As the last refuge from the pressures of the outside world, bedrooms are among the most sacred of spaces in a home, making the choice of interior all the more important. To help you put your bedroom together, we took a gander at all the bedspaces we have seen throughout Malaysia this past year, and found the top 10 most attractive designs assembled by local practitioners of interior design for your consideration.
10. Neo-Oriental Accents
While the Neo-Oriental style is rapidly becoming a decorative category of its own, it is still evolving among China’s rising affluent. Despite it still being early days for the fledgling style, we have been seeing experimental forms of the contemplative and traditional Oriental style expressed as subtle motifs to provide Malaysian bedrooms with a culturally-relevant lean to modern decors.
9. Contemporary Elegance
Modern furnishings with reflective finishes, and in designs paying tribute to classical traditions, are still being held in the highest regard in Asia to evoke a classical elegance unmatched by more simplistic modern offerings.
8. Minimalist Zen
Something about minimalist decors speaks to Zen mindsets: perhaps it is the simplistic forms serving practical functions, perhaps the two styles were simply made to share spaces. Whatever the reason, we have found the sleek profiles of minimalist influence tend to blend well with dark shades of wood, restrained decoration, and a tatami-style bed platform.
7. Equipped Suite
The mark of a bedroom truly deserving of envy is the fully appointed suite. While most of us have to depart to another room to use a computer or watch television, unless we happen to be checked into a premier business hotel – the luckiest among us have all the required facilities within a few steps from the bed.
6. Decorative Stone
The use of marble, granite, or similarly natural stone in decorative features immediately bestows modern bedrooms with a streak of timeless beauty, some of the most impressive bedrooms we have seen depend on stone accents to offset the straight edges of furnishings in modern designs.
5. Classy Grey
The modern palette of neutral colours: white, grey, and brown is a tried and true combination applicable to a wide range of homes, but downplaying the other colours in favour of turning up the saturation of grey is another way to bring a bedroom to luxurious heights.
4. Golden Lights
The use of exquisite lighting fixtures is one way to personalise a bedroom and make it even more delectable, especially when incorporating gilded lamps that provide a golden sheen across the space’s other metallic accents and reflective surfaces.
3. Open Layout
The open layout concept is the de facto approach in post-industrial properties and the preferred plan adopted in smaller homes such as studios or town-houses, providing the bedroom with a spacious atmosphere and a more central role in the home.
2. Luxurious Minimalism
The embodiment of the minimalist aesthetic does not necessarily have to be spartan in appearance. With the rising popularity of furnishings and fixtures composed out of black square pipes, minimalist designs have been progressively incorporating more modern luxuries such as reflective panels and showcase lighting for wardrobes.
1. Post-Industrial Aesthetics
The most admirable designs come from the pressures of providing the conveniences expected of modern living, albeit within settings that were not originally intended for these luxuries. Some of the most striking interiors we have seen make the most out of former offices or factory spaces, turning them into comfortable abodes while paying homage to their original finishes.
Article by Kevin Eichenberger