A bedroom is an individual’s entire world. Designing a bed wall in the room becomes quite essential as it serves as the focal walls for the bedroom. The bedroom could be one in a house, a hotel or a guest house. The function of the space determines the design of the bed wall to a certain extent. The feel of the wall could be from rustic to crude to elegant. For instance, the bed wall of a low priced room would be extremely different from that of a luxurious suite. Similarly, for a residence, the designing of the bed walls would be done in a way so as to reflect its occupants –the choices, hobbies and personalities. The following article is an insight into the ways that bed wall could be designed in.
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While designing a bed wall, of a personal bedroom, the occupant’s personality and requirements should be of utmost importance. Something that the occupant can connect to, when they enter the room after long hours of work or travel. It can be said that the bed wall is like a backbone to the room, supporting the entire visual weight of the room, thus enhancing the visual experience. Some find peace in the whites of the walls, some in the crude concrete look, some in tints and tones and some in ebony.
While, one approach is based on colour variations, the other approach can be based on the usage of elements like fabric, Photographed panels, strings carrying loads of memories, fairy lights, the extruded headboard of the bed, decals, wallpapers, shelves, installations, traditional elements etc. Another way could be by using the various materials like exposed concrete or brick, laminates, 3D wall tiles, upholstered panels, soft tiles, reclaimed wooden panels. These materials could certainly be enhanced by adding effects such as a leaf embossed in the fresh plaster to get the effect of a leaf naturally on the wall. Ultimately, a bedroom is the space, where the people spend most of their home time.
Designing a bed wall of a hotel, is all about neutrality at the same time taste of the client. The other aspect with the hospitality sector is the theme. Of the various themes that the designers adopt, a few that are like hot selling cakes are discussed further. Traditional and ethnic, where the bed wall could be inspired from the traditional wall paintings like, Madhubani, Gond, Shekhawati etc. Traditional or ethnic elements like jharokhas, wood carved panels could also be used in the designing of the bed wall to integrate it with the entire theme. Apart from the elements, the local materials of places can help give the space an ethnic look, like, mud mirror work done to put forth a traditional feel in Gujarat or Rajasthan; while a Kantha Work panel would work very well in west Bengal and a contemporary depiction through Pata Chitra in Orissa and Kalamkari in Andhra Pradesh.
Basically, a bed wall could be given any treatment from the wide variety of materials and elements, based on the theme of the space for a hotel or a guest house and on the basis of occupant’s taste and traits in a personal bedroom.