In our last blog entry, we discussed affordable ways to add big style and an updated look to your bedroom, including upholstered headboards, a storage bench or ottoman, and new lighting. However, there are many ways to breathe new life into your bedroom, and we have even more ideas for achieving an updated look in your bedroom without emptying your wallet.
Blankets + Pillows = Cozy and Updated
If your mattress is comfortable, but you want to update the look of your bed, a new bedding set is the obvious choice. Select a duvet set that coordinates with your existing décor, including your bedframe and wall color. With a solid color duvet set, your bedding will effortlessly complement any design aesthetic. However, solid doesn’t have to be boring! Choose a duvet cover in your favorite shade, from apricot or plum to sea spray green and sky blue. Or choose a neutral color, such as the ever-popular haze grey or crisp, clean white, and let the texture do the talking. You can select a duvet cover with texture, such as a tattered, layered stripes, to add subtle design interest in your bedroom.
Another way to add interest to a solid or neutral bedding set and quickly update your bedroom, is through the use of accent pillows. Mix and match your favorite colors, patterns and textures to create a personalized look in your bedroom. Plus, you can even change inexpensive accent pillows out with the seasons, infusing fresh style into your bedroom throughout the year.
An accent chair provides a place in your bedroom where you can relax with a book or your laptop, without hopping into bed and messing up your pretty new bedding. Choose an accent chair for both comfort and style. While accent chairs can also range from bold to neutral, a chair should coordinate with your existing furniture and accessories. From a classic French slipper chair with a beautiful hand-carved solid oak frame to a simple chair with clean lines and linen upholstery, your accent chair should sit where you fit on the style gamut, from traditional to modern.
Add comfort and luxury underfoot
Nothing adds comfort and warmth to a room quite like an area rug. For a style with classic roots but a modern twist, look for an erased-look rug for your bedroom. These rugs may take inspiration from well-worn Persian rugs, but the erased pattern modernizes the look and softens the area rug, making it a great fit with many styles—as well as your existing furniture and décor. Similarly, you can choose an area rug with classically expressed design elements with a graphic modern twist in a trendy color, such as teal or grey. Choose a high-pile rug to add to the worn, vintage look and finish of a rug, as well as the softness underfoot.
From the bedding on top of your bed to the rug underneath it, these simple and affordable bedroom updates will breathe new life into your room and your existing pieces.