8 Bedroom Decorating Myths You Can Forget About

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Bedroom Decorating Myths

Decorating your bedroom can be a fun and exciting experience, but many misconceptions can prevent you from achieving the best results.

For example, many believe that décor needs to be expensive and involve a lot of work, but this is not the case. You can create a beautiful room on a budget and with minimal effort – the holy grail for any home improvement project!

This article reveals the main bedroom decorating myths you can forget about. With creativity and thought, you can create the bedroom of your dreams.

Let’s jump in!

Bedroom Decorating Myths Number One – You must keep everything in your bedroom neutral.

Opting for a bolder colour palette or even a statement wallpaper in your bedroom can elevate your space.

Neutral colours help keep spaces fresh but can also be boring because they lack the visual interest that more vibrant colours create.

Don’t worry about using splashes of bright colour, crazy wallpaper, and odd patterns – these will all contribute to creating a unique space.

Bedroom Decorating Myths, bedroom with bold colours and pine wicker furniture.
Pictured: Bedroom with bold colours and pine wicker furniture.

Check out these colour combinations for ideas.

Bedroom Decorating Myths Number Two – You must match your bedding, curtains, and furniture.

Mixing and matching patterns, colours, and textures can help create a unique and inviting atmosphere in your bedroom. Rather than match your bedding, draperies, and furniture, try playing with materials to develop a personality.

Remember – bedrooms are supposed to be unique. You last want a sterile space with dull hotel room vibes.

Bedroom Decorating Myths Number Three – You must buy expensive items to make your bedroom look pleasing.

You don’t need expensive items to make your bedroom look pleasing. Charity shops, second-hand and thrift shops, car boot sales, and places like The Range and Dunelm offer many attractive décors at fantastic prices.

You don’t even have to spend a lot on a bed. Our ottoman beds start from only £289 for a double, giving you the premium look for less.  

Felix Ottoman Bed - Grey.
Pictured: Felix 4FT 6 Double Ottoman Bed – Grey. (Priced £289, available online at Bedstar.)

Bedroom Decorating Myths Number Four – You must paint your bedroom walls white.

White walls can be light and airy and make small spaces look more prominent, but you can explore other colours and shades to help give your bedroom a unique look.

We recommend keeping 60% of your walls white and letting the rest shine with bold and intriguing Colors, patterns, and textures.

Bedroom Decorating Myths Number Five – Your bedroom needs to be minimalistic.

Minimalism is a design style that reduces clutter to create spaces free of distractions. Perfect, except for one thing: it lacks character.

Your bedroom can incorporate minimalist furniture and décor, but it’s important to let your personality shine when furnishing your space.

Pictured: The Scandinavian 4FT 6 Double Bed Frame is a beautiful, Scandi-style bedframe made from high-quality oak. Available Online from Bedstar.

Bedroom Decorating Myths Number Number Six – You should never mix patterns.

Mixing and matching patterns is a great way to add visual interest to a space and create a unique and inviting atmosphere.

Different patterns can create contrast and introduce texture and colour to a room. Patterns can be used to create focal points or draw attention to specific areas and can also be used to develop a sense of functionality.  

Bedroom Decorating Myths Number Seven – Never use bright colours in your bedroom.

Bright colours can energise and inspire you, which can be great for productivity and creativity. Bright colours can also help make your bedroom seem more prominent and help create a cheerful and uplifting space.

Don’t be afraid to play with neon pinks, lime greens, bright reds, baby blues, and sunshine yellows to create a space you love.

Bedroom Decorating Myths Number Eight – You must buy furniture specific to your bedroom’s style.

Hundreds of different types of furniture can fit into any style of bedroom, whether modern, traditional, or eclectic.

Mix and match furniture to create a unique look that reflects your style and taste without fear of them clashing. The key is to choose pieces that complement each other and that you feel comfortable with.

If you enjoyed this article, read our complete bedroom makeover guide.

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