Your bedroom is your sanctuary; it should feel like a luxurious place to relax and unwind after a long day (or any time of day really, for those of us who love a good nap once in awhile) While we don't believe in 'rules' for decorating (we fully support and encourage you doing you!), we do have some tips that'll help you create that bedroom oasis you'll love, no matter what your style.
1. Your Headboard
Your bed is obviously the star of the show when it comes to your bedroom, and a headboard makes an amazing focal point. You have so many options when it comes to headboards: fabric, tufted, wooden, wicker, really just so many. A quick search on Pinterest yields TONS of ideas. We've seen basket walls, photo gallery walls, old doors, quilts, and accent walls. DIY headboards are very popular and can be a great way to add your one of a kind, personal touch, and save some cash at the same time.
This carved wood headboard is unique and gorgeous as well!
Whatever you choose, make sure it's something that feels like "you" and that you'll love for at least the next few years, especially if it's a piece you invest a lot in. Think timeless over trendy when making big purchases.
Since bedrooms are for relaxing and sleeping, you'll really want to focus on softening up the space. Start with a comforter set or duvet cover you love. We like neutrals for bedding just because they are soft and calming and easy to match, but again, NO rules. Always go with what speaks to you. Once you have your basic bedding picked out, add a throw to the foot of the bed and throw pillows (consider pillow covers you can easily switch out to save on storage space..usually a less expensive option as well) to add to the soft and cozy factor. Add more softness by adding curtain panels to windows to filter light and add style. And last, but not least, consider adding a rug to anchor the room. Choose a pattern that compliments your bedding. It'll really make your room pop.
3. Choose a color scheme
Go soft and neutral, bold and colorful, dark and moody...any style can be beautiful. Just be sure that your colors work well together to achieve the look you're going for. Do you want a light color on all of the walls? Do you want an accent wall? A simple painted accent wall can make a major impact. If it's done behind your bed, it can even act as your headboard. We added shiplap to the wall behind our bed and we love it! It actually made our space feel bigger. It's one of my favorite changes we've made to our room.
Now to pull it all together with some decor! Add a few candles for ambient lighting and gloriously scented air. Burning or diffusing a lavender scent at bedtime can be super relaxing. Bedside lighting is important, especially for those of us who like to read in bed. Sooo many cute lamp options out there. When we added our shiplap wall, I found some farmhouse wall sconces that my hubby hardwired in so we wouldn't have chords hanging down. (Handy hubbies are the best!) I love the look, and that it freed up so much space on our night stands for necessities like the remote, books, phone chargers and the diffuser. Add some shelving for family photos, trinkets, more books, and some greenery. Faux greenery works just fine if your thumb is more black than green, but plants add something to any space. Add artwork (we love these wood art blocks made by artists with special abilities) or photos to the walls to make them your own. Wall hangings are a great way to add texture and interest. And a well placed mirror can make the room look more spacious.
Rounding out our list is bedding, specifically your sheets. Sheets are more about feel than looks, and they should feel AMAZING! After all, you spend most of your time in your room sleeping, and you want your bed comfy above all! And we're excited to share with you our most favorite sheets ever! They are from Wayfair, and are probably the least expensive sheets we've ever owned. But, oh man, they are so soft, and they don't make me too hot (I'm a hot sleeper). Try them! You'll thank us, I promise.
We hope these tips are helpful! If you used any of them to spruce up your bedroom, we'd love to see your photos! Tag @vineandnest on IG to show them off!