As the years have gone by, many new home design trends have come. Some of them stuck around, and some of them disappeared very quickly. And while for some, it was very easy to see the appeal, some weren’t as easy to incorporate in your home. For example, a bedroom that has two windows. And you may be wondering, “How big of a difference is actually between a one-window bedroom and two window bedroom?
Is it really that difficult to set it up?” But actually, it can be pretty challenging to set up a bedroom with two windows and make it work practically and aesthetically.
Especially if you don’t have any prior experience. We will share some advice and tips about that in this article, so if you plan to set up a bedroom with two windows soon, take a look at the following.
Make a clean slate
The first thing you have to do is empty your bedroom. When a room is full of things, it is challenging to envision how it could look in the future. This way, you will have a clean slate, and it will be easier for you to be creative in your bedroom design. You will also be more aware of the space around you.
Too often, when a room is full of things, we have no real idea of how big that room is. In other words, the amount of stuff in the room deludes us into thinking that the room is smaller than it is. When you try to arrange a bedroom with two windows, you must be aware of the space around you. This makes the process much easier.
Set a budget
The next thing you need to do is determine the budget for setting up and arranging your bedroom. This will also make the process easier because you will know what you have and how much you can invest in this project.
Too often, people skip this step and end up unenviable. They don’t plan everything properly and end up with a half-done room because they don’t have enough money to finish the job. Be aware of your financial possibilities, and don’t be reckless. A large budget does not guarantee that your room will look great, just as a smaller budget does not mean that your room will look bad.
Thankfully there are affordable ways to do this. There are many options for budget-friendly decorating you can focus on. For example, second-hand shops. You would be surprised how much great stuff you can find there. And at the end of the day, the most important thing is the effort and care you put into it, not the amount of money.
Pay attention to the drapes
Since you have not one but two windows that take up a large part of your room, you will have to make a real effort when decorating them. One of the mistakes people often make is buying drapes that are the wrong size for their windows. Two windows with too short or too long drapes would make your bedroom look messy and neglected. The best thing you can do here is to call professionals so that they can precisely measure the size of that window and tell you what dimensions of drapes you need.
Next, you should pay attention to the material from which the drapes are made. That will depend on how much sun you want in the room. If you want more, choose lighter materials; if you want better protection from the sun, choose darker and heavier ones.
Bed placement can be tricky
When you have a room with two windows, you have to be smart when choosing a place for your bed. If you don’t think about this enough and just randomly put the bed somewhere, you can face a big problem. If you place the bend wrong, you might unnecessarily expose yourself. And you certainly don’t want such an invasion of privacy in your room. Imagine how uncomfortable it would be if someone from the building across the street or someone passing by your house could see you while you are sleeping.
That would also mean that your curtains would always have to be drawn. Here, everything depends on the arrangement of the windows in your room. Based on that, you will determine where to put the bed. It would be best if you placed the bed, so it gets enough sunlight from the window. And at the same time, it is sufficiently hidden from the light outside.
Utilize the sunlight
One of the benefits of having two windows in the room is the amount of daylight you get. During the day, you don’t have to turn on other lights; you get everything you need through your windows. This is a great way to save money on electricity and make your home more eco-friendly. When you have such an excellent natural light source, there is no need to spend a lot of money on various light fixtures in your bedroom.
If you put some extravagant lamps or chandeliers, the room would look flashy and cluttered. Some modern wall lamps will be enough for you. Also, you should always have lights on the bedside tables when you want to read, write in a diary, etc.
Make use of the limited wall space
Since you have two windows, your wall space will be limited. And that’s why you should use it wisely. Don’t put too many things on the already limited wall space because it will only make your room look cram-full. Furthermore, make your room look messy, neglected, and smaller than it is.
You should focus on the things that are most important to you. There is no need to put many pictures on the wall. Just choose one or two favorite photos that you want to have in your room.
When you lack space, vertical shelves will work in your favor. Of course, choose some trendy modern vertical shelves, just because you are trying to be practical doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be stylish. Utilize those shelves by placing your favorite books, figurines, candles, etc.
Bedrooms that have plenty of light should not be full of dark colors. Sometimes the contrasts of black and white work, but not in this case. The color palette used here should lean towards the lighter side. Avoid colors such as black, gray, dark blue, or brown. Lighter tones such as white, yellow, or light blue will emphasize the beautiful natural sunlight filling your room.
Keep this in mind when choosing bedding, curtains, wall color, carpet, or rugs. But of course, in the end, your preferences are the most important. If you want darker hues for your room, you should do it because the most important thing is that you like it.
Still don’t know how to set up a bedroom with two windows? Then hire a professional
If, in the end, despite these tips, you are not sure what to do and how to set up a bedroom with two windows, you should not worry. Interior design can be pretty complicated and may simply not be your forte. In that case, it is best to hire professionals. They will know exactly what to do, what furniture to use, what color palette works best etc. You must communicate with them how you want your room to look, and they will implement it.
Not only will your room look beautiful, but it will also be practical. Professionals will know exactly how to arrange the space in your room so that you can take advantage of all the benefits of having two windows. In this way, you will save time, effort, and sometimes money.
Hopefully, this article gives you a better idea of how to set up a bedroom with two windows. Instead of seeing it only as a complicated challenge, you should try and see the positives. Like how much natural light you will get.
These tips we gave you should be your general guide through this process. But you should still add your personal touch to it. Focus on making the room practical as well as aesthetically pleasing. And as always, if you are still unsure how to do this, don’t hesitate to hire a professional. It will pay off in the long run.