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8. FlooringIt’s important to mention that you should never pick a colour to decorate with just because it’s trendy. That being said, if you like a colour that has been deemed a Colour of the Year, then it’s a good time to shop for furnishings and materials in that hue, because they’ll likely be easier to find. Take your flooring. This is not something you are going to change out every time Pantone or your favourite paint brand announces a new Colour of the Year. So make sure you truly love it, and then go for it.
6. How to add colour to a polished concrete floor?Who says polished concrete flooring has to look dull and grey? In this example, the polished concrete flooring is stained blue to give the bedroom a bold and bright look. For new flooring, colours can be mixed directly into the concrete before it is poured on the floor, while an existing concrete flooring can be coloured with concrete stains that penetrate deep into the concrete flooring, or by painting with concrete floor paint. Look at more bedroom floors in Houzz photos
ProsDurability Concrete flooring is extremely tough and resilient, just like the highways concrete is used for. Durability also means that the material is difficult to damage, forget scratching or denting it. It can easily withstand the pressure from very heavy furniture even if you drag things across the floor, and you don’t have to worry about damage from dropped items. The trick is to properly seal the floor, so it is practically immune to stains, spills and hard impacts.
Also bring back the four-posterAntique Indian beds were often furnished with a frame, held up by four posts to hang mosquito nets from. With the advancement in technology – the coolest of them being mosquito patches and air conditioning – somehow these just vanished. Bring back the charm of a four-poster in your modern setting and dress it up with ruffles, sheers and linen.Bold Beds That Command Attention
6. Concrete with oxidesDo you remember the tactile floors of your grandparents’ place or your ancestral home? My naani-ghar (maternal grandmother’s home) still retains the red oxide painted concrete floors that were once my playground as a child. This type of flooring is made in-situ by spreading and brushing coloured cement on a concrete floor. Such floors are best laid by skilled workers, to avoid cracked and uneven surfaces. Besides regular mopping, unpolished cement floors need to be coated with a sealant annually.Another version of coloured concrete is the Indian Patent Stone (IPS). This flooring is laid by pouring concrete in similar-sized panels that are divided by glass or metal strips. This minimises the chance of the slabs developing cracks after hardening. Here, too, colouring agents are mixed with the topmost layer of cement. Finally, it is trowelled and polished to acquire the desired texture. Read more:6 Stone Floors Best Suited for Indian Homes10 Unique Options for Your FloorsTell us:Would you consider using these timeless floors in your home? Do share in Comments below.
Dipen Gada and Associates create a dramatic but cheery focal point with the turquoise flooring. I like how this bright shade merges well with the white walls, grey ceiling and the fourposter-bed curtains. It’s a rustic yet stylised design with a cosy vibe to it.
Bringing a look of full-on luxury, these beds are often the statement piece of the bedroom and add a romantic touch. They are ideally meant for large bedrooms and are often seen in holiday homes next to a beach or among the hills.
A play of light on the bedroom wallsA skylight’s location in a room can influence how you experience the space. It can shape the way you experience the light that connects the interiors to the outdoors, the house to the sky. While a skylight at the centre of a room creates a focus, one alongside a wall can be equally dramatic. For example, the skylight located behind the bed in this space, designed by Dipen Gada, allows the sunlight to graze the wall at certain times of the day, creating patterns in light. However, when opting for one in your bedroom make sure you’re not the type of person that needs a pitch-black room to fall asleep. Or else the reflections on a full moon night will surely keep you up. See more ways to bring skylights into bedrooms
Minimise clutterToo many distractions in the bedroom may make it hard to actually fall asleep. Even though your eyes are closed when you sleep, preventing you from seeing the mess, you will know it’s still there. Therefore, it’s wise to get rid of the clutter around your bed. Clearing your room of distractions will greatly help you clear your mind at the end of a long day.Tip: Choosing a nightstand with closed storage where you can keep your regular-use items will minimise the visual clutter, yet keep everything close at hand.
How about designing a bedroom that teleports you to a relaxed vacation spot? A four-poster bed with pristine, white curtains can do just the trick. Such beds pair best with high ceilings because they are tall themselves. Combine it with a voluminous space like the one in the image – and the result is instant tropical magic. How to Get a Luxurious Bedroom That is Fuss Free