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Saturday, July 29, 2006

5 Essential Factors Of A Good Bedroom Design

Dear friends, successful design is a relative term. What is goodor successful for me may not be so from your point of view.

But when it comes to interior design, there are certain factorswhich are always present no matter what the use of the space is.Let's have a look at the bare minimum design factors a spacemust have so that it can be called a comfortable and habitablespace.

1) Proportions of the room.

The word "proportions" is always used in the design field. Everyinterior space which is being used by humans must beproportionate. Proportions are extremely important in anydesign.

Every 3 dimensional object has properties such as length, widthand height. When these 3 are in accordance with the proportionsof various parts of human body we call it a "proportionate"design.

For example a handle of a wardrobe must have dimensions suchthat our fingers can hold it properly for effortless and smoothaction. or a chair seat must have enough are so that we can sitcomfortably. Again the type of seating will change thedimensions of the chair. A chair in waiting lobby of a bank willbe different than a sofa.

So proportions play a major role in interior design andfurniture in your bedroom must also follow these rules. Thedimensions of the double bed, it's height from floor level,height of wardrobe, dimensions of dressing table, etc...allthese matter as far as function is concerned.

2) Natural light entering the room.

There is no alternative for naturally lit spaces. Sun being thestrongest source of light and also helps to keep the biologicalbalance of the planet Earth, it is very much necessary in theinterior spaces.

Study shows that natural light can penetrate in an interiorspace up to 20 feet (Approx. 7 meters). Using appropriateposition for window opening can easily achieve this.

3) Natural Ventilation

A free and unobstructed flow of air can be a great way to keepthe atmosphere cool and clean in an interior space. This ispossible where bedrooms are located at the corner of thebuilding where 2 sides of the bedrooms have external faces.

Where it is not possible to provide windows on adjacent faces oropposite faces, a ventilator above the window is used. Theconcept behind the ventilator is simple. The lower half thebedroom height is always used by the habitants. Because of theconstant use of this are the air temperature rises and

airbecomes light weight.

This hot air rises above and must need an escape. At such timesventilators above the window openings play a major role ofcirculating the flow through the room in an upward direction.When the lower portion of the room becomes empty fresh air fromwindow takes its position, thus maintaining a balance.

4) Clear Movement Patterns.

Every bedroom has certain exit points attached to it. Such as a)Exit to balcony/ terrace. b) Exit to toilet block/ walk incloset c) Exit to backyard (if on ground floor)

If we draw an imaginary line from the entry point to all theseexit points, ideally the should not intersect. Since all otherareas are already occupied with furniture, keeping the insidecirculation space clear, helps to achieve a comfortable space.

5) Good Provision For Inclusion Of Accessories.

Accessories in a bedroom have equal importance. When all otherfactors mentioned above are fairly met what remains is the useof accessories which can make quite a lot of difference in thecomfort level of the habitants.

a) The first and the most important is a good provision ofartificial lighting. This includes basic lighting as well asspecial decorative lighting for decorative purposes. b) Specialprovision for upholstery and linen. Small details such ascurtain rods, provision for bed canopies can make the room extradecorative. c) Use materials that are easy to clean andmaintain. For example if you are using PVC flooring sheets ontop of standard tiled flooring, is it washable? Think of whatwill happen if your child uses it as a painting canvas.

The discussion above was an attempt to look for some universalfactor that can affect the comfort level of the users in abedroom. Finally the feeling which you get when you use yourbedroom is most important and is a good measure to decide thesuccess factor of the design project.

However it is important to note that these are not the onlyfactors that need to be looked upon, but I'm sure these can helpas a starting point for further creative thinking.

I hope this article was informative to everyone.

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