You don’t have to give your bedroom a complete makeover to give it a fresh new look.
Here are some simple decorating tricks to create your dream sleeping space.
1. DIY artwork
Hanging a graphic quilt can dress up a blank wall, while complementary bed linens pull the decor together.
2. Pile on the pillows
Pile on the pillows, and don’t shy away from mixing patterns. Combine large prints with small ones, florals with geometrics to give your bedroom plenty of character.
3. Use your walls
Nightstands and adjustable lamps fixed to walls smartly save space in a small room.
4. Add pops of colour
If you want colour without having to completely commit, add punches of it with your art and accessories.
5. Get personal
Your bedroom should express your personality and not just design principles, so add pieces, artwork and accessories that reflect your taste and make your smile.
6. Mount a light source
A wall lamp eliminates any need to juggle items on the nightstand. Equip it with a multi-watt bulb to fine-tune the light for reading or relaxing.
7. Remember the comfort factor
Your bedroom is where you’ll be spending a lot of your time resting and relaxing, so make it as comfy as possible. Top your bed with covers made for snuggling. For total indulgence, choose ultra-soft eiderdown.
8. Choose a focal point
A beautiful piece of furniture becomes the focal point when angled into the room. This approach may be more efficient in your space, too.
9. Keep scale in mind
Gauge the size of your bedside lamp by the scale of your bed: A four-poster would call for a big fixture; for a low bed, choose something smaller.
10. Pay attention to the floor
The floor is often overlooked when decorating, but can make a big difference to the overall look and feel of the room. A cheery yellow rug is like a burst of sunshine in a low-key room. For most bedrooms a four-by-six-foot rug by the bed is ideal.