The Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Bedroom

They say that kitchens and bathrooms sell homes, but once you've moved in, we can all agree: there's no space more important than your bedroom.

As we all know, a good night’s sleep is fundamental to our health and wellbeing, and the bedroom provides a sanctuary into which we retreat for a little peace, so it makes sense to create a room which is truly yours. Consider this your how-to.

Go light and airy

There's a reason whites and neutrals are perennial favourites when it comes to bedroom styling. Soft neutrals keep things fresh all year round, and white walls (and accents) makes the room appear larger than it actually is. This is ideal if you live in a small space. Of course, these also make for a calming, serene atmosphere, while creating a blank canvas for bolder highlights — think statement linens and soft furnishings, which can be changed as the seasons do.

Invest in art

Find something you love — truly — that, to go all Marie Kondo on you, sparks joy every time you see it. Find the perfect spot for it, whether that's above your bed, or in sight from the moment you wake up, and coordinate your other accents around it. Beautiful art doesn't have to be expensive. Search Etsy or scour Instagram for an up-and-comer. The bonus? You'll have it before it's becomes a thing.

Be bold with black

We know we just waxed lyrical about the beauty of a neutral space, but if you'd like to, incorporate black into your room, especially if it's a larger space. Think geometric accents, Charcoal-hued linen and mid-century pieces.

The striking centrepiece

Your bed is the focal point of the room so why not ensure that it is a showstopper? Choose furniture— whether it's a headboard, side-tables or statement lamps — to complement the one true essential of this room.

Charming prints

Botanicals are all the range this year, according to the experts at Pinterest, but if you like interiors that nod to decades past, opt for retro-style prints — these come in the form of throw cushions, statement furnishings and, if you're really up for something different, feature wallpaper.

Go monochrome

We don't mean just black and white (although that's great, too.) Create interest with different shades of one colour (try greens, for example) that subtly play off each other when styled in a space together.

Expand your space

If your ceilings are low, invest in an an oversized statement mirror and find the perfect spot to place it in. This will create the illusion that your room is wider than it actually is — with a piece that fits seamlessly into any space.

Introduce blue tones

Calming and versatile, blue is a discerning choice for your bedroom whether you prefer pastel shades or something deep and rich. It's a look that's never really gone out of style — especially when paired with whites.

Now that we’re on the topic, we post interiors inspiration — daily! — on Instagram, and, according to Pinterest, these are six of the trends heading to an interior near you this season.

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