How To Decorate A Bedroom

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People all over the world are looking for ways to make their houses feel like home. One way is by decorating your bedroom. This article will teach you how to do just that.

Let's get started. 

The colors make a big difference in your bedroom design

The colors you use in your home decor make a big difference and the same idea applies to your bedroom. A neutral bedroom with white walls, beige carpeting, and brown furniture will give off a calm feel. A black or dark grey room is perfect for those who want their bedroom to look more mysterious. Using bright colors like yellow, pink, red, purple, etc., can liven up your moods in the morning. The bedroom is meant to be a restful space where you sleep every night; make sure the wallpaper doesn't have busy scenes of animals or people or else it might prevent you from falling asleep.

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Start by giving your room a fresh coat of paint in your desired color scheme (maybe even two different colors). Painting is an inexpensive way to change the style of your room without having to spend tons of money. If you don't want to paint the walls a new color, painting accent walls can also give your bedroom a stylish look.

Decorate with posters or curtains on the wall

If your wall space is bare, consider hanging up some decorations like framed photos or simple paintings. Putting up your favorite pictures can easily inspire you to find other ways to decorate the rest of the room. Using personal photos is also a good way for family or roommates that share an apartment to show off loved ones. You can even spice up plain picture frames by painting them unique colors like gold, pink, silver, etc., and make them look like expensive art pieces.

All rooms should have at least one window and when hung up correctly, curtains can add interest to the windows and make them pop out more. There are many different styles of curtains these days that mirror certain styles; find one that would best suit your personality and style in general. As a side note, when thinking about where to put furniture in your room, it's important not to block windows and doorways for people to freely move around in your room.

Keep only necessary items in there

People tend to place things in their bedroom that they don't need; take this time now to tear down all posters, teddy bears/stuffed animals (unless you're under five years old) or anything else that is not of value. All clothes should be either put away in wardrobes or hangers, if not then put them in the laundry basket for washing. It's also a good idea to keep your dirty clothes in one space so you can easily find them when it's time for laundry day.

People tend to bring home too much stuff that they don't even use; try decluttering your room by donating things you no longer need. The objective of decluttering is not to make your room look empty and bare but to get rid of all unnecessary items and collect only what you like and love. By doing this, you will be able to see your bedroom walls more clearly and enjoy the room more.

Use storage bins, baskets, and boxes to store things away

The key is to get rid of unnecessary items but it's also important not to make your bedroom space look like a pigsty; this is why getting creative with storage containers is necessary. There are three types of storage containers these days; the first type is the one that people might be familiar with; plastic or wood bins/baskets where you can easily stack them up on top of each other without creating an eyesore. The second type is drawers that fit into dressers for clothes, shoes, etc., all of which can be stacked within each other easily just like cubes. Lastly, wall racks that hang on walls are perfect for hanging up hats, coats, scarves, and umbrellas; usually, these racks are slim and can be stacked one on top of the other.

Use storage furniture like chests and dressers to store your clothes away

We recommend one chest/dresser for each type of clothing (for example casual clothes on one dresser and formal wear on another). Also using smart ways of organizing like this will make it easier for you to find what you need and save time doing so. It's also important not to forget about shoes as well; instead of just leaving them around carelessly, keep them in their boxes and place them neatly on the floor or shelves.

Use vertical space for storage like wall racks and hangers

We recommend getting clothes hangers that are double-sided; this way you can easily hang your clothes up without any hassle. What's great about these types of hangers is that they take up little space but make it easier to see what type of clothes you have more clearly. You can even buy over-the-door hooks with extra baskets attached to the top. 

You can even make one yourself. Take an old wire hanger and shape it to fit the space you want and then stick it over the door with some tape.

Use wall art and furniture to create a theme for your room

This is a great way of finding inspiration by simply looking at beautiful pictures. If you like one particular picture that you wish to put up, why not get a nice frame for it? There are many different types of wall art such as paintings, drawings, photo prints, etc. If none of these interest you maybe try something new like metal letters or lightboxes. You can also buy expensive furniture items from furniture stores; this makes your room look more high-end since most people don't own luxurious pieces in their rooms (or apartments). If buying brand-name furniture isn't your thing then you can always try making your own. Wood is the best material to use since it's cheaper and easier to find. 

Just remember that less is more when decluttering and organizing your room. Also, don't forget these tips when buying storage containers; if it's good quality then it won't break easily but if it's bad quality then you might end up replacing it or getting frustrated very quickly. Before deciding what type of wall art you want make sure that the colors go well with your overall theme/color scheme. If not then you might end up wasting your money.

Where should I start?

Begin with the bed. The bed is one of the most important pieces in your bedroom, so make sure to put your best foot forward when it comes to this piece of furniture. You can then work outward from there pulling colors and inspiration from other features in the room that strike an emotional chord.

What colors look good together?

Choose a color scheme that appeals to you, but does not overwhelm the space. Working within three main colors will allow you to achieve balance throughout the entire design. If you are unsure where to begin when picking out paint or wall treatments, bring home swatches of various shades for reference before making any decisions.

Where do I place my nightstands?

Nightstands should be placed on either side of the bed, ensuring that each person has equal access to light and charging outlets. If you tend to read in bed, consider placing nightstands near the headboard instead.

How do I find lamps that won't overshadow my beautiful bed?

Lamps can become focal points if not carefully chosen. Place lamps away from what is directly above them; this includes windows, sconces, or anything else hanging on your walls. Avoid having table lamps placed directly next to a mirror, as the flame may reflect into your eyes while sitting down beside it before retiring for the evening. Instead, choose a floor or accent lamps that will create an inviting glow by reflecting light off of another surface.

How do I style the rest of my bedroom to ensure it stays cohesive?

To achieve a well-rounded look, look to your furniture for inspiration. Choose pieces that are similar in color or shape, which will help create visual harmony throughout the room. While styling the remainder of your bedroom, pair classic patterns with more modern prints and vice versa. By using symmetry to tie together any asymmetrical design elements, you will feel as if you have pulled your entire space together into one fluid composition.

Where is the best place to put my TV?

If watching television is integral to winding down at night, try choosing an armoire or entertainment center that has ample storage for movies or media, as well as a TV. If you are working with limited space, choose a cabinet that can be closed when it is not in use to keep your room feeling open and airy.

How do I style my windows?

Window treatments can pull together or detract from an entire design scheme. Keep things simple by choosing either floor-to-ceiling drapes or shutters paired with complimentary pillows for the bed. During the day, take advantage of natural lighting by opening shutters or pulling up blinds. By nightfall, close them tightly to create a more intimate atmosphere within your bedroom.

How do I incorporate mirrors?

Mirrors can work wonders when it comes to making small spaces feel larger or taking advantage of natural lighting to create an alluring glow. Use mirrors that are wider than they are tall in order to avoid overwhelming an entire wall. Try hanging a mirror above the headboard, as this will bounce light off the surface and into the room.

How can I style my dresser or armoire?

Dressers and armoires should be styled in a way that complements your décor. For instance, an ash-gray piece might look best with silver handles, while gold would pair better with mahogany. Perhaps the best way to ensure that everything is cohesive is by choosing items that are all of similar shapes and sizes.

Build your bed frame

Building your bed frame is an inexpensive way to avoid purchasing a premade headboard. By choosing simple materials, such as plywood or pressboard, you can create your unique design with little effort. Begin by painting the base of the bed frame white, then choose upholstery for the top that matches your existing duvet cover. Once you have secured everything together, attach caster wheels so that your new frame will be easy to move around within your bedroom if needed.

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Final thoughts on How to decorate a bedroom

Giving your bedroom a complete makeover is a great idea if you want a new environment to relax in. By following the steps outlined in this article, you'll be able to design a bedroom that suits your style and has everything you need for complete comfort.

And if you're feeling stuck about where to start? Simply grab a piece of paper and a pencil and sketch out some rough ideas of what you'd like the finished project to look like.

You might be surprised at how simply drawing something can help make it seem more achievable.

Dino Paccino

Dino Paccino

Dino is a lifelong writer and home improvement specialist. He enjoys bringing cutting-edge information on home renovation and remodeling to Kitchen Infinity.

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