Home Interior Design Guide How to Decorate a Bedroom?

How to Decorate a Bedroom?

by Elle Applewhite

Designing a sanctuary of rest that is functional without sacrificing the aesthetics or your style is a challenge that can rob you of your sleep. 

However, before we dive into answering this question, here is one thing you should remember. There are no hard and fast rules. There are only guidelines depending on what aim to achieve by the end of a decorating exercise. Hence it is essential to have a clear goal in mind. 

If you are looking for bedroom decor ideas, follow this simple step by step guide.

Step 1 – What style of decor are you most drawn towards? 

Before you begin with picking out products for your bedroom ideas, first and foremost, ask yourself what styles draw you in? 

Maybe you want to create a rustic retreat or an all-white oasis, or you’re a fan of mid-century modern. Figuring this out should be first on your agenda. 

If you’re not sure of what your style is and would like for us to help, Start Your Project  and our design experts will help you with the answers. 

Step 2 – Selecting The Bed and Bedding

The bed is the focal point of any bedroom and probably the best place to start if you’re overwhelmed with the task of decorating your bedroom.  

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Step 3 – Choosing your color palette

Among all the design elements in a home decorator’s toolbox, nothing wields as much power as the colors you choose, especially when it comes to bedroom design.  

From the paint on your walls to the palette of your furnishing, select a color scheme that will visually delight your senses. If you need help here get in touch with our design experts.

Pro tip: when in doubt on bedroom colors, follow the 3/3 vertical rule using darker shades near the floors, medium tones in the middle and lighter colors near the ceiling.

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Step 4 – Deciding on Lighting

When selecting lights for your bedroom design, the options are endless – from functional bedside lamps, romantic candles, twinkling fairy lights, quirky pendulum lamps, or statement floor lamps. However, understanding your layout is vital here. Selecting the lighting for your bedroom is about understanding the basics of lighting, and combining it with the theme of the room for a cohesive look.

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Pro Tip:  When you’re in doubt, incorporate several different layers of lighting that work in conjunction to suit the different moods and functions of your bedroom.

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Step 5 – Incorporating Plenty of Storage

Smart storage calls for creativity in the bedroom interior design. Besides the regular wardrobe, dressers and nightstands look at creative spaces under bed, behind the bed and even mounted shelves above the bed to store away the clutter for a clean and minimalistic look.

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Pro tip: When in doubt, make your furniture work for you by picking décor pieces that incorporate hidden drawers and shelves.

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Step 6 – Don’t Forget The Floors

Adding rugs and carpets to your bedroom design will not only bring personality and character to your bedroom, it will also add comfort and warmth to the room.

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Pro tip: Changing your rug periodically is one of the easiest ways to give your bedroom a fresh look without too much effort.

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Step 7 – Decorate With Accent Pieces 

Various décor pieces such as dream catchers, lamps, books, calming scents, potted plants Knitted throws, cushions, artwork, a mock fireplace are some fun ways of adding decor elements to your bedroom interior design.

Pro tip Decorating your bedroom space with lots of pictures instantly adds an element of personalization.

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Step 8 – Include a Cozy Nook

If you have the luxury of space in your bedroom design, gift yourself an intimate reading or lounging area with a comfortable chair to curl up in on lazy weekend afternoons.

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Decorating your bedroom does not have to be a challenge anymore. From deciding on a layout to shopping for products, our team of experts at Spacejoy can guide you to make your dream bedroom a reality. 

If you liked these ideas and would want to bring them to life in your home, or design your own perfect living space, start a project on Spacejoy. You get unlimited access to an expert design team who can translate your vision and guide you to your perfect room design. Our unique 3D technology allows you to view your room design in 3D, interact with your design – Move and Swap the products with a touch of a finger to see the unlimited possibilities. Our team will also curate a shopping list for you with products handpicked to suit your budget and your style that you can shop right away on our platform. Your dream room design is now one click away. See our pricing plans to get started. 

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