Make an impact without too much commitment with removable wallpaper. When you're tired of the look, just replace it with a different pattern or paint.
Mix warm and cool colors.
The color wheel can still come in handy outside of art class. Opposite colors like blue and yellow/orange play well together. Blue makes the room feel calm and serene while yellow offers a pop of cheeriness.
Bring in plenty of seating.
Sure, your bed is the main focal point of the room, but a bench at the end of the bed or a reading chair in the corner helps make any space feel more finished.
Hang a mirror or two.
Your eyes aren't deceiving you: Mirrors make any room look bigger by reflecting light. A mirror as a headboard or even leaning up against the wall will help a small room feel spacious.
Find your light.
Follow designer Brady Tolbert's lead and make lighting a priority in your space. This sconce easily swivels so you can find the perfect angle to read in bed.
Stick to a color scheme.
It's hard to decorate when your palette is all over the place. Pick a few bold colors to focus on (like green and purple) and a couple of easy neutrals (like white and beige) to balance the brighter choices.
Paint the ceiling.
The room feels chicer when covered from top to bottom in the same warm shade of gray. With a dark color like this, leave bedding light and bright to keep the space from seeming cave-like.
Mix in some pattern.
For big impact in any space, add patterned textiles. Stripes, dots, and plaid all count. If mixing patterns, be sure to balance a tight print (like a gingham) with a larger print (like the paisley seen here)