How to Make Your Room Aesthetic? A Complete Step-by-Step Aesthetic Room Makeover Guide
Feb 11, 2023
A room makeover can be a joyful and life changing experience, turning a drab and boring place into a lovely and functional oasis. Whether you wish to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere of cottagecore aesthetic or a sleek and modern design, the key to a successful room makeover is to start with a clear vision and a plan of action. This ultimate guide will walk you through the steps of creating an aesthetic room that you'll love spending time in. From choosing an aesthetic itself and a color scheme to incorporating plants, lighting, and personal touches, we'll explore the key elements of design and show you how to bring them together to create a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing space.
Complete Aesthetic Room Makeover Guide
Whether you're a seasoned decorator or a first-time renovator, this guide below will provide you with the tools and inspiration you need to achieve your dream room.
1. Choose your Aesthetic
Before you actually start smashing your old room to smithereens, it's important to decide on the aesthetic you want to achieve. The aesthetic of your room will be the crucial element when choosing all the decor and other components and can be influenced by different factors such as personal style, your very own passion or just recent trend. There are dozens of types of aesthetics out there each with its own history and cultural background. Here are just few most popular and trending in 2022-2023 aesthetics: Coquette Aesthetic, Danish Pastel Aesthetic, Preppy Aesthetic or consider such classic "pillars" as Cottagecore and Indie Aesthetic.
For example, if you prefer a danish pastel aesthetic, you may choose a color scheme that consists of soft pastel, pink, purple and blue tones, curvy lines, and specific like nothing else decor. On the other hand, if you prefer a bohemian aesthetic, you may choose a color scheme that consists of bold and vibrant colors, patterns, and layers of textured decor. Once you have chosen your aesthetic, you can use it as a guide to help you make decisions about color, materials, furniture, and decor for your room makeover. With a clear aesthetic in mind, you can create a cohesive and visually pleasing space that reflects your personality and style.
Not sure what aesthetic to choose? Take our 10-step QUIZ so we can suggest you one.
2. Choose Color Scheme
Even within one particular room aesthetic there could be few color schemes to choose from. Choosing a color scheme is the foundation of any room makeover. The colors you choose will set the tone and mood of the space. It's crucial to pick a color scheme that resonates to you and reflects your personality. This can be a combination of neutral tones and one or two statement colors. Neutral tones, such as white, beige, or gray, provide a clean and timeless background for your room. Statement colors, such as blue, yellow, or pink, can add a pop of personality and energy to the space. Follow the aesthetic you chose in paragraph 1. When picking colors, consider the natural light in the room and how the colors will look in different lighting scenarios like night lighting.
Guided by the color scheme that you have chosen, you can already purchase wall paints, wallpapers, repaint furniture and decide on the floor covering (if you think of a really deep makeover) as well as choose posters and other decor in the future.
3. Clean your Room!
It's crucial to clean and declutter your space before starting your room makeover. A cluttered and disorganized space can be overwhelming and make it challenging to see the room's potential. You'll be able to evaluate the state of your room and pinpoint areas that require improvement if you tidy it up.
Cleaning up your room also sets the foundation for a successful makeover by making it easier to move around, measure, and make decisions about the layout, decor, and organization of your space. This process will also help you identify items that you no longer need or want and allow you to donate or dispose of them accordingly.
4. Heavy Modifications
If you are thinking about a serious renovation and ready to go far in, you better do it in the very beginning. Such works as repainting the walls, changing the flooring and the main lighting must be done before decorating.
5. Rearrange Furniture
Wether you decided to stick with your walls color or already elbow-deep in paint it's time to move things on. Re-arranging your furniture is an easy and cost-effective way to totally alter the look and feel of your room. It's a great way to make a small room feel bigger or to create a more open and roomy layout. Take into account the room's flow, focal points, and function of certain space when rearranging your furniture. If you're not sure where to start, try using a furniture layout tool or experimenting with different arrangements using paper cutouts of your furniture.
Ceiling and wall lighting, LED strips and other accent lights that need to be fixed to the surfaces are the first things to start stuffing your room after all above steps. Other lighting such as table lamps, decorative lights etc. could be placed in the end of the makeover.
Lighting can make or break the room. When you're not really happy with your room configuration, furniture or even the color of the walls you can tune these with proper lighting.
Lighting is an essential element in creating the perfect aesthetic room and there are countless kinds of lighting that you can use. Here are a few of the most popular and capable of changing everything radically:
- LED Stands and LED Strips can make your room unrecognisable in a matter of minutes. Fix the strips along the corners on the ceiling, in niches or on the edges of the table, bed, shelves or any other massive object in the room.
- Accent lighting with Wall Neon Signs and Squiggle LED Light will add an eye catching spot on your wall. It will be one of the first thing to attract your attention when you or your guests enter the room and that's why neon signs and squiggle lights are often hung over the bed (bed is a main thing in a bedroom).
- Hang warm white light Fairy String Lights or Curtain Fairy Lights if you're trying to make warm and inviting atmosphere. It is a small but noticeable detail that will bring a touch of coziness to your room.
Three tips above were the most impactful and hustle-free ways to improve your room with lighting. If these are not enough for you or you feel like there should be another vibe in your room here are another few:
- Use cute table lamps as task lighting.
- Try Sunset or Galaxy Projectors. If using them alone, they can serve as ambient lighting and as accent lights if there are another light sources in the room.
- Night Lights could be also a perfect decoration, especially if you're into kawaii or pastel aesthetics.
7. It's Time for the Walls!
Actually the most fun part of the room makeover since you get almost unlimited freedom for creativity and a huge selection of decorations. We will divide wall decoration in the next two sections.
Wall Art Prints
We are talking about digital printed canvas and paper posters, gallery walls, wall collages and tapestries. These all will make a significant impact on how your room looks and what aesthetic are you passionate about. Even whole room makeovers could be made just by flipping prints.
So if you have already decided on your future room aesthetic it's really easy to pick up some posters or wall collages simply by filtering our wall art prints collection. For example you can conveniently choose some prints for Art Hoe aesthetic, get a bunch of posters for Danish Pastel room or simply pick few kraft paper posters for your cottagecore of dark academia inspired room.
To hang all the posters correctly and harmoniously, use our guide on how to decorate your walls with posters like a pro.
Wall & Ceiling Decor
In addition to posters and wall collages you can add some wall decor to complete the look. There are two options here: to stay minimalistic and use limited amount of wall decorations or to have some fun and literally bomb your wall with different kinds of decor.
If you chose such aesthetics as danish pastel, preppy, soft girl, boho or minimalist we recommend not go nuts with various wall decorations and stick with 5-6 posters and 3-4 accents like neon signs, vines or chained decor (but if in this case you feel your room walls are kinda empty you can go further with wall collages, more posters, wall mirrors etc.).
If you more like indie, cottagecore, fairycore, witchcore or dark academia you can give yourself freedom with hanging wall collages, vines, stickers, dried or artificial flowers, drawings, ceiling decor etc. But! Do not forget to follow the color scheme that you have chosen in advance and try not to get out of it.
8. Spice up your Bed
As it has been said earlier - the bed is the main thing, the visual dominant in your bedroom. So you can't just leave it as it is. There are few ways to make your bed look great and be comfy.
- First one is to choose one of the most popular bedding prints out there: marble, black&white grid or floral and add few throw pillows and plushies. This will fit many aesthetics such as soft girl, cottagecore, indie, kidcore, kawaii etc.
- If your are more of minimalist or boho aesthetic there's also a bedding solution. Try simple mono colored but textured bedding sets like these:
The texture of these sets speaks for itself and in most cases there's no need to add anything else to the bed except some lights or macrames over it.
9. Add Some Room Accents
When all the hard work with moving your furniture, hanging wall and ceiling decor and getting your bed ready for happy jumps is done, it's time to add some personal touches. By adding room accents we mean here:
- Throw Blankets
- Storage & Decorative Trays
- Candles & Candleholders
- Table Lamps
- Personal Drawings, Notes and other items you care about
You're not forced to add all these at one time since it's really hard to know what you really need. It is really better to continuously collect items you'd really love so you're prolonging the pleasure of decorating and improving your room.
10. Keep Your Space Organized
Hey! You did a tremendous job pushing through all the list above and reaching here. Congratulations! Now it seems that your dream room came true and it now looks clean and fresh. Keep it that way.
Use storage boxes, desk drawers, organizing trays, coasters and other desk organizing tools to keep your things out of sight and give your room a cleaner, more streamlined look. To get more storage space and displaying surfaces you can use wall organizers like wire boards, small shelves and hooks. This will help keep your things in order and make it easy to find what you need.
Aesthetic room makeovers can be a fun and creative process. Don't be afraid to experiment with different styles and ideas to find what works best for you. With a little bit of effort and creativity, you can transform your room into a space that you will love spending time in. Remember that an aesthetic room is not just about looking good but more about reflecting your personality. By incorporating personal touches and elements described above, you will create your truly sacred space.
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