Since you may spend several hours each day in your bedroom, you want your room to be an expression of your unique style and give you a sense of comfort. Making a few changes to your bedroom can help you achieve your ideal decor.
Use Color Theory
You should use pastel or muted tones when you are painting your bedroom or selecting bedding. Since you will be sleeping in your bedroom, you want the area to emphasize relaxation by using soothing colors. This does not mean there are any colors you should avoid. All colors have a tone, tint and hue, which can prevent any color from being overbearing.
Color theory can help you choose complementary colors, but this does not mean you need to use large amounts of all the colors in your chosen theme. For example, blue, green and orange are a triad color scheme. You might want to focus more on shades of blue, while adding some green and orange through accessories.
Mix Up Your Shapes
Think about the staple pieces of furniture in your bedroom and find ways to contrast those shapes with other furniture pieces. For example, although your bed is usually rectangular, the headboard may give your bed a rounded look. You will want to contrast the rounded shape with angular pieces, such as geometric bedding sets or designs, or by using a square dresser inside your room. For more visual interest, choose shapes that are unexpected, such as swirls or abstract shapes.
Your bedroom may be small and you want to make the room feel like it is larger. Focus on your window to create a spacious feel to your room. When possible, use light-colored curtains that are easy to open and let in light. Lacy curtains are ideal when you want some privacy, but do not want to occlude the window. Mirrors can also make your room feel larger, especially if you place them appropriately. You should hang a large mirror on the wall, opposite of your window. Since the mirror will reflect your window, you will feel like you have more windows and light, which gives the illusion of more space.
If you do not want bare walls but feel like painting the walls is too much, you may want to consider making your own artwork or purchasing inexpensive art to hang on your walls. Adding artwork can be helpful if you enjoy changing the look of your bedroom frequently, and do not want to repaint often. Making or buying art for your bedroom allows you many opportunities to rearrange items as your mood and interests change.
There is no reason to be stuck with a boring bedroom decor. By changing some of the design elements in your room, you can completely change the look and feel of your bedroom.