Top Decoration for your bedroom
Gorgeous, welcoming, and tranquil bedrooms: you pin and re-pin them on Pinterest, sigh over them on interior design websites, and drool over their images in glossy home décor magazines. But if you are like many people, you shrug off the idea that you could have a bedroom just as beautiful, just as peaceful, just as cozy, and most importantly, just as much the room of your dreams. And you can do it without spending a fortune. In fact, with the great advice from top interior decorator Lindsay Pennington, you can do it yourself, whatever your budget and whatever your favorite decorating style. Read on for Lindsay’s five steps for a top-to-toe bedroom makeover that can be completed in a weekend.
Look around your bedroom as if seeing it for the first time. Is it a restful and attractive space, or is it a mess? Lindsay says, “Too often, bedrooms become the storage units of our homes, where we hide dilapidated furniture or that never-quite-right lamp away from the eyes of guests (who usually only venture into more public spaces, like the living room and kitchen).”
The first step of your makeover is the edit. Consider your bedroom with a critical and objective eye. What do you love? What is worth keeping, and what is better off donated or sold? What belongs in another area of your house? As Lindsay puts it, “The bedroom should be a soothing retreat that both relaxes and recharges you at the end of the day. Start the makeover process by eliminating anything that you don’t need and love. And the best part of editing? It’s free!”
A home makeover is like a road trip in that without a map or clear directions, you might not ever reach your destination. In step two, you’ll reconfigure your bedroom furnishings to match the vision in your mind. Start with basic questions: Does your furniture really suit your tastes and needs? Is your bed large enough (or is it too big)? Does your bedroom “work”? The answers to these questions give you a guide for creating your dream bedroom.
Once you are clear on the basics, take another look around your room. Now’s the time to get more detailed; ask yourself if the furniture is positioned properly and accessories are shown to their best advantage. According to Lindsay, it all starts with your bed: a simple rule of thumb is to place your bed on the longest wall in the room, and then place your remaining pieces of furniture in the most complementary position around it.