How To Give Your Basic Bedroom A Mod Makeover
Small or large, these easy upgrades can work in any sized space.
Out of all the spaces in your home, we're willing to bet you spend the most time in your bedroom. And so you should -- it’s your sanctuary. The bedroom should be a considered space, to enhance relaxation; and, of course, a place to retreat, rest and revive. However, it is often the most overlooked room in the house when it comes to decorating, simply because nobody sees it but you.
You’ll be surprised how a few wallet-friendly fixes and fresh interior design can instantly change the aesthetic and vibe of your boudoir. If yours needs a quick refresh, here are five easy transformers to give your space the makeover it deserves.
1. An Accent Wall Is The Feature For You
It’s not called a ‘feature’ for nothing -- when you paint, cover, or clad a wall it becomes the focal point of the bedroom and changes the whole look of your space. A bedroom feature wall will add character and depth to the room -- and can even trick the eye into seeing the area as bigger than it is.
When it comes to choosing the right wall to highlight as a feature wall and the best colour to use, it helps to consider the room’s lighting, along with basic colour theory. Paint is your winning ticket to designing bedroom accent walls that reflect your taste and personality - and if that taste or personality should change? Simply paint over it.
2. Let The Bed Be The Head
If your master bedroom is tiny, you might be tempted to downsize your bed -- but don’t. Even in the smallest of spaces, a bed that is unapologetic, bold and comfortably inviting is going to set the whole room at ease.
A beautiful feature bedhead can set the tone for the room by serving as the centrepiece –- but make sure it isn’t competing against your feature wall by choosing something in clean, neutral tones. This will really pop against a coloured accent wall and help lay the foundations for a contemporary, modern bedroom.
If you like reading before bed, consider purchasing a soft, upholstered bedhead to lean against, like the Memphis Framed Bed Frame from Snooze, which comes in various fabric colours to suit your style.
3. By Your Side
No bedroom is complete without a pair of bedside tables. Practical, pretty and available in various styles, they help anchor the room visually.
While your bedside tables are a great spot to place a few useful and decorative items (think: a lamp to read by and cast a soft glow at night, a plant to bring colour and life to the room, or a framed photo) you don’t want to clutter the top of the table. Who wants to knock over a million knickknacks as you blindly fumble for the snooze button in the morning!?
Two matching bedside tables are usually the go-to (although there’s nothing wrong with mixing it up if you’re into a more eclectic aesthetic!). By co-ordinating bedside tables with your bed head -- like the Snooze Memphis Bedside Table paired with the Memphis framed bed frame (above) - you bring a sense of balance and unity to your personal sanctuary.
4. Rug Up
When it comes to bedroom styling, people often overlook how much of an impact a rug can make, adding warmth, texture and pizazz to your bedroom. Layering rugs is a great way to play with different colours and patterns, or to experiment with trends without a big financial outlay.
A rug is also a clever way to hide carpet stains, minimise noise and protect your floors from being scuffed by a heavy bed frame. Simply place under or along the bottom edge of your bed to give your bedroom a quick and cosy makeover.
If you go for a big rug in your bedroom, think neutral. Take cues from your bed frame’s upholstery, your bedroom furniture, or your bedding to decide on the right rug. If the space is smaller, go bolder. Try a rug with stripes to create drama and the illusion of more space. And remember, always use a liner underneath to keep your rug from slipping or creeping.
5. Don't Forget The Window Treatment
Get a new view from the inside out by adding fresh curtains to your boudoir. Make sure your panels are long enough to just hit the floor or ledge and pick something at least twice as wide as the width of the window. In smaller quarters, having your drapes hang from ceiling to floor will make the room feel taller and more spacious.
When it comes to the fabric and colour of your curtains, consider the mood and lighting of the room and decide if you want them to blend with the décor or to really pop. Whether you opt for light, sheer fabrics or something more luxurious like velvet, curtains are one of the best ways to pull a master bedroom together and inject a sense of intimacy and privacy.
No matter which style you choose, the softness of curtains works beautifully in rooms made for sleeping. Sweet dreams!