3 Design Inspirations for Your Bedroom

Posted February 20, 2013 by in Decor

People are crafty and love to share their unique ideas and experiences. Whether you’re decorating your bedroom in your new home, or want to freshen up your current one, there’s nothing to spark your inspiration better than getting ideas from others. From rugs to lighting and blinds, a few small changes can create a completely different feel to any environment. No matter how much or how little space you’re working with, you can use these ideas to transform your space into a room that you enjoy being in. Here are three ideas to get you started:

1. Go Monochromatic

You probably know that wearing all of one color from head to toe gives you the appearance of looking slimmer; but did you also know a monochromatic color scheme is a great way to decorate your room? While you shouldn’t decorate your room completely in light aubergine (shades of purple), sticking to the same color family will do a lot for your room. The smaller pool of options will also make choosing items easier, especially if you’re a person who gets overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices available.

2. Open the Room Up

If your room is on the small side, keeping it as free of furniture and clutter as possible is the easiest way to make the room look several square feet larger. A cluttered room makes for a cluttered mind, and your room should be a place of solace. Indiscriminately purge your room to get rid of all non-essentials. If you can’t bear to part with family heirloom furniture and sentimental items, look into the pricing of storage space units to keep non-essentials safe and out of the way.

To make your bedroom look larger and more inviting, DesignSense.com suggests putting the bed against the wall opposite of the door. If you can’t do that, then leave as large of a walkway as possible between the bed and the door to give the illusion that there’s more space than actually exists.

Consider hanging your television on the wall, if it isn’t there already. This will allow you to remove the table or dresser on which it was sitting, adding more space to your room. You can easily put your clothing into the closet by using any one of the multiple shelving and storage space solutions that are available. If you don’t have closets, or they aren’t large enough, choose the tallest wardrobe or armoire that will fit in your room. This will make the ceiling seem higher than it is. Finally, use lights that mount on the walls, rather than floor lamps, as they don’t take up precious floor space.

3. Copy Luxe Hotels

A night at a posh hotel always seems to give a person a sense of peace, calmness and bliss. You probably wish that your budget would allow you to permanently move into one of those beautiful rooms. The good news is that you can copy their looks from photos of hotels that you see in magazines, online or booking a room.

One of the tricks that hotels use to give a crisp and clean look is to cover the bed with top-quality white linens. Opt for pima or Egyptian cotton and get a thread count that’s over 300. Place an abundance of pillows on your bed, adding a few in accent colors or patterns to spice up the mix. Add storage options so that your clothes and belongings can be kept out of sight, to give the room an airy, uncluttered look, suggests CasaSugar.com.

Egyptian cotton and 300-thread count sheets are expensive, but we at Broke & Chic believe we need to prioritize needs versus wants. We want ten new outfits from Forever 21, but we need a comfortable bed more. Why? Because you spend 8-9 hours a day in there. How you sleep at night can dictate the type of person you’ll be during the day. Definitely save on trendy clothing, and splurge on things such as nice bedding and comfortable shoes.

Another idea is to take some hints from hotel bathrooms (if your bedroom happens to have an adjoining bathroom).  One great tip is to install medicine cabinets above your sink vanity where you would typically hang a mirror.  This gives you a ton of storage in the bathroom for make up, hair tools, and skincare products. The less clutter the better!

As you go about redoing your room, make sure that you absolutely love what you’re doing. It’s important that, above all else, you feel comfortable because that’s where you’ll spend most of your time relaxing and sleeping. You are the queen of your castle, so use these home decor ideas as inspiration to create your own designs.