If your bedroom feels like it needs a refresh, there are many ways to do it. Upholstered headboards, for one, continue to be a hit in 2017. They immediately bring a tranquil, romantic feel to any bedroom. Bedroom décor is frequently ignored because it’s a room that isn’t seen by guests. But this room should be first on your decorating list since it’s the place we use to recharge. Even if your day has been pure chaos, your bedroom is the one place you should be able to go to unwind and regroup. A bedroom makeover makes great sense, considering how much time we spend in this room. Think about it, if the average night’s sleep is eight hours, then we’re in our bedroom for nearly one third of our life!
There are lots of ways to give your bedroom a refresh to create a space that is both functional and calming. Here’s a few easy ideas to start with:
Tips for Decorating your Bedroom
Furniture – It isn’t necessary to go overboard or spend a fortune to furnish your bedroom – a few carefully selected pieces are all that’s needed. Begin by choosing a bed that fits your budget and your creative style. Upholstered headboards are very popular because they are so versatile. You can make your room minimalist, modern, romantic, or rustic, depending on the fabric you select. If you are in the market for a new bed, consider a four-poster wooden spindle bed for a style that is enduringly timeless.
Once you have chosen the perfect bed, layer on the bedding. The secret to creating a luxurious, inviting bed is lots and lots of layers! Add layers of sheets, quilted comforters, pillows, blankets, and throws. The difference in textures and colors will provide depth and dimension to your bedroom. Swap out the pillows and throws for a mini-makeover each season.
Every bedroom needs a set of nightstands that serve a functional purpose, like space for books, photos or a lamp. While sleep experts advise against electronics in the bedroom, these devices always manage to find their way into our most private room– and many nightstands now double as charging stations for phones and tablets.
Another essential item to incorporate into your bedroom oasis is a comfortable place to sit. If you have plenty of space, an oversized chair and small side table will make your room complete. If your room is on the smaller side, try two small chairs or a bench at the end of your bed.
Color Palette – Whether you prefer cool or warm tones, choose colors that you gravitate toward naturally. Select hues that bring a sense of calm and serenity. Start with a neutral wall color, then add pops of color to your décor to prevent the pale colors from appearing washed out. If you want to go bold without the commitment, select an accessory like a boldly patterned throw. If it feels too intense, it’s much easier to swap out a throw than to repaint your room or reupholster a chair.
Choose a three complimentary colors to help establish a color theme for the room. You can then use lighter and darker shades of those three colors and layer them throughout the room.
Lighting – Many bedrooms only have one central light fixture, and a single light can make your room feel stark and drab. Remedy the lighting deficit by installing wall lamps near your nightstand – there are many varieties that do not require hardwiring. Another option is adding a pair of lamps on the nightstand for extra reading light. Matching lamps will help make the room feel unified as well.
If you spend time reading in a bedroom chair, position your furniture to take advantage of natural light. In addition to using your windows wisely, an adjustable floor lamp can provide a cozy glow and enough light for reading.
Wall Décor – Simplicity is the secret to calm spaces. Neutral wall colors can make the perfect backdrop for a favorite painting or a series of framed prints. Add balance to your room by using a mixture of “soft” shapes (round mirror) and “hard” shapes (square picture).
Wall décor can go far beyond artwork and into the realm of the functional. Try Roman shades in a beautiful fabric; they provide privacy as well as style. Bedding can perform double duty as artwork as well. Use a family heirloom like an antique quilt to add color and helps incorporate a rustic modern flair. If your master bedroom is on the smaller side, try an oversized floor mirror with a decorative frame – it will reflect natural light and make your room feel larger.
Our design experts are here to help you create a bedroom oasis. The Guest Room offers furniture, decorative accessories, bedding, and local art work to complete the look of your room. Stop by today!