How to Give Your Bedroom Decor a Makeover in 3 Days

Changing your bedroom decor is perfect when you need to make better use of your space, or just to give the room a different, fresh look.

If you’re looking to spruce up your bedroom, you need to make sure you can do it in a snap. After all, your bedroom is where you sleep and relax. You can’t afford to have it remain unusable for too long a time.

Bedrooms are meant for relaxing and unwinding

The first step to a fast bedroom decor overhaul is surprising enough.

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Just Take a Step Back

Try to detach yourself from the room, a little, when you evaluate it. What do you want to change?

Sure, that bedside table was passed down to you by your aunt you loved so much. Maybe that old duvet has seen you through a whole bunch of precious memories. But if you dwell on all that, you’ll never get anything done.

And while you’re evaluating the room, take a look at the lighting. Is there enough of it? Is it being used correctly?

Lighting should be proper in a bedroom
Rooms should be brightly lit | Photo Credit:

Once you’re done with your analysis, you can start changing things up. Before you do, remember to:

Always Keep it Simple

Buying and installing new furniture can only be done in 3 days if you already have the new furniture picked out. And anything more intense, like ripping out and replacing the flooring or repainting the walls, will definitely take longer.

Keep the modifications as simple as possible. You’ll be surprised at how much of a difference even a small change can make.

Small Stuff

Declutter. Declutter. Declutter.

If you’ve got laundry living in the corners of the room, get a stylish laundry basket to put it in. Throw away the old bills and papers you have been lining the bottoms of your bedside table draws with. Tidy up the top of the nightstand.

Cleaning the room will instantly spruce it up.

Keep bedrooms decluttered

Switch the Sheets

Make your bed with new, clean sheets. Pick a color you aren’t used to or a pattern you’ve never tried before, to give your room a whole new vibe. Was it too feminine for your taste? Try adding bold graphics! Sick of all those pastels? Go for some prints! Try contrasting colors and complementary neutrals. You never know what you’ll end up loving.

For more colorful accents, buy few throw cushions for your bed. You could also consider investing in new curtains and a gorgeous, soft bedspread or duvet cover.

Use colorful throw cushions

What’s Happening with the Walls?

If you’ve got a favorite poster or art print lying around, get it framed and hang it up. You can even do this with some photographs that you love.

Hang frames and posters around your bedroom

Nothing better pulls a bedroom decor together than the big, blank wall.

Medium Stuff

Re-purpose a Chair

A comfy bedside chair makes for the perfect reading nook, and also gives the room an extra seating option, which is great for when you have company. You don’t even need to buy one. Just lug one in from the living room, tuck it into any corner, and throw a cushion that complements your bedroom decor.

Place a comfortable chair by the bedside

Shift ‘Em All Around

Remember, when I told you to take the lighting into account? Here’s where that comes into play. Think about where you’d like the daylight most, and shift the furniture in the room around to make better use of the light and space.

Putting the desk by the window would give you a beautiful view and a well-lit workspace.

Place working desk by the window

And shifting the bed so it faces the window could mean you wake up early every morning. Remember that everything doesn’t have to be pushed against the wall. Throw a few angles in there and see how they work!

Lights, DIY or Otherwise

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys crafts and working with your hands, consider setting aside a couple of hours of your three days to whip up some new lighting options for your room. There are tons of DIY tutorials on Youtube that you can look through.

Try out various DIY lighting options

For non-DIYers, just order something online! It may take longer to sift through the vast range of lighting options that you’ll find on the internet, but at least you won’t have to mess around with craft paper, rice lights, rope, and wine bottles. To save space, you could even get sleek, adjustable, wall-mounted lamps.

Wall mounted lamps help save space

Big Stuff

There are only a few substantial changes that you can make to your bedroom decor during a weekend makeover, but now that you’ve made all the small and medium ones, your room should already feel like a whole new space.

For something a little more dramatic, you can try out:

Hooks and Headboards

Add a few functional hooks to the back of the bedroom door or one of the walls. You can hang small potted plants from these, lamps, maybe your postcard collections, or pretty scarves even. It’ll help give the room more substance and character.

Hooks add function to a bedroom

And if you want to give your bed a real boost, add a wall-mounted headboard. It can make the room look super luxurious.

Wall-mounted headboards look luxurious

This will require knowledge of drills and nails, so get a carpenter to help you out, if you aren’t very handy with tools.

Cut a Rug

An appropriately sized rug can make a small room look bigger, and add a nice pop of color. You may need to go out and buy one or get the one that you have cut down to fit the space. Usually, a 4X6 foot rug by the bed works best.

Foot rug placed by the bed

And you’re done! A three-day work, and you’ve got a whole new bedroom. Cool, huh?

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