Is your bedroom feeling a little stale or lacking lustre? You are not alone. As rarely anyone comes in, our bedrooms are often the most neglected rooms in the house. More than once in a while, the clutter we create in a hurry prevails, leaving no room for thoughts to rest and our spirits to regenerate. If your sleeping space feels a bit bleak or uninspiring and you are running out of ideas on how to pick-it-up, you are at the right place.
Here, we share the best decorating tips to elevate your bedroom from plain to gorgeous.
1. Create a focal point
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A bed is the single most important furniture piece in the bedroom and as such, it becomes a natural focal point of the room. Think of a bed like the throne of your dreamland realm, a place to feel comfortable at and recuperate from the ever going hustle.
If you are on a budget, the quality of your bed is the last thing you should compromise on. Everything else can be improvised or introduced at a later date, but a good quality bed has to be the foundation of not only your bedroom but your general wellbeing too.
The easiest way to up your bedroom decorating game is by introducing an attractive headboard. Many antique beds feature the most interesting ornate or upholstered bed frames, suggesting a royal experience and a fairytale mood. But if you are more into the mid-century modern look, or feeling the strong boho vibes, don’t despair. We have plenty of solutions for you too. The price range varies, but, luckily, these days you can easily get your hands on a beautiful piece of history at a very reasonable price.
A striking headboard can be all you need to add a touch of personality to an otherwise neutral room. But why stop with the bed? To further highlight the sleeping area and anchor the room, introduce a touch of paint or wallpaper to the wall behind the bed and watch the room come together like a cocoon.
2. Make yourself comfortable
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For the ultimate experience, complement the bed with a comfy mattress and some snuggly textiles. When selecting the bedding, always seek natural, lusciously soft materials with a heavenly touch and you will end up having your personal cloud to rest upon.
The bedding can be an excellent opportunity to introduce a splash of colour into your bedroom and experiment with different interior styles without breaking into a bank. You can take a walk on the wild side and add a bold pattern (like animal prints) or some eye-catching colour scheme, or opt for simple monochromatic bedsheets – either way, your choice will have a tremendous impact on the bedroom’s mood. Just a perfect start for a bedroom makeover, don’t you think?
To create a soothing environment, pile on the pillows and throws. Cushions and blankets bring texture and body to the room and can be powerful decorating tools in the heads of a skillful design enthusiast. With cushions, you can add a pop of colour to the room without a huge commitment. Play with their position to give the room a fresh look each time you feel like shaking the place up.
3. Style your bedside table
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Every bed needs a nightstand and a lamp, so why settle for just about anything when you can easily get a stunning vignette to rest your eyes upon? Styling a nightstand is much easier than you may think. Just make sure that you have enough storage space (so you won’t end up piling pieces of paraphernalia next to your bed). And the rest is a game!
Pick two vintage nightstands with character and some high-impact lamps. Nightstands don’t have to be in the best condition, so be open to embracing patina and signs of wear and tear as a way to create a unique look. And if you are handy and you’ve been feeling tempted to try to restore a piece of furniture, nightstands can be that opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
Your bedroom is your sanctuary for moments of solitude and reflection, so the nightstand should feature only the objects that support the feeling of calm and mindfulness. Fresh flowers, a good lamp, a great book and a scented candle will do the trick.
4. Work the walls
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Don’t forget the walls! Like any other room, your bedroom should feature pieces of artwork and your trinkets. Our artwork collection is one of the most personal and eloquent things in our homes as it says so much about our values and goals in life.
The easiest way to add character and personality to your bedroom is by creating a visually pleasing display of your favourite art. Paintings, drawings, prints, school charts, collages, macrame, decorative mirrors… use whatever makes you feel most comfortable.
5. Work the lights
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Lighting can make or break a space, especially in the bedroom. Avoid harsh, artificial lighting and aim for soft and moody ambiance to support relaxing.
You want to look at your chandelier as a cherry on top. A spectacular lighting fixture that pushes the room in the glamorous direction and gives it an instant panache. Like the one you can see above.
We spend a third of our lives in the bedroom, so why put up with a dull space when you can easily create a personal haven instead?
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