Your bedroom is your sanctuary; it is the place where you go at the end of the day to unwind and to rejuvenate for the next day. Your bedroom should reflect who you are. It should reflect your personal taste. Is your bedroom plain and boring? Adding a few accessories may help transform your bedroom from “boring” to distinctively “yours”. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
The bed is usually the focal point of the bedroom. So why not really make it stand out by purchasing or making a fun headboard to show it off? Then keep the rest of your accessories on a small to medium scale so it doesn’t seem so overwhelming. For a cheaper alternative, you could “paint” a headboard onto the wall behind your bed or you could just paint the entire wall an accent color of your choice.
The furniture you have in your bedroom helps define your style; it reflects who you are. What other furniture can be used in the bedroom? You could have an accent chair, an armoire, nightstands, a chest, dressers, desks, shelves, or a complete matching bedroom set. For furniture with fabrics, choose something with a fun, bold pattern that you love.
There are tons of different forms of wall décor. There is metal wall art, paintings, photographs…You could create a collage of framed photographs that show various aspects of your life. How about printing them in black and white or hanging them in brightly colored frames? As for the walls themselves, you could try a faux finish painting technique for something different.
Lighting either makes or breaks a room’s design. The right amount of lighting can complement a space, while too little or too harsh lighting may detract from its design. Fun lighting fixtures may include ceiling fixtures, wall sconces, and bedside lamps.
There are too many accessories to name, but a few other things you may bring into the bedroom to make it a little more personalized are ceramics vases, freshly cut flowers, fun colored throw pillows, and even candles.
Your bedroom doesn’t have to be boring. It can be more than just a bed and a place to sleep at night. It may help to determine your personal style first; then, throw in a couple accessories to make your bedroom a place you want to retreat to at the end of the day.
Where to find creative accents for the bedroom:
- Check out YLighting.com for some neat bedroom lighting ideas.
- MetalWallArt.com has some neat metal pieces.
- At CrateAndBarrel.com, you will find some cool accessories for any room.