Small Touches Refresh Bedroom
One of the easiest rooms to refresh is the bedroom. It is also inexpensive to change the look of this room. Depending on your budget, you could change many items or just one like a duvet cover or the wallpaper on one wall.
If you want to change and refresh your bedroom then start with a focal point you love. This would be something like a rug that you would never part with. Use the patterns and colors of the rug when replacing other items.
Before you actually go out and buy anything new for your bedroom you must make sure it is clean and tidy. Many people tend to use the bedroom as a place for keeping clutter. They do this because they know the bedroom is considered a private room and nobody will make an entrance.
Clear the room of any clutter. Hang up and pack away all clothing. Have the carpets and mattress deep cleaned or hire a machine to do it yourself. You want to make sure your bedroom is clear of pet hairs and you want to be rid of any bad odors. Deep cleaning also gets rid of unhealthy dust mites.
If painting or wallpapering scares you then do one wall. An obvious choice would be the wall behind the bed. It will add depth, color and make your bed the centerpiece of the room. Choose a color that matches your rug or clashes in a good way. It is up to you to decide if you want a calm color or vibrant color. As it’s just one wall you could do it yourself. Cover all the flooring and move all furniture away from the wall to prevent paint splatters. Follow the instructions for prepping and painting a wall listed on the can.
Once the paint has dried go out and choose new bed linen and two small side lamps to match. You may also want overhead spot lights if you are an avid bedtime reader. If your window isn’t too large you may want to change the curtains too or opt for a plain blind. If it’s a plain blind then you can hang a colorful painting on the wall or choose a bright headboard. If you select new patterned curtains then consider black and white family pics in black frames on the wall.
Make sure you have enough storage so you don’t leave clothing, books, etc lying around. If you need extra storage then buy a blanket box and place at the foot of the bed. It’s easy to find blanket boxes or either types of chests online. Use attractive brass hooks to hang your dressing gown and / or coat.
Your bedroom should be your sanctuary. It should be a place that is peaceful, orderly and smells good. Treat yourself by having a bowl of fresh flowers in the bedroom.