Dear friends, successful design is a relative term. What perfect or successful for me might not be so from your point of view.
When it comes to bedroom interior design, there are certain factors which are always present whatever the use of the space is. Let’s have a look at the bare minimum bedroom design factors a bedroom must have in order that it can be called a comfortable and good enough to live in space.
1) Proportions of the room.
The word “proportions” is always used in the look field. Every interior space which is being utilized by humans must be proportional. Proportions are really important in any design.
Every 3 dimensional object has properties such as width, length and height. When these 3 are according to the proportions of various areas of human body we call it a “proportional” design.
For example a handle of a wardrobe should have dimensions such that our fingers can hold it properly for effortless and smooth action. or a chair seat must have enough are so that individuals can sit comfortably. Again the kind of seating will change the dimensions of the chair. A chair in waiting lobby of a bank will be different than the usual sofa.
So proportions play a major role in home design and furniture in your bedroom must also follow these rules. The proportions of the dual béd, it’s elevation from floor level, elevation of wardrobe, proportions of dressing desk, etc … each one of these matter so far as function can be involved.
2) Natural light entering the room.
There is absolutely no alternative for naturally lit spaces. Sun being the strongest source of light and also helps to keep the biological balance of the planet Earth, it is extremely much necessary in the inside spaces.
Study shows that sun light can penetrate in an interior space up to 20 feet (Approx. 7 meters). Using proper position for window opening can easily achieve this.
3) Natural Ventilation.
A totally free and unobstructed flow of air can be a great way to keep the atmosphere cool and clean in an interior space. This is possible where bedrooms are located at the corner from the building where 2 sides of the bedrooms have external faces.
Where it is not possible to provide windows on adjacent faces or opposite faces, a ventilator above the window is utilized. The concept behind the ventilator is simple. The lower half the bedroom height is usually utilized by the residents. Due to regular use of this will be the air temperature rises and air becomes light-weight.
This hot air rises above and must need a getaway. At such times ventilators on the window openings play a major role of circulating the flow through the room in an upward direction. When the lower portion of the bedroom becomes empty fresh air from window takes its position, thus maintaining a balance.
4) Clear Movement Patterns.
Every bedroom hás certain leave points mounted on it. Such since
a) Exit to balcony / terrace.
b) Exit to toilet block/ walk in closet
c) Exit to backyard (if on ground floor)
If we draw an imaginary line from the access point to all these exit points, ideally the should not intersect. Since all other areas already are occupied with furnituré, keeping the inside circulation space clear, allows you achieve a comfortabIe space.
5) Good Provision For Inclusion Of Accessories.
Accessories in a bedroom have equal importance. When all other factors mentioned above are fairly met what remains is the usage of accessories which can make quite a lot of difference in the comfort level from the residents.
a) The most important and the most crucial is a good provision of artificial lighting. This consists of basic lighting as well as special decorative lighting for decorative purposes.
b) Special provision for upholstery and linen. Small details such as curtain rods, provision for bed canopies can make the area extra decorative.
c) Use materials that are easy to properly clean and preserve. One example is if you are using PVC flooring sheets on top of standard tiled flooring, is it washable? Consider what will happen if your child uses it as a painting canvas.
The discussion above was an attempt to look for some universal factor that can impact the comfort level of the users within a bedroom. Finally the feeling that you get when you use your bedroom is most important and is a perfect measure to decide the success factor of the bedroom design project.
However it is good to remember that these are not the only factors that need to be thought about, but I’m sure these can help as a starting point for further creative thinking.