5 Tips for Overcoming Common Bedroom Decorating Dilemmas


Not all bedrooms offer the perfect layout or an attractive base to work with. Depending on the age of your home, size of the room, and if you rent or own, you could face different decorating dilemmas. For example, a very small room can pose decorating challenges, especially if your furniture doesn't all fit. A large bedroom can often be hard to connect with, and of course, if you are a renter, you may not even be able to put holes in the walls to mount art. You can overcome the decorating dilemmas you are facing with a little help from this guide.

  • No Space for a Headboard - If adding a headboard means you won't be able to open your dresser drawer on the opposite wall, you will have to go without one. This doesn't mean the space has to be boring or feel as though it's missing something though. Grab a paintbrush, paint, and a stencil, and add a headboard to the wall. You can also just use thumbtacks to secure some vibrantly colored fabric there to act as a headboard, as well.
  • No Focal Point - You know you need a focal point, but you are just not sure how to achieve it. Maybe you feel as though the room is too small for art, or perhaps it is so large that all the art you have just sort of blends together. Modern ethanol fireplaces are perfect to use as a focal point. Can you think of anything that will attract more attention than a glowing fire? Modern ethanol fireplaces are available in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. So, whether you want one to mount on your wall or to take up space in a boring corner, you won't have a hard time finding one you love.

Wall Mount Ethanol Fireplace

  • Minimal Closet Space - It really doesn't matter how large your closet is, it will never be enough. Make use of the walls. Open shelving on the walls gives you a lot more space for decorative boxes that can hold odds and ends.
  • Not Much Natural Light - Is the natural light in your tiny room nearly nonexistent? You can supersize this light by mounting a mirror on the wall across from the window. The light will bounce off of it.
  • Old Carpeting - If you a renter and just moved into a house or apartment with some seriously questionable carpeting, you can ask your landlord to replace it, but don't count on them doing so. Rent a carpet cleaner just so you know it's clean for peace-of-mind, but then you simply need to lie down a few rugs to cover the unattractive display. They don't all need to match either, and if you are feeling really daring, you can always layer a couple.

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  • Brady Draper