The bedroom is the place where you spend most of your time when you’re at home, which makes any improvement extremely important.
Even though you do many other things than sleep in it, your bedroom shouldn’t be disorganized, cluttered or filthy. Like any other room, this one also reflects the kind of person you are, which is an additional reason why you need to put every effort in improving the conditions in it.
If you need more reasons, how about the fact that bedroom remodels are among the most inexpensive makeover projects, since they very rarely include major renovations. In most cases, we are talking about a deep clean and some light surface work.
However, before you make any changes, you need to think about the problems you have and what solutions would be affordable and suitable. Also, consider the style and design of other rooms and set a realistic budget. Do your homework and make sure you have good estimates of all the costs you’re about to make. The following are just some tips you might want to consider if you’re serious about remodeling your bedroom.
Get rid of the clutter
This is the first step you need to make. Don’t turn your bedroom into a storage room or a library. Since you can read no more than one book at any given moment, there’s no need for stacks of books you’re planning to read to occupy the space in the bedroom.
Similarly, you must avoid piling up your clothes outside your closets. Make sure you get rid of any clothes or shoes you don’t use any more, since they’ll only keep reappearing and creating a mess.
Colors change the character
This is probably the cheapest way to make a significant change to your bedroom. Depending on the effect you’re going for and the color of your bedroom furniture, you can now choose from a wide range of affordable paints the one that you believe would work best with what you have.
Another advantage of this project is that if you’re not completely satisfied with the result, you can always paint the walls over easily. Take a look at some of the ideas people have posted online if you’re looking for some inspiration.
Mattress makes a world of difference
It is rightfully said that we should invest in a good bed and good shoes, since if we’re not in one, we’re in the other. Having a low-quality mattress is dangerous for your health, more specifically your spine and neck. If you want to be relaxed and fresh when you wake up, you should really be opting for the best mattress for the money.
Art on the wall
Though some people frown at the idea, hanging works of art you like in your bedroom gives a strong personal touch to the overall character of the place. You should not overdo it, but a piece or two would really bring the room to life. Even kids’ drawings, framed or not, can be a welcome addition.
There’s nobody who doesn’t enjoy and appreciate high-quality linens. They provide not only an attractive sight, but they should also be very comfortable. Make sure that their design and color match the rest of the room.
Let there be light, but not too much
The bedroom doesn’t need to shine, which is why you might consider having dimmers installed to regulate the amount of light. Naturally, you need some bedside reading lights, but they shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Also, avoid having recessed pot lights in this room, since it’s nothing but a waste of energy.
As you can see, even some seemingly small changes can make a big difference to your bedroom. The fact that most interventions don’t require substantial funds significantly reduces the pressure of getting everything right the immediately. So, be brave and give it a try, there’s so much you could achieve.
Article written by Lillian Connors. If one thing is true about Lillian Connors, her mind is utterly curious. That’s why she can’t resist the urge to embark on a myriad of home improvement projects and spread the word about them. As the Co-Editor at SmoothDecorator, she cherishes the notion that sustainable housing and gardening will not only make us far less dependent on others regarding the dwellings we inhabit and what we eat, but also contribute to our planet being a better place to live on. You can check her out on Twitter and LinkedIn.