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Thanks to the internet, it is easy to get plenty of inspiration and tips on how to design your bedroom. Now, you can save lots of money doing DIY instead of hiring a professional interior designer but still, have a beautiful bedroom.

While working with an interior designer is a great option, it’s not always the cost-effective choice because not everyone can afford it. Other than cost, some homeowners want the satisfaction of having done their interiors by themselves; thus, they don’t need to outsource for professional help.

If you fall into either of the above categories, then your best bet is DIY. Luckily, there are numerous ways to make your bedroom look like you hired an interior designer, even when you just did it on your own. In this article, we highlight some of these ways to help point you in the right direction.

Have an idea of what you want

The first step is to be clear about what you want. This is in regards to the color, furniture pieces, beddings, light, carpet, artwork, and everything else that you would wish to integrate into your space. You can get inspiration from design websites and magazines, or even in your friends or family’s homes. Get as many ideas as you can, so that when you sit down, you can finally pick the one that you love most.

Pick your color schemes

With a good idea of the style that you’d love for your bedroom, the next thing that you want to do is select a color scheme. This can be tough, especially if you have no idea what you want. The color that you choose is always a matter of preference. Browse online or in magazines for inspiration. If you still aren’t sure, you can check through your collection (that you gathered in step one) to see which color is prominent. Often, that’s what you love.

Try blending two or three colors – with one color for the wall, then another for larger accents like chairs and couches and the last one that pops in smaller accessories like pillows, flowers, and knick-knacks.

Integrate some texture

Texture is often overlooked, but it plays a crucial role – more so if you are working with a one color scheme like all-gray or all-white. At a glance, the room might look as though it has one color scheme, but a closer look reveals different shades of the same color and a range of texture through textiles/fabric. Pillows, sheets, curtains, and rugs provide excellent options to integrate a different texture.

Do some decorating

You can use a little glamor in your bedrooms; add a couple of books, a pretty candleholder, and a small bowl of stones with varying colors. Don’t forget to add a rug that blends with the overall décor. Matching bed sheets and curtains might also be a great way to get the most of the space. Most importantly, add a comfortable mattress for a perfect rest. Click here for mattress selection tips.