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How to Redecorate a Bedroom

July 17, 2023 4 min read

Fresh wallpaper, new furniture, and a unique piece of décor like a t-shirt blanket will help you fall in love with your bedroom again. 

 So – you're tired of your current bedroom? Perhaps the wall paint is starting to fade, and you never really liked that shade of green anyway. Or, maybe it's been years, and you're feeling like stepping into a new chapter in your life (and what better way to start than by redecorating?). Either way, you're going to want to do it properly. After all, if you go in without a plan, you might end up with a bedroom you dislike more than the one you currently have!

Do you want to learn how to redecorate a bedroom in a way that makes the most of the space? If so, continue reading.

Get a Feel of the Room

Before throwing old sheets on the floor and getting the paint tin out, before dragging your bed so that your head faces the north rather than the south – stand in your bedroom and get a feel for it. Consider what it looks like right now, and then let your mind wander to what it could look like. It is the moment for inspiration, so feel free to get creative! You could even sketch some decorating ideas before proceeding with any form of decorating.

Decide on a Color Pallet

One of the trickiest parts of redecorating a bedroom has to be picking the right color pallet. This decision will change the entire feel of the room. Generally, it's best to go for a simple color scheme; instead of mixing your three favorite colors, pick just one and then choose a couple of shades to complement it. For example, soft greys and peaches make dark blue pop really well!

De-clutter

You're redecorating a room, not decorating a new one, so you'll have a bunch of stuff to de-clutter before you really get started. De-clutter as much as possible to start with a fresher bedroom canvas. It'll show you just how much space you really have!

Paint and/or Hang Wallpaper

Once you've chosen a color pallet, you can bring it to life by painting the walls and/or hanging wallpaper. A patterned wallpaper on the wall behind the bed will add warmth and texture to the space. You could let the color and pattern of the bedroom wallpaper pop while keeping the rest of the walls generally muted and soft, allowing the wallpaper to become the focal point of the room.

Move and Add Furniture

When redecorating a room, you likely have a bunch of great bedroom furniture to work with – you don't have to get rid of it all! See if you can change the room by simply moving the furniture around. Sometimes, moving one piece of furniture from one place to the next is enough to change the entire room's feeling! Plus, you might find it gives you more space.

Of course, you can add more furniture, especially if you have the space. A cute new dressing table in the corner with drawers and a mirror will provide a lovely place to get ready in the morning.

Throw Down Brand-new Cushions and Blankets

Luckily, there is a simple but extremely effective way of redecorating a room – throwing down new cushions and blankets. You can really make a bedroom pop this way. It's like an open home décor secret that this easy decoration tip can really change a room without much effort!

Of course, for it to work, you'll need to choose the right cushions and blankets. Consider going unique with custom throw pillows or custom blankets that show off your personal tastes. One great idea is creating your very own t-shirt blanket! This involves sewing old t-shirts onto a blanket to create a unique design. Just gather up all the old t-shirts you no longer wear (but still love), and you'll have a piece of bedroom décor that represents who you are!

T-shirt pillows are another option for this fantastic and unique method, still allowing you to make the most of your old t-shirt designs. Pillow designs like this will make you feel more comfortable when getting comfy in your bed at the end of the day.

Hang Décor Off the Walls

Another simple way to decorate a bedroom is by hanging décor off the walls. You can get as creative as you like at this point, perhaps hanging a gallery wall of your favorite photographs. You could even choose a large piece of artwork to use as the room's focal point. Another great idea is hanging a large antique mirror in the bedroom – this is especially good if you have a small bedroom, as it will make the room feel larger thanks to the reflections.

Get Creative with Lighting

The right lighting can change a room's dynamic and overall feel, so get creative with it. Layered lighting is best, so avoid sticking to one type of light fixture. Instead, use a mix of wall lights, floor lamps, and small lamps to create beautifully layered, soft lighting.

Add Something Unique

Your bedroom should be just as unique as you are. So, while it's great to look at endless bedroom ideas and take inspiration, you should also consider adding something special. When deciding on this, keep your personality in mind. For example, if you're an avid reader, you could create a tiny reading nook in the corner, fit with small stickers or posters of your favorite book quotes. Or, if you're a space enthusiast, consider lighting up the room with a starry night or moon lamp. Of course – the t-shirt blanket would also be a perfectly unique addition!

Learn to Love Your Bedroom Again

Breathing life into tired bedroom décor can either be a simple job or a week of work – it's up to you! Perhaps you simply want to give the room some new extras, like a bespoke t-shirt, blanket, or pillow. Or, you may want to change the location of all the furniture, repaint the walls, and install brand-new lighting! Either way, putting effort into changing your bedroom will help you learn to love the space once more.


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