Want a Fresh Look in Your Bedroom? Add Texture!
by Pat Bowlin
Description: Tips for adding texture to your bedroom with wall paint, rugs, and bedding.
If you're bored with your bedroom and need some ideas to add something new, then consider adding texture for a perfect fresh new look!
Learning about texture and applying some of these tips will add depth and interesting detail to your bedroom for your eyes to feast on. Read on for some inspiration!
How about using opposite textures in your bedroom..? Say you have a really comfortable upholstered chair with really cool details like brass buttons or maybe even leather with hardwood arm rests. You could the use soft, smooth layers of silk, cotton or linen for your window draperies to balance the hard smoothness in your chair.
Here are some other nifty pointers for decorating the perfect bedroom:
Try using a decorative finish on your bedroom walls. Different painting techniques like marbling, stucco, glazing, orangepeel or combing make walls really exciting and interesting while also hiding imperfections.
How about trying a bold and textured wallpaper on some of those walls in the bedroom..? This is one sure quick way of adding some spice and depth for your senses. This is really what you're after when decorating any room, not just your bedroom of course. You want your eyes to have a wide variety of interesting, appealing details to look at without getting too cluttered up.
Whether adding new wallpaper or just a new fresh layer of paint using one of the techniques mentioned here, maybe consider trying a new color too. Just because you've always used ivory or white doesn't mean you can't try something daring!
Hey - even a shade or two away from the norm may be just the ticket to make your bedroom absolutely perfect until you're in the mood to change it all again!
Don't be afraid to kick it up a notch.
Starting to get the idea..? Think beyond just color by adding texture to the equation and you'll be wowed by your bedroom designing ability!
Add a colorful border-sisal mat, which features very cool woven textures, or place an area rug with lively colors and details over hardwood floors or plain carpets. The one balances the other...see..? It's pretty easy once you get used to the idea!
Try patterned or textured fabrics for draperies when the windows are on solid-color walls.
Use delicate fabrics with neutral tones against a patterned background.
You might want to add accents like baskets, flowers or even brass candlesticks to really add zing to your bedroom design. Now you're cookin!
On the beds, try layering your favorite fabrics- using neutral or white cotton sheets and pillowcases, then add striped or floral chenille, flannel, or wool blankets, or comforters with colorfully printed duvet covers, and even wild decorative pillows with leather edging or brocade.
Once you get used to the idea of contrasting and accentuating the textures in your bedroom, there will be no limits to how beautifully you can decorate your bedroom!
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