Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.
When you build a custom home, you not only get to design your dream kitchen and a luxury bathroom, you also get to design the perfect bedroom. If you want a dream bedroom in your custom home, don't just put down a square on the floor plan and call it good. Really think about what you want out of the room and design a nice bedroom for yourself. Here are some things to consider discussing with your custom home builder.
Center Your Bedroom Around a Great View
Try to set-up your bedroom so that it is centered on a great view. Beautiful bedrooms don't focus on what is in the room, they focus on what is beyond the room. Picture windows and patio doors are not just for your living room. Put some big picture windows in your bedroom so you can take in your backyard or whatever your view is from your bedroom.
Or better yet, build access to a private patio off your bedroom, with a wall of big windows/doors. Allowing your bedroom to open up to the outdoors will allow more natural light and air into your room and will extend the size of your place and make your space feel bigger.
Crate Privacy with Your Bedroom Door
Position your bedroom door so that you can leave the door open and still enjoy some privacy. Work on the location of the bedroom door so that when it is open, you can't see into your bedroom from the family room. Go for a layout that limits the ability to look into your room from other parts of the house when your bedroom door is open. That way, you can leave your bedroom door open without compromising on privacy.
Get Creative with the Ceiling
Get creative with the architecture in your room. Don't go for a boring regular white ceiling. Add some dimension and depth to your room. Install a wood ceiling with recessed lights, or install wood beams for a more open feeling. Give your bedroom ceiling some height and angles. A tall room with an interesting ceiling will feel bigger no matter the square footage of the base of the room.
Layer the Lights
In the bedroom, there is no need to only rely on a large, overhead light. You want to be able to layer the lights in your bedroom. Your bedroom should be a cozy and comfortable place. Add recessed lights with a dimmer switch. If you want a large overhead light, use a dimmer switch.
Add built-in scone lights to project light upward or add custom lights on either side of where you plan on putting your bed. Add lots of light options so you can create the feeling you want in your bedroom no matter the time of day.
Don't overlook designing your bedroom when creating your custom home. Create a bedroom where you will feel comfortable that has all the features you need to relax and enjoy the space.