23 Easy (but Effective) Decorating Tips for the Bedroom

23 Easy (but Effective) Decorating Tips for the Bedroom

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Janel Laban
Jan 12, 2010

Bedrooms can sometimes get the short end of the stick when it comes to actual "decorating". Sure, you'll have a bed and a nightstand with lighting and most likely a dresser or two, but sometimes the little niceties that are all about the "look" of the room are more focused in other, more public parts of the home.

We found a list/gallery of 23 very easy-to-implement tips to remedy that situation at Real Simple. With just a little smart shopping (maybe even from elsewhere in your home) you could have a whole new look in your bedroom by the weekend.

Just a few good ones from their list to get you started:

  • A large graphic fabric hanging helps decorate a large blank wall and functions as a sort of dramatic oversized visual headboard as well (above, top left)
  • Go for a big mix of patterns in your bedding for a one-of-a-kind "collection". (above, top right)
  • Use a patterned lampshade to add some color and interest to the bedside table (above, bottom left).
  • Use a folded quilt to help dress a plain headboard (above, bottom right)

    Click over to Real Simple to check out the rest of the list - nineteen more!

    (Images: Real Simple - clockwise from top left - Lucas Allen, Paul Whichloe, Monica Buck, Mark Lund)

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