Your bedroom is your oasis. It should be a relaxing retreat from the stress of the day-to-day. When is the last time, if ever, that you invested in it? If you’re like me, the answer is never. Fall is right around the corner and I am challenging you to create a relaxing bedroom retreat before the holidays pick up. Even if you aren’t a designer or on a tight budget, I have one tip that will help you create a designer bedroom effortlessly. Surprise: it’s as easy as picking a comforter.
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Why Start with the Comforter
The easiest way to achieve a cohesive, designer bedroom is start with the focal point of your room. Choose your bedding set first. This helps in 3 ways:
- It provides you a color scheme from which to work.
- You can take a pillow sham with you to coordinate other elements such as drapes, art, and accessories.
- It helps set the direction for the overall style of your room.
Above is the comforter that I picked out as the starting point for my designer bedroom. I found it on Groupon Goods along with tons of other gorgeous styles! They also have price ranges to match everyone’s budget. I love the colors in this one and can’t wait to start piecing the rest of the bedroom together.
Determine Bold or Subtle Walls
Once you have the selected, use it to help pick your wall color. This is where you need to decide if you want to be bold or subtle. Even if you have chosen a neutral comforter, you can still go bold for your wall color. However, if you have chosen a bright and colorful comforter, going bright/bold on the walls will make the room seem more energized and less peaceful. If that is your style, go for it! If you needs some extra tips, here a few rules to help out the design-challenged:
- Don’t try to match everything. You don’t want a fuchsia comforter, fuchsia walls, and fuchsia décor all layered on top of each other.
- Adding a neutral color to the wall allows you to be bolder in choosing artwork and accessories that add pops of color and pattern.
- Feel free to pull any colors you want from the comforter and mix them up around the room.
Choosing your comforter first also sets the style course for the room. If new furniture is out of your budget you can makeover your existing furniture. Keep in mind that some furniture styles and patterns do not go together. Distressed furniture doesn’t pair with colorful and ornate bedding. Don’t add mirrors to your night stand if your bedding is a country quilt design. These are tips to keep in mind when designing your retreat.
Now that you know that all it takes is the right comforter to set your designer bedroom in motion pick it out! Check out Groupon Goods for an amazing, budget-friendly selection! (You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.) If you decide to take the challenge with me, comment with your favorite bedding below so we can see your unique style taking shape! Check back next week for the next update on our bedroom makeover.