Your bedroom is starting to look a little bland and outdated. Nothing has changed for years and you’re ready for a fresh new look that makes you feel like you’re living in the lap of luxury. Give your bedroom a magazine-worthy makeover with the following tips.
Bed and Bedding – Major design magazines all feature photos of large beds placed in the center of the bedroom as the main focal point. They also suggest dressing your mattress in clean white linens to make your room look larger and more open. To make it look magazine worthy, get the right mattress size for your room and top it with a puffy white comforter or duvet cover and plenty of crisp, white pillows.
Lighting – The right lighting can add a lot of personality and style to your bedroom. Instead of keeping the boring ceiling fan that came with your house or apartment, replace it with a chandelier or lighting fixture that matches the rest of your decor. If you’re going for a modern look, install a wrought-iron fixture that makes your room look modern and chic. If you’re going for a country design, opt for a wood one. Once you have this major piece, be sure to match your lamps with this style. If you’re on a tight budget, an easy way to freshen up your room is by changing out the lampshades for a new look.
Curtains – Another game changer in your bedroom is the curtains. Don’t stick with the cheap mini-blinds that were installed before you moved in, as they can ruin the whole effect you’re working so hard for. Instead, look for floor-to-ceiling curtains or drapes that match the color palette and design aesthetic of the rest of the room. For example, if you want your room to look like the luxurious bedrooms of your favorite celebrities, purchase sheer and ethereal curtains in a shade that matches your bedding. If you are a little more eclectic, however, you may like curtains in a bold pattern or bright color instead.
Decor – Now comes the fun part — the decorations. To make your bedroom look like it came straight out of a magazine, you need the artwork, pops of color and details that pull everything together. Start by finding the right artwork for your design aesthetic. HGTV suggests looking at flea markets, thrift stores and other affordable places for vintage artwork that can be put into a new frame to match your style. You can find abstract art in the color palette of your room, travel pictures or landscapes, depending on what mood you want to set in your bedroom. Some other fun decor can include colorful pillows, a bold lamp or floating shelves full of pictures and keepsakes.
While you may want your bedroom to look like it belongs in a magazine, don’t forget to make it look like it belongs in the rest of your house. You want your bedroom to feel comfortable and personal. Add a few luxurious touches and just enjoy the space.