Even though it seems like it should be easy, designing your bedroom can be somewhat of a challenge. You want it to be a sanctuary that’s personal to you, but it’s hard to do that when the internet is full of overused ideas that become more and more generic over time. If you want your room to stand out, you need unique ideas.
Unfortunately, you won’t find those ideas here. That’s because even if we gave you a list of specific pointers, everybody would just take them and turn them into more commonplace practices. That’s why we’ll give you some building blocks to jumpstart your own ideas through these ways to make your bedroom look more unique.
Start With Personal Items
Let’s begin with a more obvious suggestion: use personal items to decorate your room. No matter what design themes you use, pictures of family members or places you’ve visited aren’t things you’ll find in anyone else’s bedroom. These will look great on your bedside table or hanging on the wall. Personal photos are great inclusions if you’re looking for ways to decorate your bedroom dresser.
Of course, personal items don’t have to be only pictures. They can also include trinkets that have lots of meaning to you or posters of your favorite TV show characters. Even though these types of items are things that you could potentially find in someone else’s bedroom, the meaning they have to you will make them feel much more unique.
Play Around With the Color Scheme
Once you have some personal items picked out, it’s time to look at the color scheme of your room. Even though everyone can use colors, the combination potential with them is nearly endless. Plus, most interior designs today heavily use neutral colors. This leaves a large portion of the color spectrum for you to utilize in a fun way.
Of course, painting a room entirely in dark purple will make it dim and hard to see in at times. That’s why you need to use these standout hues sparingly. Maybe only use your unique color on an accent wall, or find ways to include it that aren’t overkill.
One great technique is utilizing RGB lighting. With the right light setup, you can change the entire vibe of a room without a single can of paint. With a distinctive lighting fixture, you could make your room stand out as something truly unique. While some wonder if ceiling lighting fixtures are a functional or aesthetic choice, we’d argue that you can easily use them for both in this case.
Add Your Own Handy Work
Finally, if you want to make sure your bedroom is 100-percent unique to you, the best way to do that is to add something you made to it. This could be as large as a custom-built bed frame or as small as a little figurine you made for yourself. If you don’t have the talents necessary to make something from scratch, that’s okay. You can use items that friends and family have made for you. No matter what you use here, it’ll be something no one else will ever have in their room.