Every room in one’s home holds a lot of importance for different reasons. However, it’s only logical that your bedroom needs a bit more attention to detail and effort in organization and design since this is the room where you should be able to completely relax, unwind and rest after a long day. And, precisely because of this, you need to add your personal touch in a subtle yet effective manner. With that in mind, don’t let your bedroom drains your energy and put extra pressure on you on a daily basis. The following ideas can be quite useful once you decide it’s time to make a change.
A more functional layout
Regardless of the size of your bedroom, it’s essential that you make your bedroom layout as functional as possible. This means that you should organize your bedroom furniture in a way that will allow you the maximum freedom of movement and allow you to engage in activities problem-free. In that respect, try to get everything out of your bedroom (clothes, bedding, accessories) and take a good look at your furniture. If there’s a way you can organize it better, make it happen.
There’s a good reason as to why you should get all your stuff out of your bedroom even if your current layout is the most functional option possible. Essentially, you have to declutter. Even if you’re not a hoarder and you do your best to keep your bedroom neat and tidy, there are always some things that simply make it a lot harder for you. For the majority of people, this means clothes that they haven’t worn for months and years. Get rid, give and/or donate everything that you haven’t worn for more than a year.
Also, think about the accessories and even some pieces of furniture. Do you need all the trinkets that actually don’t remind you of anything overly nice? If the accessories in your bedroom fail to fulfill you, they have no place there. Not to mention the mess that they can create. And if there’s a piece of furniture you simply don’t use (aside from throwing your clothes on it perhaps), it probably doesn’t need to be in your bedroom.
Add a personal touch
So, if it’s best to get rid of the trinkets and accessories that don’t inspire you as they should, how else can you add a personal touch to your bedroom? Well, this isn’t something you should do by introducing more stuff to this space, but by creating the personal space from the start. One way to do this is a color palette and wallpaper. Repaint your bedroom, mix and match the shades you find soothing, add a twist with self-adhesive wallpaper here and there, play with decoupage technique for your furniture or even draw/paint on your walls and furniture yourself! This is one of the best ways to add uniqueness to such a personal space. Of course, you can have some trinkets like candles and photo frames around, as well as a nice plant pot, but don’t go overboard with additional objects.
Another great way to add a personal touch to your bedroom is by choosing bedding, cushion covers and bed throws that also match your style and preferences. Do this for rugs and curtains as well, and your bedroom will be instantly warmer, cozier and more pleasant.
A proper investment
If your bedroom needs a bit more effort compared to the previous DIY ideas, you should take the time to carefully analyze your best investment choices. For instance, if you need a new bed, what kind of a bed do you want? Don’t just go into any random bed structure. Look for something that will match your personality as well. You may like beds with intricate metal frames or canopy beds (although it’s entirely possible to create your own canopy bed cover). Similarly, you may want to upgrade your lighting solutions or replace your old wardrobe doors with more functional and space-saving sliding wardrobe doors. Take a good look at the changes your bedroom needs that would require a bit more investment on your part, as well as some professional help for projects you can’t deal with on your own.
There are always little details that can act as a perfect finishing touch to your perfect bedroom. You can replace the light switches and even clothing hooks and cabinet knobs with new ones that are more interesting, spice up the mirror frame or replace the old lamp covers with the ones you made yourself. As you can see, there are plenty of ways to create a gorgeous personal bedroom without cluttering it.
Author: Diana Smith