Your bedroom should feel cozy and welcoming for maximum effectiveness – otherwise, you could struggle to fall asleep at night.
Small changes can have a big impact on any room. A fresh coat of paint, cozy rug or unique end table could serve as nightstand. Plus you could incorporate decorative accents and display trays.
1. Rearrange Your Furniture
Rearranging furniture is an effortless way to freshen up any bedroom without spending money. If there is enough space, consider moving your bed to another wall and switching out nightstands for something more attractive and spacious.
Be mindful that too much furniture can make a space feel smaller, so take caution when adding new pieces. It may be worthwhile waiting until after rearranging what already exists before purchasing anything new.
If you do need additional furniture, select pieces with light colors and styles so as to not dominate the space visually. Decorative pillows and layered rugs are an effective way to add color and texture into your bedroom.
2. Add Decorative Accents
Accentuating your bedroom with decorative accents can be a fun and easy way to add interest. Mirrors are an obvious choice; however, there are numerous other pieces that add color and texture.
Accent walls can be created without undertaking an intensive paint job by using unique patterned wallpaper. Design-firm DATE Interiors used a blue chevron pattern against white paint all throughout the room for an attractive focal point that feels intentional and balanced.
If wallpaper isn’t your cup of tea, why not consider adding wood paneling or wainscotting instead? Both materials offer instant character and style in any space.
3. Refresh the Lighting
An even seemingly minor adjustment can make a lasting impact in your bedroom. A change as simple as changing the color of your lightbulbs can completely transform its atmosphere by reflecting your individual taste and reflecting natural hues in the surrounding area. Red, green, and blue lights have been linked with soothing properties and healthy sleeping habits.
An inexpensive way to upgrade your bedroom is to change out old pillows for decorative ones. Combine throw pillows from throughout the house for an eye-catching, personalized look.
4. Create a Reading Nook
An inviting reading nook can encourage everyone in your home to pick up and relax with a book. From cozy corners and hidden corners to indoor hammock seats, reading nooks provide an inviting space that everyone in the household will want to visit with comfy cushions, blankets and lighting for optimal reading experiences.
Create a more engaging bookshelf by organizing books by color or size on its shelves, adding decorative accents for additional character and visual interest and accessorizing with small items that add personality.
If you have an attic or upper floor space available to you, consider creating your very own reading retreat by turning it into a reading room. Add a daybed or window seat along with stacks of books and comfortable seating – and create your perfect reading nook!
5. Upgrade Your Bedding
Beds are typically the centerpiece of any bedroom, so an upgrade here can completely change its atmosphere. One easy way to achieve this change is switching out patterned bedding for solid-colored ones – which will bring freshness into any bedroom!
Add an instant style boost by painting or even just tinting the fifth wall, such as with Kristi of Addicted 2 Decorating’s advice of painting your ceiling! For more drastic change, add color or even just paint to it to brighten up a small room without breaking the bank, as explained.
Make an impressionful statement by choosing an eye-catching accent color like navy blue or teal to draw the eye towards both your headboard and dresser.
6. Add a Cozy Rug
Refresh your bedroom without breaking the bank by decluttering, organizing, rearranging furniture, and adding small decorative accents. Just a few changes can give your room a fresh new look that promotes relaxation and quality restful sleep.
Adding a rug at the end of your bed gives your feet somewhere soft to rest and adds visual interest. A large rug that allows enough space for stepping out is ideal; alternatively you could try layering two smaller rugs either side of the mattress for even greater visual interest.
An eye-catching rug adds personality and softens the hard lines of a modern bed frame and dresser, adding visual interest and providing contrast against hard edges.
7. Add Storage
If your bedroom features only minimal closet or dresser storage space, add additional storage solutions for orderliness. Even better: build in narrow bookcases as cabinets to give extra shelving space for books, art pieces and trinkets.
Place an IKEA MOSSLANDA or KNOPPANG picture ledge next to your bed for eyeglasses, clip-on lamps and essentials storage – an easy DIY hack with near invisible results! It makes an attractive visual statement as well!
Painting is one cost-effective solution for refreshing a bedroom, but wallpapering accent walls or ceilings is another creative and dramatic way to do it. Lowengart suggests wallpaper on ceilings as an inexpensive solution that creates a pleasant surprise when you wake up each day.