A wedding in the family means adjusting a new member into the house. The first step to this adjustment is creating the space. Constructing a new section of the house or turning a bachelor pad into a master bedroom for a growing family of a newlywed couple can be a challenging task.
SPACE SAVING SOLUTIONS
The most common problem faced is; ‘There is not enough space!’
Multiple requirements such as bed, lounge, study, storage, dressing and bathroom have to be accommodated in the same space. With proper planning, maximizing space utilization, dedicated function allotment and using modular fittings to your advantage, one can create enough space.
- Use a queen size bed instead of a king size. Opt for wider side tables for better storage and circulation space.
- Accommodate a chest of drawers in the room. It can go a long way on saving storage space for shoes and bed linens.
- Take advantage of wall height and accommodate shelving systems. They can take load of books, decorative artworks and trinkets.
- Combine the wardrobe and bathroom. Excessive walls take on space and create more hassle than utility in small spaces.
- Use sliding shutters for wardrobes as they reduce the circulation space required and provide more spacious wardrobes that can be wider than usual.
- Glass shower enclosures are more practical, space and water saving than bath tubs. They can be as small as 30 square inches in size.
- Large mirrors in the bathroom can give the illusion of space and be highly utilitarian.
Often, new couples find it hard to agree on a colour as women naturally tend to opt for warm and earthen colours and men prefer cool colours on a palette of grey-black.
- Choose a neutral base palette to later add colour with accessories of your choice.
- Use light pastel shades of any colour. They are not too dominating yet add a warm and cool feeling at the same time.
- Avoid blaring loud colours like red or shocking pink. These can be added in moderation with accessories or furnishings on a neutral colour palette as well.
- Beiges, browns and wood shade teamed with white or cream is the most popular and subtle colour combination for master bedrooms of all ages.
- Pale blue, aqua, peach, lavender, ocean green, corn yellow can be a few good colours for a newlywed’s room.
Lighting is the most crucial yet often a neglected aspect of design. With the right layers, function and mood lighting can be achieved easily.
- Nothing beats natural light. Sunlight helps refresh the room and is also good for mental well being of the individuals.
- Invest in a dimmer for setting light at the right intensity for every mood. It also helps with energy saving.
- Decorative lighting in the form of lamps, wall lights and chandeliers can add an unexpected texture in the ambience.
- Avoid couple room in the South-East of the house. This is the fire zone and can result in illness or fights between the couple.
- South or South-West are the most preferred directions for a couple room. North-West can also be an option.
- Bed with head towards south or east is ideal for a couple’s bedroom.
- Reflection in mirrors while sleeping must be avoided. It can result in ill-health.
- Put amethyst stone beside the bed to enhance relationship.