Wake Up Your Bedroom
Is your bedroom putting you to sleep when it should be inspiring you to get up and go? Find the perfect balance of relaxed comfort and mood-boosting motivation with these tips from IKEA.
Let There Be White
Cool, bright, and fresh, an all-white bedroom can be as invigorating as spring itself. The feel can be alternately “clean slate” (perfect for starting a new day) or calm and romantic (ideal for unwinding at night).
To keep it from looking too vanilla, incorporate a variety of different textures—think ruffled or cut-out lampshades , quilted bedspreads and cushion covers, woven baskets, and a wardrobe with frosted glass doors.
Enjoy a Slice of Citrus
Zesty shades of orange and yellow are known for their energizing properties. Add AM oomph that won’t overpower your PM chill zone by selecting a few choice accessories like a mirror with a cheery lemon frame , a lightweight orange easy chair , and a tangerine pillow .
Punctuate the Atmosphere
From colorful drawer pulls to a black and white duvet , pair bold polka dots with tranquil undertones (neutral-colored walls, smooth pine furniture ) for bedroom style that commands attention without a lot of drama.
Welcome the Unexpected
Think outside the bedroom by bringing in one or two items you wouldn’t expect to see there—and give the space a revitalized bonus use. Craft a breakfast nook using two kitchen chairs and an outdoor pedestal table and create an inviting spot for your morning paper and coffee. Install a glossy chandelier and an ottoman in front of your wardrobe to fashion a luxurious department store-style dressing area you’ll look forward to using every day.
Reflect Your Style
Mirrors are a great way to open up your space and add a “glam” element to your décor—they also make it easier to get ready in the bedroom if a bathroom is unavailable. Create a gallery using wall mirrors of varying sizes, shapes, and materials, like wood frame or wire frame , or make your own arrangement using IKEA’s HONEFOSS mirrors that can be combined to create stylish patterns on the wall. You could even try furniture with a reflective element, like a wardrobe featuring mirrored glass doors, or an Art Deco mirrored vanity.