23 Easy (but Effective) Decorating Tips for the Bedroom

23 Easy (but Effective) Decorating Tips for the Bedroom

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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