Nine Quick Steps for Transforming Your Bedroom

There is a good reason that makeover shows are so popular. Whether it is remodeling a house or a housewife, there is just no way around it; we all love a new look. Luckily, there are easy and inexpensive ways that you can give your bedroom a new look with fun DIY ideas that won’t break the bank. Let’s take a look at some great bedroom decorating tips that you can do in a snap!

1. Give your bed a makeover

Giving your bed a serious makeover is probably long overdue. For most people, the bed is the single largest element in our bedroom. As a result, our eyes are usually drawn to it. By transforming your bed, you instantly elevate the look of your entire bedroom. In the process, this change can make your bed a centerpiece that will invigorate your room and make the most of every other piece of surrounding furniture.

2. It is time to paint.

Sometimes the single best move for any room is a simple paint job. As all good decorators know, an inexpensive coat of paint can work wonders and serve to make you look like a decorating genius! If you have high ceilings, opt for a color that is darker as this will decrease the overall height of the room. When combined with a dark floor color, this effect can be amplified for heightened power and effect.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, you might want to consider using lighter colors for smaller spaces. This decision will serve to make your space seem larger. This is a particularly good option for rooms that are lacking a source of natural light. Many may find wide and small spaces a bit tricky, but there are ways to tackle these rooms as well. Painting such a room with opposite hues on opposing walls will make a narrow room seem much wider

3. Clutter is not your friend.

The most wonderful, exquisite and marvelously designed and decorated room ever created can be trashed with clutter. Take the time to evaluate the clutter in your room and strategically edit out what you need and what you don’t need. This is a brilliant move that will amplify the wisdom of all your other decorating decisions.

4. Smart flooring choices transform rooms!

When you are contemplating bedroom refreshers, don’t let your bedroom flooring slip through the cracks. Flooring is a competitive industry, and that means you have a variety of inexpensive but beautiful options at your disposal. New flooring is a fun way to make the most of any room.

Keep in mind that your flooring choices have a significant impact on your room as a whole. For example, dark flooring will serve to make a room appear smaller, however, a light area rug strategically placed on that dark flooring would effectively cultivate a classic and timeless look.

5. Don’t underestimate the power of the pillow and sham

While leopard print bed sheets may certainly grab your attention, remember that there are smaller touches that can work wonders as well. Design elements such as pillows and shams can be easy and inexpensive ways to make the most out of your bedroom decorating.

When pillows, and shams are properly coordinated with your bedding, the end result can be a refined and cultivated. Using the color palette of your bedspread as a de facto color and texture template will serve to add an additional design dimension to your final look. Further, you can also opt for using contrasting colors, which will serve to showcase the bed as the major focal point within the bedroom. Oversized shams can be quite helpful in this regard.

6. Framing your masterpiece with proper lighting.

Lighting is very important. Consider for a moment how museums and art galleries light their artwork. There is great care and attention put into this aspect of presentation. While it is not necessary that you go through this much trouble, it does underscore just what is possible through the proper use of lighting as a design element. Of course, you will want to make sure that the placement of your lights meet practical needs as well. With this in mind, consider that areas closer to your bed will benefit from softer, less dramatic light. Other areas, such as those you use put on your clothing, may need more light.

7. Redress with simple and easy hardware fixes.

Another trick that decorators and designers love is to redress old dressers, cabinets and bureaus with new hardware. Adding new and exciting hardware to these bedroom fixtures is an easy, DIY fix that can have a substantial visual impact and payoff! Old handles, knobs and even doorknobs can all easily be changed and in the process transform your room.

8. Give your windows a new look.

Windows can play an important role in bedroom remodeling. Opting for longer drapes, ones that reach the floor, will serve to elongate the wall and in the process empower the ceiling. Contrasting the window treatments with the color of the wall will serve to create a traditional look and feel. Choosing a drape that matches the wall will foster a more contemporary feel and softer tone

9. Don’t forget your headboard.

Headboards can be quite dramatic. The proper selection of a headboard can work wonders in transforming the look of an entire bedroom. There are numerous options ranging from the redesign of an existing headboard, which can include reupholstering to painting or even staining. This is a great DIY project!

About the Author

Alan Riley is the publisher of, a site dedicated to helping people find just the right bedding for their individual needs. On the site you can find everything from columbia linen to duvets covers. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Alan lives with his wife and their two children. Having moved several times over the years, Alan has decorated several bedrooms of his own and learned what touches make for great bedroom transformations.

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  1. I am wondering if you can advice me several good color combination for re-painting my bedroom? Currently i have combination of pink and purpule but doesn’t suit at all. Thanks for some niche tips BTW.