Though color is often the first thing we turn to when a bedroom is feeling lackluster or flat, never underestimate the power of texture. Introducing texture to a space gives it so much more depth. It doesn’t stop at throws, rugs, and fabrics, either. Enter: texture-rich walls. Dressing your walls up in natural materials like marble, tile and wood—or even paints with a perceived texture effect—will transform the room. It’s always a good idea to consult the color wheel at every step of the decorating process. Knowing which colors complement one another will make everything easier, from ideating to shopping, and, of course, living within the final result.
Wall textures are at the top of the list when considering something unique for your bedroom walls. Texturing can add visual interest to a smooth surface or help you achieve a specific design goal. It also provides an economical solution for budget remodeling and hiding blemishes on wall surfaces.
Wall textures give a plain wall a wake-up-call! They can define the look and feel of your room, which stimulates two different senses: sight and touch. Sight plays a decisive role in the search of a restful, dream quality, night’s sleep. Feeling good and comfortable in our own bedroom is also an asset of touch.
I’ll be the first to admit that waking up early and leaving a cozy bed isn’t always enticing, but creating a bedroom that’s energizing and mood-boosting can make it a whole lot easier. Since colors and light effect our mood, there’s a strong case for a colorful bedroom. Whether you introduce those pops of color with paint, bedding, or artwork, you’ll find ideas to emulate to create your colorful bedroom in this post.
Headboards Alternatives for your Bedroom Makeover
The most important design decision in your bedroom is the headboard. After all, it’s the focal point and can change the vibe of a room instantly. Whether you want to elevate your space, make it cozier, or add some serious color, consider one of these trending and traditional headboard ideas.
- Hang a beautiful fabric
- Folding Screen Room Divider
- Re-Purposed Old Doors
- Paint or Texture Paint Pattern
- Wallpaper or removable wallpaper
- Oversize Pillows
- Upholstered Headboard
- Shiplap Wood Grain or Painted
- Oversize piece of art
- Mirrors (will help a small room feel spacious)
- Mosaic or glass tiles
Texture Painted Wall Finishes for Bedroom Remodeling
Wall Paint textures are very popular, compared to the old days of solid painted walls only.
There are stencils to make patterns with texturing paint, pattern rollers, rubber or wire combs, oval texture brushes, crow’s foot, stomp brush, stipple and more that create a desired pattern.
Powdered texture paint is best for heavy-duty texturing jobs. Smooth texture paint has a heavy-bodied finish and used on walls and ceilings. Texture additives may be mixed into most oil-based and latex paints. Spray texture paint is economical and makes applying texture to ceilings much easier.
Don’t let these unfamiliar names deter you from your goal. If you are a Do-It-Yourself Pro, you will find plenty of instruction either online or at your Hardware store. Hiring a contractor to create your chosen design is another option. There are so many patterns and designs, your imagination is your only limit.
Lighting and Reflective Lighting in your New Bedroom
Lighting is often forgotten in the excitement of choosing bedding, furniture, and a color scheme. Don’t merely set a lamp beside your bed and call it done. Bedroom lighting should create a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere using soft, flattering ambient light while providing bright spots in the places where they are needed.
One example to try is different lighting, mirrors, and textured walls. As you can guess, the light being reflected in your mirrors, adds more light and can make a small bedroom seem larger.
Reflecting light is another way to create unexpected texture. A lacquer finish on an indigo wall has a stunning high-gloss reflective effect. Spread light evenly around your bedroom instead of relying completely on one overhead light.
Mix Up Your Textures for a New look in your Bedroom
One way to create texture is through a variety of materials. Painted wood paneling, mirrors, and decorative wallpaper, create a variety of visual and tactile experiences. There are some multi-dimensional wall papers; grass cloth, and paneling that create a 3D effect. Wallpaper featuring a raised pattern brings in texture that’s not only visual but also tangible.
Removable wallpaper is perfect for someone that rents. It’s also great for someone that doesn’t want to commit to paint a wall. It’s so much easier than planking or bricking a statement wall. And when you want to change up your look all you have to do is peel if off and choose a different color and pattern of removable wallpaper.
The natural grain of wood adds texture to any space. Rich wood paneling provides an elegant look. Matching beams on the ceiling continue the look and texture overhead.
An eye-pleasing design of applying narrow strips of molding to suggest panels is a popular treatment. Frame sizes may vary to emphasize smaller spaces, like around your headboard. The key is to keep spacing between frames uniform and edges aligned.
Beaded-board wainscoting adds instant cottage style to any space. High wainscoting extends half or two-thirds up the wall and is often finished with molding. Natural wood or painted, both have beautiful aesthetic appeal.
Clad your walls with floor to ceiling mosaic tile or glass tiles. The tiles reflect light, and make very interesting headboards.
A simple pattern made from rectangles of durable vinyl lends to a soft look. Vinyl is a water-and mold-resistant material that can be used on adjoining walls to the master bedroom and bath.
Cane is back in full force, once reserved for antique shops, the pretty style is popping up at retailers including Target, Urban Outfitters, and more.
Invented texture is a creative way of adding alternate materials to create an interesting texture. Some examples are ribbon, metal, wood, lace, leather, and sand.
Remodeling, Bedroom Makeover Ideas Create Fresh New Look
It’s hard to decorate when your palette is all over the place. Pick a few bold colors to focus on and play around with contrasting textures you like, different materials, lights, fabrics, the more eclectic the more aesthetically pleasing.
Bring the rhythm of texture, colors, elegance and your style to create a harmonious and striking bedroom.
The right texture will add the finishing touch you need for your serene bedroom.
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