Bedroom designs are extremely personal, making them among the most difficult spaces to decorate. Try not to get hung up on popular trends or appealing to the kids; go with what makes you happy. Because there aren't many significant remodeling changes to make, figuring out your ideal furniture layout is the first (and biggest) decision you need to make. Once you've settled on a layout, take time to find a color scheme and decorations that reflect your personality. If adding new decor and furniture isn't enough, you can turn your bedroom makeover into a full blown remodel by creating your own master suite, complete with sitting room and master bathroom.

How do We pick bedroom colors and decor?

Although your color scheme is often a personal opinion, there are some paint colors that are more relaxing and therefore better suited for your sleeping spot. Studies have found that people with blue bedrooms often get more sleep because of the calmness it elicits. Brighter colors may lead to a better mood, but it also might keep you up longer at night. If you have a significant other, you should also consider using neutral colors so everyone stays happy. Purple and pink might be too feminine, so try variations of green, gray or brown instead.

When it comes to bedroom decor ideas, your options are endless. It’s helpful to start by tackling the more permanent things, like wall decor. Artwork and photographs that put you at ease are a great addition (though some advise against having family photos, as they can hinder the romantic vibe of the room), and mirrors are a must-have if you use the space for dressing. Next comes the bedding — your duvet and decorative pillows should play nicely with the paint color and wall art, but can be swapped out easily, so don’t be afraid to introduce an interesting print or texture. Lastly, add some decorative accessories to style your nightstand or dresser, but be careful not to go overboard. Too many knickknacks can be overstimulating and cause sleep trouble.

How do We determine bedroom layout?

By the time you add dressers, nightstands, armoires and a bed, your space can easily get cramped. This is why figuring out the proper layout is essential to the perfect bedroom design. The key is to create a room that provides enough storage yet still leaves open space to move around.

Before you buy a new furniture set, be sure to consider the room size. Even though you might need three dressers and two nightstands, you might not have the space. Measure the furniture and visualize or tape out where it will go so you can judge what will actually fit. Be sure to leave plenty of walking space, and double check that drawers and cabinets have enough room to open properly. When picking your bed spot, think about windows and doors. Even if you have blackout curtains, placing a bed underneath a window might be a bad idea, while even the smallest crack in the door can stream hallway light in as you try to sleep.