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How to Decorate a Bedroom

Are you looking for bedroom decorating ideas but don't know where to start? You've come to the right place! Learn 4 bedroom decorating tips that Domestic CEO used in her own home.

By
Amanda Thomas,
August 8, 2013
Episode #072

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When I moved into my house a few years ago, the first room I focused on decorating was the master bedroom. Honestly, I felt a little pressure when it came to how to decorate the bedroom because I knew it was going to be a room we spent a lot of time in. I wanted it to be a place that would feel cozy to hang out in on rainy days, help us relax and unwind every night, yet livable so my husband or I could escape there to read if the other was watching tv.

I honestly had no idea what I wanted to do with the room at first, but I made one decision at a time and ended up with a room that I absolutely love. Hands down, our master bedroom is my favorite room in the house, mostly because of how it’s decorated. Today I’m going to give you the process I followed. Hopefully, these 4 easy tips  can help you to enjoy your bedroom as much as we enjoy ours!

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Bedroom Decorating Tip #1: Sleep In It

When we first moved into our house, I was overwhelmed with the idea of decorating an entire house. This was my first home, and decorating 2,500 square feet of space is quite different than an 800 square foot apartment. It wasn’t until I let myself relax that the rooms started showing me their natural features. One night, before we got to bed, I was laying on the mattress on our floor. I started to look around the room and saw some really cool shadows on the wall. The wall was bright up near the ceiling, darker near the floor, with a really dark shadow line on one wall. I quickly realized that this would look awesome painted on our walls. I woke up the next morning and told my husband my idea, and he thought it sounded cool, so it became our plan.

See also: How to Pick Paint Colors

Now, your bedroom may not actually tell you how to paint it like mine did, but it will probably tell you what features to play up and what you need to cover up. How is the lighting? Do you need to mute the bright morning sun? Then you may want to consider matted, darker colors for the walls and thick curtains to block out the sun. Does the room feel more like a cave than you want it to? Consider bringing in lighter colors and sheer curtains that can make it feel more open and airy. As you sleep in the room for a few days (or even weeks!), you can start to get a feel for the theme of the room that will help give you decorating ideas to make it what you want it to become. The next step is to...

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