The modern architect’s guide to bespoke bedroom interiors - Sonae Arauco

Have you ever found yourself in a bedroom that simply ticks all the boxes?

The trick is utilising the functional appeal of simple designs that easily fit into any given space. The problem is that simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy as creating a room that is both functional and contemporary takes a keen eye. This is particularly true of your bedroom.

Why are bedrooms hard to workaround? For one, the centrepiece always needs to be the bed. Beds are often large and dictate how you need to create a functional space. When designing bedrooms, architects understand how to control the other elements of the room to render a space that is both elegant and practical.

As discussed in our previous article in the series, experts such as architects and interior designers constantly update and improve upon their knowledge of turning simple structures into bespoke works of art that makes interior design seem effortless. 

Ahead, we explore the four pillars of professionally designed bedroom interiors and how a professional’s view makes all the difference.

Plan for simple and effective circulation

The initial stages of bedroom design take the consideration of adequate space circulation as a primary focus. As such, expert designers try to keep foot traffic and circulation to one side of the room. Take the design layout of hotel rooms. Most of them use the same floor plan for each room because it’s simple yet functional. 

The challenge to simple designs increases when taking into consideration en suite bathrooms or doors that lead to outer patios. Architects pay special attention to where the bathroom and wardrobe is located and may design longer hallways to maintain the shape and account for the bedrooms extra depth.

However, you may opt to organise the bathroom and closet space to be accessed via the sleeping area itself to add more circulation and make the space feel larger too.

Pay attention to exterior views

While your bedroom interior must be adequately structured, the placement of your main bedroom within the home’s plan should incorporate external elements such as the exterior or outside view.

Bedrooms will always feel more luxurious and cosy when you can experience a pleasant view from outside your window or patio. Architects and designers constantly work to come up with a layout that focuses on the vista. Whether the view is of the grand city skylines, a mountain range, or simply a peek into your garden and background, the effect of looking outward from your bedroom interior affects the overall look and feel.

Layout and furniture application

While planning the layout of your bedroom interior, architects pay close attention to where they perceive furniture placement will best work. However, if you’re particular about placement, you will need to work alongside them to accurately determine the placement of your bedroom wall, dressers, nightstands, electronics (TV stands), and furniture placement.

Expert designers will verify that enough space is allocated for every extra consideration you may have from circulation to ensure you have full access to all three sides of your mattress.

Lighting, ventilation, and a considered approach.

Last, but not least, lighting and air ventilation is considered an essential element to envisioning bespoke bedroom interiors. Generally speaking, bedrooms are located at the corner of your home with windows on two or more of the adjacent walls. Architects structure rooms accordingly in order to maximise both natural light emittance and cross ventilation.

Interior design experts understand that homes take time and a fair amount of consideration to make them truly stand out. Having an efficient and functional plan is what makes the world of difference between amateur DIYers and professional architects with both a keen eye for detail and valuable experience.

A great design does not need to be overly ambitious, expensive, or feature complex builds and additions. No, to architects and interior design experts, a functional space may have the simplest design yet still feature as an example of grand and bespoke home interiors.

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