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5 Easy Ways to Change the Look of Your Bedroom

With just a few simple adjustments, you can give your bedroom a brand new feel


To be able to achieve a different vibe at home, you don't always have to resort to complicated and major changes. If you're thinking of updating your bedroom, you can do so with just a few simple adjustments.

Can you still recall the first time you slept in your bedroom? Nothing beats coming home to a polished space complete with the smell of fresh linen. Since we can all benefit from a positive change, here are five simple bedroom updates that you can do.

Main photos from Lily and Kim Macumber Interiors.

Create a new gallery of artwork and photographs to accent one of your walls

This easy project can instantly change the feel of your room especially if you use art that you truly like.  If you are creative enough, you can even attempt to paint something yourself and have it framed at any gallery shop.

The secret to a visually appealing gallery wall is to use art or photographs with colors that are similar to each other. A variety of artworks, some photographs, and mismatched frames add interest, too.

Photo from Lily.

Use wallpaper to liven up boring walls

I love wallpaper because of the wide variety of designs to choose from. With the diverse selection each wallpaper company has, you are bound to find something you will truly love. With a few vacuum cleaner strokes, you can easily clean the wallpaper. If you feel like changing it (usually after five years), you can simply have it uninstalled.

Photo from Kim Macumber Interiors.

Stencil some shapes with paint and make a pattern on a blank wall

So sweet and simple, this idea instantly adds dimension and joy to a basic bedroom. With just a pattern cutout on plastic or acetate, some paint, and a brushyou can update your bedroom walls in no time at all.  There are lots of patterns available online that you can print and cut out too if you’re not yet ready to create your own.

Photo from VogueHome.

Change your old bed linen into something new and exciting

If you usually go for plain sheets in neutral colors, why not try something new and buy pieces in bold colors and printed linen for a dramatic change or vice versa? When going for print and pattern, patience is key. Don’t settle and buy unless you are absolutely in love with what you find.

Photo from Interiors Addict.

Paint a mural and live in a different scenery

Hiring a mural artist to render something different and even out of this world is a great way to spruce up your bedroom. Having the space repainted is an easy way to renovate without changing the layout and structure of the room as well.

Photo from Wallums.

Marilen Faustino Montenegro is an interior stylist and has completed numerous residential and commercial projects in her 15 years of practice. She is also a model and TV personality, having appeared in Tahanang Pinoy on ABC5 as host, Houselife on QTV11 as co-host, and Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines on TV5 as part of the design team. 

Follow her on Instagram: @marilenph, Twitter: @marilenmonte and Facebook: You may also visit her interior design and lifestyle blog: for inspiration on home and design.

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