Written by Doris Donnerman (last updated July 8, 2019)
Whether you are ready for a big change in your life or a subtle, more natural change there are some key guidelines for decorating or redecorating your bedroom. People of all ages consider making changes to the decor of their bedroom, follow these guidelines and you will certainly be happy with the outcome of your project.
Your bedroom should be your sanctuary, your place of solace and a place to be yourself. Your room should reflect your personality and encourage aspects of your personality that you may be working on; for example, if you find yourself to be pessimistic, you should consider painting your room yellow or orange to encourage cheerfulness or creativity.
Your first step to redecorating or decorating your bedroom is to pick a theme. Your theme will help you coordinate the furniture, colors and other various aspects of your decor. Your theme can be centered around a decade or era (Victorian, contemporary, etc.), a hobby (sports, dance, music), collections (a favorite item or collecting item), or a color. Pick a theme that reflects you and your interests, but make sure it is a theme that you will be happy with for some time to come. (You don't want to redecorate your bedroom every week or month.)
Once you have picked your theme it is time to begin. Take a quick inventory of the items you already own and wish to use and an inventory of the items around your home that may come in handy. This inventory should consist of items that fit within your theme, or that may augment your theme nicely. Once you have taken an inventory it is time to take a quick trip to the hardware store, flea market, antique shop and home decoration store. Pick up a batch of paint chips and carry those around with you as you pick out furniture, pictures, picture frames, furniture and other decorative items, such as pillows.
Begin painting your walls and filling in with photos and furniture. If you do not want to limit yourself to posters and photos for wall decorations you can try things like old record albums or fabric swatches or samples. Your sheets and such should coordinate with the colors and theme of your bedroom.
Organization can really help you alter the appearance and feel or your bedroom. Separate your personal items according to function (school item should remain in the desk area, craft items in another area or basket in the room) so that you can easily begin to compartmentalize your living space. Inexpensive bookshelves and baskets can be purchased at flea markets or stores like T.J. Maxx or Tuesday Morning. Desks can be purchased in old antique shops.
With some new paint, improved organization and a few items that augment your theme you will have a brand new living space that accommodates your personality and your goals.
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