Blog post from the amazing Cynthia Harper Living...
I love changing a space to make it feel fresh and inviting, but the reality is that time doesn’t always allow for majorly intense projects that overhaul your entire bedroom. However, there are 5 simple and quick changes that can be done effortlessly that will transform the feel of your entire bedroom! These things can be done in a single afternoon, so that you still have plenty of time for allllll the other things you want to do!
Step 1: Swap Your Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are such an easy change to make, and yet they have a big impact on the style of your bedroom. I personally am a huge fan of throw pillows that have great TEXTURE! So when shopping for them, I am very intentional about selecting ones that have great texture, like this Woven Shag Pillow Cover from The Company Store. Taking texture into consideration is important in any space, but it’s especially important if you love using neutrals like I do.
I also love decorating with pillows that have tassels, because they add both texture and personality to your room. I fell in love with this Embroidered Geo Pillow Cover and it’s fun tassels on each corner! I found that The Company Store had a lot of great options, including these Stonewashed Pillow Covers, and the quality of the fabric is incredible.
Step 2: Add a Throw Rug
If you want to make a big impact with little effort, there is no better option that adding a new rug to your bedroom. I’ve talked with many people who are hesitant to add a throw rug to their bedroom because it already has wall to wall carpet. Personally, I love the layered rug look, and it’s a great way to add personality to an otherwise bland bedroom carpet situation. For our bedroom makeover, I “shopped my home” and moved this rug from my daughters room. Shopping your home is one of the best ways to change a space while staying on budget!
Step 3: Add New Bedding
We’ve had the same sheets and comforter for several years and it was time to freshen things up! I’ve recently become more intrigued with the use of organic materials and was thrilled to find sheets and a duvet cover made entirely of 100% organic cotton. I’m obsessed with the light, bright, airy appearance and gorgeous texture of this white Pryor Organic Duvet Cover. And combine that with the fact that it’s made from organic material, it’s the perfect combination. (I’ve also got to tell you that I’m thrilled with having a duvet cover because it will be so much easier to wash than the bulky comforter I had before. Win/win.)
Now let’s talk about my husband’s favorite part of the new bedroom…the sheets! He made a comment years ago that he loved the jersey sheets that he remembers from his college & bachelor years. So I decided to surprise him with this Organic Cotton Jersey sheet set. I was happy with the beautiful stone grey color and the organic cotton, and he loves the jersey feel of them and how soft they are. Everybody wins.
Step 4: Layer on a Throw Blanket
Here’s a Pro Tip for You: Any time you make a bed, remember to have a throw blanket draped across the lower end of the bed. This provides a visually appealing aesthetic, while also offering a lighter layer when you or your guests need it. Using something in a neutral color with clean lines, like this Alpaca Stripe Throw blanket, allows for it to be a classic piece that you can use for years to come in a variety of rooms in the future too. Because let’s be honest, we all know how we love to move things around. So choosing pieces that are versatile enough to be used in various spaces is a good approach! You can either pick it up and gather it in the center, then toss it across a corner of the bed like this:
Or fold it and have it placed neatly across the bottom of the bed, like this:
Step 5: Add New Wall Art
Art is such a defining feature of a bedroom, and yet it’s so easy to change. I believe art should evoke an emotional response, so find a piece that speaks to you. A piece that makes you feel the way you are seeking to feel in that moment. And add that to your bedroom. It can be as simple as relocating a favorite piece of art from another room in your home, or you may want to purchase a new piece. I prefer to hang my artwork using command strips because this prevents damage to the walls and gives me the flexibility to move that artwork easily in the future when I’m ready for a change again!
So there you have it. 5 easy tips to effortlessly refresh your bedroom in a single afternoon! If you are looking to mix things up in your bedroom, head on over to The Company Store and see their great selection of products that will add texture, style, and functionality to your space!