When it comes to decorating the simpler the better in my opinion. I feel like it needs to be a mixture of memories and the things that make you the most happy. I once heard a great saying that went something like, if it isn’t making you happy then why hold on to it? Well, that has been a slow process for me, but when it comes to decorating I am putting it into effect. Light and airy are two things I love when I walk into any home or even workspace for that matter. Here are a few quick and easy ideas in order to create a light and airy bedroom on a budget.
CLEAR AND REARRANGE TO MAXIMIZE LIGHT SOURCES
First things are first, if you can clear most of the items out of your bedroom decor and clutter wise you will do better. Working with a blank slate, so to speak, can clear your mind and help you think about where you want things to go and what you may want it to look like. For me, it meant moving the bed to another location so that I could expose more natural light. The previous location had the headboard blocking 2 windows which was not my favorite.
DECIDE ON DECOR
Once you have thought about all of your natural light sources and have moved your furniture into position, start going through your old decor. Are there things you absolutely love? Are there things you can’t stand to look at? If so, keep what you love and either toss or giveaway the rest. There’s no need to hang on to it.
The focal point of a bedroom is generally the bed. If you are aiming for a light and airy bedroom then you need to stick with neutral and light colors on your bedding. It is probably a good idea to steer clear from a ton of pattern as well. We are in love with the Madison Park Quebec 5 Piece comforter set from Designer Living. It comes in four different colors that are all perfect for a light and airy bedroom makeover, but we decided to go with the khaki. The khaki color just goes well with our existing furniture and decor and really pops when paired with white. I love that this set even comes with a decorative pillow that coordinates with the color. It is also very reasonably priced considering it is a 5 piece set! The queen size is only $89.99. Want 15% off this beautiful set? That would make it only about $76 and some change! Use code: DLGGG15 at checkout.
In order to create light and airy, then you must let the light in! I purchased white sheers that were only $5 a piece! I call that a deal. We also have large, white blinds on the windows so that we can easily keep the light out when it is important and have privacy. In the summer, just open those windows and let those sheers wisp in the wind. It is so relaxing.
Because we already had white sheets and pillow cases, I wanted to add just a little bit of simple texture to a few of the pillows. So, for $.89 a yard, yes folks, less than $3, I had new pillow cases with texture. I just grabbed a little embroidered lace edging and sewed it onto the existing seam. This is a simple project even if you are not great at sewing. You just need to cut your piece to match the seam, pin it on (backwards because you want it to flip over for the finished project), and zig zag stitch the edging on using the same color thread. Once you are finished you will flip it over and have an simple, but elegant little detail on your pillows.
Another way I personalize is by using photos of recent trips or favorite places. Our family loves to visit Ocracoke Island and I am having some serious beach withdrawals right now, so I used those pictures as well as a free photo I printed of a vintage camera. I decided to stick with a travel type theme while keeping it simple.
If you can find a way to incorporate plants you bring so much life to a room. Not only does it make you feel better, but it is helping to clear toxins and oxygenate your room. The plant I have on the nightstand is a snake plant or Sansevieria. I love these because they are pretty impossible to kill. They can survive in low to no natural light and they only need to be watered about every 2 weeks. That is what I call a win! Besides, I love that they add a little height and color to things.
These are my few tips for on how to create a light and airy bedroom you will never want to leave. As you can see above, Davis never wants to leave! I need to start working on his bedroom next.