The biggest mistakes you can make when decorating your bedroom and how to avoid them


Your bedroom should be a place of comfort that perfectly outlines your personality and interests while being peaceful enough to let you rest every night. More of us are having bedroom makeovers after spending so much time at home, but there are some big mistakes that are commonly made that we want to make sure you avoid. That’s why we’ve compiled the biggest ones for you so you can avoid them!


Bare walls

Most homes will have artwork scattered on the living room and dining room walls, but why not have some in the bedroom too? A piece of artwork brightens up a room incredibly easily, and you can find all sorts of canvases or prints that reflect your interests to give your room that personal touch. You can look at finding work in local shops, or even small businesses to make it more unique. It’s important not to go overboard though- strike a balance between decorated walls and space, as you may find the walls get a little overwhelming if you put too much up. Where you can, follow a colour scheme or style to make sure the pieces work together well and don’t clash.


Mood lighting is so important in a bedroom, but many of us don’t consider it. There are plenty of ways to light your room accordingly. The easiest and most popular is a dimmer switch, giving you full control of how much light you want at any point. Other ways to control your light that are desired currently are LED lights. These lights can usually be controlled by an app on your phone and give you access to any colour on the spectrum, letting you light your room according to any mood. You can also dim these to let you fully personalise the lighting scheme. LED lights aren’t for everyone, so dimmer lamps are another good option, along with salt lamps. Having several options is the best way forward, so you don’t have to just have the ceiling light on at all times, you can adjust depending on how you feel.

Floor space

The first thing you should do when renovating a bedroom is to take your measurements, so you know exactly what space you’re working with. Buying new furniture is a fantastic way to redecorate, but you want to make sure that it will fit in your room and avoid disappointment and stress. It’s also a good idea to design yourself a floor plan, so you can try out a few different options and see what you like the most. This can save you a lot of time and effort of moving things around and not liking the end result.


A bedroom is meant to be a calming space for rest and relaxation, so having it full of distractions isn’t ideal. Utilising storage space is a great way to keep things clean and tidy and make your room look organised. Try to keep the floor as clear as possible- a floordrobe is chaotic, and you’ll thank yourself for hanging all your clothes up neatly. Often, people think that decluttering is only for people looking to move house, however, we recommend a good clear-out every six months to a year depending on how prone you are to collecting things. Spending some time clearing and decluttering is great for the mind and soul, and lets you get back in control if you’re feeling a little lost.

Your perfect colour scheme

You’ll likely be told that you should never use bright colours in a bedroom, that it should be kept neutral and peaceful. This is completely down to you and your personal taste, and you should choose colours that you love when decorating. Feature walls are becoming a staple in many bedrooms, which is a great balance of gentle décor with a pop of colour on one wall. If like many, you’re indecisive on colours or aren’t able to paint the walls, there’s a perfect solution for you. Bedding can be a great way to express yourself and is so easy to change, so if you’re stuck between different themes or find that you go through different colour interests, you can change your bedding to reflect what you’re currently feeling. Adding some throws and decorative cushions can really pull it all together and make your bedroom pop!

If you’re planning to redecorate your bedroom, take your time and plan out as much as you can so you can get perfect results. Look to Pinterest or Instagram for inspo, or even see what trends are currently popular. By following these tips, you’ll be able to make sure your room is as perfect as it can be, and get to relaxing and enjoying yourself in it!