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23 Decorating Tricks for Your Bedroom -2

Your bedroom is your personal sanctuary, so why give it the short end of the stick when it comes to design? A gallery of simple ideas to make your slumber zone dreamy.

13. Pay Attention to the Floor

A cheery yellow rug is like a burst of sunshine in a low-key room. For most bedrooms a four-by-six-foot rug by the bed is ideal.

Photo by William Waldron

14. Layer With Color

At the bold end of the scale, go for saturation with a favorite color. Use a variety of tones and textures to give your room a layered feel.

Photo by David Prince

15. Add Warmth With Neutrals

That idea works just as well with neutrals. Here, soft lighting overhead and a clip-on task lamp add to the sense of warm comfort.

Photo by Jeff McNamara

16. Allow Accents to Assume Different Roles

Add character to a plain bed by draping a colorful quilt over its frame by day. At night, pull it on for extra warmth.

Photo by Mark Lund

17. Reinvent Your Safe Haven

Tuck a chair into a corner seat for an instant resting spot. Lush silk draperies turn the room into a cocoon.

Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo

18. Personalize Your Space

Mix in offbeat pieces for an eclectic look, like an old bench in an eye-catching salmon that acts as a nightstand.

Photo by Hallie Burton

19. Designate New Roles

You can rethink the purpose of most any type of furniture, such as the bookseller tables here, which double as bed stands and bookshelves.

Photo by Mark Lund

20. Mix It Up

Don’t be afraid to pair up unlike pieces, as with these bed tables. A short stack of books serves to even up the lamps.

Photo by Chip Cordelli

21. Turn Photos Into Art

Make your most personal space even more so with artwork of those you love, whether photographs…

Photo by Alexandra Rowley

22. Transform Photos in Meaningful Ways

…or framed cameos of your little ones.

Photo by Paul Whicheloe

23. Make Rest a Priority

Your bedroom should be your retreat, a sanctuary for peaceful reading, writing, studying, as much as a resting place. The slim modular desk here doubles as a nightstand.

Photo by Paul Whicheloe


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