12 Bedroom Decorating Tips To Make Your Bedroom Look Better
You can transform your bedroom from a dull space into a beautiful retreat with a few clever decorating ideas.
Nothing beats getting to sleep at night after a hard day at work or home, caring for your children, and kicking off your shoes. Whether reading, working or sleeping, you must have a comfortable environment, no matter what your bedroom is used for. Here are some designer tips to help you do this.
These tricks can be applied to any bedroom scheme and will make bedtime more enjoyable. The best news is: This is not about spending a lot of money. It’s all about changing your design strategy and refocusing your priorities.
Take one piece of furniture off the floor.
Unorganised and cluttered rooms can make you feel overwhelmed and disorganised. Take a step back and look at the space with fresh eyes. Are you sure that there are four paintings or only two chairs in this room?
You will be amazed at how much space you can make by removing one piece of furniture. You will feel more spacious and less cluttered in your room.
Consider the size of your furniture.
Be realistic when shopping for bedroom furniture. Make sure you choose furniture that is appropriate for your room. A king-sized bed is a great idea, but it will feel out of place if your room is small and makes it difficult to circulate around. If it is a guest bedroom or children’s room, a queen-size bed or even a double- or single-sized bed are better options.
One focal point
Instead of trying too many ideas in one space, focus on one feature you want to create in this room. In this example, the feature lighting and textured wall are the focal points of the room.
There is nothing else that tries to grab your attention. Too many focal points or features can make a room feel chaotic and busy. Your eyes will wander from one element to the next, making it challenging to rest and get to sleep. A focal point can create a positive first impression in a room without overwhelming the occupant.
There is nothing more frustrating and off-putting than seeing clutter and mess in your bedroom after a long day. Make sure you have a place for everything in your bedroom. Toy boxes can be kept in children’s bedrooms so you can quickly grab all the toys from the floor and put them away. A laundry basket should be kept near your bedroom to prevent dirty laundry from being thrown on the floor.
Although making your bed every morning before you get up in the morning might not be on your priority list, it will make your day easier when you come home to a beautiful, inviting bed to sleep in.
Find the light
A mirror can be added to the wall near or across from the window. The mirror will reflect the natural light and soften shadows, allowing for more light in the room. A nice view will bring more light into the room. A bedroom mirror can be used as an extra mirror to give you a quick glance before you rush out.
Avoid the “catalogue” look.
Everybody has seen a catalogue or brochure from an interiors store and thought, “Wow, that looks great in my room!” But mix it up when buying soft furnishings. Do not choose items from the same range.
You can mix and match your soft furnishings to create a more casual look that will make your room feel effortlessly stylish.
Frame the bed
A statement bedhead will frame your bed. With the right bedhead, you can transform any bed into something extraordinary. Depending on your home’s style, you can choose from a wooden bedhead, an iron bedhead, or a soft fabric one.
Consider incorporating the colours of the fabric into the bedding or making the bedhead standout by using pillows with contrasting colours.
Relax your walls and soothe your soul
Whether it is a master, child’s, or guest bedroom, choosing a suitable colour scheme will help you sleep better and have a calming effect. Neutral colours, such as beige, cream and light greys, are soothing. You can add some colour to the scheme with pastel blues, greens, golds, and yellows.
Avoid bright primary colours and bold colours. They can stimulate the mind in bedrooms, making it difficult to relax.
Dress the windows
Window dressings can do more than block the light from a room. Window dressings can be used to dress up windows and add interest. They can add drama or elegance to a space. They will make a significant impact on a bedroom.
Hanging curtains that reach the floor are an excellent option for short windows. They will make a window seem larger and more attractive.
Shutter curtains can be a great option if privacy is a concern. They can be drawn throughout the day but still let in light. For a truly stunning look, you can use sheer curtains as blinds to block out light. You can also layer two pairs of heavier curtains behind the sheer curtains for added privacy.
Sink your toes
Think back to the last time you entered a hotel room with a plush carpet beneath your feet. It was luxurious, and you felt like you could sink into it…or even sleep on top of it.
Carpet makes a bedroom feel warm, inviting, and cosy. It’s also a relief for tired feet after a long day.
You can soften the overall appearance of your bedroom by using timber or tiles on the floor.
Take a look up
Bright and light colours are great for bedrooms. They make the space feel larger and more spacious, especially if it is small. Consider painting the ceiling the exact same colour as the walls. This will reduce shadow lines between the ceiling and walls, making the space appear larger than it really is.
Relax and layer up
The room should be finished with some finishing touches. Luxurious layers of pillows and linens make a bed more inviting.
Over the bedspread, layer quilts or throws on the ends of the beds. They look great and are handy for keeping warm during the night. Combining regular-shaped pillows with square European-style pillows is a great idea.
Place a European-style rectangular pillow behind your regular-shaped pillows. Next, add decorative pillows to the front. Although it might take some time to get into the bed, you will be able to see all of the pillows and cushions.