15 Little Things You Can Do to Beautify Your Bedroom
Whether you're looking for a space to unwind in after a long day or you crave a creative nook to retreat to for a bit of journaling and self-care, your bedroom should be your dream escape. If you've been looking for ways to upgrade your space—but aren't ready for a major renovation or re-painting—then look no further: We've got the best ways to beautify your bedroom in no time, from stylish yet practical tips to DIY ideas.
For instance, a headboard (and we've got a number of ways to create your own!) is an easy addition to any bedroom, and adding one helps create a focal point and dimension. It can also be a fun way to bring in a pop of color in an otherwise neutral space. Swapping out an old nightstand, or giving it a stenciled touch, can also make a huge difference in your room. We love the idea of turning a shelf into a modern-looking nightstand, or opting for a rustic step-ladder that's both versatile and easily customizable.
Looking for ways to make your walls pop? Try hanging a colorful tapestry, which is one of the simplest ways to bring in texture. Or, if you have a few pieces of art you can't decide between, pull them together in a curated gallery wall. You can also try a more personal route by using photographs of family, friends, and favorite memories. And if you just want to create more space in a smaller-sized room, see why mirrors are about to be your new best friend. However you decide to decorate, these ideas are sure to get you inspired to create the ultimate haven in any home.
Install a Floating Nightstand
White marble can make anything look polished, including your bedside situation. To install this sleek floating nightstand, mount walnut shelf brackets on your wall just above mattress height, and place a Carrara tile on top. (It'll be heavy enough to stay put as is, but for extra security, adhere it with epoxy.) It's a surefire way to help you start and end each day with a cool, clean slate.
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Add a Headboard
Personalize Your Pillows
Hang a Tapestry
Upgrade your wall décor with a colorful tapestry. Not only is this a great way to add a bit of texture to the space, but it also saves you from having to find the perfect artwork and a frame that actually fits.
Try a Non-Traditional Nightstand
Don't let your bedside table become a decorating afterthought. This step-ladder idea adds a modern-farmhouse feel and extra dimension to the room, but it's versatile; should you decide to switch out your motif later on, you'll be left with a practical ladder rather than an extra table.
Make Room for Mirrors
If you're looking for a easy way to make your space feel more open, mirrors are the perfect solution. Plus, they're practical, come in a variety of shapes and styles, and add a polished touch.
Find Beauty in Details
Accent your space with the little things that bring you joy, whether it be a favorite candle, a beautiful reading lamp, or a collection of succulents in a playful planter.
Dress Up Doors
Because who doesn't love making a grand entrance? This DIY is perfect for any hallow-core door and calls for a few paint supplies and brass upholstery nails.
Create a Gallery Wall
Turn your favorite family photos and pieces of art into a curated décor collection. The best part: Gallery walls are easy to customize based on the space you have available and any existing color themes.
Bring in Greenery
Mix It Up
Don't be afraid to mix up a monotonous bedroom color scheme by experimenting with pattern play in your linens.
Play with Wallpaper
Want to perk up your walls, but not ready to commit to a new paint job yet? Try peel-and-stick wallpaper for a fresh new feel in half the time.
Get Creative with Shelves
Save floor space and add an airy appeal with a bracket shelf as a makeshift nightstand.
Upgrade an Armoire
Turn Storage Into Décor
Whether it's your prized shoe collection or your favorite beaded necklaces, turn storage into a double-duty display.