According to Datuk Tan Su Cheng, the managing partner of Bangsar-based PDI Design and Associates, interior design in Malaysia has shown an improved interest in eclectic styles. This fusion of different time periods, colors, textures and style has given rise to non-traditional interior design in many Malaysian households.
If you are thinking of renovating your home this year but is hesitant to go eclectic all the way, you can start with your bedroom, and see for yourself why many Malaysians are leaning towards this vibe. Here are 5 simple, yet trendy eclectic tips you can try for your bedroom this year.
- Paint your wall an interesting color
Who says all four walls need to be the same color? If you have plain, white walls, paint one side an interesting shade of magenta or blue-green. Whatever color you choose, make sure it blends with the new theme you choose. This pop of color will make the room more cheerful and even new. The best wall to paint a different color is usually the one where the headboard is resting.
- Create a souvenir wall for inspiration
If you enjoy traveling and vintage finds, chances are you have a lot of showpieces that could make a great mood wall. Instead of keeping them in boxes, create a souvenir wall for all your trinkets and travel finds. Apart from creating a nice visual presentation, it can also inspire you to travel more this coming year.
- Set the mood
Your bedroom is a space where you relax. But that doesn’t mean you can’t create a different mood apart from relaxing. For instance, with the right elements, lighting and furniture, you can create a sexy, dark and alluring space that’s perfect for your style. It’s all about the details and the lighting you choose.
- Install smart storage spaces
Use this time to declutter and get rid of the things you don’t need. Creating a minimalist bedroom is not just about removing items that make the bedroom feel claustrophobic. It’s also about creating smart storage solutions. If you’re renovating, make sure to include hidden storage spaces.
- Get a new bed!
Platform beds in Malaysia are becoming extremely popular. Apart from its trendy look, the ergonomic design fits modern people’s needs. Beds are the biggest furniture in your bedroom and they take most of the space. There are platform beds that come with space-saving and storage solutions. Moreover, since they don’t come with a box spring, you spend way less, and your mattress (and you) still get the support you need to have a good night’s sleep.
A Stylish New Space
While you can’t renovate your entire home for the New Year, starting with your bedroom is a great starting point. The bedroom is perhaps the number 1 space in your home that you can say is completely your own. Use these tips to create a new, stylish space this year and bask in the new energy it brings out in you.