20+ Aesthetic Decorating Ideas and Inspirations for Preppy Bedroom

I love decorating my house and making little improvements here and there.

Trying to create a preppy bedroom aesthetic but not sure where to start? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here I want to showcase 20+ preppy bedroom decorating ideas that are sure to give your space an overall aesthetic look.

1. Nail a color scheme

One of the first things you need to do when creating a preppy bedroom aesthetic is decide on a color palette. Generally, these are quite pastel shades, pinks, turquoises – but you can choose classic colors like navy, pink and green or mix them with brighter hues. Once you’ve decided on your colors, it will be much easier to start assembling the rest of your pieces.

2. Incorporate painted furniture

Another key to achieving a preppy bedroom aesthetic is to incorporate painted furniture into your decor. It can be a chest of drawers, a bedside table or even a headboard. You can either buy parts already painted or DIY. Either way, adding a pop of color with painted furniture is a great way to get the preppy look.

3. Add preppy wallpaper

Adopting a certain pattern with specific color tones in your wallpaper is another way to achieve a preppy bedroom aesthetic. Stripes are a great design that always looks classy. You can find all kinds of striped wallpapers in a variety of colors. Another popular choice for preppy wallpaper is floral. Again, you can find this type of wallpaper in a bunch of different colors.

4. Use preppy bedding

Of course, no preppy bedroom without preppy bedding! Choose a comforter or duvet cover with a classic design and colors. Something like this will definitely give your bedroom the preppy look you are looking for. Again, it should match the color tone and probably incorporate a mix of textures into the room.

5. Put a rug under your bed

One of my favorite ways to add a pop of color and pattern to your preppy bedroom is to place an area rug under your bed. It’s an easy way to get the look without overdoing it. Plus, it will add a little extra warmth to your room during the colder months. Furs are a great way to implement a new texture into a room.

6. Incorporate preppy artwork

It can be anything from classic paintings to photos of iconic locations. Whatever you choose, make sure it fits in well with the overall aesthetic of your room. Bonus points if it’s something you did yourself!

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7. Accessorize with preppy details

Once you have the chunky pieces in place, it’s time to start accessorizing. This is where you can really have fun and get creative. Look for items that match your style and add a preppy touch to your room. Some ideas include:

  • Display classic books on your shelves
  • Hang a map or globe in your room
  • Use patterned pillowcases or throws
  • Add a monogram to your room

These are just a few ideas to get you started. Be creative and have fun with it!

8. Don’t overlook greenery and flowers

Nothing adds as much to a room as a bit of greenery and flowers. It’s an easy way to add a splash of color and life to your space. Plus, it will make your room deliciously scented! It brings the outside inside.

9. Get creative with lighting

Lighting is another great way to add your personal touch to a room. There are many types of fixtures and bulbs to choose from. You can really get creative with this and make your room stand out. Fairy lights are always a good idea to make a space cozier.

10. Add curtains or drapes

If there are any, you can try playing with them or you can get new ones. It’s a great way to add color and pattern to your room. Plus, it will help keep the lights off in the morning!

11. Create a wall collage

It’s a great way to personalize your space and make it feel like home. You can use photos, postcards, illustrations, etc. Get creative and have fun with it! Use posters, pictures and other things that reflect your interests to make it unique.

12. Decorate with mirrors

Not only do mirrors make a room look bigger, they also add a touch of elegance. You can find mirrors in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Hang them on your walls or put them on a dresser or shelf.

13. Use fun and unique materials

It’s a great way to add personality to your room. You can find all kinds of fun and unique hardware for your furniture. Just make sure it fits in with the overall aesthetic of your room.

14. Add texture

One way to achieve this is to use a variety of fabrics. Choose patterns and textures that match your style and use them throughout your room. You can find fabric at your local craft store or online. Another way to add texture to your room is to use rugs, wallpaper or curtains.

It’s a great way to add a bit of glamor to your room. You can find metallic accents in all sorts of places. Look for lamps, vases, picture frames and other home decor items. It can be things as simple as pegboards, wall brackets, desk accessories and much more.

16. Preppy Pastel Desk Accessories

Your office is a great place to add a touch of personalization to your room. Choose desk accessories that match your style and make you happy. Some ideas include:

  • A fun mouse pad
  • A personalized mug
  • cute pens and pencils
  • Office plants and plant pots

17. Cushions and Cushions

Throw pillows and throw pillows are a great way to add color and pattern to your bedroom. They can really help tie a room together and make it more inviting. Plus, they’re so cute! You can find them at your local home goods store or online.

18. Nightstands and End Tables

These are great places to add a touch of personalization to your room. You can use them to display things like:

  • picture frames
  • Lamps
  • Books
  • Candles
  • flowers

19. Ergonomic Yet Cute Office Chair

Your desk chair is another great place to personalize your room. Choose a chair that is both comfortable and stylish. There is actually a whole range of pink and pastel office chairs these days.

20. Stickers

If you’re looking for a way to add personality to your room without making permanent changes, decals are a great option. You can find these at your local craft store, or better yet, head over to Etsy; they have great options.

How to create a preppy bedroom

Use some of the ideas above to create your own preppy bedroom. Remember to have fun with it and make it your own. After all, your home should be a reflection of you and your unique style.

Look for inspiration in magazines, online (Pinterest and Instagram are great for this) or in your favorite stores. Then get creative and start creating a space you love. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things. You might be surprised how much you like something once you see it in your own space.

Above all, have fun with it! Your bedroom should be a place where you enjoy spending time. So personalize it and fill it with things that make you happy.

This content is accurate and faithful to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not intended to replace the formal and individualized advice of a qualified professional.

© 2022 Elin Beck

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