Although you spend one-third of your life sleeping, you should not break the bank trying to get it organised and inspiring enough to give you sweet dreams. Actually, expert interior designers argue that the bedroom is one space in the home where you can stick to a small budget, make low-risk design decisions, and still create a very relaxing environment.
There are several factors that influence how you remodel your bedroom, such as your preferences – a dark, cosy space or a bright, airy room; and its uses – office, movie theatre, reading, or sleep alone. With that in mind, here are a few simple ideas to remodel your bedroom:
As with many other home make-over projects, a large portion of the actual remodel involves getting rid of unnecessary items that are cluttering the space. When renovating your bedroom, it is a good time to go through your closet and get rid of old or unused attire, shoes, sheets, and towels. If you read a lot, organise your books on the bookshelf or donate some of them to a library.
Painting your bedroom is the fastest and most cost effective way to change its overall look. Choose a colour that enhances the style or ambiance that you want in your space – bright and eclectic, cosy and warm, or light and modern. There are numerous colours and colour combinations that you can work with; and if you don’t like it, you can simply paint over it.
Interior designers argue that because bedrooms are generally smaller spaces dominated by large furniture, the eyes are drawn upwards and away from the bed, which provides an opportunity to work on window dressings. You can choose any style and design of shades, curtains, or blinds depending on how much light you want to let through in the mornings. If you choose a solid-print curtain, such as the simple, white panel curtains that match nearly any style, you can complement the look with a pattern valance.
Unless you need a drastic makeover, there is usually no need to replace the furniture in your bedroom. In most cases, all you need to do is make a slight shift in the furniture configuration, and perhaps a new coat of varnish or paint to change the character of your headboard or dresser. While at it, consider turning the mattress and getting comfy, stylish beddings.
Depending on the size of your budget, there are a few other cost effective ways to renovate your bedroom, such as installing wallpaper, buying key accessories such as feature chairs, rugs, and ottomans, adding multiple lamps to increase visibility, and automating your room, so you can control the lights, stereo, and curtains at the comfort of your bed.
For more information, contact Heritage Home Design today!