Bedroom Decorating Ideas -Paint, Bedroom Storage & More

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6 Bedroom Decorating Ideas - Paint, Storage, Lighting & More

The best bedroom decorating ideas cleverly layer color, fabric, texture, furnishings, lighting and accessories to create relaxing bedrooms. These are beautiful bedrooms, perfect for retreating and sleeping. Bedrooms that successfully pull this off blend colors, textures and features. If your bedroom feels a little ad hoc, junky or thrown together, here are 6 simple bedroom decorating ideas and trends to make them work harder.

bedroom paint ideas

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Bedroom Decorating Ideas 

Bedrooms provide a place to rest or sleep. But we expect them to do more. Your bedroom decorating ideas should include functional storage like bedroom cabinets, end of bed storage, wardrobes and nightstands. Hide away, put away, organize and disguise, using pieces as an opportunity to create features or focal points.

Lisle 2 Drawer NightstandLisle 2 Drawer Nightstand

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Other accessories including bedroom chairs, an occasional tables, television stand or bookcases are options to use and enjoy the space.

white shiplap and curtains

Curtains can give you a better night sleep, along with some privacy, while your lighting can make your bedroom feel bigger, fresher and provide great task lighting. Each element helps to give you added functionality as well as a look you want.

Small bedrooms need more attention. Your aim is to create the illusion of more floor space and make your bedroom feel larger. Your choice of  furniture, wall paint colors and pieces of furniture in the room can all help to make your bedroom feel spacious. This post covers wall paint, window treatments, lighting, storage, fabric and texture and bedding.

Upholstered Storage Bench

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6 Simple Bedroom Decorating Ideas-Transforming Your Bedroom

1. Bedroom Paint Ideas

Your choice of wall paint colors for your bedroom is vital to getting a good night's sleep. Color is such a powerful force that even a small amount can have a dramatic effect. Use researched bedroom colors for sleep for your bedroom paint. I painted a wall pale yellow. At night it looked soft and dewy but in the morning the walls would throw up shades of green that made me feel nauseous. Undertones are very important, don't ignore them. 

gray bedroom

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To test bedroom paint colors, paint samples onto large boards. Move boards around the room and into corners morning, noon and evening light. Do these wall colors make you feel refreshed? Do you want to live with them? Within 3 days you will know. 

 Adding color

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As walls are your largest area of color, go for paint colors you love. Consider your furniture style and decorating theme, the amount of natural light in your room and the size of the bedroom. Bedroom paint colors are often lighter neutral shades because they are versatile. They allow you to change your bedroom decorating theme without changing your wall paint. 

prints above your bedhead

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If you prefer more color, but not sure how much color you can live with, add one or two color accents in small amounts. Often rooms don't need more color. They need a focal point or feature to anchor it. 

eclectic headboard

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If your bedroom doesn't have architectural features like a fireplace, mantel, headboard or bed canopy you can create them. 

colorful headboard

Still aching for a navy blue or dark gray bedroom? Do it! Use bedroom decorating ideas like bedding, wall decor and cushions to lift and balance your room, creating a dramatic, interesting bedroom. Rust is trending and great to lift your color palette. 

Dark walls and white bedding

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2. Bedroom Storage Furniture

Bedroom storage is always an issue. There is just never enough. You need storage but you don't want a bedroom overstuffed with furniture. Instead, get clever with what you've got. Try updating pieces you already own by painting them in chalk paint, polishing or staining or go metallic!

chalk painted piece by lilyfield life

Source : Lilyfield - painted furniture

If you have an existing closet and a small amount of wardrobe space, these bedroom storage hangers can create space. For a few dollars, its worth the investment.

bedroom storage - amazon

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If you need a compete closet storage update, you can find decorative as well as functional ideas that come in kits.

SuiteSymphony 72"W - 108"W Closet System

Source - Wayfair 

When it comes to bedroom storage its worth hunting around, mixing it up and thinking outside the box. 

storage hutch in hallway | be a beautiful storage solution to an the too common lack of storage ...

3. Bedroom Lighting

Don't underestimate the effects of lighting in your bedroom. Lighting strongly influences mood. Soft, calm lighting is important for those times you want to relax, unwind and get ready for sleep. Quality task lighting is perfect for reading, using a computer or watching television.

soft lighting

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That means more than one light source is needed, especially if your natural lighting is limited. If you have one ugly light bulb in the middle of the ceiling - replace it. The trend is pendant lighting but that is not the only trend in town. Upcycle your lamp bases or lampshades to compete your look.

Guest bedroom at the Esher project in grey and gold

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Dimmer switches and lamps are a great way to change a room's mood. But there is no need to be subtle. Use a chandelier, wall sconce or candle holders to create a great bedroom effect and a ceiling fan for bedroom comfort.

52" Wilburton 5 Blade Ceiling Fan with Remote

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4. Bedroom Window Treatments

Your bedroom window treatments, drapes and curtains should complement your bedroom theme. You can make them a focal point if your room lacks interesting features. Patterns can be overpowering and used with discretion. 

window curtains

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Thin black curtain rods are trending. Using these dark thin curtain rods adds a little contrast and helps to define the often neglected space towards the ceiling.

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But more than their visual appeal, window treatments they should allow natural light in, keep chills out and provide privacy. Investigate a combination of blinds, voiles, curtains or shutters to get your look.

Thermal backed curtains are not overly expensive, they help light sleepers by blocking out noise as well as light. 

Blackout Thermal Rod Pocket Single Curtain Panel

Source: block out curtains - Wayfair 

Plantation shutters are another window alternative and perfect if you want a no fuss, minimalist look.

Laura Ashley Shutter Collection - Thomas Sanderson

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And if you like to DIY curtains here are some easy diy curtain ideas to help you.

curtains made from shower curtains

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5. Bedroom Decorating Ideas Using Fabric and Texture

boho bedroom

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Fabric and texture are under utilized and can create sensational bedrooms. Think beyond the stacked dozen pillows on your bed and think of striking patterns and rich textures for the quirkiest looks ever.

fabric light fitting

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And, they don't all have to be on your bed. 

Upholstered Wall Panels

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Bedding is one way to instill textured grandeur into your bedroom but what about swapping out throws, curtains, light fitting, or a wall feature? 

calming bedroom

6. Bedding Decor

Different bedding styles can instantly accelerate your bedroom makeover. Choose chic or smart, floral, country or simple. Patterned and color are useful to change the look of your room from one season to the next. If you have a lot going on you might want pure white bedding as a contrast. The cotton blend bedding below comes in white, light gray and mid-gray. Each one gives a different look.

Chevron Quilt Set Tommy Bahama Bedding

Bed linen colors can harmonize or contrast with your bedroom themes. Patterns can be mixed; such as using checked pillow cases with plain ones or floral fabrics with stripes.

Turtle Cove Quilt Set Tommy Bahama Bedding

Source: Wayfair

In the end, linen or cotton sheets, blankets or duvet, throws or rectangular pillows or square ones, what matters is how comfortable you feel when you’re in bed.