Looking to add an instant refresh to your bedroom? Check out these 19 aesthetic (and budget-friendly) ideas to upgrade your room.
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Whether your current bedroom decor is mid-century, farmhouse, contemporary, or traditional, your room will benefit from these 19 aesthetic ideas. Even if it’s a small bedroom these tips can help give an (easy) instant refresh!
So, what exactly does bedroom aesthetic mean? It takes into consideration a room’s style and beauty. Aesthetic decor involves painting, pictures, bedding, plants, and anything else you’ve chosen to create a bedroom’s taste and characteristics.
These 19 aesthetic ideas are budget-friendly and can be accomplished relatively quickly, depending on your choice. But before you begin changing out lamps, rugs, and pictures, you need to complete a quick declutter. Like a painter starts with a blank canvas, you, too, need to do the same with a refresh.
First, decide what needs to go and what can stay. Take inventory of what won’t work with the bedroom aesthetic you’re hoping to achieve. Also, what bothers you the most about your current bedroom? Maybe it’s just the lamps, bedding, or rug? Get real honest with yourself before you start implementing new ideas.
Also, I will share my bedroom aesthetic refresh I did recently, that only cost $250! Of course, keep in mind, prices will fluctuate for each room depending on the number of upgrades (big or small) you choose to do.
19 Bedroom Aesthetic Ideas For An Instant Refresh
1. Accent Wall
Add Color Or Texture With Paint Or Wall Panels.
An accent wall is the ultimate way to make a statement and personalize your space. To accomplish this bedroom aesthetic, be sure to think outside the box. Having an accent wall can also mean adding textured wall paneling in the form of wood or plaster.
Take into consideration the other walls in the bedroom to make sure the accent wall is complimentary. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to go BOLD. This calming pink wall pictured above may not be everyone’s style, but it’s impactful.
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2. Fairy Lights & Bedroom Aesthetic
Create Mood Lighting.
Lighting aesthetics in a bedroom should NEVER be an afterthought because they create ambiance, serve as artwork, and are also a colorful accessory.
Think backlights, spotlights, sculptural wall sconces, fairy lights, and string lights. Incorporating adjustable dimmer switches is also easy to do and allows you to dim the lights and change the mood, adding character to any bedroom aesthetic.
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3. Colorful And Textured Bedspreads
Add Joy To Your Bedroom Aesthetic.
Talk about an instant facelift! Consider a colored bedspread to add bright, cheerful, and mood-boosting beauty to your bedroom aesthetic. Consider a richer tone, pattern, or texture if you’re more into neutrals.
It’s like adding a nice piece of furniture for a pop of color, but less expensive, and it can easily be changed for any season. Be sure to tie the colors into your accent wall or artwork.
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4. Plants, Hanging Plants & Flowers
Plants Add Organic And Grounding Vibes.
Houseplants for bedroom aesthetics are more than just an excellent organic idea. They are beautiful, but specific ones are proven to clean toxins from the air and facilitate a better night’s sleep. Hanging flowers is another aesthetic idea that’s been trending on TikTok.
Below is a beautiful hanging plant holder to add to your aesthetic to draw the eye up and save much-needed space.
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5. New Sheets
A Simple Change For Your Bedroom Aesthetic.
There’s nothing better than bringing that five-star hotel vibe into your bedroom. The comfort of our beds should always take center stage so we get optimal rest and sleep.
In that case, make sure your sheets are luxurious and cozy. Also, match the color and design of your new sheets so they coordinate with your new bedroom aesthetic.
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6. Add A New Rug Or Layered Rugs
An Inexpensive Update For A Small Or Large Bedroom.
A plush area rug in your bedroom is another way to step up the cozy vibe and add more tones, textures, and luxury. Have more than one rug, or try layering a plush pattern over a flat weave to create more interest. The goal of rug layering is to give the room an open, fresh feel.
Above is a picture of my bedroom aesthetic refresh. The rug I bought elevates the vibe of class in the room while still providing comfort.
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7. Create A Photo Or Picture Accent Wall
Stringing Polaroids Or Taping Photos Are A Popular Trend For Bedroom Aesthetic.
Level this one up as much as you want, depending on the bedroom vibe you’re creating. It can be as simple as stringing fun polaroids horizontal or vertical to taping artsy magazine pages side by side in blocks. Go for memories that make your heart sing and remind you that you’ve entered your sanctuary.
You can also get personal with your favorite candids and vacation spots matted and framed! Crate&Barrel offers a great set in various sizes with examples of how you might want to arrange your selection. Don’t forget to highlight your picture masterpieces with lighting!
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8. Moon Phase Hangings For Bedroom Aesthetic
Hang Moon Phases Over Your Bed Or On An Accent Wall.
Moon phases in bedroom aesthetics are wildly popular and represent a garland hanging vertical or strung horizontally. Larger wall decals are another great look. Canvases, tapestries, and framed sets are also available. Because the moon’s phases represent wisdom, intuition, renewal, and the ever-changing rhythm of life, it’s soothing decor for any bedroom style.
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9. Dalmatian Wallpaper
A Perfect Accent Wall For Adult’s Or Kid’s Bedroom Aesthetic.
Black and white will never go out of style, and now that Dalmatian print is trending, we couldn’t be happier. Decide to add a splash of sophistication to your bedroom accent wall aesthetic, and you’ll find you have a couple of choices.
This can be done with individual decals patterned and spaced to your liking. The same goes for the stencils listed below. FYI, the dalmatian look calls for irregular circles.
Or You might prefer to apply peel and stick wallpaper. Either way, you can’t go wrong!
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10. Mirrors & Soothing Smells
Asymmetrical Mirrors Add Instant Style.
There are many benefits to adding mirrors or full-length mirrors to your bedroom aesthetic. It adds a bold statement and visually enlarges the room. Full-length mirrors can be hung or used as floor mirrors leaning against a wall.
Asymmetrical and round mirrors are huge design pieces right now for any room aesthetic and would look great on an accent wall or hanging over the bed. Oh, and don’t forget the importance of adding soothing aromatherapy smells to your bedroom.
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11. Create An Album Display Wall
Vintage Bedroom Aesthetic.
Vintage is hot, and if you don’t have an entire album collection, Amazon can help grant your wish with record wall art and collage art. They also have some nice acrylic display mounts for those with actual albums. You can break up your display wall with magazine pictures or posters as well.
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12. New Lamps Or Lampshades For Bedroom Aesthetic
An Easy Style Change.
Nothing updates a room like new lamps! Here’s another picture of my bedroom refresh where I replaced the lampshades. They used to be black, and I love that the neutral white tone brightened up the room.
Of course, buying new lamps is an exciting option as well. You can easily purchase fabric paint to refresh old lampshades and stands if you need a budget-friendly idea.
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13. Neutrals & Textures For Bedroom Aesthetic
Add Textured Blankets & Neutral Throw Pillows.
A neutral bedroom aesthetic is one of the most zen atmospheres you can create. To guarantee interest and comfy feels, incorporate a variety of textures, starting with the bedding. Because five-star luxury hotels usually have neutral bedding tones, expect your new bedroom aesthetic to feel soothing and inviting.
Layer on a chunky knit blanket to reach the texture aesthetic goal. You can also add textured and neutral throw pillows if you wish.
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14. Add A Touch Of Vintage With A Disco Ball
Vogue Declares The Latest Home Decor Trend, A Disco Ball.
The vintage disco ball aesthetic has been trending for a couple of years, and recently, Vogue Magazine declared it to be the latest home decor trend. While this bedroom aesthetic is considered vintage, it also offers a modern flair.
If you believe in the theory “Go Big Or Go Home,” this decor is right up your alley. And there are other ways to incorporate disco ball aesthetics without hanging one from the ceiling. Check out the decor items below.
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15. Modern Minimalist
Keep Things Organized And Simple.
Sophisticated, clean lines and neutral colors with touches of black and white will give you a bedroom aesthetic that says, “leave your worries at the door.”
According to Forbes, this isn’t just an aesthetic but a lifestyle trend. If you love everything modern, simple, and organized, this is your style.
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16. Coastal Bedroom Aesthetic
Classy Beach Feels.
If you live on the coast or want to feel like you’re on an endless beach retreat, grab some light pieces of cotton, add some rattan and shades of sand.
If blues and greens are your vibes, then touches of these colors will fit right in. Also, don’t forget a bowl or basket of your favorite seashell finds!
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Fancy Bedroom Aesthetic With Comfort In Mind.
Decorate with velvet aesthetics (all the current rage, btw), mirrors, and crystals that hang from chandeliers or nightstand lights.
Touches of blush in the form of art, a pillow, candle, or peonies are perfect subtle touches. Include a faux fur rug by your bed to sink your fresh pedicure into after you’ve finished breakfast in bed.
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18. Wall Art
Hang A Masterpiece.
Find wall art that resonates with you! Remember, this is your bedroom sanctuary, and everything should have a special meaning.
You could hang a basket wall art grouping if you love boho decor. Or, suppose you’re looking for soothing vibes, try a botanical wall art with calming colors.
If you have existing canvas wall art consider an easy DIY update. I did this for the old canvas hanging over my bed, pictured in ideas #6 and #12. I just added spackle and then white acrylic paint. Check out my tutorial here.
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19. Hygge Bedroom Aesthetic
Cozy Comfort That Brings Style To Your Bedroom.
Think layered blankets and pillows that provide comfort and style. Check out the hygge bedroom decor below.
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*Bonus Bedroom Aesthetic Idea: Hanging Vines
Hanging Vines Are A TikTok Trend That Creates Greenery Walls.
While hanging faux vines on an accent wall or over your bed might sound funny initially, the look is organic and inviting. Amazon sells many hanging vines, or if you want lights with those vines, you can have that too.
If you’re not looking to dive into the hanging vine trend 100%, they sell eucalyptus hangers that look beautiful for a smaller statement. Check out the vine trends below.
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FAQs For Small And Large Bedroom Aesthetics
Is There A Bedroom Aesthetic Quiz That Will Help Me Discover My Style?
Yes! Check out this quiz here for design assistance.
How Many Different Bedroom Aesthetic Types Are There?
There are many bedroom aesthetic types with no official number documented.
Is Pinterest A Good Place To Look For Bedroom Aesthetic?
Absolutely! Pinterest has many ideas for bedroom decor, small or large. This article breaks down the most popular bedroom aesthetic ideas trending on Pinterest, TikTok, and Google.
How Can I Add Modern Bedroom Aesthetic To A Small Room?
You can add rugs, hang modern wall art, change your bedding to neutral textures, or even add a picture gallery wall. Just because the bedroom is small doesn’t mean modern aesthetics won’t work.
What Kind Of Aesthetic Bedroom Ideas Are There For Small Rooms?
These 19 ideas listed in this article will work for a small bedroom. Sometimes you might have to get more creative with small areas, but the possibilities are still endless!
Will Aesthetic Room Ideas For 2021 Work For This Year?
Yes! Many of these bedroom design ideas are timeless and have been around for five-plus years, so don’t worry that your bedroom will suddenly be out of style in the coming year. Stick with neutrals to ensure your bedroom aesthetic stays relevant.
How Do I Make My Bedroom Look Aesthetic?
Remember, aesthetic stands for taste and style, so you’re already there if you have bedroom decor that resonates with your likes and personality. The 19 ideas in this post are supposed to enhance or update your room’s aesthetic.
Are There Many Websites Dedicated To Aesthetic Room Decor?
While there aren’t many websites with a niche that focuses solely on bedroom aesthetics, several design sites discuss every trending decor idea you want for a small or large room.
What Is The Best Bedroom Aesthetic?
These 19 ideas and images are the best bedroom aesthetic ideas currently trending. There’s not just one best idea because people have different design styles.
What Is Indie Aesthetic?
The Indie bedroom aesthetic focuses on independence and individuality. So, what does that mean? Think of retro design, Y2K, particularly the early 2000s. Also, the album display accent wall mentioned in idea # 11 would fit this unique style.
How Can I Add Pops of Pink Pastel To My Bedroom?
You could paint an accent wall pink or pick out some pastel sheets or a bedspread. Canvas wall art would also be a great way to feature these colors.
What Is Dark Academia?
To pull this look off in the bedroom, it helps to have dark furniture pieces like a headboard, chair, or nightstands. A dark accent wall would work well too.
How Can I Achieve Blue Bedroom Aesthetic That’s Not Overpowering?
You could add throw pillows to the bed, a throw blanket, and wall art that features shades of blue. If you want a subtle pop, stay away from blue wallpapers or blue-painted accent walls.
Final Thoughts On 19 Bedroom Aesthetic Ideas For An Instant Refresh
I hope these 19 Bedroom Aesthetic ideas gave you some insights on how you can refresh your room almost instantly. There are many budget-friendly ideas proposed in this article, and there are also more expensive routes you can take with your bedroom design. It’s entirely up to you!
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