1) Start a Pinterest board where you gather inspiration for what you want your new bedroom to look like!!!!! This is really invaluable, as it allows you to pin an infinite number of items and will quickly help you notice any color schemes, themes, or similarities in what you’re pinning. For example, this is my Pinterest board for interiors and from a quick glance it’s easy to see that I’m drawn towards modern, minimalistic design with white walls and color accented in bedding, furniture, etc. This step is invaluable in moving forward, and you can take anywhere from 2 hours to 2 weeks cultivating your board.
2) Make a list of the common themes you see in your board. This list could be in a Word or Pages document, on a sticky note, or jotted on a coffee-stained napkin that happened to be laying on your desk within reach. I personally like to write things out on paper, so I would get a pen and jot down things like “minimalist furniture and design” “modern lines” “neon accessories” etc.
3) Make another list where you write down what you WANT from your space! If you want to be able to do a jumping jack in the middle of your floor but don’t have the space to now, write it down. If you only want to walk on pieces of furniture without ever touching your feet to the floor, put it on the list! Write everything down, don’t try to edit your ideas. It could be anything from “all new furniture” to “new recycling bins because the ones i have right now are five years old.” This step is really important because it forces you to articulate what you feel like you’re missing from your current space. Again, try not to take a year on this step, but give yourself time to really assess what you feel like you're needing from your space. Make the room work for you, don't bend yourself to fit the room.
4) Figure out what color palate you want to use. Again, I prefer to physically write everything out, so I’d probably start a third list at this point. Write the colors you like and the ones you don’t. Go back to your Pinterest board and see what speaks to you color-wise. This will help you narrow down your color scheme, because it’s beneficial to see the colors you like in a space that exists already. I would advise that two colors (other than neutrals — black, white, beige, and gray) are the maximum that you want to pick. Now, you have the choice of making these colors the main focus (painting the walls with them) or using them to accent a neutral on the walls. I would advise you to follow your instincts and what you find aesthetically pleasing. If you want two neon pink walls and two neon yellow walls with black baseboards, go for it!!