Curtains serve different purposes, from providing privacy and shade to creating an aesthetic look for your bedroom design. Curtains come in a variety of lengths, colors, and materials. You can even research different window coverings, like pleated shades, Venetian blinds, window valances, and more (via The Spruce). What about blackout curtains? If your bed is against the wall and the sun comes up in your face every morning, that’s exactly one good reason why you should get this type of curtain.
A curtain will block the sun, giving the feeling that it’s 9 PM even though the sun is up high and shining. Depending on your career and sleep schedule, this might be what the doctor ordered, so you can always get some shut eye no matter the time of day or night. Curtains can also be tailored according to your needs, and in most cases, the fabrics are cheap and easy to afford. However, we suggest hanging your curtain rod close to the ceiling and having your drapes extend to the floor (via The Spruce). That holds true regardless of the size of the window.
We all know how fickle the human mind can sometimes be. One minute, you are convinced that you want a custom painting of Aquaman on your walls beyond all reasonable doubt. However, two days later, you are neck-deep in Google search results, looking for a safe DIY on how to remove a painting from your wall. Interior designer at Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design says, “accent walls tend to dictate the decor scheme and limit decorative options … they can also make a room look smaller, depending on what color you use (via Insider).”
To save you from repeating your sob story to every willing ear, we want to remind you that there is something called removable, temporary wallpapers (via Apartment Therapy). These are stick-and-peel murals are temporary. Plus, you can totally put them up yourself if you wish to, and when it’s time to remove them, you can do it for absolutely no stress at all. When you look at your wall and find that you don’t quite prefer white cranes black crows as you thought at first, you can have a brand-new print staring back at you with just a few hours invested. You can find removable wallpapers in stores or online.
Rugs are more than the latest trends. When you think of the movie Alladin, you can assume that rugs have been around for a very long time. They do not seem to be going out of fashion anytime soon. Every bedroom should have a cozy rug. That way, when you wake up in the morning, you can feel the warm and welcoming texture on your feet compared to a hard, cold floor. Rugs are more than just decor and a fuzzy feeling. They can be a huge focal point of the room. There are many things to consider when getting a rug for your bedroom. Size, color, shape, pattern, material, position, and the layer option are just a few!
Always keep in mind the theme you want to have in your bedroom and choose the rug from there. It should be one of the first things you lay in your bedroom when you actually start placing items. Please keep in mind that a large rug would be better than a small one. Why? An area rug will protect your bedroom floor from scratches and marks (via Eastman’s Carpets). It will also provide firm support for your bed post (via Eastman’s Carpets).
Remember that Greens Are Important (for Decorating)!
We know, we know. You don’t desire to eat green plants, probably since childhood, and that’s okay! We don’t like to eat them so much, but plants are essential. Whether placing them in your bedroom or stomach, they play a massive role in your life. Gone are the days where bedrooms were left bare. Today, everyone seems to have one potted plant or the other, and we think you should too. Select a plant that smells nice, one with flowers or without. It’s your choice, really, and place it somewhere in your room where it can get enough light to stay alive.
While we advise you to get and place plants in your room, we think you should start slowly with at least one first until you learn how to take care of it, especially if you have never had a plant before. Positioning is necessary, depending on the type of plant you get. For instance, you can place some sweet-smelling flowers by the bedside drawer, so it’s the first thing you see and smell when you wake up. A cactus is quite the opposite, though. You don’t want to be reaching for your phone and end up grabbing a cactus. However, a succulent is excellent for those without a green thumb because you don’t have to water hardly ever (via ProFlowers). Besides, everyone can use some fresh aloe once in a while, especially if you burn yourself with the curling iron (via PopSugar).
We can’t remember the last time we saw bare walls in any bedroom décor aesthetic or theme, and mere thinking of it, well, gives us the shivers. Having something on your wall is the one thing to complete your decoration and provide the top look of whatever style you are trying to emulate. Now this consists of a wide variety you can make your choice from. Paintings are usually the go-to choices. Large paintings that attract your eyes the minute you step into the room, but only if you are an art lover, of course. Alternatively, you can hang up inspirational or motivational quotes and paint your favorite quotes from books. You can even keep track of your diet, sleeping pattern, or anything you want on your wall (via Apartment Therapy). Think of it this way: your bare wall is a blank canvas waiting for you to make a masterpiece out of it.
You can also put up pictures, posters, or even a wall clock to start with if you are still unsure. However, if you still don’t want anything on your wall, you can consider placing a built-in wall sconce. Wall sconces are lights that are mounted to the wall. They are sometimes like art pieces, have depth and dimension, and come with an on/off switch (via Apartment Therapy). What’s more, they can be tailored to your needs. Wall scones have been trendy for a while, and we don’t see them coming down the scale of favor anytime soon.
Earthy tones and textures have always had a calming effect on spaces. Using earthy colors and materials such as wood, straw, or wicker gives bedrooms an added layer of comfort and calmness (via Insider). This year, most bedroom decor features a lot of cerused lumber used for flooring, furniture pieces, and even wall paneling. There is a plethora of shades available to match your mood—everything from the inkier gray to the pale whitewashed finish. A designer, Elaine Griffin, has described it as the hottest look of the year. The cerused wood can be used with open-grained hardwood, but most people prefer cerused oak (via Apartment Therapy).
Apart from cerused wood, traditional materials such as rattan and wicker are used in modern furniture styles. Wicker chairs, rattan benches, storage boxes, and baskets made of straw, rattan, or wicker are ideal for updated bedroom design. Browns, beiges, forest greens, and all shades of rust have taken over fabrics and textiles, especially in upholstered furniture pieces. Sofas, throw pillows, and even upholstered headboards now feature these warm hues, specifically focal point design pieces.