As a great alternative to the standard guest bedroom, the spacious master bedroom inspired by the Dutch Colonial architecture is the perfect place for guest bedrooms. Whether it’s one child or an entire family of children that occupy this space, the bedroom becomes the focal point of the home and becomes a calming family abode that is used for more than just sleeping.
The design of the master bedroom should be carefully planned in order to provide the most natural atmosphere possible. Some of the basic principles that you can use are, using color, lighting, texture, and flooring to achieve a calming effect that not only creates a peaceful atmosphere but also enables the guest room to create a tranquil feeling as well. But how do you accomplish this goal?
Using color: Many times when designing the look of a guest bedroom it can be difficult to get the desired look and color of a master bedroom because the color in this area of the home is usually much darker than the rest of the home. By using dark shades of blue and green in the area in the guest bedroom, you can create a relaxing atmosphere and create a home that is truly a family abode. When using the color of blue, add some blue accents to the ceiling, walls, and doors of the room. For a great effect of light and shade consider using a stained-glass lamp in the room as well. If you don’t want a stained-glass lamp in the room choose a rectangular lamp with a wooden frame.
Lighting: One of the most important components to achieving a tranquil ambiance in any room is the placement of lighting. The lighting you choose will play a large role in creating a calming effect. Choose lighting fixtures with smaller lighting elements that you can position on a nearby table or desk. Larger lamps can add too much brightness to a room and can make it feel more formal. In the master bedroom try using small lamp shades as well as wooden chandeliers to achieve the proper atmosphere.
Flooring: It’s very easy to create a relaxing atmosphere with flooring as well. Wood flooring can add a classic elegance to a master bedroom and can be very relaxing for guests to sleep on. However, if you plan on installing carpet in your guest bedroom, consider choosing to add an area rug around the edge of the bed as well.
Space – The master bedroom is typically the largest of all rooms and as such requires more floor space. When designing your guest bedroom, make sure to consider this factor. You may need to rearrange furniture or have a door that opens up to the master bedroom as well as some wall space to create a beautiful illusion of room on the other side of the door from the master bedroom.
Style – While all style of furniture is not conducive to a calmer environment, the fact that you have chosen a style that is very neutral and serene is very desirable. For a guest bedroom try incorporating light, rounded corner tables as well as a padded coffee table. Try to use bright and neutral colors as well to achieve a soothing atmosphere for the area as well as to create a welcoming, quiet atmosphere in the master bedroom.
A guest bedroom in a well-designed home is a great way to create a tranquil setting and to create a family abode. Try a few of these design elements and think about the basic design principles of a calmer master bedroom and a tranquil guest bedroom and you will be well on your way to creating a calm and tranquil space that creates a relaxing home.