Easy Bedroom Design Ideas Using Color and Accessories

Update your bedroom in as little as 15 minutes. Small changes equal big impact by trading out accessories. Plus, we share four easy-to-replicate ideas for above-the-bed style.

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December 06, 2019

Lights Up

Small accessory and furnishing changes take this bedroom from plain and white to interesting and full of hues. Start by swapping out your bedside lamps with ones that add color and cheer to your space. Lamps should be approximately the same height as the bedside table

Overhead Design

Add flair over your headboard with a pair of abstract prints in simple frames. For another statement-making update (that will admittedly take more than 15 minutes), trade out your outdated ceiling light fixture with a light and airy contemporary design.

Bring on the Color

Switch out plain white pillows with vivid ones that brighten your space.

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Ending in Style

Place a bench at the end of your bed for the added burst of color and versatility as an extra seat or surface to set out clothes. Look for a bench that's the same height or lower than the end of your bed.

In My Own Little Corner

Turn an unused nook of your bedroom into a cozy reading spot. Pair a comfy chair with a tall houseplant or lamp, and add a pretty accent, such as the set of mirrors hung on the wall.

Dress Your Walls

Perk up the wall above your dresser with a small gallery of art. For a low-cost, DIY piece, combine a favorite print with a magnetic frame hanger. A good rule of thumb is to hang art at eye level.

Hats Off to You

Create a grid pattern gallery wall of your stunning hats. Not only does it show off your style, but it also doubles as storage.

Embrace the Green

Fill floating shelves with plants, which purify the air and bring life to your space. Then, pepper in books for height and dimension. Opt for faux plants in the hard-to-reach spots, so you don't have to worry about keeping them watered.

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Use a lightweight area rug as a large-scale wall hanging. Fold it in half to hang over a rod for a clever statement piece.

Basket Case

Arrange baskets in an asymmetrical pattern for a low-cost yet eye-catching design.

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