A Guide to the Ultimate Bedroom Glow Up

By Brittany Loeffler, ULoop Contributor

Over time, we tend to grow out of our current bedroom decor. Many people like their bedrooms to reflect their personality, which is ever-changing. That means your bedroom decor should also change over time. If you’re stuck in a bedroom that just doesn’t feel like it matches your personality anymore, then it’s time for the ultimate bedroom glow up.

Where do you start, though? Here are some tips on how to make your bedroom look as if it belongs on Pinterest.

Throw Some Paint on the Walls

To begin your bedroom glow up, throw up a fresh coat of paint on those walls. It’s best to begin by picking a color scheme that you would like to stick to. This will give you a great foundation for what type of decor you should be buying and your comforter. When you have a color scheme, your bedroom will look as if it was put together by a professional interior designer because everything will match.

If you don’t want to change the current color on your walls, it never hurts to repaint it. Since the color of paint fades over time, it’s never a bad idea to make it vibrant with a new coat.

String Lights

You can never go wrong when it comes to putting up string or fairy lights. There are so many options and different things that you can do with them! Not only can you get creative with your decorating, but it also adds a cozy ambiance to your bedroom. Not to mention, it literally helps your room glow up.

You can string the lights above your bed, around a mirror, or pin photos that you’ve printed out along the string. The possibilities are endless!


Part of going through a bedroom glow up is ensuring your room looks complete. One thing to pull all of your decor is by adding a headboard to your bed. Even if your initial bed frame did not come with a headboard, there are plenty of DIY headboards you can make yourself. It may take some time and energy over the weekend, but it will definitely be worth it once you have finished with your bedroom glow up.

Floating Shelves

Don’t underestimate the power of floating shelves. When it comes to decorating your bedroom walls, you may be lost one what to put up. There are only so many pictures and paintings you can decorate with. To mix it up a bit, install some floating shelves. There are so many options to choose from that you can get as creative as you’d like. The beauty of shelves is that you can display your most prized possessions, trinkets, and souvenirs without taking up surface space on your dresser or desk.

Enhance the Lighting

You may not realize, but the lighting in a room truly does add to the atmosphere of your room. Many people spend a lot of time in their bedrooms, especially if they live with roommates. So, if you tend to do your homework, read often, or binge watch Netflix, then lighting is extremely important.

You may also want to look into the Smart Lightbulbs that change color with a mobile app or smart home assistant. With these lightbulbs you can set moods and ambiances for certain situations, such as when you are doing homework, getting ready in the morning, or simply watching a movie. Not only is this easier on your eyes, but it will help with your ultimate bedroom glow up.

Upgrade Your Furniture

When it comes to giving your bedroom a complete makeover, you may want to consider getting some new furniture. Chances are that you have a few pieces that are hand-me-downs from relatives or old neighbors. Now that you are taking decorating your room seriously, it’s time to invest in some nicer pieces that actually go with the rest of your bedroom. If you can’t afford to buy new furniture, refurbish the furniture that you already own. Clean it up, put a new coat of paint on it, switch out some of the handles, and get creative with it!

If you don’t want to completely buy a new set of furniture for your bedroom glow up, you may want to consider renting your furniture. This is a great option, especially if you are renting an apartment and do not want to physically move your furniture every few years. CORT Furniture Rental offers customers stylish furniture that you don’t have to worry about moving at the end of your lease. Not only does CORT take the stress out of furniture shopping, but every piece will match one another and will help you to complete your bedroom glow up.

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