How to Give Your Bedroom Personality

How to Give Your Bedroom Personality

Sometimes you just need to change things up a little. Maybe you’re feeling blah about your bedroom’s design. The place that was once your relaxation escape has become boring. Or you’re seeing the latest trends and realizing your look and feel needs a total update. Or maybe you’re realizing that your design is generically good, but doesn’t express your own style and worldview. The good news is that bringing some personality into your space doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive. With a little creativity and a few simple changes, you’ll be back to loving your bedroom in no time.


If you’ve got approximately $60 and a free weekend, painting is a great way to bring a little style back into your bedroom. The latest design trends call for bold accent walls paired with neutral, soothing color pallets.

When you’re deciding on a color, think about what kind of a feeling you want to create. Is your ideal bedroom minimalist and evoking an uncluttered New England seaside home? A buttery base with bright blue and yellow accents would do the job. If you’re dreaming of a Colorado alpine retreat (deep greens, earthy browns), a romantic country getaway feel (soft pastels), or a sophisticated bachelor pad (bone whites or dark colors), careful selection of a wall color can help get you there.

A great resource to check out is the Benjamin Moore personal color viewer – it lets you choose from thousands of vibrant and neutral hues and virtually paint any room in your home with a click of your mouse. Paint is an inexpensive way to completely change the look and feel of a room.


You may want to consider swapping out your boring old bedding for something more exciting. Updating your bedding is a great way to infuse some personality and get instant gratification. From a style point of view, consider factors like color, texture, weight, materials, and type of bedding. Also think about what part of the country you live in, and how your bedding needs may change throughout the year.

Depending on what you are looking to spend, your local department store should have some great options, from simple and clean designs that exude an air of sophistication to bolder patterns that provide a funky, updated look in any bedroom. Duvet covers are also a great (and less expensive) alternative to purchasing a new comforter – you can simply swap them out when you want a different look for your space. Hunt for bargains online, at specialty stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond, and major retailers like Target and Macy’s.

Second-hand furniture

If you’re more crafty and DIY in style, consider purchasing and refinishing some second hand furniture. This can allow you to really customize what you’re getting and add bold, impressive touches to your bedroom that really speak to your personal style. Adding a brightly colored or distinctive new piece of furniture is a great way to update your bedroom, and you’ll have bragging rights about your awesome DIY skills!

To get started and find some great pieces to work with, check out local consignment shops, a nearby Savers, neighborhood yard sales, estate sales, or browse Craigslist for nightstands, vanities, or dressers that could use a bit of TLC. Find a DIY blog online that you like in terms of style and approach, purchase some refinishing supplies or paint, and let your creative spirit flow. This can be a great way to get a signature piece that really changes the vibe in your bedroom at an affordable price!

Artwork, trinkets, and lamps, oh my!

Changing out your artwork, trinkets, and lamps can also be a great way to add a little excitement to your space and make it feel fresh and new. If you don’t have the budget or desire to make major changes, replacing the “decorative layer” of accents around a room can really transform the way it looks.

Our first stop for design inspiration is usually Pinterest. Browse through a number of beautifully designed bedrooms and DIY artwork and projects – with millions of users pinning pictures every day, there’s something for everyone and you are sure to leave feeling excited and inspired by the ideas you’ve found. Another place to get inspiration is looking at catalogs online for your favorite stores to find pieces that appeal to your design tastes.

Adding touches that reflect your personality to your bedroom does not have to be a monumental task. A little elbow grease, creativity, and a small budget can get you started. So free up a weekend and get to work, and you’re sure to create a beautiful bedroom that you can enjoy for years to come!

About the Author: Elena Morgan reviews modern home furnishings. She loves helping others with their interior design

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