Fun New Things to Try in the Bedroom

Fun New Things to Try in the Bedroom

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Nancy Mitchell
May 6, 2015
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Yeah, get your mind out of the gutter. This is a post about design. If your sleeping space is stuck in a bit of a (design) rut, we've got a few unusual ideas for ways you can shake things up.

Above: A full-wall mural makes a big impact. You can purchase these readymade, create a custom wallpaper from a photo you take, or DIY a photo mural with engineering prints.

Lately I'm seeing lots of oversized upholstered headboards — a great way to make a big impact in your bedroom, and pretty comfy for reading in bed, too.

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Or what about an oversized headboard that wraps around the bed, and the nightstands too? I'm digging this one.

I love the idea of making a canopy from a colorful, textured fabric.

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If you're looking for an unexpected place to add color, why not try painting the ceiling?

The usual approach is to paint the walls and leave the trim white, but this room proves that the opposite can be just as appealing.

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This bedroom (at a hotel in the Dominican Republic) employs both painted trim and a painted ceiling. Soft colors keep everything from becoming too overwhelming. (Oh, and bonus points for the crazy tole bed — I've never seen anything quite like it.)

A pillowed headboard that turns the corner to cover the floor too makes getting into bed very fun — although cleaning this bedroom might be a little less fun.

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Using a suzani as a bedspread is a great way to add a little color to a bedroom.

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If the idea of wallpaper is too overwhelming, try papering just the wall behind the bed.

Or if you're ready to go all-in, do the ceiling too!

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Draping a single piece of fabric over a four-poster is a great way to add a little softness to a bedroom.

I love the look of a low, low nightstand — very striking, although you may have to reach down a bit to get a drink of water in the middle of the night.

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And finally, I just had to share this bedroom, featuring an accent wall that looks like wallpaper but is actually a painting. Now that's bold.

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