Looking to decorate your bedroom but aren’t sure where to start? We’ve got some tips for you!
Bedrooms are sometimes neglected when it comes to decorating. Most visitors to your home hang out in your dining or living room. If you don’t have a partner who regularly spends the night, it’s easy to let your bedroom become cluttered. After all, no one sees it but you. That being said, it’s still a good idea to put some effort into decorating your bedroom. Depending on how much you sleep, you likely spend 5 to 9 hours a day there. If you like to watch TV or movies in bed or even do some work (no judgment), you spend even more time in your bedroom. Given just how long you’re in there, it’s a good idea to give your bedroom some love and attention. After all, our environment can affect us even while we’re sleeping. Convinced that it’s time to redecorate your bedroom? We’ve got advice for you. Here are some tips for decorating bedrooms!
Make your bed look nice
Your bed is the largest piece of furniture in your bedroom. This means that your eye is drawn to it and it is the main focal point of the room. Therefore, if you want to spruce up your bedroom, you should start by giving your bed a makeover. One way you can do this is through your choice of comforter, blanket, or futon. Since bedding usually needs to be changed according to the temperature, don’t be afraid to get seasonal colors or patterns. Buy some bright colors and fun patterns to liven up your bedroom this spring. You can get warm or neutral tones in the fall to bring some calmness and coziness to your bedroom.
In addition to getting some eye-catching bedding, you can buy some throw pillows for your bed. They will help take the look of your bed to the next level. Like with bedding, you can swap out your throw pillows with the seasons. Throw pillows are fairly small and light items that can easily be stored away in a box or closet.
Get a nice lamp
We spend a lot of time in our bedrooms at night. This means that instead of the sun, you’ll have to rely on a lamp for light. Why not get a stylish one? It will elevate the look of your bedroom. Unlike bedding and pillows, lamps aren’t so easy to change up seasonally. Make sure to get one that you’ll love all year long! We recommend neutral colors, such as black or brown. Metallics like silver or gold are also good choices.
Add a nightstand to your bedroom
Getting a nightstand doesn’t just make your bedroom look nicer. It also makes your bedroom more convenient. It’s a bit annoying to have to keep your phone on the bed or other side of the room while you sleep. If you use a more traditional alarm clock or read books before going to sleep, you’ll want a nearby place to store those items as well. Like with lamps, it’s best to get a nightstand that will match bedding of all colors and patterns. Stick with neutrals, and you’ll have a piece of furniture that will look good for years to come.
Get some artwork or hang up some photos
Don’t leave your bedroom walls bare and empty! Go get yourself some artwork! Find some paintings or prints that make you feel confident, inspired, and comfortable. You’ll be happy to see them before drifting off to sleep and when you get up in the morning.
Alternatively, you can frame some photos to hang on your walls. If photography is a hobby of yours, consider displaying some of your work in your bedroom. You might also want to put some pictures of your family or friends up on your walls.
If you struggle with sleep, make your bedroom a calming and relaxing place
While we all want our bedrooms to be calming and relaxing places, it’s especially important for insomniacs to try to get some sleep in a space where they feel comfortable. Is your bedding soft and cozy? If not, get some that make you enjoy the feeling of laying in bed. Before you go to bed, tidy up your room a bit. Clutter can make our minds feel disorganized and cause us to have a hard time sleeping. Finally, make sure your bedroom is dark enough to get some sleep in. If bright city lights come in through the window, get some thicker curtains or sturdier blinds.