11 ways to brighten up your bedroom
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A few decorative pillows can be an instant room enhancer if you’re looking for a quick way to inject colour into your otherwise boring bedroom. Arrange a few of these brightly coloured shams with some bold solids to complement the orange, teal and green in the quilted pattern. $49, Pottery Barn.
Adding colour to your bedroom is as easy as changing your sheets - and it's inexpensive, too. This brilliant ruby red duvet cover, inspired by Slavic folk art, is definitely bold without being too bright, perfect if you’re usually shy about using colour in your home decor. $39.95-$139, Crate & Barrel. Egyptian cotton sateen sheets
If you’re not into bold colours but want to brighten up your bedroom, try solid-coloured sheets in more muted tones. If you’re wary about commitment, this is an ideal way to introduce colour into your bedroom without the permanence of paint or wallpaper. $49.99-$84.99, Sears.
Vinyl wall decals
Inject some personality into your bedroom with stylish vinyl wall art decals. These pretty prints in an eye-catching flower pattern are easy to install and come in a variety of bold colours to brighten up your bedroom. $45, Urbanwalls on etsy.com.
Add instant personality to your bedroom with these airy sheers in a gorgeous gold tone. These delicate window coverings will let in just the right amount of light as they brighten your bedroom. $200-$250, Neiman Marcus. Flowered enamel pitcher
This beautifully-painted pitcher will definitely bring a little sunshine into your bedroom. Just place this beauty by your bedside during the winter months as a reminder that warmer weather will return. And for an extra boost of colour, don’t forget to fill it with fresh flowers when you can. $45, Viva Terra. Cooled globes lamp
Add a splash of colour and style to your bedroom with this beautifully sculptured lamp. Made of glass and iron, the stacked glass spheres illuminate with a soft light, ideal for curling up with a good book. $268, Anthropologie. Pressed leaf duvet set
Add a vibrant new duvet cover to your bedroom to add a splash of colour. This pretty set features shadows of leaves in green and aqua, calming colours to help you unwind at the end of the day. $49-$79, West Elm. C-I-L lime twist paint
A cheerful lime green wall is the perfect backdrop to luscious, dark furniture and accessories in this Asian-inspired room. A fresh coat of paint in a cheerful colour is an easy way to brighten up your bedroom, and your day! Visit cil.ca for more information. Crewel work decorative pillows
Throw a few of these decorative crewel pillows on your bed and you’ve instantly brightened up your room. They are handcrafted in a variety of intricate designs and colours to update and refresh your bedroom. $49.99, HomeSense. PC Home hotel border duvet set
Nothing brightens up a bedroom better than crisp white sheets. This brilliant white, hotel-inspired duvet set is trimmed with a simple yet elegant border that instantly freshens up a dreary bedroom. $49-$59, presidentschoice.ca.