Out of every space in a home, your bedroom is without a doubt the most personal. Even though it's an area many of your guests may never actually see, it still deserves a great deal of attention. It's where you recharge, reflect on the day, and even spend time reading a book, so it only makes sense for it to feature the right color palette and furnishings. And let’s not forget that it also has to showcase your design style accurately and complement the overall aesthetic that’s reflected in other areas of your home.
Modern farmhouse style puts a fresh twist on rustic details to create a modern space that feels both homey and chic. Case in point, this lovely bedroom by Amber Interior Design based in Calabasas, California. Wood paneled walls were brightened up with white paint. A pretty headboard and accent pillows evoke cozy feelings. The cherry on top is the wicker mirror that lends a stylish bohemian vibe.
Although the words "contemporary" and "modern" are often used interchangeably, they are not the same. Modern refers to a specific decorating style that first arose in the 1920s and became extremely popular as it modified into mid-century modern during the 1950s and 1960s. Contemporary refers to the popular decorating styles at any given time. As mid-century modern is currently very contemporary, the words have become synonymous.
We're willing to bet you spend the most time in your bedroom out of any other space in your home. However, it can be hard to decorate a master bedroom that hits every note — a calm, organized retreat that helps you sleep without sacrificing your personal style and aesthetic. Follow these simple tips to nail a master bedroom makeover without spending a ton of time or money.
To be completely honest, I was a sceptic about the whole “curtains are necessary” thing. In our last bedroom, we had cellular shades, and I never ended up hanging curtains. I didn’t get what the big deal was. In this bedroom, we do plan on adding cellular shades as well, but now I know that curtains do SO much more for a space rather than just blocking light or adding privacy.
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Typically, the palette for modern rustic décor is a neutral one, heavily dependent on the warm tones of natural wood, along with lighter colors on the walls, bedding, window treatments, and accessories. This stylish bedroom by Metropole Architects puts a fresh twist on traditional, rustic decorating with a stunning dark blue wall. It is the perfect backdrop for the brown and blue colors used throughout the room. Another good looking trick worth stealing is the wood feature wall, which is actually wallpaper.
Instead of sticking with plain white walls, considering another neutral that adds a subtle yet bold twist. "Responding to an unusual Y-shaped floor plan required a strategy to pull light from all directions to create a range of shifting light experiences: Moody and subtle to the south; bright and open to the east," explain the designers behind Arent & Pyke. For a moodier bedroom that isn't full-on dark, try a steel blue gray like this one. And then lighten things up with colorful linens and keep things streamlined with bright a white ceiling and modern bedside sconce.
Incorporating a 2nd or 3rd light source to the bedroom can also make a huge difference. Ambient lighting can make a room feel so cozy. These budget friendly wall sconces that we added to the bedside are great. I love that these can be incorporated as a plug-in or hardwired. We kept it easy and did the plug-in method and covered the wire with a wire channel. It’s paintable so it blends right into the wall color.
The easiest way to refresh your room is with exclusive bedding and bathroom decor and accessories from Pier 1 Imports. Here you’ll find a unique selection of bath towels and bath accessories, including rugs, shower curtains, hampers, laundry baskets and so much more. We’ll help you add a breath of fresh air to your bedroom with a brand-new comforter, quilt, blanket, throw and decorative pillows. Planning a complete makeover, and going all out? Switch out old bedroom furniture for something new. Our wonderful selection features sleek, modern pieces to familiar, traditional designs—we have a variety of styles to choose from that will appeal to just about any taste. Casual and comfortable, contemporary and clean or bold, bright and beautiful, Pier 1 has the looks that will set your private retreat apart from all the rest.
If you’re stumped on what size rug to choose to go underneath your bed, this guide from The Home Depot is a great resource. It suggests that you should have about 3-ft. of rug space around the bed. We didn’t have enough room for this in our bedroom, so we opted for a 6×9 boho rug with a fun pattern and tassels. It tucks in nicely under the foot of our bed.
Bold black walls lend swagger to this sanctum by Griffin Carrick Design located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The room is a stunning mash-up of rustic, glam and midcentury modern styles. Soft accents including the light and airy curtains and luxurious sheepskin rugs offset the rustic wood headboard. Sprigs of eucalyptus and matching marble lamps flank the bed. The abstract wall on the right is a playful counterpoint to the rest of the furnishings.
When you decorate your home, start with your bedroom. Why? Because it’s your most personal space, and the one you spend your downtime in. Make it important! When you’re looking for ways to decorate your bedroom easily and cheaply, you might feel at a loss of where to start. It’s easy to do though, and here are some charming but cheap bedroom decorating ideas and DIY bedroom decor that won’t break your budget!
Your small bedroom may be a blessing for a better night’s sleep. The American Sleep Association recommends keeping stimulating activities out of the bedroom. They warn that distractions like the TV, internet, and work can disrupt your sleep patterns. So, the less there is to do in your bedroom, the more sleep you set yourself up for. How’s that for smart design?
It's the first thing a child will consider when putting together their bedroom, but adults tend to shy away from decorative themes. A theme can be a powerful unifying device, not to mention calming. In this Netherlands bedroom, the wall-covering, curtains and bedcover are all a classic toile de Jouy. The headboard is custom-made, and the side table is vintage.