7 Glamorous Ideas to Decorate Your Bedroom This Holiday Season

The holidays are quickly approaching making this the perfect time to spruce up your bedroom in style! Follow our easy ideas to glam up this special room!

Photo: Michelle Wenitsky Interior Design

Is your bedroom looking a little dull, boring, or are is your decorating way too démodé? The new year marks a special year full of a ton of exciting decorating trends that designers can’t stop talking about. From mirrored vanities, to bohemian headboards and luscious trendy colors, there is definitely something for everyone in 2018! Let’s get started with some of my favorite trends that I am dying to share with you guys…

Go Bold with Colors

Give your bedroom a sophisticated, glammed up look this holiday season by going bold when it comes to wall colors and accent pieces. This beautiful sea blue wall color adds an unexpected flair to this room and really makes a magical design moment. If you are a little shy on going so bold, start off with one wall as an accent wall. For example, make the wall behind your bed and headboard an accent and centerpiece by painting it a strong color that really stands out. Then, to add some serious panache to you room and top off your look add a fun accent chair!

Think About Nailhead Studs

Nailhead studs continue to be one designers favorite details when it comes to furniture pieces, and it’s so easy to get this look yourself at home! You can easily buy nailhead strips that hammer onto furniture, headboard, your walls, and decorative accessories. This is one way to get that designer look for less, without having to break the bank. Take a look at the bedroom below, the matching headboard and dresser all feature nailhead detailing, but along with a heavy price tag!

Photo: Boca Do Lobo

Go Wild with Animal Hides

This trend may not be for everyone, but animal skin hides continue to be one of designer’s favorite tricks when it comes to adding some chic-ness to a space. There is something about animal skin hides that really bring a room together and add a cozy well put-together look. Thanks to new methods of dying and printing, cow skin hides have been made to look like zebra skin, leopard, tiger, and even versions with glittery gold specks on them. What a way to glam-up a look this holiday season!

Opt for a More Comfortable Mattress

First things first, think about your comfort before you go jumping into new decorating trends that may not feel so great after all. Don’t splurge on the latest trends until you’ve settled that your mattress is comfortable and you can get a good nights rest. First, test out your mattress to see if you even need to purchase a brand new one. If you can feel the springs, dents, hollow areas, or if you mattress is stained beyond washable, it may be time to purchase a new one. Find a reliable mattress dealer in your area, or consider purchasing one online to save time as well as shipping costs. Buy mattresses from Fantastic furniture or other online stores that are reliable and have a large selection. If necessary, go to the location and test them out to find out what mattress would be best for you.

Think About Lighting

Is your space looking like there is definitely something missing or something you should be hanging above your head? Chandeliers are my favorite way to finish off a space since they bring in some serious designer worthiness in a pinch! Scourge flea markets for unique vintage chandeliers if you really want to get an artfully tailored look. Then, hang up a pretty mirror that faces the chandelier to further promote your new lighting bouncing throughout the room. I love chandeliers with crystals and reflective pieces just because of this!

Photo: KB Home

Dress up Your Curtains

Instead of opting for neutral solid curtains, dress up your bedroom for 2018 by hanging up ikat printed curtains to really elevate your bedroom for the new year! If you are not familiar with ikat, it’s a fabric that is made using a dyeing technique to pattern textiles similar to tie-dye. There are tons of motifs available that have ethnic, ritual or symbolic meanings and they are a great way to dress up a room and add a little bohemian flair.  You can purchase these fabrics or imitation ikat fabrics at just about any home fabric store to give your room a beautifully designed look for less!

Add A Tropical Flair

Even though the cold seasons have long ago started, it’s always a great idea to create a at-home oasis right in your bedroom! Tropical colors such as watermelon pink, green, as well as bamboo furniture and banana leaf fabrics are always an easy way to have California at your fingertips. Interior decor is all about having fun and experimenting so why not bring the sunshine straight to your bedroom!

Photo: Dimples and Tangles


7 Easy Ways to Keep Your Bedroom Clean for Good!

Learn how to keep your bedroom clean and maintain it’s cleanliness with our 7 easy ways that save time, energy, and make your space look neat all week long!

Photo: Martha O’Hara Interiors

Spare Some Time for Cleanliness Everyday

It is a good idea to spare some time for bedroom cleanliness on a daily basis. You should not take it for granted. Those who live in cold and snowy climates have to suffer from least dust as compared to the individuals who live in warm and highly populated areas.

Don’t ignore proper and regular dusting, make it a part of your daily life and routine. Set aside at least ten minutes aside in the morning or before you go to sleep to do a regular bedroom clean up. Making your bed, vacuuming, dusting, and putting away clothes and belongings in their proper spots makes a huge difference in you overall cleanliness at the end of the day. Do not leave all of your cleaning till the weekend, instead make it a part of your daily activities.

Photo: Steven Ford Interiors

Organize Your Bedroom Closet

One of the most challenging places to keep clean and organized is the bedroom closet. Don’t think of the toughness you may have to go through. Organize the things properly, and don’t make your bedroom closet look like a big mess.

Wash Bed-Sheets and Curtains Once A Week

Yes, it is a great idea to wash the bed-sheets and curtains at least once a week. Make sure the bedding and overall things in your bedroom are not only well organized but also look neat and clean. This will surely leave positive impression on the minds of viewers, and will make your moments special.

Photo: Krystina Hollenbeck

Deep Clean the Bedroom Every Month

As you are doing daily cleaning and dusting, deep cleaning is not needed sooner than a month. Make sure to adapt this habit that at the start of the month, you clean each and everything. This will take a little extra time. On this particular day, you need to make sure that not only bedding and curtains are washed and changed, but also you have washed the floor with water and a quality detergent. If needed, polish the floor to retain its shine and attraction years after years.

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Use the Linen Spray

Linen sprays are a great way to freshen up your sheets, curtains and even rugs whenever needed. One of the downfalls is that they seem ridiculously pricey when you’re at the store. But don’t worry you are not going to use those things on daily basis, so it is better to bring home the quality linen spray for thorough cleaning of the bedroom.

Photo: Weaver Design Group

Take Care of Your Mattress

We use mattress daily as these are the best option to provide our bodies complete comfort and rest during the sleeping hours. You are supposed to take good care of the mattress. Keep them under the sun once a month so that any possible germs are killed due to UV rays. Don’t try to wash the mattress with detergent because its soapy materials will never get out of the foam.

At the end, don’t forget to wash or dust the dirty windows, and clean the doors with a dry and soft cloth. With the above in mind, you can surely have well lightened and bright room to live in.