Does your bedroom look more like a college dorm room than a romantic relaxing adult retreat? If so, it might be time for an intervention. Surprisingly, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to completely change the look and function of a bedroom. With a small investment and a little imagination, you can remodel your bedroom and still have money in your pocket. I recently updated my bedroom and learned some inexpensive design ideas that provide stunning luxurious results.
The quickest and easiest way to change the look of a bedroom is to change your bedding. Purchasing new bedding will not only make your bedroom look better, but may improve your sleep as well. When shopping for bedding, don’t simply buy the first thing that catches your eye. Take the time to feel different kinds of fabric to see what is the most appealing and comfortable to you. I like the look of satin sheets, but don’t like how cold they can feel in the winter. If you can’t sleep when you’re hot at night, you probably shouldn’t opt for a thick comforter. Many retail outlets regularly have white sales, which can be a good time to find a deal on bedding. When I updated my room, I purchased a beautiful comforter set that was being discontinued for a fraction of the initial price.
Are your window treatments faded from years of sun exposure? Are your blinds two inches thick in dust? If so, it may be time to update your window treatments. When purchasing bedding, it may also be necessary to purchase window treatments to match. Look for some that are functional, as well as, visually appealing. If you need your bedroom dark to sleep, a shade might be a better choice for you than a standard blind. If the thought of looking for window treatments overwhelms you, a great place to start might be at Blinds.com.
Picking a soothing neutral paint color for your bedroom can give it an instant update and create a calming atmosphere inducive to peaceful sleep. Painting is a relatively inexpensive way to update a space. Because colors will never look the same in the store or on the internet as they do in your room, I recommend taking several sample cards home and comparing them at different points of your wall at different times of the day. After narrowing the sample cards down to two or three favorites, purchase sample containers of your favorites and paint small sections of the wall with these colors. After looking at the results, choose the one that you like the best for your wall color. If you don’t like any of them, start the process again. I realize that this process sounds time consuming, but it is better than wasting money and time painting your bedroom a color that you end up hating.
When designing a bedroom, invest in a character piece that will add visual interest and show your personality. For example, if you live near a beach, you might want to add something nautical. I like pairing fresh modern designs with something old and traditional. For example, you could purchase an old antique armoire to enhance a modern space. Surround yourself with items that you enjoy looking at and that put a smile on your face. For bedroom design ideas, visit HGTV and browse through hundreds of pictures and articles.
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