrong for you can cause significant problems. Investing in a quality mattress that helps you to sleep soundly through the night is never a bad idea. If you’re looking to save money on your bedroom, your mattress should be the last item where you try to cut corners. 


Not Enough Storage Space

A cluttered, messy bedroom will detract from its relaxing qualities. Make sure you have enough storage space and are using your storage efficiently. If there seems to be too much clutter for your closet, consider a new dresser or night stand to help make efficient use of your space.


Are you looking to spruce up your bedroom with some great furniture? Check out our great bedroom furniture selection and come in to discuss with us what additions you’d like for your space.