A bedroom refresh is necessary for everyone at some point in our lives. Maybe your style changes, you've moved to a new space, or you're just ready for something new. Hunting for inspiration can be overwhelming, with hundreds of photos on Instagram, Pinterest, and Google filling your screen all at once. If you're not sure where to start, don't worry.
We've rounded up some decorating ideas for women's bedrooms, no matter what age you are. Whether you're into boho textures or sleek, modern lines, you're guaranteed to find some inspiration for your bedroom makeover here. Read on for 27 bedroom decorating ideas for women at any age.
Use All the Throw Pillows
Perhaps one of the most cost-effective ways to decorate your bedroom is to add some throw pillows. They can add color and texture to your space, and they're easy enough to replace the covers should you want to swap out colors for the season. We love how the blues in these pillows tie in with the white accents in the room, yet they remain neutral enough to not make too bold of a statement.
Play With Punchy Patterns
There's something about a geometric pattern that really makes a statement. Mixing patterns is easy when you stick to a matching color palette. Even with two patterns and bright flowers on the nightstand, this room looks pulled together because of the otherwise muted colors. You could even create a statement wall with removable wallpaper.
Make Your Space Multifunctional
Apartment dwellers know that making the most of your space is key to creating a space that works for you. If you don't have the space for an office in your living room (or share your living space), adding a work nook in your bedroom could be best.
Pop a desk in at the foot of your bed, add a minimal chair, and you've got a cozy workspace—just remember to make your bed if it's going to be in the background of your Zoom calls.
Mix and Match Pillows
There is no such thing as too many throw pillows. Layer on as many as you'd like to add texture and depth to your bed, using different sizes and shapes to add even more interest. Stack your sleeping pillows in the back to bolster up your decorative pillows, that way you're really showing them off.
Keep It Earthy
Earthy, neutral colors create a soothing and calm environment in any bedroom. If you want to take the plunge, paint your room a deep green color or add in little bits of earth tones in your room with pillows and throws.
Layer on Textures
You don't have to use a ton of color to have an interesting bedroom. Adding different shapes and textures through blankets, pillows, wall hangings, and curtains will create depth in your room and make the space feel especially cozy.
Create a Boho Oasis
If you're a plant parent, this is the perfect excuse to bring all your green babies into your bedroom: a boho makeover. Using rich, warm tones like terracotta and rust colors will make your room feel cozy, and adding fringe and linen textures will give that boho look so many know and love. Bring the outdoors in with plants, and you'll be surprised and how new your room will feel.
Keep Things Modern and Minimal
Sometimes, less is more. Clean lines and modern décor (like matching sconces) give off major Scandi vibes, making your bedroom a relaxing and clean-feeling place.
Don't Be Afraid to Mix Prints
Maximalism doesn't have to look (or feel) cluttered and messy. Sticking to patterns in neutral colors will keep things from looking too busy while still allowing each accent to stand out.
We're also huge fans of going all out and painting your bedroom walls a true black, like Backdrop's Dark Arts. If you're not sure what color you want to paint your room yet, Backdrop sells peel and stick samples that you can put on your wall, live with for a bit, and decide what color you want to go with.
Incorporate Curtains for Drama
Curtains don't just have to be for windows. Use them to divide up your space and create privacy if your room is a large open space. They're also a great way to add a dose of color in an otherwise blank room. Heavy, velvet curtains will add drama to your space, while lighter, linen curtains will diffuse light and add an airy feel.
Try Something Contemporary
There's something about a monochromatic room that always feels modern and fresh. This gray room with white accents and sharp lines (in the headboard, lamp, and board and batten) make for a clean backdrop to a cozy bed.
Opt for Classic Pieces
Your room will always be in style if you stick with timeless pieces of furniture like a canopy bed and simple bedside cabinet. White or a natural wood color are great options for furniture colors, but remember that you can always paint them if you want something different down the line.
Create a Book Nook
Reading before bed is the ultimate relaxing activity. Keep your books within arm's reach by building a little reading nook next to your bed. The best part? It can also double as a bedside table for your phone and lamp.
Putting an area rug on top of carpeted floors may seem counterproductive, but it's actually a great way to hide carpet you're not a fan of and add color, texture, and pattern to a space.
Maximalism Doesn't Have to be Cluttered
Having a lot going on in your space doesn't have to mean you can't move around—layer textures, colors, patterns, and more to make things interesting but not overwhelming.
Use Moody Colors
Your bedroom doesn't have to be a light and airy oasis; it can be a dark and moody space. Paint your walls a bold color, accent with dark and heavy textiles, and add a few light-colored elements to the room and you're set.
Freshen Up a Space with Pink
You're never too old for a pink bedroom (or at least some baby pink accents). Light pink is playful and can actually brighten up a space.
Make an Accent Wall
Accent walls can be both colorful and textural. This wood slat wall is playful with its asymmetric lines, but it also acts as a sort of a headboard extension.
Go Full Glam
Live your wildest dreams in a bougie, mirror-filled room. Metallic accents and silky textures will never go out of style!
Satisfy your eyes and your brain by creating a room that's full of symmetry and balanced elements. Here, matching side tables and mirrors make the room look complete.
Less Can Be More
Sometimes all you need to refresh your room is to take things out. A clean space not only makes things feel larger, but it gives you more room to move around and breathe.
Create Different Zones with Furniture
If you live in a studio apartment, rearranging can help you see your space in a whole new light. Create zones in your space using furniture, that way you don't feel like you're cooking in your bedroom—even if you kind of are.
Play with Arches
Arches make a space feel softer than harsh corners. Try to incorporate the shape into things like headboards and seating that may not traditionally have a softer shape like that.
Use Soothing Colors
Your bedroom is the place you go to at the end of the day to unwind, right? Sure, yellow may be a gorgeous color, but is it going to relax you as much as a beige or even deep blue? Whatever colors soothe you the most, incorporate them into your bedroom.
Incorporate Rustic Pieces
A room refresh doesn't mean you have to get all new furniture and accessories. In fact, you probably shouldn't. Rustic and antique pieces give character to a space, and sometimes they're cheaper than buying new.
Freshen Up Your Walls with Paint
A new coat of paint can do wonders. Whether you're adding a new coat of white or going in a new direction (like this gorgeous sage color), it'll change the look of your room.
Embrace the Imperfect
An imperfect, messy room means it's being lived in. Take joy in things like messy sheets, disorganized items, and the ability to straighten it all up again. After all, you can make your room anything you want it to be — and that includes having an unmade bed.