At the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than to go into your bedroom and have it be the perfect blend of function, style, relaxation, and elegance. To ensure you get the rest you need and to spend time in a room you can feel proud of, it’s essential to plan the elements of your modern bedroom.
At Clarum, we collaborate with our clients to create their bedrooms into perfect, peaceful havens that allows families to rejuvenate.
Below are five design features to consider as you plan your modern custom bedrooms.
Today’s modern homes embrace clean lines, restful color palettes, uncluttered surfaces, and rich accents of texture. And the modern bedrooms follows suit with the design being minimalist, without extra flourishes or frills.
At Clarum, we blend the linear elements with warm materials such as wood or stone, so the bedrooms achieve a soft look that ties the architecture seamlessly in with nature. A focus on function rather than form allows for a unique statement that showcases a high sense of openness in each room.
Modern architecture incorporates repetitive details to give a sense of consistency and simplicity. Less is more when it comes to modern design. By embracing echoing patterns and shapes in the bedroom, a sense of calming cohesion soothes to the eye, mind, and spirit. As a bonus, this relaxed state brings more restful sleep.
During the day, having large windows in your modern bedroom is not only beautiful, but good for your health. An airy, well-lit space with natural light increases relaxation and comfort. It even helps to regulate human circadian rhythms – and who couldn’t use a solid night’s slumber?
At night, however, your personal sleep preferences become very important. Do you need complete darkness to get your best night’s sleep, or is light streaming in from the moon and stars comforting to you? Select window treatments that support your functional sleeping preferences. You can get various opacities and designs that block light to varying degrees while still allowing fresh air to circulate.
Our bedrooms can serve many purposes simultaneously. They could be a place to curl up with a good book, an area to enjoy quiet time with your partner, a space for a teen to study, or a zone for your younger children to play games. Carefully consider the needs of each bedroom on your house and plan the lighting to fit those requirements.
Lighting and the ambiance it provides is critical to enjoying each bedroom, and there are endless choices including ceiling lights, track lights, pin lights, sconces, bedside lamps, and pendant lighting. Incorporate at least three different lighting focal points within a bedroom with multiple levels of lights on dimmer switches. Switches should be accessible from both the doorway and both sides of the bed to give occupants the optimal choices for lighting.
Modern design emphasizes a de-cluttered environment. That’s why the storage areas in your bedrooms are essential. Your bedrooms should be a refuge from life’s chaos to relax and unwind, and it’s hard to feel serene if you have to look at piles of stuff everywhere.
Good order is the foundation for great living. That’s why thoughtfully designing closets and other storage spaces into your bedroom layout (as opposed to them being an afterthought) will lead to a more pleasant experience for everyone in your family. Work with your builder and designer to make sure your closets and other storage systems are functional, comfortable, well lit, and have the elements to make your storage areas work for the occupants of the room.
Whether you’re having a relaxing evening after work, or getting dressed in the morning for a day of success, your bedroom should serve all of your needs for relaxation, rejuvenation, and function. Plan the elements above with your builder for the fullest enjoyment of your bedrooms for years to come.
Want to learn more about how Clarum can help you build the modern home of your dreams? Give us a call at 650.322.7069
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