5 Ways to Shake Up Your Bedroom

Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore

1. Paint the walls. Or maybe just one as an accent. Go with a really bold hue for impact, or go with something soothing to create a more relaxing space. Painting offers one of the biggest bangs for your buck, and when you’re ready for something new just cover it up and start over again.

Stil Inspiration

2. Hang some new art. Go oversized and replace your headboard. Consider a themed gallery wall. Or play with offsetting one smaller piece for some quirky flair. Whatever your preference, some fresh eye candy is sure to make your bedroom feel updated and ready for the new year.

The Marion House Book

3. Bring in some plants. Add some hearty, oversized greenery behind the headboard or create a small tabled jungle in front of the window. Not only will a few plants add some great color during the dreary months, they’ll also help clean the air.

Eco Chic

4. Use a rug as your headboard. Textile art is having a huge moment right now, so if you want to ride the trend train consider this tip. Grab your favorite style of rug and attach it to the wall above your bed in place of a headboard, it will bring some texture into an unexpected area of your room. And when you’re ready to change things up yet again, you can simply place it back in its intended space – on the floor.

The Everygirl

5. Layer rugs. If you’re feeling especially eclectic or boho – or maybe your floors are just extra cold this winter – layer floor rugs on top of one another for a slightly overlapping look. Mix texture, color, and pattern to create the perfect look for your space.

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Get a Beach Style Bedroom

Beach Bedroom

Wish you could bring the style and simple pleasures of a beach house vacation home, year-round? Creating a coastal vibe in your bedroom is a wonderful way to embrace the spirit of the beach, no matter where you live. But before you start shopping, take a moment to consider what it is you love most about staying by the shore. Is it the simplicity of living out of a suitcase? If so, you’ll want to start by decluttering. Is it the pure freshness of an all-white room? If that’s the case, you know what your color scheme will be! Or perhaps it’s something a bit less tangible, like having extra time to savor that first cup of coffee while reading a few pages of a great novel or flipping through a magazine before your day officially begins. Getting up a bit earlier in summer can be a satisfying way to feel like you have a bit of “vacation” time, even on weekday mornings.

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When you’re ready to begin your beachy bedroom makeover, consider giving the space a fresh coat of white paint to kick things off. You can’t go wrong with white! Even if you would normally shy away from white floors, in the bedroom (with less foot traffic) it can be easier to keep this look clean. Top it with a simple, breezy natural fiber rug, and layer the bed with linens in shades of blue and driftwood gray. Woven accents, a collection of seashells, and vintage seaside art are perfect complements to this look.

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Swap out heavy drapes or cumbersome shades for a light-as-air white curtains made from cotton voile, and your bedroom will feel instantly breezier. And if you’re short on curtain rods, no problem! A bamboo pole from the garden store, or even a long branch trimmed from outdoors can stand in, as shown above.

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Do you have dark, heavy wood bedside tables? If so, consider swapping them out for something lighter, like the distressed white bookcase shown above. Fill it with sea-inspired coffee table books, beach reads, seashells, and driftwood, and top it with a mason jar filled with beach roses. Cover up dark flooring with a fresh, light rug in a beachy blue stripe, or a classic natural fiber rug, and toss a cute pillow on the bed.

Now it’s your turn: Are you a fan of beach style? How do you bring the beach home? Share your thoughts in the Comments!

Shopping Guide: (clockwise from top left) Loloi Rugs Piper rug in blue; Safavieh Colonial Bookcase; Jaipur Rugs Naturals Lucia rug in natural beige; Surya Contemporary Pillows Teori IX pillow in ivory and light gray.

Image Credits: Domino Magazine79 IdeasSkona Hem.

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