7 Ideas for Recharging Your Bedroom Space

Bedroom with leather upholstered headboard

Is your bedroom décor stuck in a rut? Are you suffering from major boredom in the bedroom, style-wise? Then it’s time to spice things up a bit. Here are seven ways to revitalize your bedroom decor—and make your escape from the rest of the world an enjoyable one.

1.     Change Your Look with a Headboard

Not only does an upholstered headboard add instant style to any bedroom, it also gives you a chance to infuse your own personality into your room. Make it masculine with straight lines and leather or go glamorous with a sultry shape, luxe material and nail head trim. You can’t loose with any combination you choose.

Use a mirror to create a focal point over the bed

2.     Create a Focal Point

Make a statement on the wall space above your headboard with a striking focal point. Consider hanging a large-scale mirror or artwork, creating a mini-gallery with a grid of framed photos, or framing your bed with a panel of fabric for welcome pattern and color. Or, try a combination of any of the above as we’ve done here.

Hang a chandelier over the bed to create a focal point

3.     Hang a Chandelier Over Your Bed 

Once reserved for grand entrances and formal dining rooms, chandeliers have made their way into the bedroom. And why shouldn’t you add the same kind of luxurious ambiance to your personal space? Draw the eye to the main feature in your room by hanging your lighting fixture centered over your bed. Just be sure to leave enough clearance so you won’t bump your head when you sit up in bed.

If you're having trouble striking the right layout for your space, consider floating your bed in the center of the room

4.     Float Your Bed

Consider floating your bed away from the walls for a change of pace. It may feel a little unorthodox, but you might find that it opens up the room, creating a spacious feeling and improving the traffic flow. Depending on your space, you can float your bed at an angle or move it to the center of the room to create functionality and visual interest. 

Bring patterns into your bedroom for added detail

5.     Play with Patterns

The bedroom provides plenty of opportunities to make a splash with patterns – so do! Start with the centerpiece of your room, the bed. Look for a comforter in a show-stopping print, then layer in accenting prints with your throw pillows, seating, rug or window treatments. Using a variety of patterns adds tons of visual interest, and as long as you mix the scale of the prints and use a cohesive color palette to pull it all together, you’ll love the look.

Use a rug to add extra softness to your bedroom

6.     Throw Down a Rug

Give yourself a warm surface to walk on when your feet hit the floor in the morning with an area rug. The right rug also enhances your decorating scheme by adding coordinating color and texture. If you choose a pattern, be sure to pull at least one of the colors from your bedding, wall art or window treatments. Alternatively, if you already have a lot of pattern in your room, go easy on the eyes with a solid color.

7.     Add a Bench

The foot of the bed is a natural place for extra seating. Add a bench or ottoman to create a comfortable spot to sit and tie your shoes, toss an extra blanket or, yes, to even throw your clothes. Better yet, make it upholstered for that extra hit of color.

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    January 29, 2015

    Hi, can I buy your bedroom photo images ? If we can, how much is it and what is the procedure ? Thanks for your attention.

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      January 30, 2015

      Hi Nikkolas,
      Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, our images are not for purchase.
      The How to Decorate Team

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    June 2, 2014

    looking for a small sofa or chaise lounge for my daughter’s (17) bedroom. Her colors are Chocolate brown and pale pink. She only has a small space, getting rid of the desk she doesn’t use, would get more use out of a place to sit
    any ideas?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      June 6, 2014

      Hi Laura,

      Thanks for your comment. What a fun project. I’m sure your daughter is thrilled about her room makeover! We love the idea of incorporating a comfy seating space into her bedroom. One of our favorite options is our Sofia Settee in Chocolate Flaxen. The feminine lines will be at home in any girly space, but it’s still classic enough to grow with her. Or even head off to her first apartment in several years!

      Happy Decorating,
      The How to Decorate Team