Unlike the kitchen or yard, which require investment and time to redesign, there are many quick, smaller things you can do to transform your bedroom. Whether you're looking to completely renovate your space or just make a few design changes, follow our simple guide to sprucing up your bedroom to achieve a tasteful space where you can spend time and sleep peacefully.
1. Focus on the Bed
The bed is the focal point of the bedroom, so changing it in some way can make the entire bedroom feel different. For a quick and easy change, select a new comforter set. Keep in mind the type of accents and wall design you already have in the room when choosing a new comforter or any other bedding and pillows. A comforter with a bold pattern or design will enhance a clean, clear space with monochrome walls and few accents, while a busy room needs a simpler comforter.
Another easy change to make to the bed is to pile up pillows. Loads of them – of different designs combining a similar color scheme will make your bed stand out as the focal point of your room. A bench or other seating in the bedroom can also make the room feel more uniform.
If you want to invest a bit more in your bedroom, try a new headboard or bed frame, and build your color scheme around it. A neutral-colored headboard will easily coordinate with any room, especially if you plan to redesign frequently. Complementing the headboard design with another piece of furniture in your room – such as a bench or armoire – will pull the whole room together.
2. Light it up
Flat ceiling lights in bedrooms can make the whole space seem drab and one-dimensional. Add some depth by spacing light at different heights and areas of the room. A lamp set works well in any bedroom layout and creates atmosphere; set up a floor lamp in the corner and table lamps on nightstands and tables. This trick will make the entire room appear bigger and will accent certain areas of the room. For smaller rooms, you can easily replace table and floor lamps with wall-mounted lighting. As with lamps, simply space out wall-mounted lights around the room to create depth.
To keep your single light source, try replacing basic lighting with something more intricate and special, such as a chandelier or other style of hanging light fixture. This will help dispense the light further and is more attractive than a single light source.
3. Think about Walls
There are two types of rooms: rooms with blank walls and rooms with very busy walls. If yours is the first, a piece of simple wall art can make the room feel more homely. Opt for a single, large piece to avoid over-cluttering the room. If your walls have multiple colors and patterns, focus on the rest of the room instead. Simple, monochrome, pieces and decorations will help balance out busy walls.
4. Throw in a Rug (or two)
Once you've set up your bed and lighting, it's time to look at the floor. Changing the flooring in a room can easily create a new atmosphere. If you have wood any other hard flooring, you can easily jazz up the room with a rug. A single, large rug (that doesn’t cover the entire floor) is a great way to change the look of a plain hardwood floor.
If you already have wall-to-wall carpeting in your bedroom you can still use rugs to create a new feel, or draw attention to certain pieces in the room. Use smaller rugs to highlight certain sections of the room, like the bed or armoire. Pick rugs with bold patterns, which will distract from the original carpeting.
4. De-clutter in Style
No room looks good when packed with clutter. There are tons of storage options for bedrooms: armoires, closets, storage benches, nightstands. A storage bench is a stylish way to hide extra blankets and pillows, or anything else you need to put away. Placing one at the end of your bed gives you storage space and somewhere to sit when you're getting dressed.
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