Give Your Bedroom a Makeover in 4 Easy Steps

Sleep tight in a neat and comfy space

Photography: Michael Angelo Chua

A lot us may be shy to admit it but the bedroom is one of the least prioritized areas at home. While we sleep and relax in the space, we always end up focusing on areas that are seen by guests and visitors like the living and dining areas.

Fortunately, you don't have to feel guilty anymore as you can give your sleeping space a relaxing new look in just four easy steps. No need to worry about the costs—you just have to pick the best accessories and furniture pieces that can work well in your bedroom! Look forward to a refreshing slumber with the help of these tips:

Upgrade your linens

Instead of the usual white linens, use a patterned bed linen to liven up your bed. The pattern doesn’t have to be bold—it can be simple or subtle for a relaxing feel. Pair your linens with a soothing color scheme. Consider working with neutral hues like gray or cream for a resort-like ambiance.

Add more pillows

Pillows aren't just made for sleeping and lounging, they can moonlight as decor pieces too. To easily give your space a new look, match your pillows with accent throw pillows. To make a bedroom seem more vibrant, as seen in the photo above, colorful textured pillows were paired with printed pieces. 

Pick a modern side table

For your night table, forego the conventional, boxy one and use a side table with a slender silhouette.

Add more personality

Lastly, don’t forget that your space is about you. If you can't decide on a specific style, think of colors and textures that make you happy. If you love the beach and the ocean, create a sea-inspired space by choosing blue and white hues. Maintain the theme by opting for wooden accessories and beach-inspired decor. Don't be afraid to experiment and mix-and-match pieces.

Shot on location at 53 Benitez by Rockwell Primaries, New Manila, Quezon City.

This snippet originally appeared in the June 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine. Minor edits have been made by the editors. Log on to for more details. 

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