Looking for ideas to update a bedroom? Decorating doesn’t need to be complicated. Here are 9 easy ideas to makeover your spaces.

Remember when I redid our bedroom to make room for more closet space?

Just in case you were wondering?

I still love it.

I love it almost as much as I love my husband.

And that is a LOT of LOVE.

There are so many projects and ideas and creative ways that we made this bedroom our own. And in amazing news? The ideas are not that hard. Some might take a little bit (I’m looking at you painted plywood floors) and some might take five minutes. Rather than splurging on a complete bedroom makeover, there are a few easy ways to give your space a fresh new look. 

All of these ideas are projects that anyone can do on a budget along with all of the budget sources for the room.

If you want to make a little change to your decor?

Here are 9 easy ideas to update a bedroom.

9 Easy Ideas To Update a Bedroom

1. Painted plywood floor

Paint is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to transform a room and we started this room makeover with the floor.

The rest of the floors in our home are all solid wood, but when we pulled up the carpeting in this room, there was plywood underneath.

No worries.

Plywood is no match for my imagination. So we primed and painted it with this checkerboard pattern. These pictures were taken yesterday—six months after we painted it and it has held up amazingly well. It looks as pretty as the day we painted it. The key is to seal it with several layers of top coat.

You can see the entire DIY here.

2. Mix and match textures

Another easy way to add interest to your bedroom is to mix and match different textures and patterns. Try combining different materials such as wood, metal, and fabric in unexpected ways.

I’m telling you.

If you want to update your bedroom with a pulled-together look, texture, and pattern are the key.

See the raised texture on that pillow combined with the quilted blanket on the bed. There’s texture with the rug and baskets and the wood side tables and linen curtains.

3. Get organized

One of the quickest ways to make your bedroom feel bigger and brighter is to declutter and get organized. Donate or sell items you no longer need, and find creative storage solutions for the things you do need. An organized room will always look more inviting than one that’s crammed full of stuff.

With the bedroom makeover, I added these super inexpensive closet units on the wall.

Here’s a glimpse inside to see how I organized everything with these simple organizing tips for closets.

I organized the shelves inside the cabinets with these amazing sweater/top organizers. They are kind of game-changers. I used to hang up my sweaters, but they get so stretched out, so I was looking for a solution to add the sweaters to the shelves in an organized way. I use this sweater folder to fold the sweaters and then I organize them according to color. I can see them all at a glance now and it made so much more space in the closet for other hanging clothes.

You can see the organizers here.

4. DIY wood bead mirror

Every room needs a mirror.

We’ve already discussed the importance of this before and 7 ways to decorate with mirrors. I love those giant oversized mirrors, but they are so expensive.

This is such an easy way to have your mirror and DIY it too.

See this wood bead mirror DIY here.

5. Make-up storage

Do you know those vintage sugar molds?

I found a new use for mine.

Make-up storage.

It holds all my brushes and make-up applicators.

6. Let in the light

Brighten up your space by opening up the curtains or blinds during the day, and adding some lamps for nighttime. Strategic lighting can make even the smallest room feel warm and inviting. I like to have three points of light in every room.

I have these lamps on remote timers with my lightbulb sockets.

I can turn them on with a click of a button.

7. Add a cozy throw

When it comes to bedroom decor, less is often more. A few carefully chosen accessories like this cozy throw can make all the difference without making your space feel cluttered or overdone.

Stick to a few favorite colors or themes, and choose pieces that complement each other without being too matchy-matchy.

You can see 10 of my favorite cozy throws here.

8. Easy curtain update

I ordered these curtains for the bedroom. They are such a good deal and I actually ordered them for the twins’ rooms too.

The challenge with these curtains? They come with grommets that are silver. And I’m all about gold right now. It was such an easy fix. 

I just folded over the top and clipped on the rings.

You can see these budget curtain rods and curtain rings here.

9. Add a basket


There’s nothing I love more than a basket.

I use them to store extra blankets. I use them to store extra linens. I use them for trashcans and hampers and storage for extra beauty supplies and so much more.

If you need to add something to your space?

Add a basket.

Here are all the sources for the room

If I missed something, be sure and let me know in the comments and I’ll add it to the list.

Decorating doesn’t need to be complicated.

Easy is SO MUCH better. 🙂

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  1. Image for Kris Kris

    What a pretty space. I finally got around to spray painting my metal headboard last summer and oh my, what an improvement! Sometimes the little things make a big impact.

  2. Image for Lynn Lynn

    Love all these ideas. I have hardwood in my bedroom but it’s stained an awful oak yellow. I’m thinking I might paint them as a quick fix for now. Thanks for all the ideas

  3. Image for maria elena maria elena

    I have been looking for a quilt or bedspread for a awhile now, I love your peaceful bedroom Do you have a suggestion for what to put on the bed?

  4. Image for Katy Katy

    Hello Katie, As always, a great post. Loads of good ideas and thought provoking points to consider - especially this time of year when there’s a bit of breathing space with seasons changing and holidays on the horizon. Your space is calming and soothing. It’s well conceived and your advice is quite welcome. A+ KariAnne!!! Katy

  5. Image for Karen Karen

    Thanks for the link to the curtains. And the fix for the grommet tops! Just enough color in them to warm up our sky grey bedroom.

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