Paint It Red
Okay, so you don't actually have to choose red, but painting your bed frame is an instant way to perk up your room. You can either paint the whole frame one solid color, or paint details of the bed, like the posts. Stenciling the head or the foot of the frame is another option!
Learn How to Paint Your Bed
Up Your Mattress Game
Even though it's not necessarily seen by your guests, adding utility bedding to your sleep arsenal can make a world of difference. Pillows and matress toppers with features like ventilated memory foam help to keep you supported through the night, and can improve the overall look of your bedroom.
Love Your Nightstands
Instead of overlooking it, take pride in your nighstand by giving it some added style. Add decorative frames, books, or lighting fixtures. Here are three easy styles to consider that can work in any bedroom.
Learn How to Style Your Nightstand
Make Over Small Spaces
Whether you're an apartment dweller or dorm-bound, it's easy to find ways to make over your bedroom. Martha's creative director, Kevin Sharkey, has design ideas from gallery-style walls to lighting fixtures that are useful in any space.
Get the Dorm-Friendly Decorating Tips
Swap Your Bedding
Maybe the easiest place to start with your bedroom makeover is with the bedding. Switching your bedding set can have a huge impact on your room with little work. Consider changing your bedding seasonally so that your room always feels fresh.
Sheets can be a fun way to introduce both colors and patterns into your room. Pair patterned sheets with a solid comforter to really make a pop, or be bold and mix patterns.