7 Ideas to Totally Transform Your Bedroom

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7 Ideas to Totally Transform Your Bedroom

Are you looking for bedroom ideas to make your room look like the ones you admire on Pinterest? If so then this is the post for you. I’ll show you seven easy ideas that’ll take your room from plain, stark, and boring to a Pinterest worthy masterpiece. Plus, I’ll show you tons of inspiration from stunning bedrooms all over the world and some of my favorite finds to get you there. I hope you get inspired to create a bedroom that you love to wake up in every day!

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Create an Accent Wall

If you’re not sure where to start an accent wall is a great first step to make a huge impact in your bedroom. You can let this wall guide your other décor choices.

There are several unique ideas that you can use to create your accent wall from brick, wood, wallpaper or the simplest, paint. Check out some inspiration below to pull off an accent wall in your room.

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My first tip for your accent wall is to create it on the wall behind your bed. If your room allows it, it’s best to have the wall you first see when you walk in the door. This’ll give you that wow factor every time you enter the room.

Julia, from Alabama, used a stylish herringbone pattern with shiplap to create this stunning accent wall. There are other options that create a similar effect such as faux wood panel wallpaper or reclaimed wood planks.

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If you’re lucky enough to have amazing architecture like a unique shaped wall then take advantage and make this your accent wall. Brick is always a show stopper. It instantly creates a design feel in your room.

If you love this look but aren’t into masonry work you could try brick wallpaper. You’ll be surprised with how real it looks! Here is my favorite white one and here is a pretty red one.

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Wallpaper is another great option for an accent wall. What I love about this idea is there are so many gorgeous wallpapers now. The hardest part will be picking your favorite.

Read on and I’ll show you some of my favorite wallpapers for creating an accent wall.

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Last, I wanted to show you the easiest option for an accent wall, paint. You can simply paint the wall behind your bed a different color then all the others. A dark color that you don’t want to paint the whole room works great as an accent wall, especially if your room has natural light.

Sarah, an interior designer from Northwest U.K., shows us how it’s done. She painted the wall behind her bed a dark grey, while the others are a pure white and it gives the room a cozy feel without feeling too dark.

The Best Finds to Create an Accent Wall

Below check out some of my favorite finds to easily create an amazing accent wall in your bedroom.

ACCENT WALL BEDROOM IDEAS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | PEEL & STICK TROPICAL WALLPAPER

TWO | FOGGY FOREST WALLPAPER

THREE | RED BRICK WALLPAPER

FOUR | WHITE BRICK WALLPAPER

FIVE | RECLAIMED WOOD PLANKS

SIX | CHEVRON WALLPAPER

SEVEN | DISTRESSED WOOD WALLPAPER

Use Wall Décor as a Focal Point

This is the baby step of the idea above. If you don’t want to spend the time creating an accent wall then creating a focal point with wall décor is another show stopping idea.

Pick out art or décor that speaks to you and goes with your style. Check out below some inspiration to create a focal point in your room with wall décor.

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Kim, an interior designer from South Australia, chose this beautiful art piece above the bed. It not only ties the room together but it also creates a gorgeous focal point.

An abstract piece like this could be a fun DIY project. All you need is a huge canvas and two colors of paint.

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Agnieszka, a designer from Poland, created this stunning gallery wall in her bedroom. A gallery wall like this is a great opportunity to infuse your personality in your room. You can choose some of your favorite photos and art work to create a one-of-a-kind wall.

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Here’s another abstract art piece above the bed that ties in the colors of the bedroom beautifully and serves as a breath-taking focal point for the room.

Think about what colors you want to include in your art work before you go shopping for the perfect piece.

My Favorite Art for Your Bedroom

Below check out some of my favorite pieces to create a focal point with art in your bedroom.

BEDROOM WALL DECOR | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | LET’S STAY IN BED SIGN

TWO | ABSTRACT PRINTABLE

THREE | RISE AND SHINE

FOUR | PRINTABLE BLACK & WHITE ABSTRACT ART

FIVE | XOXO WOOD SIGN

SIX | HUGE MARBLE WALL ART MULTIPLE SIZES

SEVEN | GOOD MORNING & GOOD NIGHT

EIGHT | SWEET DREAMS

NINE | 3 PIECE BOHO PRINTS

Use Layering to Create Interest

Another way to create an epic bedroom design is with layering. Layering a combo of fabrics and materials is an easy way to create that cozy feeling in your bedroom that everyone wants. You can start with the bed by layering sheets, duvets, throw blankets and pillows.

But why stop there? You can use your headboard, rugs, curtains and other décor as an opportunity to add layers to your room. Play with different textures, patterns and colors to create depth and interest in your bedroom. Check out the ideas below to see how to pull it off.

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This bedroom is a gorgeous example of layering in boho style. Look at all the layers of the bedding alone, not to mention the décor and the rug. The different colors and textures add a lot of interest to the room and create a warm and cozy feel.

If you want to steal this style look for neutral colors with plenty of textures when shopping for bedding and add natural accents like plants or wicker.

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Christina and Robert, from Phoenix Arizona, created their own boho bliss by adding neutral bedding and pillows with plenty of texture.

Don’t overlook your headboard as an opportunity to add another layer to your bedroom. If you love this headboard you can find it here.

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Take a cue from Caz, the creator of this stunning room, and layer with neutrals and earth tones to create a warm, cozy feel that everyone wants in their bedroom.

My Favorite Finds to Add Layers to Your Bedroom

Below check out the best finds to add some layers to your bedroom.

LAYERING IDEAS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | BOHO HEADBOARD

TWO | STRIPED THROW BLANKET

THREE | MACRAME WALL HANGING

FOUR | JUTE ROUND AREA RUG

FIVE | FEATHERS WALL HANGING

SIX | TWO PACK WHITE STRIPED PILLOW COVERS

SEVEN | MACRAME PILLOW COVER 2 SET

EIGHT | WHITE & GREY LUMBAR PILLOW COVER

Lighten Your Room with Bedding

You want your bedroom to have a light, relaxing feel to help calm your mind for nighttime. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to add white, simple bedding.

You can add color to the room with pillows, throw blankets and accessories. Check out some amazing bedroom ideas below with light bedding and then steal the style for your room.

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This peaceful room was designed by Mindy Gayer Design Co. out of Orange County, California. This’s a great illustration of how light bedding can really give the room a calming vibe and help brighten the entire bedroom. Would you ever want to leave this room?

IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHER | YVES.GARNEAU | SOURCE | BRAMBLESKI

This beautiful retreat is in the Alps. If you’re lucky enough to have a gorgeous view, or a standout feature in your room like the wall panels then light, simple bedding is the perfect choice. Since the room already has strong focal points you don’t want the bedding to compete with them.

The Best Light Bedding Sets

Below check out my favorite finds for white bedding sets.

WHITE BEDDING SETS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | 3 PIECE POM DUVET COVER SET

TWO | CHENILLE DOTS DOWN ALTERNATIVE COMFORTER

THREE | 5 PIECE COMFORTER SET

FOUR | PINCH PLEAT COMFORTER SET

Let Your Lighting Steal the Show

Lighting is one of the last things that we think about when creating a bedroom. But the right lighting can actually create the mood that you want for your room and a unique fixture could be the focal point of your entire room. So, it’s definitely not something you want to ignore.

Below get inspired by these gorgeous bedrooms where the lights steal the show.

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Mellissa B., from Ontario Canada, created this stunning bedroom. This gorgeous light fixture adds a wow factor and the modern clean lines in the fixture match the modern feel of the entire room. If you love it you can find a similar one here.

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This beautiful bedroom was designed by Marta from Spain. When picking your lighting take inspiration from the style of the room. Here the natural fixture looks right at home in the boho style of her bedroom.

My Finds for Bedroom Lighting

Below are the best eye-popping light fixtures for your bedroom.

LIGHTING FOR THE BEDROOM | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | RUSTIC CHANDELIER

TWO | BAMBOO PENDANT LAMP

THREE | ROUND ROPE PENDANT

FOUR | STARBURST WALL SCONCE

FIVE | BRASS SPUTNIK CHANDELIER

SIX | MODERN CRYSTAL CIELING LIGHT

SEVEN | GOLD & GLASS WALL SCONCE

EIGHT | ORB CHANDELIER

Find the Perfect Rug to Tie it all Together

Ok, so if your following along you may have plenty of plans for your bedroom makeover. The rug is one of the final pieces that you can use to tie it all together.

If your room is very dark you can use a light rug to brighten it up. If you room seems a little uncoordinated take the different colors throughout and find a rug that incorporates them all for a pulled together look. Room a little boring? Add a rug with texture, vibrant colors or a pattern to spice it up. Or if you hate your carpet adding a cute rug on top is cheaper than a total replacement.

You can take some inspiration from some of my favorite rooms with gorgeous rugs below.

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This large rug ties in all the colors in the room with the creams, browns, greys and the deep blue. It gives the room a finished cohesive feel.

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Cori, from Virginia Beach, admits that she doesn’t love the carpet in her master bedroom so she added this pretty 12 x 5 area rug on top and instantly created a new life for the room. The fun geometric pattern really stands out in her neutral, boho bedroom.

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You don’t have to have a huge rug in your bedroom to make an impact. You can see here how Lucinda from East Sussex uses a small rug to add interest, pattern and tie the room together.

Best Bedroom Area Rugs

Below are my favorite bedroom rugs.

BEDROOM AREA RUGS | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | BLACK & WHITE MOROCCAN SHAG RUG

TWO | BLUE & WHITE DISTRESSED AREA RUG

THREE | BLUE & GREY ABSTRACT RUG

FOUR | ROUND BLACK & WHITE GEOMETRIC RUG

Add Seating to Your Bedroom

I saved this step for last because it’s a fun addition to your bedroom if you have the space. Adding seating can be your final step to creating your Pinterest worthy bedroom.

I love the look of a bench or chairs at the end of the bed. Not only does it look pulled together it’s also very functional. Below are some gorgeous bedrooms with seating ideas that you’ll definitely want to copy.

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A bench is a great option at the foot of the bed. Not only does it look great but it’s the perfect spot for putting on your shoes. Here the wooden bench fits perfectly with the style of this stunning bedroom created by Tatjana from the Netherlands.

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If your style is a little more traditional then you may want to copy the style of Maria, an interior designer from California. She added this pretty upholstered bench to the foot of her bed for style, function and storage.

My Favorite Finds for Bedroom Seating

I found this site called The Inside, that I’m now in love with. Check out some of their benches and ottomans that would look classy at the end of your bed, below.

You can get custom-made furniture for a great price and you have over 130 fabrics to choose from.

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CUSTOM BENCHES & OTTOMANS | FIND THEM HERE

So, now you’ve seen seven bedroom ideas to take your room from a bore to a Pinterest sensation. You can try an accent wall or a wall décor focal point, layering, adding white bedding, the right lighting, the perfect rug and finally a spot to sit. If you loved this post click the share buttons below to share on your favorite social or click on your favorite bedroom to save to your Pinterest Boards!

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