For many people, a bedroom is so much more than simply a place to sleep. A bedroom can be a refuge, a place to escape the demands of everyday life and a place to find that sometimes needed silence and solitude. Simple bedroom decorating ideas can help you turn your bedroom into a beautiful but relaxing retreat.
Updating the look of your bedroom doesn't have to involve costly renovations or major purchases. By creatively using accessories and smaller pieces of furniture, you can create the look you want on a budget. Here are our top five bedroom decorating ideas.
Bedroom decorating idea #1: Paint
One of the best ways to give your bedroom a lift is to paint the walls. Inject some of your favourite colour into your bedroom by giving the walls a fresh new coat of paint. Your bedroom will feel brighter and cleaner. Try a bold new colour or a soft neutral.
Bedroom decorating idea #2: Blinds and curtains
Try changing the look of your bedroom by changing the blinds or curtains. Curtains are available in a wide variety of patterns and fabrics. Choose a colour that works with your theme or try something entirely different. Sheer drapes and velvet curtains are two of today's hottest trends.
Bedroom decorating idea #3:Pillows and cushions
New pillows and cushions are another way to add a dash of colour to your bedroom. Multiple pillows and/or cushions on the bed make a lovely accent and allow you the opportunity to see how new colours work with your current colour scheme. And, best of all, they can easily be changed when you're ready to update again. Blankets and throws are another fun, but functional accessory. Keep a matching throw, strewn over the bottom of your bed for a slightly different look.
Bedroom decorating idea #4: Duvets and bedskirts
The bed is the focal point of most bedrooms, so for the most impact a new duvet cover is likely to do the trick. Bedskirts are available in a wide assortment of colours, fabrics and textures and are a wonderful finishing touch on any bed.
Bedroom decorating idea #5: Wall hangings
Artwork, mirrors, shelving – all of these are easy ways to dress up the walls in your room. Beautiful artwork can be found in any art shop, or try something more creative and frame your favourite photos or pictures from books or magazines. Simple or elaborate, a framed mirror is not only an attractive touch but will help to make your bedroom look bigger. Wall shelves are easy to install and make the perfect home for accessories (framed photos, candles, books) that speak to your personality.
These are just a few easy and inexpensive ways bedroom decorating ideas that'll add some life to your space. Don't forget that bedside tables, lamps and area rugs are among the many other bedroom accessories that can be added or replaced to create that new look.
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