18 Ways to Shake Up The Look of Your Bedroom

published Dec 10, 2014
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Bored with your bedroom? Here are over twenty suggestions for ways to shake up your look. Some of these are simple ideas, and others are a little more complicated, so no matter your level of commitment, you’ll find something here for you. Your bedroom will be looking badass in no time.

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1. Paint the walls — or just one wall — in a really bold (but still soothing) color.

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2. Add a colorful coverlet to your bed.

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3. Layer rugs on rugs for an eclectic look.

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4. DIY a big, puffy headboard for a super cozy look.

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5. Or hang a small piece offcenter, for a touch of the unexpected.

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6. Or go one further and add a gallery wall behind the bed.

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7. Add an oversized plant.

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8. If your bedroom is big enough, pull your bed away from the wall and let it be the center of attention.

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9. Paint a smaller piece (like your nightstand) in an eye-popping color.

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10. Pair two mismatched nightstands for a little contrast.

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11. Hang a rug (or a funky textile) over the head of your bed.

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12. A simple bulb, with the cord looped a few times around a hook hanging from the wall, makes for a funky bedside light.

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13. Hang a picture ledge over the top of your bed and use it to display a rotating selection of artwork.

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14. Create an accent wall behind the bed with some funky wallpaper.

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15. Take the ‘rug as headboard’ look to a whole new level with an oversized sisal rug. (This one is from Eco Chic.)

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16. Lean an antique ladder against the wall and cover it with string lights for some unusual atmospheric lighting.

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17. Add colorful pillows

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18. Wrap a gallery wall around a corner.

Re-edited from a post originally published 12.10.14-NT