We spend a great deal of time away from our comfortable homes. While time spent driving varies from person to person, it is generally agreed upon that we spend a majority of our lifetime sleeping. So investing in our personal space may not be such a bad idea, especially if in the end it helps produce a serene surrounding—one arguably necessary for obtaining deep sleep after a long day of commuting, working and running errands.
The following are but a few suggestions for refreshing your bedroom look:
Create a canopy for your bed. Canopies allow a fresh installment of color and help block out the light if you don’t have blind or curtains installed. Canopies can be lacy and light, formal and heavy, bright, dark, etc. For best effect, consider a canopy that is a similar palette of the nearby fabrics. Clashing colors will not produce the serenity necessary to drift off into a peaceful slumber.
Not sure which colors to use? Whites, beiges and grays (neutral colors) are a good touch for a modern and sophisticated look. Darker-colored curtains on light walls add a sense of elegance to a bedroom, as would similarly dark and wooden furniture. If you have never purchased a rug for your bedroom, take a look at accent rugs as they help spice up an otherwise unassuming space. If plunging into rug décor is too much to start with, try hanging a nice picture over your headboard instead. This will set the color tone for the surrounding textiles and make your job easier.
If you want to try a bolder approach to your bedroom color design, pair two vibrant colors for a very unique, vibrant spark. You can do this by adding colorful bedding, paintings or even flowers.
If you prefer consistency, considering weaving one single color throughout the room to match throws, curtains and pillows.
Limited for space? Add a neutral-colored desk to the foot of your bed and camouflage it with candles or flowers.
Not sure what to do with empty space? The addition of a love-seat or an armchair coupled with a small night-stand is a homey addition.