Any interior space is primarily composed of walls, floor and ceiling.
These elements give a habitable character to the interior space.
Apart from providing protection from natural elements such as rain, snow, wind and other natural calamities, an interior space is also responsible for creating moods, depending upon the theme of the decoration.
Depending upon the functional purpose of the interior space, the quality and quantity of the furniture and other elements may change.
For example a "meditation center" might not require any furniture at all, but a gymnasium on the other hand requires specially designed equipment.
For the sake of this article we are only going to concentrate on bedrooms.
A bedroom is a space, which is close to our heart.
This is the space where we take rest and regain the vital energy force for the next day's work.
A typical bedroom consists of a double/single bed depending upon the size and occupancy of the room, wardrobe, study table, chairs for informal gathering, dressing table, side tables adjacent to the bed for keeping items such as telephone, watch, etc..
Since a bulk of volume gets occupied with the furniture pieces, the beauty of a bedroom greatly depends upon the quality of the furniture.
But that's not all.
Any interior space can be greatly enhanced using "accessories" and some great amount of detailing can be added to an existing bedroom with furniture.
1) Use of decorative curtains.
These are called as "valances" are a very good means to decorate the windows and other openings.
These decorative curtains have 2 purposes.
a) They define a window opening b) They diffuse the incoming sunlight and help the dispersion of light evenly.
Valances can be easily be prepared at home with some basic knowledge of stitching.
2) Wall Hangings Wall hangings are used as an alternative for wall paintings.
These have a great advantage that they can be prepared from almost any material.
Some possible options for material use could be matt finished paper, handmade paper, silk cloth, bamboo sticks, jeans cloth!, wool, plastic sheets, crape papers, etc...
Small square pieces of these materials along with bits of mirrors pieces can be creatively used to prepare a wall hanging.
3) Wall Paintings.
The choice of the painting in this case highly depends upon the likes/dislikes of the user.
Also the nature of the surface on which the painting is going to be, is also important.
4) Photographs Most people like to use framed photographs of the family members, ancestors, or some live stills from outside world.
This method has got a great advantage.
The user has got perfect control over which kind of photos to choose.
Photographs of real people can greatly add a human touch to an interior space.
5) Statues These greatly add to the quality of the space.
In case of bedrooms the statues which can add some interest to the overall theme can be used.
Some gift articles come in the form of statues or a watch embedded in it can serve two purposes at a time.
They add some grace to the design and at the same time, become a useful functional piece.
6) Shade Loving Plants.
Depending upon the size of the bedroom, lots of varieties of shade loving plants are available today.
If the plant is a flowering one, then this can be very creatively used.
A flowering plant can greatly add to the mood of an space because of its changing nature of foliage and color.
7) Decorative Lamp Shades.
Decorative lamp shades have a very unique quality attached to them.
Because they are functional mostly at night times, the shape of the lamp shade itself can be chosen in such a way, that will add some interest in the bedroom.
During its functional times a lampshade which is made of semitransparent cloth covers can add some wonderful ambience in the interior space.
8) Free standing wooden partitions.
These are used in large bedroom to define certain areas of the same space into different parts.
for example a wooden partition can be used to segregate a study space inside a bedroom or a decorative wooden partition can be used to hide the direct entry to the toilet, by creating a private area.
These are some of the ideas I have come up with randomly.
These can be a good starting point.
You can always come up with more good and creative ideas of your own.
A very creative use of these accessories can definitely cheer up an interior space I hope this article was informative to everyone.
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