One of the many questions I get asked is how to create WOW and peacefulness I the bedroom. This is a space that we want to look fantastic but also need to be able to relax in. So here are a couple of tips that I go by when wanting to add some WOW and have a relaxing space.

Add a chandelier. One of the easiest ways to update a space is to add decorative lighting. My favorite is a chandelier. You can give a laid back space some pizazz, elegance to the casual and funk to the trendy.

Adding a chandelier takes the room from mundane to WOW.

Adding a chandelier takes the room from mundane to WOW.

Use multiple layering of neutral colors. Neutral colors allow our brains to relax. It doesn’t mean that you need to create boring but by using combinations of neutral you create a space that you want to relax in.

Using multiple colors in the same family create depth and peace of mind.

Using multiple colors in the same family create depth and peace of mind.

Use a fabric headboard. A fabric head board can be a great place to add a softening effect. Instead of the wood headboard a fabric one adds more texture and can be a place to add color.

Tufted fabric headboard

Shaped Fabric Headboard

Colorful Fabric Headboard

Add an accent wall. You can create a huge WOW with the right accent wall. In bedrooms I like to create them with soothing paint colors and natural elements such as stone and grass-cloths.

Accent Wall

So in summary you can have WOW and relaxation in the same room. Create it with the right lighting, the layering of color families, fabrics and accents.