According to new research highlighted by the New York Post, the average American will spend 36 years in bed over the course of their lifetime.
That’s a lot of time, so why not transform it into a space you love?
No matter the size of your bedroom, there are always ways to breathe new life into and upgrade your space.
Declutter the Room
First and foremost, when styling your bedroom, you’ll want to start with a clean slate.
This means you’ll need to declutter your space.
Start by going through your drawers and closet and purge any items you no longer use. Deep clean all your surfaces as well as the nooks and crannies you might forget about on a daily basis.
By removing clutter and cleaning surfaces, you’ll be able to see your bedroom as a blank canvas before decorating.
Create an Accent Wall
Even though your bedroom is a place to rest and relax, that doesn’t mean it has to be boring.
Whether it’s with wallpaper or a fresh coat of paint, an accent wall can make the room feel bigger or even cozier depending on your choice.
Wallpaper comes in a variety of colors and designs and is a good option if you’re looking for a fun way to add personality to your bedroom.
Typically when choosing wallpaper, you’ll want to go with smaller designs if you’re looking to achieve a playful, bright look and more classic patterns with bold colors if you want to create a formal feel.
Wallpaper murals are also a great option and will provide a refreshing and attention-grabbing way to transform your bedroom.
If you want your accent wall to seamlessly blend with the rest of the room, consider painting it two shades darker than the other walls in your room.
You can also match the accent wall with the boldest color from the print of a throw pillow or the bedspread in your bedroom.
If you have open wall space you want to cover, consider adding some artwork.
Don’t panic if you can’t find a piece of art big enough to fill up the space.
Simply follow the rule of threes.
This means you’ll hang three picture frames or pieces of art of the same size side-by-side.
A great place to use this trick is above your bed. Make sure the frames are hung at least 4 – 6 inches above your headboard.
Toss in Some Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are a great option to add pops of color and depth to your bedroom.
If your bedspread is a solid color, look for throw pillows with designs and textures to add a level of contrast and dimension to your bed.
When arranging the pillows on your bed, start with the largest in the back and work your way down to the smallest in the front.
Style a Bed Tray
Adding a styled tray to the edge of your bed is a great way to round out the look of your bedroom.
If you’ve never styled a tray before, don’t worry. There’s no right or wrong way to do it because it’s all in what you make of it.
Here are some general ideas to get started:
- Trays come in all shapes, sizes, and materials, so choose one that works with the size of your bed and aligns with the overall look of the room.
- Depending on the size of the tray, you can use a stack of books as a foundational piece to work around.
- Greenery and flowers are always a great choice to add height to your tray. Since this tray will be on your bed, you might want to consider going with an artificial plant or flowers to avoid any water spills on your bedspread.
- Candles are also a great option to take up space or add some varying height to the display you’re creating.
Ditch the Curtains
Window treatments act as the finishing touch of the look and feel of your room.
Many times people use curtains as a way to cover their windows.
But, those same curtains can look tired after a while and having to swap them out to match your upgrades can get tiring.
That’s why, if you’re looking for a timeless option that works with whatever style you choose, consider custom wooden window shutters.
Window shutters in a bedroom offer a variety of benefits including:
- Control over how much natural light comes into your room
- Provide a layer of privacy
- They’ll blend with whichever design style you choose
- They’re functional
- They look nice and will last a lifetime when built and installed properly
A few new design touches are sometimes all it takes to update your bedroom and these five ideas are a good place to start.