26 Easy Bedroom Makeover Ideas That Will Make Your Space Look Brand New
If you want to retreat to a relaxing space at the end of the day (and who doesn’t?), you don’t have to invest thousands of dollars for a top-to-bottom makeover. All of these ideas are simple enough to pull off in a day or two and will make a dramatic difference in your room.
Buy new bedding.
If you don’t already have one, consider a duvet or comforter. New bedding can create a whole new look, taking your room from graphic to girly, modern to classic, primary to pastel and more.
Add new hardware.
Replace old drawer handles and pulls with decorative ones. This low-effort trick adds personality and style to nondescript or inexpensive furniture. Want proof: The rings on this nightstand perfectly match the nautical theme.
Hook up a headboard.
Make even the simplest bed look lush and sleek with a wall-mounted headboard. You can even create a fun painted-on version using a wall stencil headboard.
Dress up the dresser.
Adding a statement-making display on top of your storage will draw the eye away from overflowing drawers (our favorite little trick). This home takes advantage of a hanging poster and brass figurings, but framed family photos also do the trick.
Clear the clutter.
Rid the bedroom of anything that isn’t conducive to relaxation or romance. This includes the TV, since research shows having one in the boudoir hinders sleep. At the very least, hide any stress-inducing clutter in a stylish container.
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Create a reading corner.
All it takes is a cozy chair, a standing lamp and a new book to make the corner of your bedroom feel like a brand new space.
Add interesting trim.
The simple addition of rickrack, ribbon or trim borders on bed skirts, pillowcases or shams can yield glowing results. The blue details on this bedding ties in colors from the headboard and creates a cohesive look.
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Lay down a rug.
Adding a properly-sized area rug makes a room look bigger and more pulled together, even on top of carpeting. One warning: Be sure to choose one that’s large enough to tuck under the bed and at least one other piece of furniture.
Get your move on.
Even a slight shift in a room’s furniture or decor (especially bookshelf styling) can add new life to familiar quarters, so don’t be afraid to shake things up. And while you’re at it, rotate and flip your mattress to prevent uneven wear.
Dress up your windows.
Add some “wow” to windows with a valance. Complement solid-print curtains with a pattern valance, and vice versa.
Turn off overhead lights.
For a tranquil space, keep bedroom lighting subdued. Nightstand lamps or wall sconces should be close enough for bedtime reading, but use three-way bulbs so you can adapt the wattage to your needs or mood.
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Bring in a bench.
Nothing elevates a bedroom faster than a bench at the end of the bed. This woven bamboo and seagrass design offers storage, bonus seating and a natural touch to the space.
Make the room come to life.
Houseplants generate oxygen and remove toxins from the air. You can buy plants on Amazon or head to your local nursery for watering, feeding and maintenance tips. If your thumb is far from green, ask which plants are hardest to kill.
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Use a statement mirror.
Not only do mirrors reflect light and make rooms feel bigger (a nice touch for small bedrooms), but the stainless grain on this modern design also adds a touch of luxury.
Monitor your pillow population.
Pillows can be comfy and cute, but they shouldn’t take up more than half of the bed. Two sets of appropriately sized bed pillows and a lumbar pillow are all you need. Different textures will help liven up your display, too.
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Hang a romantic canopy.
If you want your master suite to be the ultimate serene escape, this flowing canopy is the fastest way to achieve this vibe. It’s one part glamorous and one part bohemian.
Add texture on the walls.
These days wallpaper doesn’t have to be the hassle it once was thanks to stick-on designs. Here, you can see what a striking statement blue sea grass wallpaper makes, while also creating a calming space.
Don’t match too much.
It’s tempting to buy the “bed in a bag,” but nothing is more mind-numbing and impersonal than having everything in a room match. Rooms with a variety of colors and patterns have the most personality.
Incorporate a new accent color.
A formerly navy blue and white bedroom is given a new life when gold touches are added into the mix. Use accessories to achieve this look or paint a small piece of furniture, like the nightstand.
Add a statement chandelier.
Even though everything in this traditional room is unquestionably stylish, adding a light fixture draws the eye upwards (making the room feel bigger) and turns an otherwise safe room into a glamorous space.
Bring in something vintage.
Changing the finish on an existing piece is a small investment that will pay off big time when it comes to the design in your room. If you don’t want to DIY an existing piece, purchase something new to replace a piece in your room that doesn’t scream “unique.”
Add fresh flowers.
You’ll be surprised what some fresh peonies will do on your nightstand. This is especially important if you have a neutral bedroom. Just add colorful blooms on the weekly to keep it lively.
Paper just one wall.
Replace a classic item.
Give walls a face lift.
Hang art behind decor.
You’ll be shocked how different your gold table lamp and dresser look when a huge modern painting is hung behind it. Suddenly you’ve got a vignette instead of simply a plain surface.
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