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If you feel like your bedroom needs a makeover, you can start from the textiles you decorate it with. Some extra fabric will make your bedroom feel warm and welcoming and also more pleasing to the eye. Here are some creative and easy ways you can use textiles in your bedroom and make it more interesting and inviting.
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Decorative pillows for a splash of colour
If you feel like your bedroom lacks some colour, you can always throw some decorative pillows that will instantly bring fullness and comfort to the room. In addition, they are usually inexpensive, so they will not break your bank, too. If you have enough colour in your bedroom, you can always get pillows in neutral colours, but with different textures for some personalization.
Put fabric on the walls
Today, fabric is not reserved for your bed only, but you can use it instead of wallpapers! It’s practical in many ways. Fabric wallpapers are easy to put up, and even easier to remove once your lease is over or you get tired of it. You can use a lightweight cotton print and simply adhere the fabric to the walls. If you like a more casual, country look, you can put up a quilt and use it as a headboard, or an intricate piece of art. If you can’t find a quilt you like, you can opt for an interesting area rug to cover some empty wall space. Get the ones with unusual patterns or prints such as animal print, faux fur, cowhide or an oriental carpet for a little je ne sais quoi.
Rugs for texture
Rugs make every space feel warmer and cozier, which is exactly the feeling you want to achieve in your bedroom. If you’re not thrilled by the idea of wall-to-wall rugs, you can invest in some practical runner rugs and place them by the bed. Runners are great because they’re easy to clean and they will instantly add colour and warmth to your bedroom. You can choose oriental rugs for a more vintage look, or opt for the one with geometric patterns that will do miracles for a modern bedroom design. You can also try rug layering, which is a quick and easy way to add texture and depth to any space.
This is a great way to add more fabric to your bedroom. If you like that charming vintage style, then an upholstered bed will be your favourite piece of furniture. If you manage to find an original vintage bed that’s great, but you better freshen up the head and foot upholstery with some new fabrics. This might cost you a bit, but it’ll be worth it in the end. You can use plush that will simply beg you for a nap or a subtle floral design for a full-on fairytale bedroom.
For a luxurious and romantic look you can wrap your windows with some silk drapes or create an ultimate getaway with some floor-to-ceiling patterned draperies. You can use layers here as well, by combining patterned layer with a solid one for a touch of character. Of course, you can always spice up the space with a timeless bed canopy of intricate silk or simple white cotton for a minimalistic look.
Use different kinds of bedding
There are endless options of how you can add fabric to your bed. You can use some vintage blankets for extra warmth and that good ol’ domestic feeling or use interesting duvet covers for some splash of colour. You can also try adding a nice bed skirt that extends to the floor at the sides and bottom of the mattress. Its main function is to hide the springs and the empty space under the bed, but it’s also perfect if you want to introduce some extra softness and décor to your bedroom.
Here they are, some neat and easy ways to add textiles into your bedroom. Now that you know the basics you can start experimenting and soon you will get the bedroom from your dreams.