New year, new bedroom – 5 style tips to create a restful room

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Thinking ahead to the new year and you’re probably already planning some decorating projects – I know I am! So how about tackling the bedroom? It’s the place where you need the most calm and relaxation but you also need it to look good. A cosy and restful space is what comes to mind when you think of a bedroom – and that’s how it should be. Smartphones and TV have no place in the bedroom – they rob you of your sleep! With a good night’s sleep you will wake up refreshed and raring to go.Yes, sleep can make a great deal of difference on your daily routine. And a restful sleep needs the appropriate atmosphere like a good mattress, soft pillows, blankets, muted colours etc. While you need a relaxed setup, the room should also look elegant and be pleasing to the eye. Here are some tips to give your bedroom that special and stylish look where you can let go of your stress and relax.


Layering adds beauty to your bed. Bed runners, throws and everything else you can find turns your space into an opulent splendour. And they add more warmth and cosiness during winter.


Bedroom décor is not complete without lighting and a single overhead light isn’t enough. Think of adding lamps by the bedside or install a dimmer switch so that you can control the levels of your lighting. The lighting can be bold, dim, dramatic or even basic depending upon your style preferences. Also, I love to add fairy lights and there’s no reason why you can’t use them all year round!


Storage space is a big issue that many find difficult to solve even with a sufficiently large wardrobe.  But I have a few tips that can take care of this issue. The end of the bed is an ideal and often overlooked storage spot. A trunk on the foot of the bed can serve as a style statement and act as storage space too. The frame of your bed can be used to tuck baskets under, where you can store your blankets and shoes. Or, instead of having boxes or crates under the bed, use a storage platform that goes under the mattress. You can lift the bed and store your out-of-season clothing and unused bedding inside the bed rather than of storing them on the shelves or in drawers.


Even if I’m against taking work to the bedroom, in reality it is a tough rule to follow. Just when you start to nod off, you’ll remember that email you forgot to send. So for practical purposes you might need a desk to work at. But make sure it is away from the bed.  This way you will not be literally taking work to your bed and the lure of the bed will make you cut short whatever you are doing.


Include textures to give a luxurious look and feel to the room. Even if it is a small room the textures will provide more dimension and character to the room. An embellished blanket, leather headboard, a rug in subtle pattern, metal finishes or a faux fur cushion are all textures that make the room immediately transport you to the restful atmosphere you aim for. At the same time, the textures help avoid boredom that peeks in when you avoid the textures and go for a neutral and uniform design.

Even the colour palette can add the warmth and cosiness to your room. Go for cool hues or coluors that make you feel calm. Try out these style tips and tricks to give your bedroom a cool, relaxed and luxuriously comfortable look that will instantly turn even your most stressful thoughts to calmer and pleasant ones.

Let me know your decorating ideas and DIY plans for the new year by leaving me a comment below 🙂


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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in Lifestyle Promotion Studies and is trained in Personal Money Management. She loves to ‘get the look for less’ so regularly shares thrifty-living advice, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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