A gallery of simple ideas to make your sleeping zone dreamy.
Pile on the pillows
Stack the cushions on top of each other and don’t be afraid to mix patterns. Combine large prints with small, floral geometric shapes.
Hanging a graphic quilt is an easy solution to the “big blank wall” problem. Complementary linens pull the decor together.
Put pattern to work
A printed bedspread, like this signature botanical design, does a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to decorating.
Use prints on accent pieces
But prints are not reserved for the blankets. They are just as attractive when placed on a modern shaped lampshade.
Work on the walls
Bedside tables and adjustable lamps mounted on the wall are a clever way to save space in a small room.
Reveal a personal side
Your bedroom should express your personality (not just design principles), so feel free to go a little off-center, as with the art here.
Decorate with consistency
Note that the soft curves of the headboard are mirrored by the feminine details in the bedding.
Make your bedroom comfortable
Cover your bed with covers that are made for snuggling up in, such as a down duvet. Opt for ultra-soft down for total pampering.
Choose a focus point
A beautiful piece of furniture becomes the focal point when it is embellished with beautiful hardware and leather. Try tilting your bed to save space in a cramped room.
Keep in mind the scale
Measure the size of your bedside lamp by the scale of your bed: a four-poster bed would require a large fixture; choose something smaller for a low bed.
Introduce Pops of Color
If you want color without a total commitment, inject hits of it with your art and accessories.
Pay attention to the floor
A cheerful striped rug is like a ray of sunshine in a quiet room. A 4-by-6-foot area rug by the bed is ideal for most bedrooms.
Layer With Color
At the bold end of the scale, go for saturation with a favorite color. Use different shades and textures to give your room a layered feel.
Add warmth with neutral colors
That idea works just as well with neutrals. Here, the neutral duvet and the naturally lit room create a cozy atmosphere.
Don’t be afraid of color
According to lifestyle expert Joy Cho, “A great way to give your room a fun splash of color without being too overwhelming is to color the wall by painting just the bottom half. We chose a fun banana yellow and left the top half white to keep it clean and simple.”
Reinvent your safe haven
Tuck a chair into a corner sofa for an instant resting place. Lush silk curtains turn the room into a cocoon.
Personalize your space
Mix up unusual pieces for an eclectic look, like a shabby-chic headboard with a bold gingham print.
Turn photos into art
Make your most private space even more personal with artwork from people you love…
Transform photos in meaningful ways
…or framed cameos of your favorite memories.
Make rest a priority
Your bedroom should be your sanctuary, a haven for quiet reading, writing, studying and rest. Put fresh flowers on your bedside table to boost your mood.