Sometimes you just feel like giving your room a makeover. Maybe it needs a little colour on the walls, better lighting, or inviting bedding. Remember, this is your space where you can relax and be yourself — so let your personality shine through your bedroom design.
An interior design makeover doesn’t have to be expensive, you just need a few DIY hacks to help boost its energy. Don’t you want to come home to a room that you’re excited to hang out in?! If you don’t know where to start, fear not. Here are eight design ideas to give your bedroom a luxury makeover.
Put a bigger duvet size inside a smaller duvet cover to make it look plumper
Pssstt, this is what showrooms do to make the beds look comfier! We know it sounds strange, but if you purchase a large duvet and stuff it inside a smaller cover, it will plump up the bedding to make it look more inviting and luxurious to sleep in. Triple sheeting is also a hotel trick: place a throw blanket on top of a plump duvet on top of silky sheets. Voila! Your modern looking bed becomes the centre of attention.
Get yourself some new bedding
Silky, bamboo sheets will totally upgrade your sleep and make you excited to jump into bed! Silk and bamboo are soft and glossy fabrics that will give your room a touch of style. These fabrics are specifically designed to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Other than being super cosy, it’s also a sustainable choice when it comes to bed linens. High-quality silk is made from silkworms found in mulberry trees, while the bamboo cloth is made from processing bamboo plants into natural fibres that are woven into fabrics. Plus, a silk pillowcase is better for acne-prone skin. The only problem here is that getting out of bed might be even harder than it already is!
Add a few pillows to your bed
If your room is looking a little bare, add a few colourful pillows to your bed. Especially if your bed is against a wall or window, add throw pillows along the corner and edge to turn it into a cozy reading nook. If you want to add real comfort to your bed — and not just as an appearance — invest in a memory foam pillow. Ahhh, how good does that feel when you lay down? Get a cute wicker basket for under your night table or beside your bed to store throw pillows when you hop in bed at night. Tossing them on the floor can clutter your space, and be a trip hazard.
Add fresh flowers, plants, or candles to your room
Bring your room to life with flowers or plants. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just enough to give one area of the room a burst of colour. It’s like a boost of design energy! To save money on constantly buying new flowers, spray hairspray on dying petals to preserve the colour and extend the use of the plant.
Never underestimate the power of a candle – especially a good quality one. Candles add a touch of luxury and romance to a room. It also creates a relaxing and calming vibe. Obviously, the scent is an added bonus — you don’t need the smell of dirty clothes taking over your room! Just make sure to never leave flames unattended.
Create a colour scheme
You have free reign when it comes to creating a colour scheme in your bedroom. Sometimes it helps to stick with two to three colours rather than a rainbow, which can make the space seem overwhelming – and a bit like your Kindergarten classroom. Creating a theme helps narrow down the focus of the room. Try a coastal theme or a Moroccan theme.
A light or neutral colour helps create a relaxing atmosphere. Off-whites, greys, and beige tones are an ideal colour palette for a small room because it gives it a sense of warmth. A larger room can handle a bold colour like navy blue, because it breaks up the room and creates a modern design. If you’re into a darker colour scheme, consider doing a bold accent on one aspect of the room, while keeping the rest of the room a neutral colour such as white. For instance, having a white bedroom, with a feature wall being dark green. You're bang on trend already.
Large mirrors will make your room seem bigger
Ever notice how lifts and gym studios have mirrors in them? It’s to help make a small space seem larger. If you’re crammed into a small bedroom, get a large mirror to prop against the wall, ideally, opposite a window. The light will reflect off the mirror, which will open the space up and make it seem larger. Plus, it adds a nice touch of style for a contemporary bedroom.
Create under bed storage to keep your floor clear
Storage and organisation play a HUGE role in giving your room a luxury makeover. On the topic of creating more space in your room, it’s all about under bed storage to help you declutter. It’s helpful to invest in a bed frame that’s high enough to store things under. Grab a few containers or woven baskets to put some of your items or winter clothes in and slide them neatly under your bed. Another hack is to get a headboard with secret storage space. This can act as a bookcase or night table to help save space in other areas of the room. Bedroom furniture that is multipurpose is key to a budget-friendly interior design makeover.
Add a hanging light fixture to your room
Good lighting can do wonders for a bedroom (just like with the mirror trick!). You can get super creative with it too! Try adding a funky hanging light fixture for over your bed. Pinterest has fun ideas for mason jar light fixtures if you’re going for a rustic theme. Hanging string lights up and down along the walls gives your room a cosy vibe. Even a colourful table lamp can add a nice detail to your desk. Try a DIY lampshade for a custom look. Lighting gives your space a personality boost and makes you want to show it off to your friends.
Consider these decorating ideas if you're thinking about making a few changes to your bedroom. These can also be applied to your living room or guest bedroom. Before you know it, you'll be the interior designer and we'll be asking you for advice!