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8 Bedroom Design Ideas and Decor Tips

Thursday May 10th, 2018

You can’t really assign too much importance to the bedroom. After all, it’s where you are going to recharge after the long and stressful days life so often throws your way. That being said, it’s probably the room in which you need to feel most comfortable and at ease. Keep reading below for some bedroom ideas and design tips to bump your space up a few notches on the coziness meter.

Tip 1. Pillows, Pillows, Pillows

You might think your bed looks boring. Well, perhaps you just need to add more pillows. Erin from Meadow Lake talks about pillows as a sort of “jewelry” for the bed. Here are a few of her ideas.


blue pattern pillows on a white bed

Tip 2. Fill the blank wall above your bed

That blank space above your bed can be a real bummer. You can fill it with, oh let’s see, a quilt, or a mirror, or a painting, or a chalkboard…the list is long. Let creativity be your guide on this one, and take a look below to jump start the process.


hung photos above bed

Tip 3. Save Space

This could mean affixing lamps and nightstands to walls. Also, mounting a wall lamp frees up space on your nightstand. Doors that swing in and out are great, but barn doors can free up space for a comfy chair or hamper to be placed where a normal door would need space to open. The tips in the article are for small bedrooms, but no matter the size of your bedroom, you’ll probably be able to get some sort of inspiration from their ideas.

barn door in bedroom


Tip 4. Aim for Consistency

Your bedroom can be spic and span, but the design can still look cluttered and off. This is probably sign of a lack of consistency. Consistency can be accomplished by the headboard can match wall decorations for example. This Better Homes and Gardens piece takes things a step further by helping you understand how to unify your master bedroom and bath. The point is making sure common threads tie everything together and give a sense of completeness.

matching hardware in bedroom and bathroom


Tip 5. Establish a Bedroom Focal Point

There are many ways to go about this, and the dimensions of your room will dictate which moves are right for you. Here is a great collection of bedroom focal points for you to peruse at your leisure.

Master bedroom with wall and furniture focal points


Tip 6. Scale Matters

A bigger bed calls for a bigger bedside lamp, a smaller bed calls for…you get the idea. There are actually a few more things to consider here though, and mydesignguide has a great resource providing Dos and Donts when it comes to beside lamps.

bedside lamps


Tip 7. Color without the commitment

Want color in your space but not the commitment of painting the entire wall? You can just slap on small sections of color to complement your accessories instead of painting your entire wall that particular color. These tips are specifically for apartment tenants, but you can take the same ideas and apply them to your space as well.


bedroom with lots of color

Tip 8. Don’t neglect the floor

A four-by-six rug by the bed does the trick for many bedrooms. But to get more detailed, here is a more complete and specific set of instructions that delves into measuring and mapping the bedroom, coordinating colors, matching the mood, and rug placement.

black and white striped rug in bedroom

We hope these 8 tips had your feeling bedroom design inspired. Share your inspiration with friends!

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