Wondering how to achieve a Pinterest perfect bedroom?
Okay, firstly, there is no such thing as a Pinterest perfect bedroom. You might be able to temporarily make your bedroom look amazing for the photos, but soon it’ll be back to the way it was with underwear on the floor, and your makeup spread over every surface.
You might feel that your bedroom will never look like theirs, but theirs doesn’t look like that all the time either. However, Pinterest can be used for inspiration if you’re stuck in a bedroom rut.
You can take plenty of design tips from the interior design gurus. You should research ideas, gather information about materials, and then give it a go. Here’s how you can get your own Pinterest perfect bedroom with minimal work.
A home with good space and plenty of light
Light and layout are the two most important aspects in order to make a room ‘work’. It can be tricky to make a room appear lighter without undergoing huge renovations, like installing bigger windows. You can add lamps around the room, and buy a blind that goes all the way up, and not shutters which can block out a lot of light.
It’s much easier to make a room feel spacious. This can be done though your furniture and where you choose to place it. Choose less bulky items, and avoid wood (as this also sucks light out of a room). You can choose something with a gloss finish that reflects light back into the room and therefore appears smaller than it is.
You could place a mirror opposite a window to encourage more light. And always go for a tall headboard, one that will draw your eye up, making the ceilings appear taller.
Always choose timeless furniture! The items that are trendy now aren’t going to be the items that are trendy in five years time. To save yourself from having to redo your bedroom in the near future, pick furniture that won’t date.
Choosing wisely will save you time and money, and will help you to sleep better at night, knowing that the items you love and have carefully chosen will stand the test of time. Should your tastes change in the future, when it comes to styles, colour schemes and themes of your bedroom, you won’t have to stress about how you’ll tie in the furniture with the new items.
Neutral tones that don’t date
Neutral tones are a must when it comes to furniture and paint work. People get tired of a certain colour after a few years of seeing it in their home. It’s smart to choose neutral colours. Just like timeless furniture, they won’t date, you won’t get tired of them, and you could move the pieces to other areas of your home, without them ‘clashing’ with the other furniture.
If you have furniture currently, such as armchairs, that you still want to keep but want to change the colour of the fabric, you can get them reupholstered with a new fabric colour.
Painting the walls neutral will help to keep the space calm, as well as timeless, and will ensure a good flow throughout the room.
Add a shelf for ornaments, books or plants
Every pretty Pinterest perfect bedroom incorporates features that add character. You can display ornaments or plants on shelves and bookcases. Shelving is easy, affordable and you can even turn the idea into a DIY project. These small features transform a typical bedroom to one that is interesting and flows with the theme of the home.
It’s all about getting creative and moving away from the mundane bedroom items to ones that are unusual and captivating. Adding shelving also acts as a ‘storage’ place, with a purpose. It is somewhere to display all of your favourite items. You’ll soon be photographing your Pinterest perfect bedroom with pride.
Incorporate Accent Features
Accent features are items that bring some colour and creative flair to the space. These tend to be the smaller items in the room. They wouldn’t be the main feature, such as a bed. But they may be cushions, throws, a fancy headboard, a rug, curtains, lamp shades, art.
You may want to pick only one or two colours for the bedroom, and bring them out in these items mentioned above. This creates unity and colour harmony within the room, and will have everyone fooled into thinking you’re a pro!
Give the Windows attention
Last but not least, don’t forget that windows form part of the accent features! The windows pull everything together, and add that extra touch of interest. So, you may want to choose a complementing window frame, or you may want to think out of the box and have the glass frosted with a window film. It does wonders for a space and will give you a Pinterest perfect bedroom.
Do you have any more tips you would add to this list?