The Sanctuary Within

The bedroom is the most private place in your abode, a personal living space where you can find some peace and quiet, a retreat from the rest of the world. HOMEDEC provides an insight into everything you need to know on doing your bedroom.

The Personal Comfort Zone

The bedroom is personal and sensuous and the design approach should take on that angle. If you are not sure of what you want, a designer will be able to help you.

The Space Planning

The sleeping space is dominant in any bedroom. It is the bed space that is determined first, before other items like the wardrobe or dresser. The bed, headboard, and frame’s look and feel are going to influence the style of the rest of the bedroom furniture.


Lighter colours give the illusion of big and darker colours close up spaces. Popular hues for bedrooms are neutrals like earthy tones, beige, grey and white. Avoid red, as it is not relaxing. Your bedroom should evoke a sense of calm and relaxation, not an adrenaline rush.

The Wardrobe

The typical ratio for a wardrobe should be 1:2:1 = man: woman: shared. Ideally, your wardrobe should be well-planned to a point where you see where your things are and are able to pull things out easily without causing a spill of clothes.

The Mattress

Do select on a superior quality mattress as you spend 8 hours a day sleeping. Good mattresses are not only comfortable; they support your back and come with anti-mite technology to ward off the bed bugs.

Creating the Ambience

Bring the luxury of the hotel bed back to your bedroom! To create an ever-comfortable bedroom, besides shopping for good pillows and comforters, you can also enhance your room’s ambience by adding candles, fragrant oil-essences and some soft music.