Ways to Make Your Bedroom Better

We’re willing to bet you spend the most time in your bedroom out of any other space in your home. However, it can be hard to decorate a master bedroom that hits every note — a calm, organized retreat that helps you sleep without sacrificing your personal style and aesthetic. Follow these simple tips to nail a master bedroom makeover without spending a ton of time or money.

Find Inspiration Outdoors

A repurposed barn door adds texture and interest to this rustic bedroom retreat. Use reclaimed wood as your starting point to create a one-of-a-kind piece, adding lights for reading. How farmhouse chic!

Fill with Greenery

A vibrant palm leaf acts as a piece of artwork in this beachy bohemian room.

Think Global

A vintage map makes a great (and inexpensive!) focal point for this simple bedroom. Shop local thrift stores and markets to find one-of-a-kind pieces.

“Commission” a Scenic Mural

Forget hiring an artist for the job — you can now pick from dozens of styles of large-scale peel-and-stick landscapes and patterns.

Double Up on Rugs

Layering matching rugs on top of wall-to-wall carpeting defines each bed’s space while adding another layer of color and pattern to the room, explains designer Bria Hammel.

Give your existing dresser or bedside table a mini makeover with new knobs. (Some fancy pulls might inspire you to put things away faster too.)

Paint an Accent Wall

Bedrooms should be a place to relax, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Designer Dan Mazzarini wasn’t shy about incorporating a bold, orange-red backdrop.

A throw pillow is a low-commitment and a low-investment way to see how you like the latest styles and materials (like velvet!) rocking the home decor world. To save a few dollars, keep the same inserts and buy pillow covers to swap whenever you want.

Try a Daybed

In this bedroom designed by Emily Henderson, a daybed is a perfect solution for seating and a place for Mom and Dad to nap. Try one in your own master for a luxurious update.

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