Decorating a bedroom can be a difficult process. It doesn't have the reputation of being the focal point of the house, like a living room does. But more likely than not, you probably spend the most time in your bedroom.
Your bedroom often wants furniture that can be challenging to fit just right. Bedrooms, both large and small present their own unique circumstances. We’ve compiled a list of bedroom decorating ideas, so you can take simple steps to get the bedroom of your dreams.
Choose Furniture That Fits
Having the wrong-sized furniture for your space can instantly make a small room look even smaller or a big room look sparse. As a rule of thumb, try to have at least three feet between the bed and side walls or large furniture, like a dresser, and at least two feet between the bed and small furniture, like side tables.
It’s important to buy furniture suited for the room it’s going in. If your bedroom is small, don’t buy large, heavy furniture because it will make the bedroom look even smaller. If your bedroom has tall ceilings, a tall headboard and dresser can help take up wall space and prevent it from looking empty. If you have a large bedroom with a lot of extra space, try to fill it by adding accessory furniture like a chair, ottoman or a bench at the end of the bed.
Don’t Forget the Windows
Nothing completes a room better than perfectly framing a window with curtains. To start, decide what style curtain fits the personality of your room; you can go with short or long curtain panels, panels with a valance or even café style curtains.
Once you’ve settled on a style, you need to figure out a color and pattern. Geometric, floral and solid-color curtains are all very popular, but if you aren’t into any of these, you can always go with a sheer curtain in a neutral color. This allows you to still frame your window, but won’t draw much attention due to its subtly.
Express Yourself with Linens
The best place to express your personality is through your décor. Your bed is the heart of your bedroom, so start there. You can mix textures, patterns and colors to create a unique space that will capture everyone’s eye. Not too keen on adding a lot of color? You can keep your linens neutral and add occasional splashes of color by adding accessories like this fleece blanket at Amazon.com. By doing so you can add uplift the room with a little color or simply change the blanket to a more neutral color when you're feeling like you want something a bit more somber. Adjust your color scheme according to the season by adding pastel colors in the spring and darker colors in the fall and winter.
Your bed is where you spend the most of your time. So invest in some high-quality sheets to not only treat yourself, but to elevate the look of your room. Dump sheets that aren’t 100% cotton or less than 350-thread count, and go for sheets that make you feel like you’re on a luxurious vacation night after night.
Dump the sheets that aren’t 100% cotton or less than 350-thread count, and go for sheets that make you feel like you’re on a luxurious vacation night after night.
Declutter with Ample Storage
Having a cluttered room can be a huge eye soar and distracting, particularly for smaller bedrooms. Eliminate the chaos by ensuring you have ample storage and are utilizing any possible storage spaces in your bedroom. Purchase nightstands that have drawers and move any excess clutter from the top of your nightstand to the drawers.
One of the most under-utilized storage areas in the bedroom is underneath the bed. Take all the out-of-season clothes out of your closet and drawers to free up some space. You can use vacuum-sealed storage bags to make them compact, and still have room for small storage boxes that you can hide things that you don’t use every day and can be put away.
Incorporate Patterns and Texture
Patterns and textures can transform a bland-looking room into a striking one instantly. Don’t be afraid to experiment with mixing different patterns and textures, it’s very easy to pull everything together and make it look cohesive. Curtains are a convenient place to add some pattern and texture because they aren’t the focal point of your bedroom, but are easily noticeable. You can also add some flair to your décor with accessories. For example, adding picture frames or paintings to the wall can easily add a decorative touch to a neutral room. You could also add to the ambience with a faux fur blanket , which adds an element of texture to the top of your bed.
You don’t have to break the bank or go out of your comfort zone when it comes to decorating your bedroom. Adding small, subtle touches can go a long way and really pull the entire room together. Follow the tips above and you’ll have the bedroom of your dreams in no time.