How to refresh a bedroom. - A Life Unfolding
Bedroom Refresh featuring wall decals from Urban Walls along with Rug from Well Woven

How to refresh a bedroom.

We are sharing easy ways to refresh a tired bedroom.

Hello! I am in the middle of planning three different bedroom designs, and I noticed when I am planning a bedroom refresh, I have a list of easy got to’s that I work with.

Bedroom Refresh with textured bedding
Urban Wall Decals

Getting Started

Color Palette

Choosing a color palette is a great starting point. I am leaning towards warm neutrals lately, and my current favorites are earthy colors like rust, browns, creams, and green. Then I add color and texture through live plants, textured bedding, and accessories.

White bedding from Pottery Barn with fringe along edge.

Layering Bedding

My favorite way to refresh a bedroom is to change out the bedding. Layering quilts with throws and pillows feel elevated and will make the room feel cozier.

Choosing new bedding for your refresh can bring instant gratification. Here is where you might want to think about adding layers. Start with a quilt, duvet, or comforter, and then layer. Fold an additional bed blanket or quilt on the bottom.

Spice colored throw on white bedding

Texture

Texture, for me, is a love language, and it can be as simple as the fringe on the end of a duvet or a mix of pillows that will instantly refresh a bedroom space.

Throws and pillows also add warmth and texture to a bedroom. Look for chunky knits, boucle, or faux fur to add a layered feeling to your bedding.

Assorted neutral, textured pillows on bed with white bedding.

Accent walls

Wall decals (find mine here), Wallpaper, wood moulding almost anything can be added to your walls to add warmth and texture and become a focal point in your bedroom.

Cedar Shake as an accent wall in bedroom
Cedar Shake as an accent wall
Wallpaper in a bedroom refresh with textured headboard.
Wallpapered Accent wall
Eden Wall Decals from Urban Walls
Wall Decals

Bring Nature in

Nothing refreshes a bedroom like bringing in a live element. Think Green! Plants can help with air quality, so adding them is a win-win. Pretty pots can be found inexpensively, or you can make something like this DIY plant wall.

DIY plant wall in bedroom corner
DIY Plant Wall

This window valance using propagated plants adds some greenery to a bedroom and works for fresh flowers too.

Bulb shaped bud vases hole plant cuttings in a window.
Vases hold fresh flowers or plant cuttings

Update your closet doors

Do you have boring flat closet doors?

Take a peek at a few of these updates that can instantly refresh your bedroom. Check out this easy DIY closet update.

Grey closet bi-fold doors updated in a bedroom refresh.
Upgraded closet doors with moulding in bedroom refresh

Cozy up a Corner

If you have space in your bedroom, adding a reading nook with a chair and a table can provide a respite from a busy day.

White chair in corner of bedroom

Add a vintage piece

I love this budget bedroom refresh my friend Jen from Noting Grace did in her guest room. Her vintage headboard looks so pretty with her white bedding and adds character to the space. Vintage pieces keep a room or space from looking too “cookie cutter”.

Vintage Headboard from Noting Grace
Noting Grace Guest Bedroom Refresh

I hope you’ve found these tips for a bedroom refresh helpful. If you are looking for more tips check out the recent Redfin article we were featured in 20 tips and tricks for a DIY budget makeover on a budget.

You can shop some of my favorite bedding and decor items here (affiliate links).

Until next time,

-Libbie

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  1. Allyson says:

    I love your closet update ideas for refreshing rooms! I’m here via Grandma’s House Party. Would love for you to share with us each week at the Home Matters Party (Thursday 9pm through Monday) Hope to see you there! Southern Sunflowers . com

  2. Linda Johnston says:

    Libbie, beautiful rooms. I am passing this a long to my daughter for inspiration for her cozy bedroom.

  3. Donna @ Modern on Monticello says:

    Thanks for sharing these tips. Your home is very pretty and cozy. I need to try out a few of these things in my own bedroom as well. #HomeMattersParty

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