I have always believed that good interior design can change the way you live your life and how you experience it. Recently, several friends of mine have been going through some life changes which have now lead into home changes. Suddenly, they’re ready and interested on getting organized, living more simply and bringing some design into their lives. I have noticed already how it is beginning to change their lives and their outlook at home. Even in the early stages of simply planning interior design updates to their spaces can change things.
Getting up every day and making your bed is just one of those things that makes you feel good about the start of your day, unless you’re dressing your sad bed. If that’s your dilemma, here are five ways to make your bed look amazing.
1. Add or Swap Out Your Headboard
We know you’re out there. You know who you are. Some of you are out there living without a headboard! It’s okay, I’m not proud of it, but I’ve done it too. Let’s move forward by adding a beautiful new headboard to your bed. If you already have a headboard, maybe it’s time to swap it out for a new one.
This doesn’t mean you have to go out and spend thousands on a fancy new headboard. Headboards can be painted or decals, old doors or even diy upholstered! Don’t assume that when you need or want something new for your space that you’ll have to run out and spend a bunch of money on it.
2. Punch it Up With Pillows
Punch up your bedding with pillows. A bright pop of color, mixed with different textures and patterns will make your bed look its best and help you start your day off on the right foot! As you can see in the example above, you can readily mix patterns, textures and colors as long as they have similar cohesive elements. That will help you create more visual interest.
3. Add Some Drama with Draperies
Up the drama ante in your bedroom by installing draperies in the form of a canopy. This can be accomplished with the use of a canopy bed or a four-poster bed. In addition, you can simply purchase crowns that will allow you to drape fabric near the head of the bed only.
Depending on the fabric you use and the style you select, bed draperies can be utilized with any design style – not just for formal spaces. In the example above you can see that by using a lightweight, white fabric creates a more relaxed, romatic feel in that bedroom.
4. Add Visual Height
So, you’ve got a low headboard and no funds to purchase or desire to build your own, taller headboard. Fine, no problem. You don’t have to, you can create height visually above that low headboard through the use of art, a mirror or any other wallhanging. Even though what you’re hanging on the wall isn’t part of the headboard, the great thing is that the eye automatically registers it similarly. You’ve created the same visual height as a tall headboard without actually using a headboard. If you want to take it further, try a glossier finish on the walls as they’ve done in the photo above. Just make sure your walls are free of imperfections as glossy finishes will make them even more noticeable.
5. Put All of it Together
If you’re really ready to go full force, put all of the tips together for maximum impact! Using the example above, see how all of these tips come together to create a dream bed perfect for any magazine cover shoot. Let’s look at what makes this bed area special:
Try some of these tips to dress up your bed and give more life to your bedroom. I’m willing to bet that if you implement any of these tips, you’ll be more likely to make your bed daily. After all, who wants to make a sad bed?
April 3, 2012 | Filed under Bedrooms, Expert Advice and tagged with Aesthete Designs, Brownsburg Interior Design, Decorator's Showhouse & Gardens, Design, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Interior Design, Interior Decorating, Interior Decorator, Interior Design, Interior Designer.
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I can tell you that the staff is sharp, bright and highly intelligent. They are quick on the uptake and do not miss a single detail. What does this mean to you? It means you will get excellent, up-to-date furniture, designs, colors and accessories that are absolutely beautiful. You can trust them to steer you in the right direction!
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