How to Redecorate a Modern Bedroom
Your bedroom should be a haven of relaxation – the perfect place to retreat after a long day. It should be a space that you love, that feels comfortable, cozy, and that provides the right temperature and ambiance for a good night’s rest. If your bedroom isn’t an oasis of calm, it’s definitely time for an overhaul. The good news is that if you’re on a budget this doesn’t have to be a pricey endeavor, although, there is always the option to go balls to the walls and entirely blow your budget.
Whichever option you go for, there are a few key elements to consider when putting the puzzle together. Here are our top tips for refurbishing a modern bedroom.
Once you have done your decor investigations and chosen a style and color scheme you like, it’s time to start with the bigger pieces of furniture. If you are buying new furniture, it may be a good idea to draw out your floor plan with the items you want to add.
To get an accurate idea of how things will fit, draw out the measurements on the floor with tape or string. This way you’ll be able to see how much space will be left to move around once a bed (of your preferred size), cupboards, and other furniture are in place. This will allow you to make adjustments to sizing or placements before buying your furniture.
Due to its size, your bed will be a statement piece in the room. For these more expensive items, try to keep the style somewhat neutral so it can work well with numerous color schemes and décor styles when you feel like changing it up. Use flexible items such as your bedding to add trending decor. Another great way to accentuate your bed as a luxurious centerpiece is to add a statement headboard.
Using light colors and mirrors against the walls can have an enlarging effect on your space and give the illusion that it is bigger than it really is. Loads of patterns and darker colors can have the opposite effect.
Consider making the wall behind your bed a feature wall with patterned or textured wallpaper, paneling, or paint it a different color from the other walls. Note, however, that a statement piece is a feature in a room. You should keep this to one or at the very most two items only. Don’t clutter your space with extravagant artwork, wall textures, and a statement headboard. Your bedroom can quickly become an overwhelming zoo instead of a relaxing sanctuary.
With modern designs, there really is no right or wrong color scheme. It’s all about integrating your taste and personality carefully with complementary colors and textures to create a space that reflects your unique style.
If you’ve kept your bedding and other large furniture pieces simple, art and smaller decorative accents are a great opportunity to add a pop of color or contemporary element. You could choose a single, oversized print or mix and match smaller frames for a gallery wall look. If the room is already busy with patterned bedding or a feature wall, keep the artwork subtle.
Above and Below
The floor and ceiling should not be given any less attention than other areas of your bedroom. Add a large plush carpet for a cozy impression and ensure sufficient airflow by adding a bedroom ceiling fan.
Bedroom ceiling fans have a reputation for being outdated bedroom pieces, however, modern fans come in a unique range of styles combined with inspired light fixtures. Not only are bedroom ceiling fans much more economical than air conditioners (and better for your health) but they are available in streamlined sleek styles, rustic designs, and patterned looks. Also, consider the integrated lighting, types of bulbs, and angle of lighting to create the desired ambiance in the room.
Now that all the big jobs are done, it’s time to add soft elements such as cushions, throws, storage baskets, and plants to bring it all together.