Whether you prefer a modern bedroom style (like 27 percent of people) or a more traditional look (like 22 percent of people), you can’t deny that the look of your bedroom can have a big impact on your mood.
Isn’t it much easier to wake up in the morning and be productive when you’re surrounded by a soothing, well-placed decor that calms you down?
When it comes to bedroom decorating, it can be difficult to know where to start. If you’re lost in decorating, read on.
Below are some helpful bedroom tricks and hacks that you can try today to update your room and make it look brand new.
- Choose the right color
Creating a peaceful, soothing atmosphere in your bedroom starts with the right color. If you paint your walls in a great color, you can make your other decorating choices and make your room a place that instantly relaxes you.
In general, it is best to keep your bedroom walls neutral. Light primary colors work well for accent walls in other parts of the house. If you want to feel comfortable entering the bedroom, stick to softer colors.
White, gray, brown, and light blue are good options for your bedroom walls. Lavender and green can also be beautiful and relaxing.
If you need to use a more vibrant color, try to at least tone it down a little. For example, use a deep aubergine purple instead of a lighter version.
- Focus on the ceiling
Don’t think so much about how to decorate your walls that you forget to think about the ceiling.
What is the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning? For many people, it’s the ceiling. So why not freshen up with the rest of the room?
The idea of decorating your blanket may seem strange at first. However, there are many ways you can go about it.
For example, if you paint your bedroom, make sure you paint the ceiling too. You may also want to add a fun accent like wallpaper or structural elements like beams or moldings.
- Minimize clutter
Regardless of your personal decorating style, it is best if your bedroom is a clean, clear zone.
If you have a lot of clutter in your room, be it clothes scattered on the floor or tons of files and personal items crammed into every available space, it is hard to feel relaxed. Take the time to clear up your clutter and move everything that doesn’t belong in your bedroom to another part of the house.
Make sure you have a plan to organize your bedroom too. Invest in containers or partitions for your drawers and set up a basket for your dirty clothes so they don’t cover your carpet again.
- Buy furniture that fits
Be careful when measuring your room before buying furniture. Having accurate measurements makes it easier for you to find out what fits and what doesn’t.
If you have furniture that fits properly in the room, you are less likely to feel cramped or claustrophobic. None of these feelings are great when you try to relax and prepare for bed, is it?
Make sure you are looking for furniture that fits not only from a size perspective, but also from a decoration perspective. Look for pieces that don’t match what you already have and that match the decorations or colors you’d like to add to your bedroom.
- Set up a relaxing place
Of course, your bed should be a relaxing place. However, sometimes you want to relax in your bedroom and recharge your batteries without necessarily crawling into bed.
If you want your room to be paradise during the day, try creating a corner that is a relaxation zone just for you. Bring a couch or comfortable chair and footrest so you can sit back and read or listen to music alone.
You will be amazed at how much more you tend to spend time in your bedroom when you add an area like this. You may even find yourself skipping your nighttime binge watching session to go upstairs and read before going to sleep.
- Cover your windows
Every bedroom needs functional and attractive window covers.
Hang curtains that match the decor in your bedroom and block out the light well. This way, if you want to sleep at the weekend or if you have a lot of light outside that sneaks in at night (e.g. if you live in a busy city or have a bright street lamp outside your home), you won’t be woken up before you’re ready.
There are many different curtain styles you can choose from in stores and online. You can even create your own if you have access to a sewing machine and some basic sewing skills. Don’t miss this aspect of the decor.
- Let there be (a lot) of light
Your bedroom should have different lighting options. For example, bright ceiling lighting for the day and more subtle, orange lighting for the night.
You may also want to install a dimmer. In this way, you can easily adjust the brightness in the room to your needs.
Also set up an adjustable reading lamp. Once you’ve set this up, you don’t have to get up to turn the lights off when you’re finally ready to put your book away and go to sleep.
- Add outdoor details
It’s also a good idea to bring some details into your bedroom outdoors.
When you have aspects of nature in your room (whether real or artificial) you can feel calmer. Consider bringing some potted plants or artificial flowers to brighten up your space, add some color, and make it look more relaxed.
If plants are not your cup of tea, you can still enjoy some details outdoors in your bedroom. Think outside the box and bring shells or sea glass to remind you of the beach, or stones and crystals for a more earthy and ethereal vibe.
- Bring a statement
In general, most of the people prefer to keep the decor in their bedroom fairly simple and minimalist. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.
If you want to add a little more personality to your bedroom, bring a statement with you. It could be a unique piece of art, a fun character, or even something more functional like a turntable.
Some people choose their statement first when decorating. In this way, they can select additional decorative items that go well with them and do not overshadow them.
- Keep screens away
Do your best to keep screens off your bedroom. Do you really need a television or a computer there? If possible, your bedroom should be a screen-free zone.
The blue light of your favorite devices impairs your daily rhythm and makes it difficult for you to fall asleep and rest well when the night rolls around. Try reading or listening to peaceful music before bed instead of staying up all night watching TV or scrolling social media.
Going screen-free might feel strange at first. However, it will pay off in the long run if you wake up rested.
- Invest in a comfortable mattress
You spend about 26 years (yes, years) of your life sleep. Considering how much time you spend in bed, shouldn’t you have a comfortable one that promotes restful and rejuvenating sleep?
With the right mattress, every bedroom feels more luxurious and relaxing. Don’t be afraid to invest a little bit of money in a high-quality model that will last you and support you for years to come.
Check out these instructions Learn more about choosing the right mattress for your specific needs. Consider buying from a company with a long return policy. This way, you can try it out for several weeks or even months to see if it fits well before making a final commitment.
Try these bedroom tricks and hacks today
There you have it! Eleven helpful bedroom tricks and hacks that help you update your design and make your room a quiet place where you actually want to spend time.
Would you like to learn more about decorating or improving the mood in your home? If so, read the articles in the “Home Decor” and “Home Improvement” sections of our website today for more advice.