Your bedroom is the place where you spend most of your time (yes, insert the “we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping” fact here).
Naturally, you want to enjoy that time.
And one of the ways to achieve that is to design the room of your dreams. Today, we will take a look at 7 cool bedroom decorating ideas and styles. Hopefully, they will inspire you to create the bedroom you have always dreamed of!
Elegant Luxury – Keep It Classy
Classic luxury never goes out of style. It is elegant, chic, and always takes the top places among trends. This means, if you decorate your bedroom in this style, it will always be on point and may remain trendy throughout the years.
Now, there are plenty of ways to achieve the luxurious classy look in your bedroom. Firstly, you may want to start with an extra-tall mattress. It will give your room that sense of an expensive resort or a luxurious hotel. The best option, in this case, would be a quality hybrid mattress. And there’s a good place to find the best hybrid mattress for your needs – this article at SleepingOcean. You can browse through the top-rated hybrid mattresses and see which one could do both: give your room a luxurious look and help you sleep like a baby. Many of hybrid mattresses also have a plush pillow top for an extra loft and a cozier feel.
Adding a large headboard and a few pieces of high-quality furniture will make the room look finished. Tufted headboards typically look pricier and add that elegant Victorian touch. Stick to neutral, classy colors such as white, beige, light brown, light gray, or darker shades of green and blue. Don’t go overboard with the accessories, as those can make your bedroom look cluttered.
Minimalism – Keep It Simple
Minimalism doesn’t mean that you have to sleep on the floor or your bedroom walls should be painted hospital-while. The rule here is quite easy to remember: keep it simple. Muted colors, limited pieces of accessories, and functionality are the things you can find in almost any minimalistic interior. Many minimalists prefer a cooler color palette, so you may want to try whites, blues, grays, etc. These colors have a calming effect and create a serene ambiance in the room.
To prevent your bedroom from looking boring or somewhat “flat”, you can add more textures (like a larger hand-knitted blanket or a couple of textured pillows). Just make sure they look harmonious in the room.
Try to hide most of your stuff away to free up the space in the bedroom. Under-bed storage is always a good idea as it can help you declutter and use your space more efficiently. If you are planning to buy a new bed, you may want to invest in a taller frame. It will allow for enough space underneath where you can keep sliding boxes with all your stuff that can be hidden away.
Boho – Coziness All the Way
For me, the Boho interior style is the embodiment of coziness, warmth, and relaxation. It creates an atmosphere of comfort and that pleasant warm feeling you get when visiting someplace familiar and close to your heart.
No, there are very few rules when it comes to Boho. You are free to experiment with various accessories and décor pieces, but remember that Boho is not minimalistic and is never perfect. Multiple patterns and colors are welcome here, so you don’t have to hold back. However, if you want to be more conservative, you don’t have to go overboard either. Just add a couple of bohemian details like baskets, macramé hangings, a colorful rug, bright upholstery, a few different light sources, or some plants, and you’re all done!
Urban Jungle – Reunite with Nature
Now, there’s a reason why we love houseplants so much. Not only do they look good but also make us feel better. And that is backed by science. Plants are proven to be able to harmful toxins from the air, boost our mood, and even help reduce stress.
Of course, it doesn’t end there. A couple of houseplants can give your bedroom a new, fresh look. For a “Wow” effect (or to make yourself feel as close to nature as possible), you can add even more. A couple of larger plants near the bed, a few on the windowsill, smaller plants on the bedside table, and maybe a huge beautiful Monstera near the wardrobe.
You can try as many configurations as you want, and that’s the beauty of it: there’s no right or wrong. The only piece of advice I would like to give is: try to be careful with the green. If you are adding many plants, avoid green bedsheets or blankets (or other decorative elements). Your bedroom will look much more balanced if you contrast the shades. For instance, green plants + white bedsheets + a couple of mustard yellow decorative pillows. You get the idea.
Bright Contrasts – Add a Splash of Color
This style is my personal favorite. And it’s quite easy to achieve. Just keep the room generally neutral using calm colors (white, light brown, beige, light gray, tan, olive, mocha, etc.). Then, balance it all with a splash of color. You can add a few bright, colorful details. A couple of pillows, a throw blanket, maybe some artwork on the wall, or a couple of bright funky bedside tables would do the trick.
Just make sure that the colors go well with the main tone of the room. Usually, it’s quite easy to combine bright details with neutral walls and furniture in the room, so you aren’t likely to have any troubles in that department.
Arts and Crafts – Get Inspired
Another way to add colorful details or a statement piece to your bedroom is by using artwork. I personally love those rooms where one wall is completely hidden behind posters, pictures, maps, paintings, and other stuff.
The best part is that you can use whatever you want. You can buy artwork from your favorite illustrators, print some cheap posters you have found online, buy large paintings in those bulky vintage frames, add pictures of your loved ones, or even your kid’s drawings. The assortment of the pictures can be minimalistic or bright, eye-catching or black and white, or all of the above. You are limited by your imagination only.
Another cool option is creating a mood board in your bedroom (or, let’s say, a wish list made with pictures and magazine cutouts).
Here’s a little tip: be smart about placement. If the art pieces are all too different, try to mix them up and distribute the color shades evenly (avoiding placing the pictures of the same colors in one spot). However, you can play it safe and buy posters/artwork in the same color palette.
Flower Pattern – Keep It Girly
Who says flower wallpapers are not trendy anymore? I say, they will always be a good bedroom idea, as long as you choose a proper print. For instance, you can go with vintage flowers in neutral shades and lots of detail. If you want something bold, you can try huge tropical flowers that would spread all across the wall, which would add a fresh breath to any mundane interior.
Now, you can make one accent wall and keep the other three neutral. However, a stylish wall-to-wall design could also be a great solution. In this case, make sure that you won’t be overwhelmed by the pattern. Try to pick muted colors and dilute the wallpapers with neutral furniture and bedding.