Your bedroom is your sanctuary. It’s the place where you can seek refuge when you feel down. And in it, you can melt away all your stress and even stressors—only in your mind, of course.
You may have recently decided to give it some tender, loving care and spruce it up. If you need help to ensure that you’ll do a mighty fine job in giving it a stunning makeover, read and follow these simple design tips:
Repaint Your Walls And Ceiling
Repainting a room is one of the most practical and fastest ways to make your bedroom have a new appearance. Aside from the fact that you can do it yourself with minimal costs, changing the color of your room can introduce a massive change in terms of appearance and mood.
Usually, you’ll need around two gallons of paint to thoroughly do your room. Of course, that may vary according to your room’s size. Typically, you’ll need a gallon of paint for every 350 to 400 square feet.
If you want your bedroom to be more relaxing, choose a dark color. Common picked ones are dark blue, deep gray, and black. On the other hand, you also have the option to pick bright colors. Colors like orange and yellow can excite and empower you, which can be convenient if you want an extra energy boost when you start the day. However, sleeping in a bright-colored room can be difficult for some, so you may want to consider dimming or turning off your lights at bedtime.
And you don’t need to leave your walls bare. You can choose to hang some beautiful or inspirational framed prints. On the other hand, if your landlord doesn’t allow repainting the walls, you can always use peel-and-stick wallpapers instead.
Remove All Old Items And Pieces Of Furniture
People tend to use their bedrooms as an additional storage space. Even if many don’t admit it openly, they put their precious items in their bedrooms, regardless of whether they’re already in disrepair. According to a poll, around 76% of respondents acknowledged that they’re very sentimental and keep their old stuff. Unsurprisingly, at least four out of ten still have their stuffed animals when they’re still kids in their bedrooms.
Of course, you don’t need to throw everything away, but you still need to reevaluate their value. Once you take away all the ones you deemed unwanted or unneeded, the next step is to utilize, repurpose, or store the ones remaining. Maybe your old teddy bear can be your room’s statement piece. Perhaps, you can upcycle your broken acoustic guitar into a stylish plant pot.
While you’re at it, you may want to consider adding storage and maximizing space in your bedroom. You can place a storage space or trunk at the foot of your bed to store extra sheets, pillows, and some of your personal items. Also, you can put some shallow boxes under your bed where you can hide some of your old stuff and free up space in your closet.
Refresh Or Replace
It’s just not your walls and ceiling that will benefit from a new coat of paint. Consider refreshing all the pieces of furniture you have. If you have the DIY chops, you can put in a bit of hard work and refinish your bed, bedside tables, and chairs.
Alternatively, if you don’t have the patience or time, you can replace the ones that need to go. Of course, your pieces of furniture aren’t the only ones you can change. Consider changing your curtains, sheets, blankets, mattress, and pillows as well.
However, before you replace or refurbish anything, you may want to consider your design inspiration. If you don’t have any idea yet, below are designed people who recently redecorated their homes and rooms chose:
- 35% modern
- 22% traditional
- 22% either exotic or something original
- 12% midcentury modern
- 9% minimalist
Accessorize And Embellish
Once you achieve the look and feel of your bedroom through repainting, rearranging, and refreshing, it’s time for you to personalize it. And you can do that by accessorizing and embellishing the room.
In this part, it’s entirely up to you. You may want to fill your room with pictures of your family and friends. Also, it’s completely okay if you add a few more bookshelves and dedicate one of your room’s corners as a reading nook. Lastly, it wouldn’t hurt to bring in plants, get window treatments, add new lamps, place new rugs, and hang a few paintings.
Remodeling and redesigning your bedroom is an uplifting and enjoyable project. Never be afraid of doing it yourself, but you should also never hesitate to get professional help if needed.
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