5 Ways to Personalize Your Bedroom

The master bedroom in your home is a place where you get to define your personal style. It's also a room that you should love to spend time in each morning and evening.

Personalizing your bedroom can help you make the most of this private paradise. Use these five ways to personalize your bedroom from west elm to help you create or refine your own cozy hideaway.

1. Choose a Theme

Your bedroom is a place to highlight your favorite pieces of furniture, show off your personal style and provide you with an area to unwind and get some shut-eye. Choosing a theme can help guide you through the design process or help you during a simple re-vamp with accessories and decorative objects.

Although the theme you pick is up to you, there are a variety of options that are perfectly suited to bedrooms.

  • Seascape. Utilize blue and white or lots of dual-tone stripes for a variation on this theme. Aged wood and driftwood pieces can also aid in helping you create this look.
  • Vintage-inspired. Distressed wood, vintage metals and items from the mid-century era can bring a refined, vintage look to your bedroom.
  • Soft and cozy. Utilize any color scheme, but look to use plush, soft items like down blankets, wool or shag rugs and plenty of pillows. Neutral tones are especially calming.
  • Cool and clean. For the minimalist, this style is all about open space. Highlight a few of your favorite items and remove the rest to let your room breathe.

2. Utilize Monogrammed Sheets

Comfortable sheets play a big role in how your bedroom feels and even how well you sleep at night. With a simple monogram, you can give your favorite sheets a personal and decorative touch. When it comes to monograms for sheets, you've got a few different choices.

  • Use your first and last initial. You can also include your middle initial.
  • Opt for a combination of your initials and your partner's initials.
  • Go for a fun phrase or word like "Love."
  • Monogram your address numbers onto sheets. This is an especially fun touch for guest rooms.

3. Frame and Hang Family Photos

Your family is uniquely yours, so framing and hanging photos of the people you love and care about most in the world is a wonderful way to create a space that's special. You can even print photos you've taken on your phone and display them in large multi-photo frames as a collage if you need a bigger piece of art for an oversized wall.

Look to match your frames to existing hardware in the room like silver door handles, brass chair legs or a black wood bed. This will give your bedroom a magazine-ready style that really feels finished.

4. Showcase Your Favorite Art Pieces

Art and decorative objects help create the overall design of your room. To really bring your whole space to life and show off your style, take the time to shop for pieces of art that truly speak to you. Another option is to make your very own pieces of art or ask creative friends and family members to craft pieces just for you.

Bringing unique art into your room also allows you tie in favorite colors that may be too bold for whole walls or items like duvet covers. Decorative art pieces like sculptures and ceramics also serve to make your bedroom more unique and personal to your tastes.

Let what you love guide you while you shop.

5. Include Pleasant Scents

Scents are highly personal, so choosing something that fits your current mood is important. With that in mind, you can choose to add several scents that define your space and make your bedroom feel like a relaxing haven away from the hustle and bustle of the world outside.

Floral options like jasmine, rose and hydrangea are lovely all-around scents that will work day and night. Calming scents like lavender and orange peel can be ideal for helping you fall asleep or relaxing after a long day.

Purpose-specific scents like peppermint for energizing you in the morning can also be worked into your bedroom through candles or essential oil diffusers. Mix and match based on your needs by keeping multiple options at the ready.

The bedroom is perhaps the most important room in your home. After all, you probably spend about eight hours each night there. Why wouldn't you want to make your bedroom a personal space that's just right for you?

Use these tips from west elm and you'll be enjoying the bedroom you've always wanted in no time.

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