Designing an attractive, functional bedroom isn't always easy. You must consider the colors and how they correspond to each other, as well as visual patterns, decor styles, furnishings and more. Unfortunately, many homeowners are guilty of making the following mistakes when decorating their bedrooms. By familiarizing yourself with these mistakes, you can take the necessary precautions to avoid them.
#1) Excessively Bright Lighting
When it comes to bedroom lighting, brighter isn't always better. This, of course, goes against what many people believe. Normally, bright lighting is recommended over dim lighting simply because it provides a higher level of visibility. In the bedroom, however, dim lighting is often preferred when lounging and resting. The bottom line is that you shouldn't rely strictly on bright lighting for your bedroom.
#2) Bare Walls
Another mistake to avoid when decorating your bedroom is leaving the walls bare. The walls speak volume about your bedroom and its decor. If they are bare, featuring nothing more than white paint, it will reflect poorly upon your decorating habits. On the other hand, painting and decorating your bedroom walls will have a positive impact on the decor by creating a more lively and energetic atmosphere.
#3) Overlooking Window Treatments
Whether it's blinds, curtains, drapes or a combination thereof, your bedroom needs some type of window treatment. The only exception is window-less bedrooms. As long as your bedroom has windows, though, you should decorate them with the appropriate treatments.
#4) Oversized Bed
As explained by Southern Living, using an oversized bed in an otherwise small bedroom is a serious decorating mistake that should be avoided. A king-size bed may sound nice, but you have to ask yourself if really have the space for it. For example, a king-size mattress is approximately 76 inches by 80 inches -- about 16 inches wider than queen. If your bedroom is small and compact, using an oversized bed such as this may prevent you from including other furniture or furnishings.
#5) Mismatching Furniture
When choosing furniture for your bedroom, make sure they match. I know this probably sounds like common sense, but you would be surprised to learn just how many homeowners use mismatching furniture in their bedroom decor. Some homeowners even try to justify their efforts by calling it an "eclectic" design. If two pieces of furniture don't match, though, they shouldn't be used together in the same room.
Hopefully, these tips will give you a better idea of how not to decorate your bedroom.