A guide to creating an urbane and uber-cool bedroom

Our bedrooms are no longer mere pit stops where we plonk down after a long, tiring day at work only to be woken up in rushed circumstances and to get on with the daily grind again. With the right furniture, color palette, and decor pieces, our bedroom can be transformed into a serene sanctuary where we catch up on our emails, watch our favorite web series, and sometimes come up with brilliant ideas when lounging on our beds with our laptops.

Some bedrooms also double as home offices—which means most of us are spending a significant chunk of our lives in our bedrooms doing REAL WORK. Which is why creating the right kind of vibe with the right kind of pieces is essential. Here’s our little guide on how you can go about setting up a bedroom that’s as much a personal island as it is a comfy sleep space.

 

1: It always starts with the bed

Queen Bed with stainless steel elements

Of course, this is the duh-uh starting point of your bedroom story. Your bed is the protagonist of your narrative—with that being said, it must be a well flesh-out character of your interior story—meaning, you need to factor in your room’s layout, practical needs, and styling preferences before you zero in on a bed.

Cubed sofa bed

If you have space, you can go in for a grandmaster suite feel by opting for a larger-than-life piece—something like our Queen bed with elements of stainless steel. If your bedroom is more of a multi-purpose space that transforms itself into a guest room or a den or a nursery or a home office in a heartbeat—the sofa bed Cubed from Innovation Living will lend itself as both high-impact and high-functioning piece.

 

2: Think utility

If you, like us, also have a BIG THING for that dreamy boutique hotel vibe, we suggest you add practical pieces into the mix to keep it simple and stylish. Bookcases, table lamps, night tables, ottomans, benches, armchairs, and loveseats. Along with your anchor piece (bed), let practicality guide you when picking other decor accessories for your bedroom.

 

3: Demarcate a seating area

Upholstered ottoman that can also double as a table

Whether or not space is a scarce resource—a bedroom that has a corner dedicated to a small seating ensemble always gives that swanky hotel appeal. As we said earlier—our bedrooms are more than places where we stop to take rest and catch some breath—we also get our professional work done. So a comfortable seating ensemble comprising a side table to keep your laptop and other essentials and a cushy chair which offers a relaxing perch, will be a great addition.

 

Armchair with an enveloping silhouette

4: Doll up the dresser

This where you can let your personality shine—whether it’s flamboyant or formal or fun or anything. Adorn the surface of your side table, night table or dresser with pieces that have an effect on you just like the way a catnip has on a cat. Trinket boxes that look like books, an eccentric pair of tchotchkes, a gilded ship or anything that floats your boat. It would be super cool to create a vignette with some of your favorite curios and have your own personal design moment.

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