Bedroom Styling Tips
Bedroom Styling Top Tips
I have had the pleasure of working with mum of seven, Toni @life_by_tones for many years now and have loved following along her upcycling, vintage finds and styling tips. Let me share some of her top tips to help you create a beautiful room.
You do not need a huge space. A small room when styled right will still have the 'WOW' effect. My children share rooms, 2 single beds in each room and the rooms are approx 3 x 3.5 m.
2. YOU DO NOT NEED TO OVERSPEND
You do not need to spend a fortune on furniture or even decor to make a space beautiful, in fact, almost every single piece of furniture in my home are preloved pieces I’ve found and cost very little. Some things I find are beautiful as they are, or I sand and paint to fit a space. It is nice to add natural and painted pieces together. Let me tell you, anyone can paint some furniture, picking the right colour is more of a struggle. You can find nice decor and linen on a budget just remember, less is more, keep it simple. I found nice plain white linen blend Duvets at spotlight that hold up perfectly
3. KEEP IT NEUTRAL
I like to keep our colour scheme neutral and soft, this allows timber or painted furniture pieces to flow in the space. To add depth you can add texture, patterns or colour tones. Add these to bed linen or prints on the wall, I’m about to introduce a wall colour but it will be soft and still tie all our pieces together. One of my favourite things in my home that I’ve used in several rooms are the long wooden hanging hooks, we hang our favourite pieces including hats, baskets, dresses, bags. It’s almost like a work of art and keeps the eye interested.
4 TEXTURE AND LAYER
I love texture and layers. This adds warmth and interest to a neutral room. Cushions and pillows, layers of sheets and throws all help to add this extra depth, Add some texture with a beautiful waffle blanket or a lovely cushion with a print,
I like a relaxed comfortable feel for the beds, not tight and neat with everything tucked in. Comfort, style and neatness can still be achieved with a sheet or blanket overflowing down the sides, a doona not tucked in and loosely pulled back, a throw placed on top without too much adjusting and scrunched pillows.
6 . NO NEED FOR MATCHY MATCH
Nothing needs to be matchy-match, you just have to make it work well together. This is where a neutral approach will be your friend. My girls and boy's rooms both have timber beds. Different styles, different colours and they blend and flow well in the same room. I buy bed linen in colours and patterns that work well together even though they are different, I can mix and match because the tones and patterns always work together, no matter how I choose to style it.
7. KEEP IT MINIMAL
We keep toys minimal; I focus on what the children's interests are, don’t overwhelm them with too much sitting around. They can still have everything they love but everything needs a place on display. Choose a favourite, my girls love their Maileg themed mouse house and their tea set so that’s the focus in their room. They still love barbie dolls, craft, building blocks, beauty products: we keep those in tubs under the beds or in the wardrobes in baskets so they can easily access them anytime.
8 . SHEERS
Add sheers to windows to soften a room. Especially if, like us, you have close neighbours. I feel it gives our place a calm whimsical feel yet allows plenty of light.
We have floor boards, a neutral plain or textured rug will always feel warm and inviting, rugs on carpet also work to.
10. STILL DO YOU
It’s really important to be inspired by a style to guide you, but also make sure you fill a space with things you or your children personally love. It’s what makes you and your home yours.