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As you know from my last post, I recently moved to a new apartment in Pittsburgh. Let me tell you, it’s been so much fun designing and decorating my new space. (I also love that I have five HomeGoods stores all less than 30 minutes away. It’s a big upgrade from my previous 1.5 hour drive to one store.)

While there’s still lots of work to be done, I’m thrilled to be able to share little pieces of it here on the HomeGoods Design Happy blog and take you with me through the process. If you want to see more of my progress, you’re always welcome to visit my blog, Inspired by Charm.

Today, I thought we could take a little peek inside my new master bedroom and I could share some styling tips to help you with your own space. Let’s do this!

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Make it Cozy
My first tip for styling a bedroom will always be to make it cozy. Invest in a quality mattress, great bedding, sheets you love and snooze-worthy pillows.

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I recommend going with a duvet and duvet cover. I personally think that provides the ultimate comfort. Plus, throwing a duvet cover into your washing machine is much easier than laundering a comforter.

Mix Your Metals
If you’re after an eclectic and collected look, I recommend mixing up your metallic finishes. In this space, I have galvanized pipe, black painted metal and even a touch of gold.

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Photo by Inspired by Charm

Gone are the days where everything needs to match perfectly. Have fun decorating with the things you love.

Keep it Quirky
Last year, I shared a post about decorating with interesting and unique accessories. I still believe in that principle. While sometimes it may fail (What’s the harm in trying?), adding in something odd and unexpected can really pay off in a big way.

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Photo by Inspired by Charm

In this space, I added in a graphic banner I found at a local shop here in Pittsburgh. I’m on a new life adventure here, and “Keep it Wild” is my reminder to have fun and enjoy life.

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I also love this colorful woven stool I found at HomeGoods. The pop of color is great in this space and it also doubles as a place to put on my shoes or set my throw pillows at night.

Bring in Nature
A touch of nature is a must for any space. Here, I used an extra large cactus I found at a local foliage shop. It’s really unique and adds something special to my room.

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Photo by Inspired by Charm

I also enjoy decorating with fresh flowers, so I tucked a few into a vase. If you can believe it, these greens and blooms were picked from pots right off my tiny balcony. In the summer and fall months, shop your own yard to fill bud vases with unique greens and wildflowers.

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Sprinkle in Some Color
It just so happened that this space turned out to be somewhat neutral. The lack of color on the wall and neutral bedding will do that. However, I didn’t let that stop my color-loving heart. Throw pillows, books, art and a quirky stool add a pop of life with bold, saturated color.

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As a person that likes to change things up a lot, I often enjoy this approach to design. Having a neutral backdrop allows me to grow into a space and/or change things up seasonally.

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And there you have it, in just a couple months, my new space is quickly coming to life. I hope you picked up an idea or two to give your bedroom a seasonal refresh. Happy decorating!

Michael Wurm Jr. is a paid blogger and founder of the popular lifestyle blog, Inspired by Charm, where he shares his love for a decorated life. Whether it’s ideas for easy decorating, a delicious recipe, entertaining inspiration, or a unique DIY project, his goal is to provide tools and tips for everyone to live a happy, colorful life. You can also find Michael on InstagramPinterestFacebook, and Twitter


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