No matter how hard you try, it feels as though your bedroom will never be as luxurious as a staged Ikea room, but fear not. From adding an area rug to simply adding some more greenery, we’ve got all the hacks to make your room feel and transform into the bedroom oasis of your dreams. Interior design doesn’t always have to feel frustrating and overwhelming, remember it’s supposed to be fun!
Your bedroom is supposed to be where you can relax and unwind at the end of each and every single day. If your bedroom feel seems off or like it’s missing something, then this is the article for you. Whether you have a small bedroom or you’re looking to spruce up your master bedroom, we’re here to help.
Is It Possible To Make a Small Bedroom Feel Big?
The short answer is yes. Just because you don’t have a large room doesn’t mean that you can’t make your space feel big and bold. When it comes to design ideas for a small space, most people feel like they have to turn themselves into a minimalist, but that is far from the case. If your style and vibe are more minimalist, then by all means go ahead. We’re pointing out the fact that it doesn’t have to be!
If you’re looking for decorating ideas or just home decor in general, it is important to start with a colour scheme. When it comes to picking your colour palette, know what kind of overall theme you’re going after. For instance, if you want an all-white bedroom, you may still want to try to get in pops of colour. On the opposite side, if you’re going for a boho chic kind of vibe, make sure you’re utilizing neutral colours in certain areas.
Try Feng Shui
The history of feng shui is known and studied for a reason. Its translation means “the way of wind and water.” This is a metaphorical way of explaining the centuries-old art form of arranging buildings, household items, and your general space in order to maximize and achieve harmony and balance.
If you’re ever feeling like your room is quite stagnant or in some ways suffocating, try moving around some of your bedroom furniture. The art and practice of feng shui can also be applied to other parts of your home such as the living room or guest room.
Again, it isn’t about how big your space is, but what you’re doing with the space you have. Add some pop of colour with our Pastel Cushion Cover in Yellow if you’re looking to spice things up. You can even try something like the Pergamon Cotton Throw in Grey if you want to bring in neutral colours. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got it all to make your bedroom design ideas come to life.
Does Colour really matter?
If you’re planning a makeover for your bedroom and you want it to be eye-catching, then learning about colours is going to be your best friend. Choosing a paint colour is typically the first step when you’re throwing together bedroom decorating ideas. Did you know that your window treatments are just as important? Depending on how much natural light you get into your bedroom will help guide you in a multitude of ways.
Typically, an accent wall is used to be a focal point in the bedroom, but sometimes it isn’t needed. It is your space so do with it what you will, but even something as little as a bedside light fixture is all you need to make the room use the natural light to its advantage. If you’re looking to free up some floor space, keep that in mind! Pro tip: white bedding looks great with neutral tones and natural light.
What Pieces of Furniture Do I Really Need in My Bedroom?
When it comes to bedroom decorating, most people feel like they need to be able to fit every single piece of furniture into their bedroom. That is not the case by any means. It would be nice if all of us could have a bedroom big enough for its own coffee table and matching set of armchairs, but we know that’s not the reality of most people's bedrooms.
Here is our list of what we think every bedroom should have in order to enhance your daily lives and really make your bedroom a space you can be proud of. Not only that, but somewhere you look forward to going to in order to unwind and relax for the day.
It is entirely up to you whether you want a headboard or not. The good news is that you can get one for style, or for practical purposes. One option is the upholstered headboard, which is basically a headboard that is covered in some sort of material. This could be velvet, faux leather, or even suede, but it includes pretty much everything except wood.
You can use headboards to showcase your bed and bed frame, but you can also use them to retain your body heat while you sleep. The use of an upholstered headboard will help retain some of the heat your body generates while you sleep. The fabric not only looks good but is beneficial as well. Plus, headboards are generally a good idea if you’re looking for back support.
It goes without saying that your bed is the star of the show when it comes to your bedroom design, but tables are a great supporting act. You use them to put your book down or your nightly glass of water and they have proven time and time again that they can be styled to enhance your space. Plus, you can always use something like our Colourful Runner in Yellow to really add some spice to your bedside.
Lamps, Layering, and More
We already discussed how important natural lighting can be, but artificial lighting is just as important! You can throw a little lamp on your bedside table for some DIY table lamps. This isn’t the only thing you can do. Try adding some wall art to blank patches in your wall and seeing your room instantly transform. Make sure you’re paying attention to the colours of your duvet cover or throw pillows.
These things are made to be played around with! You don’t have to stick with one duvet cover for the rest of your life, but when you try ours, you just might want to! Remember to have fun with it and make your bedroom space the kind you have always dreamt about.
There are tons of ways you can spice up your bedroom. Whether it’s a guest room or your own master bedroom, find the colours you want to work with and go from there. Your space should be what you want and what you need in order to relax at the end of the day.
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