Wallpaper adds a playful look to a room, but you don't have to commit to an entire room to create clever impact. Try wallpapering one wall and painting the remaining walls a solid color, maximizing the effect by matching the paint with the background color of the wall paper. Flowery prints or geometric shapes intersecting with solid colors creates a one-of-a-kind elegance to reflect your personality using home decor.
Creating an original headboard is one way to bring visual appeal and singularity to your bedroom. For a farmhouse feel, use two antique doors bound together or distressed shutters as your bed's backdrop. For an industrial style, corrugated tin works well to separate your bed from the wall or get creative with PVC pipes. Let the headboard be the centerpiece of the room and decorate around it.
Settees & Benches
Settees and benches are pieces of furniture that can be tailored to match your style. It doesn't have to be a conventional settee; an old footlocker or antique trunk takes the place of a settee, adding extra storage and extra style.
Wood floors don't have to be wood-colored. A nice paint job to complement the walls gives your bedroom a whole new identity. A sleek black turns a room into a modern escape. A pale blue brightens a room to create a breezy feel. A solid color topped with a rug adds character to the floor and a style like no one else. The floor doesn't have to be a solid color; add diamonds, stripes or stencils to make an inventive impression.
It's easy for classic curtains to disappear in bedroom design. Design with depth by mixing patterned panels with solid curtains. Alternate between opaque and sheer curtains to give the windows texture. Treat your windows as accessories to add to the overall picture you want to project. Keep in mind your curtains don't have to match the room; they only need to complement it.
Play with the idea of your door. It doesn't have to be a typical door with a knob. Install French doors to add country charm or go even more rustic with sliding barn doors. Even painting the doors can give your bedroom depth and complexity that changes when it opens and closes.