The bedroom is the most intimate room in your home. You need to remodel and upgrade it every once in a while in tandem with your changing needs and tastes. The following are some useful ideas on how you can make that happen.
Single Color Walls
There’s a time that painting different walls of a room with different colors were trendy. Nevertheless, even if you would want to do that in your home, it’s best to do it in any other room other than the bedroom.
Multi-colored walls are busy and noisy, something that doesn’t bode well for the calm atmosphere you need in a bedroom. A single color makes the room cozy. That said, different colors can have a different effect on the mood of the room. For instance, a deep blue wall color evokes serenity and reassurance.
Wallpaper can help you quickly transform the walls of the bedroom without enduring the expense, time and physical effort that painting the same surface would require. It’s also quickly and inexpensively replaceable.
So if you eventually realize that the wallpaper design you installed didn’t work as well as you thought it would, you can easily take it down and replace it with a new type of wallpaper. Wallpaper also gives you the option of not just a diverse range of colors but also patterns that would be difficult to create through painting.
High-Quality Bed and Bedding
When upgrading your bedroom, there are plenty of things you’ll need to compromise on due to financial constraints. Choosing wallpaper over wall paint is one. However, the one thing you want to spend a generous proportion of your upgrade budget on is your bed and bedding. After all, among the different sections of the bedroom, it is in bed that you’ll spend the most time.
Ergo, it won’t matter how inviting the room is if the bed itself makes for an uncomfortable restless experience. Whether it will mean acquiring an adjustable air bed or a luxurious duvet, make sure the bed is soothing, conducive and relaxing.
The bedroom is ideally a place to get away from work, school and all else. Realistically though, the bedroom is not only a place to sleep. Every so often you’ll want to read a book, do some schoolwork, think through your personal finances or jot down ideas that spontaneously come to mind. In the worst case, you may have to carry work home that’s due urgently.
Having a desk next to the bed creates a space for writing as well somewhere you can place a laptop when working on a late-night project. It can also serve as a holder for breakfast trays whenever you opt to do breakfast in bed.
Whether you are redesigning the bedroom yourself or have engaged the services of an interior designer, you must be careful not to settle for cookie cutter designs. It’s true that certain colors, furniture, and fixtures are highly recommended when it comes to bedrooms.
However, you are likely to be more satisfied with the redesign if it also includes some unique personal touches. Personalization could include customized furniture, hand-embroidered wallpaper, a painting, books, jewelry or discarded items repurposed as decorations.
Details, Details, Details
It’s tempting to focus on the big things when redoing your bedroom. Yet, it is in the small things that you are likely to get the greatest impact. For example, shades and drapes are vital in making a room look and feel warm. Rags provide a softer texture to floor surfaces.
If space allows it, set aside a section of the bedroom for sitting and reading. Install warm dimmable non-directional light and keep power outlets out of sight.
It is in the bedroom that you can get away from the chaos and noise both outside and within the home. It should be a cozy retreat where you can rest, relax and rejuvenate. As such an important space, it’s important to upgrade in order to create an environment that both energizes and calms you.
Contributor: Joanna Stovic