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5 Top Tips for Bedroom Design

1. Know your space

If your bedroom is small, there is no reason it can’t be full of character. White walls, contrasting against dark wood furniture, creates a dramatic and stylish design. Or do you see yourself in a small boutique hotel inspired bedroom space. Bedrooms decorated with patterned wall paper, mirrored furniture and rich textures would create an inviting space. Mirrored finishes would also create the illusion of space. Large bedrooms allow you the space to be creative and to possibly use a number of different furniture finishes within one space.

2. Maximise Storage

Bespoke fitted furniture allows every inch of a room to be utilised for storage, without compromising on design. Floor to ceiling fitted bedroom wardrobes looks sleek and boasts efficiency. Make the furniture fit your needs. Do you have a closet full of shoes that need a tidy and ordered home? If so shelving as well as hanging space would need to be incorporated into your bedroom design. See this blog for some useful storage ideas – House & Garden Magazine.

3. Lighting

The mood and tone of a room can be set by the lighting design. A bedroom needs to be a calming yet functional environment. Bright lighting is required to find that suit you need or to ensure your make-up is on point; however soft lighting is essential when it is time to unwind and rest. Lights on a dimmer switch are great for bedrooms. Lamps also draw attention to areas of the room, creating light and shade detail. In-built lighting within your bespoke bedroom furniture is a worthy indulgence. Seeing your neatly aligned clothes light up as you open your wardrobe doors is an experience to be savoured. Would you pick your favourite colour; maybe soft pink, electric blue, gold or white? Look at Elle Decor for lighting inspiration.

4. Colour Scheme

If you are an indecisive person or you are prone to changing your mind when it comes to colour schemes; opt for pale base tones and inject a splash of colour. For example a single burnt orange pillow could bring pale green and white tones to life. Base tones such as ivory, white and wood can be a good idea if you want to have the option to change colour schemes within your bedroom over time. Choosing a cappuccino coloured wardrobe may seem like a good idea, until you want to re-decorate your room in fresh white and greys. For help choosing your colour scheme see Elle Decoration Colour.

5. Budget

Know your budget. Your dream bedroom wardrobes may be embellished with gold leaf and swarovski crystals, but if you don’t have the bank balance its time to re think. However it is good to talk through your design preference with your bedroom designer, as this can be taken into account when considering materials, finishes and design. Gold leaf may be out of the question, but you may be able to look at gold handles, hinges and lighting to create that touch of glamour to your bedroom.

Do you have any tips to share?

Please see our website for more bedroom ideas – Bedroom Inspiration Gallery

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Kitchen Design UK essential design tool and a brief look back in time.

Kitchen Design UK sure has sure come a long way since the medieval period. Now modern kitchens are the main focal point of our family space, a place where we share our meals, gossip and kids do their homework. A modern kitchen is categorised as a functional space. New archaeological discoveries suggest that modern kitchens, have more in common with their 14th century counterparts than previously thought, minus the wifi and technological wizardry.

At Glastonbury Abbey survives one of the only surviving medieval kitchens in the world. Known as the Abbots Kitchen, with its eight sided interior includes four massive corner fireplaces, each with a different function: baking, boiling, roasting and washing up.

See more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-23753162

Kitchen Design UK has changed dramatically.

Catapult yourself back to modern times, just in the last 50 years Kitchen Design UK has changed dramatically. With modern computers, kitchen design UK has become the dream of Science Fiction fantasy. In the 1960’s when most modern concepts were being imagined, the Honeywell Kitchen Computer was available, weighing in at a whopping 45kg but even heavier on the wallet, with a heftier price tag of £7000, (although luckily for those with more money than sense who could afford it, it included a 2 week programming course)

modern kitchen design uk honeywell computer

See more about this kitchen design computer here.

http://www.wired.com/2012/11/kitchen-computer/

Now in 2016, sitting in your new dream modern kitchen can be imagined and visualised on your IPad. With an amazing piece of software called Pan 360 from Articad. It is easy to see just what your kitchen designer has painstakingly crafted, using a handheld device and intelligently designed software.

Take a look at some of the stunning interactive modern kitchens UK below, that the creative people at  Grand Design Kitchens and Bedrooms have crafted for their customers.

http://www.artipano.com/view/granddesignservices/Clarke4/vtour/tour.html

http://www.artipano.com/view/granddesignservices/YarboroughBed/vtour/tour.html

http://www.artipano.com/view/granddesignservices/Devinta/vtour/tour.html

http://www.artipano.com/view/granddesignservices/Grady/vtour/tour.html

http://www.artipano.com/view/granddesignservices/Moat/vtour/tour.html

 

Imaging taking this software and a Ipad, back to the medieval time and see how long it would be before you were facing charges of witchcraft. Actually not a pretty thought, let’s keep it here where it belongs – categorised as an essential modern kitchen design uk tool. For more details about this amazing software see Articads page here.

Grand Design Kitchen and Bedrooms Infographic

We like to keep you entertained, so for your enjoyment we will be designing and releasing a FREE Infographic every month.  CLICK IMAGE BELOW TO ENLARGE AND PRINT

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