7 Ways to Spruce Up Your Bedroom
Is that what you do in your bedroom, even when you aren’t tired? While your bedroom should certainly invite sleep, it should also be a place where you enjoy spending time. If the décor is outdated and the finishes are lackluster, the only thing you may actually want to do in your room is sleep.
Your bedroom is more than just a space where you retire to for the night – it should be a sanctuary: a place where you can unwind, yet feel inspired. It should reflect your personality and spark your interest. If your bedroom is crying out for attention, freshen it up with some of these simple, yet powerfully effective ideas.
1. Choose a New Paint Color
It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do for a room. It can completely transform the space. Give your bedroom some oomph with a fresh coat of paint. You can paint all of the walls, or paint just an accent wall – behind your bed, for example. Choose a soothing color that will invite sleep, yet inspire and contribute to the look you are trying to create. Cool colors like blues and greens are ideal for a bedroom.
2. Highlight the Bed
In most cases, the bed is the most obvious focal point of the bedroom. Frame it with a new headboard or bed frame to make it the room’s stand out centerpiece. Purchase a new headboard or get creative and fashion one out of shutters, a bookcase, or a dividing screen.
3. Bring in The Elements
An indoor fountain is a wonderful addition to a bedroom. Not only will it add beauty and interest to the space, but the sound of running water will lull you to sleep. Hang a fountain on a wall, or position one on a nightstand or dresser. This accessory may very well become your favorite element in the room.
4. Add Brilliant Lighting
Lighting can completely transform the look of a space. Bring in new bedside lamps, install pot lights in the ceiling to highlight the room, or hang a chandelier over the bed or in the center of the room. A little light can go a very long way in a bedroom makeover.
5. Update the Window Coverings
Another way to breathe some new life into your bedroom is to freshen up your window coverings. New curtains and blinds will accent those windows and frame the beauty of the outside, turning Mother Nature into a decorative element in your bedroom.
6. Mix in New Furnishings
You don’t have to completely replace your existing bedroom furniture; however, replacing or adding in a few new pieces can do wonders for your bedroom. A chaise lounge at the foot of your bed or an overstuffed chair in the corner of the room will make a dramatic impact and will make your bedroom even more inviting and restful.
7. Treat Yourself to New Linens
It goes without saying that the linens are some of the most important elements of a bedroom, so changing them out can really make a huge difference in the look of the space. Choose new linens that fit the look you are trying to achieve. For instance, if you’re going for a super relaxed, beach-inspired look, try a white, waffle weave comforter accented by light blue sheets and throw pillows. For a French provincial look, linens that feature a Toile design or a gingham pattern will make the look come to life.
Your bedroom should be a space you can relax and unwind. With these simple changes, you can completely transform the look of this space and make it your absolute favorite room in the house.
About the Author
Naomi Shaw is a home renovator and journalist who lives in California with her husband and children. She hopes you find these tips to spruce up your room helpful!