As its always great to start the new year with simple room refreshes throughout your home, we’ve compiled a handy bedroom makeover guide to inspire you in 2019 and beyond. To illustrate the top 10+ bedroom makeover tips, we surveyed Décor Aid interior designers for their takes on tried and true practices so you can reimagine your bedroom with ease.
Bedrooms can often remain neglected as they aren’t seen by guests, but, since it should be considered a sanctuary of an oasis for yourself, you should consider it essential to bring your bedroom into 2019 both functionality wise, and stylistically. Don’t let your bedroom interior design remain uninspiring any longer suffer. Instead, take cues from these 10+ fool-proof routes to a dramatic bedroom makeover.
Lighting is an important feature in creating a warm and intimate feel in a bedroom, but for some reason, it’s again, often overlooked. It very well could be because you don’t spend that much time awake in your bedroom, but the time you do spend awake in it should often require the space to be well lit with layered lighting. Getting ready for the day ahead and reading also requires good lighting schemes since they often take place in your bedroom. And if you aren’t getting enough illumination out of your current lightning set-up, consider investing in and having some smart wall lights installed around your bed, or having another ceiling light fitted over your dedicated mirrored dressing area during your next bedroom makeover.
It’s important to ensure you can relax in your bedroom and bright lights aren’t great for this. Dimmer switches easily and affordably provide the perfect fix, allowing you to dim the lights as you get ready to sleep (one of our top bedroom makeover tips).
Match Up Furniture
Because no one else sees your bedroom, it’s one of those rooms where furniture often ends up mismatched, using whatever fits in the space and whatever gets the job done. Replacing furniture which has been accumulated over the years with matching sets will do your bedroom the world of good.
Having furniture which doesn’t look good in the room and doesn’t fit is a sure-fire way of making your bedroom into a place where you don’t want to spend time. choose all-white or light wood furniture for a light and airy feel and darker wood for a cozier feel. You’ll see such a difference between your bedroom makeover before and after.
It should go without saying in any room, but keep in mind that when planning a bedroom makeover, you should pay close attention to the color scheme you are using to decorate your bedroom, along with details like trim and accessories to make everything come together. If you want to achieve a room which feels light, airy, and spacious, we recommend crisp and light colors for your bedroom makeover ideas. Colors like whites, off-whites, light blues, greens, lilacs, and muted tones, in general, are great for creating a crisp and collected feel. You’ll want to shy away from tones which are too warm when going for a look like this.
Team crisp colors with fresh white bedding and minimalist furnishings for the perfect light and airy bedroom makeover. The difference you will see in your bedroom makeover before and after will be stunning. However, we also suggest adding hits of color to keep the eye moving. It doesn’t have to be an oversaturated tone, but a unique pop of color like the burnt orange table pictured above, works to add needed energy and visual play. Otherwise, without it, the room would blend together a tad too well and would come off looking short on personality.
Lucky for you, cozy and warm tones are trending right now, and we are loving their use in creating dramatic yet soothing to the eye bedroom makeovers. If your bedroom is light and bright and you want something earthier, then give your bedroom a light muted coat of paint for a bedroom makeover on a budget (it’s not always about replacing furniture and spending a load of money). Or, you can add a luminous accent wall that will allow you to introduce new colors every few years for a quick and inexpensive room refresh.
Warm tones will help your bedroom feel much more snug, so make use of colors like terracotta, clay, pinks, and browns for a room which keeps you feeling comforted and calmed. Warm, earthy. and natural tones are one of our top bedroom makeover ideas of 2019 as they pair well with just about any kind of design style, are timeless, and best of all, have just enough character to completely transform a bedroom.
Rugs can easily soften up and make a bedroom feel more inviting while keep them feeling and floor warm, giving a much-needed lift to any bedroom makeover on a budget. A small change like adding a patterned rug can make all huge difference to a room and it doesn’t have to cost a small fortune. There are so many different rug styles out there to choose from; from cowhide and sheepskin to natural fibers and printed silks that are certain to add a touch of everyday glamor to any bedroom. Natural woven rugs are perfect for something more rugged in appeal, while a silk Persian rug will add a touch of the exotic.
If your bedroom is bare, create some interest with a bold patterned or vibrant color set to spice up an otherwise bland room. You can’t go wrong with adding a rug, making it one of our top bedroom makeover tips. And, even better when layered – another winning décor trend that sees several rugs juxtaposed and layered upon each other for the ultimate in coziness.
Statement-making headboards were heavily featured at all of the latest interior design shows and make for a genius addition to the best bedroom makeover ideas 2019, and our savviest of clients can’t get enough of them. Dramatic wingback headboards make for a curious addition to bedroom makeovers and they’re certain to make a serious impact in your bedroom. If a wingback headboard is too visually heavy for your space and you don’t quite have enough room for one, then go for a slim-lined upholstered headboard instead.
We love velvet upholstery (and it looks stunning on headboards as well) and you can tie your headboard in with a velvet upholstered dressing table chair or some vibrant throw cushions. Changing your headboard will create an incredible impact on your bedroom makeover before and after instantly – and it’s probably the only décor addition to your bedroom that will take up the least amount of floor space.
ReArrange The Layout
It’s easy to understand that sometimes you just keep a bedroom decorated in the same layout as it’s always been out of convenience, lack of space or inspiration, and basic necessity. If you are going for a total bedroom makeover, then now is the time to really commit to switching it all up to your benefit. And when it comes to design solutions, be honest with yourself in understanding that it might not be the most ideal layout for your bedroom, so consider rearranging your furniture and changing everything around to make the most out of windows and wall space you do have.
Use this opportunity to update furniture for smaller or differently shaped scores that are chock full of personality and boast beautiful design to make better use of the space and allow your dream bedroom makeover ideas to come to fruition. To start, we suggest beginning with a quick survey around the room to immediately eliminate what frustrates you both visually and practicality wise, and start to play around with new positioning to really understand what the room is missing out on, and what needs to be replaced as soon as possible. As your bedroom interior design should come to you faster than the other rooms in your home, where you have the freedom to decorate more slowly.
Art On The Walls
Just because your bedroom is mainly used for sleeping, it doesn’t mean it can’t be a stylish and interesting space with vibrant and beautifully framed art pieces and sculptural extras. Art is a must-have for any room in a house and your bedroom should be no exception. Go bold and install a gallery wall behind your bed, making a feature wall out of art hung on a wall in a contrasting color.
Have some fun with your bedroom art and choose some pieces you won’t tire looking at, without being afraid of making too much of a bold statement. No bedroom makeover would be complete without carefully curated pieces of art thoughtfully placed, so do update your bedroom makeover ideas into 2019 with something fresh, fearless, and more importantly, full of riotous personality, charm, and visual appeal.
Don’t let cluttered, unorganized chaos rain in your bedroom; make sure you have enough storage for your clothes, shoes, and accessories and as smart storage solutions are as important with bedroom makeover ideas as they are for any other room in your home. Mess makes your bedroom a much less relaxing place to be in, so having the right storage solutions in your bedroom is paramount.
By keeping your bedroom as minimal as possible with brilliant storage to conceal everything that doesn’t need to be out, you’ll have a better time relaxing in your updated bedroom. We love how the bedroom featured above boasts ample storage space that is cleverly concealed in a wall of beautiful built-ins that also boasts a novel window seat complete with ultra-thick cushion for the ultimate in luxury.
A lot of effort is often put into making bedrooms look beautiful and inviting, and the functional use of the space is often sadly overlooked. Does your bed really need to be that large? Do those nightstands just take up too much space without providing adequate storage? Wouldn’t it be better to have a larger dresser or wardrobe armoire instead? Take time to think about how you use your space before you start on your bedroom makeover.
If you are big on reading in bed, make sure you have plenty of smart and well-designed storage areas for your collection of books, along with a comfortable reading chair. If you aren’t reading in your bedroom that frequently, perhaps a bookcase can be switched out for a larger dressing table? Thinking about and challenging the way you use your space will have a massive impact on your bedroom makeover before and after, and you won’t be disappointed.
Another way to add more functionality throughout your bedroom is to create an intimate home office so you can stylishly work in comfort just a stone’s throw away from your bed as you wake up in the morning. We love how the home office featured above boasts a beautiful mix of transitional furnishings.
Go For A Minimal Look
Since your bedroom should be considered a sanctuary where you unwind in privacy after a long day, one of the most bedroom makeover tips to take note of is to go for a spartan, completely minimal look.
And while we’re not saying that you should completely start over, especially if you already have great quality furnishings in place, but, going for an ultra-clean, timeless spirit will always have a thoroughly modern appeal. To get the look right, bring in loads of storage to conceal as much as possible and look out for straight lines while limiting your color palette to just three, forever-classic colors.
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