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5 Ways to Personalize Your Bedroom

Define your private space with the things you love


Our bedrooms are like private sanctuaries where we take a break and keep the things closest to our heart. From books to collectibles, we add different knicknacks to our space so that it can showcase our passions.

When decorating your room, make sure you avoid clutter. Real Living reader Bea Marquez shares a couple of ideas that will surely help you create a room that reflects your personality.

Photos and quotes courtesy of Bea Marquez.

Display your photos and collections.

"I started this polaroid wall last year with twine and wooden clips. Adjacent to it are some magazine pages and photos. Although it isn't seen here, the clipboard with the red heart has my favorite verse: "Be strong, take heart, stay with God."

Channel your dreams and passions.

"I love this white wooden tray from H&M Home that I use for desk essentials and stationery. A recurring theme in my room is the Eiffel tower. Paris has always been on my travel list. I dream of the day [that] I [get to] wander around its cobbled streets or people-watch from a café."

"I'm so glad I found this vintage map fabric, complete with travel quotes like the classic: "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

Maximize the space by having two functioning areas in one room.

"I have two desks: one for work and one for play! I wanted more space to layout things and to have my favorite magazines and notebooks within reach."

Add a touch of nature.

"Every week, I also make sure to have fresh flowers by my desk and bed. It's a nice sight to wake up to and work by as well."

Create a theme.

"I've embraced neutrals white and black with wood accents. I'm constantly inspired by Scandinavian interiors - clean, minimal and relaxed."

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