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Seven Common Bedroom Decorating Mistakes and Solutions

When it comes to designing and decorating a bedroom, there are many important factors to consider. From the furniture to the color scheme, every detail plays a crucial role in creating a comfortable and welcoming space. However, even the most experienced designers can make mistakes when it comes to bedroom decorating. In this article, we will discuss seven common bedroom decorating mistakes and provide solutions to these problems.

Choosing the Wrong Bed Size

One of the most important aspects of any bedroom is the bed. However, many people make the mistake of choosing the wrong size. A bed that is too small can be uncomfortable, while a bed that is too large can take up too much space in the room.

From a stunning plank vaulted ceiling accented with stunning rustic wood beams, a French candle chandelier hangs in front of a taupe leather wingback headboard lit by two brass wall sconces and positioned behind a bed dressed in white bedding topped with purple velvet pillows accented with a white and purple monogrammed lumbar pillow.The bed is flanked by mirrored nightstands lit by white double gourd lamps and sits beside a window dressed in taupe silk French pleat curtains. In front of a window an adjacent wall, a long white French settee is placed behind a round glass and brass cocktail table.
Photo Credit: Suzanne Kasler

To avoid this mistake, consider the size of your bedroom and the amount of space you have available. If you have a smaller bedroom, a twin or full-size bed may be the best choice. If you have a larger room, a queen or king-size bed may be more appropriate.

Ignoring Lighting

Lighting plays a crucial role in creating a comfortable and inviting bedroom. However, many people make the mistake of ignoring lighting when designing their space. To avoid this problem, consider adding a variety of lighting sources to your bedroom.

Black oak plank vaulted ceiling above a bedroom showcasing a black round chandelier with a light gray wooden canopy bed and a black bench at the foot.
Photo Credit: Bria Hammel Interiors 

This may include overhead lighting, table lamps, floor lamps, and even candles. Additionally, be sure to choose a lightbulb with a warm and inviting color temperature to create a cozy atmosphere.

Forgetting About Storage

Another common bedroom decorating mistake is forgetting about storage. Without adequate storage, your bedroom can quickly become cluttered and disorganized. To avoid this mistake, consider adding storage solutions such as a dresser, nightstand, or closet organizer. Additionally, consider using under-bed storage to maximize space in your bedroom.

Shared boys' bedroom features a rustic bunk bed dressed in black and white bedding complemented with black plaid pillows. Black swing arm sconces light each bed, as art hangs from blue walls. A white and mustard yellow lamp sits on a black dresser finished with brass hardware and positioned beneath a window dressed in a bamboo roman shade. A wooden chair sits on a green plaid rug.
Photo Credit: Heidi Caillier Design 

Choosing the Wrong Color Scheme

Choosing the right color scheme is crucial when it comes to creating a comfortable and inviting bedroom. However, many people make the mistake of selecting inappropriate colors.

Gold French bed with a French settee at the foot atop a black jute rug in a transitional bedroom design. Crystal lamps on gray French nightstands add a luxurious look flanking a well-adorned bed. Rustic wood ceiling beams add a cottage appeal to the white vaulted ceiling over the bedroom completed with a vertical shiplap fireplace wall.
Photo Credit: Two Hawks Designs 

To avoid this mistake, consider the mood you want to create in your bedroom. If you want a relaxing and calming atmosphere, consider using soft and neutral colors such as beige, gray, or blue. If you want a more energetic atmosphere, consider using brighter colors such as yellow or red.

Overlooking the Importance of Texture

Texture plays a crucial role in creating a comfortable and inviting bedroom. However, many people overlook this important element when designing their space. To avoid this mistake, consider incorporating a variety of textures into your bedroom. This may include soft bedding, fluffy pillows, and cozy blankets. Additionally, consider using rugs and curtains to add texture and depth to your space.

Restful country ski chalet bedroom is equipped with a gorgeous gray stone fireplace finished with a rustic wood beam mantel fixed below a gray and white abstract art piece mounted under a vaulted wood plank ceiling. Two woven baskets flank the fireplace as a natural linen slipcovered corner chair sits beside a silver leaf faux bois accent table facing a gray bench placed on a white sheepskin rug in front of a chrome canopy bed dressed in white hotel bedding.
Photo Credit: Locati Architects 

Choosing the Wrong Furniture

The wrong furniture can quickly ruin the look and feel of your bedroom. To avoid this mistake, consider the size of the room and the amount of space you have available. Additionally, consider the style of your bedroom and select furniture that complements this style. Be sure to choose furniture that is both functional and comfortable.

Welcoming cottage bedroom features a ceiling fan hung from a rustic wood coffered ceiling over a brown wood canopy bed dressed in taupe and blue bedding topped with ab orange bolster pillow. The bed is illuminated by two swing arm sconces mounted between windows located above antique mirrored nightstands lit by white ceramic lamps. In front of the bed, a beige skirted bench sits on light gray carpeting.
Photo Credit: TS Adams 

Neglecting the Importance of Art and Decor

Art and decor play a crucial role in creating a comfortable and inviting bedroom. However, many people neglect the importance of art and decor when designing their space. To avoid this mistake, consider adding a variety of art and decor to your bedroom. This may include paintings, photographs, and decorative objects such as vases or sculptures. Additionally, you might consider adding plants to your bedroom to create a natural and calming atmosphere.

Romantic bedroom boasts a beige fabric platform bed dressed in beige and black bedding and placed on a red and tan vintage rug behind a black velvet loveseat, between cane cabinets, and under vintage-style gallery art. The cabinets are lit with black lamps and located under windows covered in beige roman shades. Beige curtains cover glass and iron French doors with sidelights.
Photo Credit: Brandon Architects 

Designing and decorating a bedroom can be a fun and rewarding experience. However, it is important to avoid common decorating mistakes to ensure that your space is comfortable and inviting. By considering the factors discussed in this article, you can create a beautiful and functional bedroom that you will love spending time in.

Holly Antoine

Holly Antoine is a Home, Lifestyle and DIY content creator. After leaving behind an 11-year career in the dental field to pursue her passion for design and decor, she developed her own branded site, HollyGrace.ca, where she shares her love of home design, decor, DIYs and inspires others to get creative and build[...]

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