Whether you prefer a contemporary bedroom style (like 27 percent of people) or a more traditional look (like 22 percent of people), you can’t deny that the way your bedroom looks can have a huge impact on your mood.

After all, isn’t it a lot easier to wake up in the morning and be productive when you’re surrounded by soothing, well-placed decor that puts you at ease?

When it comes to bedroom decor, it can be hard to know where to begin. If you’re lost as far as decorating is concerned, keep reading.

Explained below are some helpful bedroom tricks and hacks you can try today to update your room and make it feel brand new.

  1. Choose the Right Color

Establishing a peaceful, calming vibe in your bedroom starts with the right paint color. Painting your walls a great color will help to guide your other decorating choices and make your room a place that instantly relaxes you.

In general, it’s best to keep your bedroom walls neutral. Bright, primary colors work well for accent walls in other parts of the house. If you want to feel at ease when you step in the bedroom, though, stick to softer colors.

Whites, greys, browns, and light blues are all good options for your bedroom walls. Lavender and green can be nice and relaxing as well.

If you must use a more vibrant paint color, try to at least tone it down a bit. For example, use a deep eggplant purple instead of a brighter version.

  1. Focus on the Ceiling

Don’t spend so much time thinking about how you’re going to adorn your walls that you forget to think about the ceiling.

After all, what’s the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning? For many people, it’s the ceiling, so why not spruce it up along with the rest of the room.

The idea of decorating your ceiling might seem totally foreign at first. There are lots of ways you can go about it, though.

For example, when you’re painting your bedroom, make sure you paint the ceiling, too. You may want to consider adding a fun accent, such as wallpaper, or structural elements like beams or molding, to it as well.

  1. Minimize Clutter 

No matter what your personal decorating style, it’s best if your bedroom can be a clean, clutter-free zone.

When you have tons of clutter in your room, be it from clothes strewn all over the floor or tons of files and personal belongings stuffed into every available space, it’s hard to feel relaxed. Take the time to clear out your clutter and move anything that doesn’t belong in your bedroom to another part of the house.

Make sure you have a plan in place to keep your bedroom organized, too. Invest in bins or dividers for your drawers and set up a hamper for your dirty clothes so they don’t end up masking your carpet again.

  1. Buy Furniture That Fits

Use care when measuring your room before you start shopping for furniture. If you have accurate measurements, it’ll be easier for you to figure out what will fit and what won’t.

When you have furniture that fits into the room properly, you’ll be less likely to feel cramped or claustrophobic, neither of which are great feelings to have when you’re trying to relax and get ready for bed, right?

In addition to looking for furniture that fits from a size perspective, make sure it also fits from a decorating perspective. Look for pieces that don’t clash with what you already have and that match the decorations or paint colors you plan to add to your bedroom.

  1. Establish a Relaxing Spot

Of course, your bed should be a relaxing place. Sometimes, though, you want to relax and recharge in your bedroom without necessarily crawling into bed.

If you want your room to be a haven during the daytime, try to set up a corner that’s a relaxing zone just for you. Bring in a couch or a comfortable chair and footrest so you can kick back and read or listen to music alone.

You’ll be amazed at how much more inclined you are to spend time in your bedroom when you add an area like this. You might even find that you’re skipping your nighttime binge-watching session in favor of heading upstairs to read before you go to sleep.

  1. Cover Your Windows

Every bedroom needs window coverings that are functional and attractive.

Hang curtains that match the decor in your bedroom and that also does a good job of blocking out light. That way, when you want to sleep in on the weekend, or if you have a lot of outdoor light that sneaks in even during the night (for example, if you live in a busy city or have a bright streetlight outside your house), you won’t get woken up before you’re ready.

There are lots of different curtain styles for you to choose from in stores and online. You can even make your own if you have access to a sewing machine and some basic sewing skills. Don’t skip out on this aspect of the decor.

  1. Let There Be (Lots of) Light

Your bedroom should have several different lighting options. Bright overhead lighting for the daytime, for example, and more subtle, orange-toned lighting for nighttime.

You may also want to install a dimmer. That way, you can adjust the brightness in the room to suit your needs with ease.

Consider setting up an adjustable reading lamp, too. When you have this in place, you don’t have to get up to turn off the light when you’re finally ready to put your book down and go to sleep.

  1. Add Outdoor Details

It’s a good idea to bring in some outdoor details to your bedroom, too.

Having aspects of nature in your room (whether they’re real or artificial) can help you feel more at peace. Consider bringing in some potted plants or artificial flowers to brighten up your space, add some color, and make it feel more relaxing.

If plants aren’t your thing, you can still enjoy some outdoor details in your bedroom. Think outside the box and bring in seashells or sea glass to remind you of the beach or stones and crystals to create a more earthy and ethereal atmosphere.

  1. Bring in a Statement Piece

In general, most people prefer to keep the decor in their bedroom pretty simple and minimalistic. That doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun, though.

If you want to add a little more personality to your bedroom, try bringing in one statement piece. It could be a one-of-a-kind work of art, a fun sign, or even something more functional like a record player.

Some people like to choose their statement piece first when decorating. That way, they can select additional decor items that pair well with it and don’t overshadow it.

  1. Keep Screens Out

Do your best to keep screens out of your bedroom. Do you really need a TV or a computer in there? If possible, your bedroom ought to be a screen-free zone.

The blue light from your favorite devices messes with your circadian rhythms and makes it harder for you to fall asleep and rest well when nighttime rolls around. Instead of staying up all night watching TV or scrolling social media, try reading before bed or listening to peaceful music.

Going screen-free might feel strange at first. It’ll pay off in the long-run, though, when you start waking up feeling rested again.

  1. Invest in a Comfortable Mattress

You spend approximately 26 years (yes, years) of your life sleeping. Considering how much time you spend in bed, shouldn’t you have a comfortable one, one that promotes restful and rejuvenating sleep?

The right mattress can make any bedroom feel more luxurious and relaxing. Don’t be afraid to invest a bit of money in a high-quality model that’ll last you a long time and support you for years to come.

Check out this guide to learn more about choosing the right mattress for your specific needs. Consider buying from a company that has a long return policy, too. That way, you can try it for several weeks or even months to see if it’s a good fit before you make a final commitment.

Try These Bedroom Tricks and Hacks Today

There you have it! Eleven helpful bedroom tricks and hacks that will help you update your design and make your room a peaceful place where you actually want to spend time.

Do you want to learn more about decorating or improving the mood in your house? If so, check out the posts in the Home Decor and Home Improvement sections of our site today for some additional pieces of advice.