5 Steps for Giving A Small Bedroom A Stylish Update

Hello friends.  Today I am thrilled to be sharing my bedroom refresher.  From budget and savvy thrifting, to adding color, stylish art and splurging on upscale bedding. Learn how a few well planned changes can help you create a room that is stylish and cozy. 

I am so happy and pleased with the way the way our bedroom turned out.  It is inviting, serene and combines all the things that I love and that inspires me - Beauty, romance and a little whimsy work closely to provide my own version of comfort and function. It is my haven!!! A welcoming space where different styles comes together and demonstrate that old and new can create a space that is comfortable and sophisticated.  Color, art, texture, comfy bedding and a few well selected treasures were key for this bedroom's update. 

Here are a few of my tips for giving a small bedroom an update.

Step 1: Add A Pop of Color

Sometimes all a room needs is a fresh coat of paint for maximum impact.  If you are afraid to commit to a vibrant color, perhaps an accent wall may do the trick.  An accent wall is a great spot to play with color or pattern.  Wallpaper is another option!  For my bedroom, I kept the walls neutral and went with wallpaper in a soft and calming blue.  A modern design that is soft and easy on the eyes.

Step 2: Play with Art

Artwork is a great way to add color in a room without having to paint the walls.  Incorporate a modern piece that is big on color and unique style such as the piece of art displayed on my nightstand.  It adds scale and expresses my passion for florals and the unexpected.  Most importantly, it makes me happy.

Step 3: Mix Old and New

You do not have to break the bank to freshen up a cottage bedroom.  Combine vintage with something modern to cozy up a space.  Don’t be afraid to mix it up!  Introduce a few flea market finds such as nightstands or vintage chandelier to add a luxurious touch and sophistication in your room.

Step 4: Invest in Comfy Bedding

Make your bed the focal point.  It’s your little relaxing heaven after all so invest in comfy bedding.  Bring on the soft fabrics and pile on the pillows.  You’ll create a sleeping space that will make you want to stay in bed all day.  Today bedding has so many possibilities – pattern, color and fabrics abound so make it stand out yet choose bedding that compliments your space.

Step 5: Add Special Touches

When it comes to the details that serve as the cherry on top, think of those extra touches that would be in a luxury hotel.  A bench at the foot of the bed, candles, window treatments, table lamps, trays, a vase with flowers.  Small details always prevail.

I hope this post will inspire you to create your own stylish and cozy bedroom.  You can also find this article on Cottages & Bungalows magazine online. 

Thank you for your time!  Wishing you a great Fourth of July sweet friends.

Happy decorating!!!



  1. Janet, your guest bedroom is absolutely gorgeous! That pop of color from the art truly changes everything. I'm going to look around and see where I can add a little excitement like that.

    Saw your feature at Cottages & Bungalows. Congratulations!!


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