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5 Tips for Your Bedroom Makeover
Updated: Jul 23, 2022
When you are redoing your home, of course you want every room to be absolutely perfect. After all, you will be living in the house, and you will want to see beauty everywhere that you go. That is why it is crucial to get all the information you can when doing a makeover for a room in your house, especially your bedroom. The bedroom is where you will be spending a lot of your time, so it should definitely look nice. These five tips will give you a head start on everything that you need in order to get your bedroom makeover started!
Choose a Good Mattress
Some people are not aware that the mattress they choose has a huge impact on the design of their bedroom. These people might ask: why is getting the perfect mattress so important? After all, there’s a lot of them to choose from. The answer is because quality is key in all design choices. When people see a good quality mattress on a bed, the entire room’s appearance is enhanced. Cheap foam mattresses may be kind on the budget, but they will not do the trick when you are completing your dream bedroom makeover. As well, you will need to use this mattress to get a good sleep. Therefore, adding a bit of extra money to get a really nice mattress will pay off for you in the long run.
Pay Attention to the Lighting
Some people love having bright and light-filled bedrooms. The atmosphere in the room is lifted with the addition of light. However, it is a bedroom, and should also be a calm and soothing environment. Choose lighting fixtures that have dual capabilities. For example, a bright ceiling lamp may double as a dimmer when you want to wind down after a long day. Having lamps on your night tables is another way for you to achieve this effect. The soft circle of light emitting onto the ceiling is all you need as you calm down from your long day. Try to avoid using extra bright lighting, as it can sometimes be too harsh on your eyes, and take away from the mood in the room.
Don’t Add Oversized Furniture
Many people enjoy the idea of bulky furniture, because it suits their style better. However, not all rooms are designed to hold big furniture. In a small room, this will look very cluttered. As well, it will not give the homeowner a welcoming feeling when they enter the room. Avoid this by matching the room size to the furniture that you pick out. You can find many good options for smaller pieces of furniture, even though that may not be your first choice for a design style. Work with the space that you have, not the space that you want!
Don’t be Afraid of Color
So often, homeowners will be afraid to get creative with their bedroom design styles. They stick with whites, beiges and neutral colours in these rooms. It is a common assumption that bedrooms need to be plain and boring in order to promote a calm environment. This is a shame, because they are missing out on the great color schemes that are specifically suited for bedrooms. You could start simple, perhaps by adding coloured curtains or bedspreads. If you become more adventurous, you could create an accent wall. You can do this by painting one wall of the room a drastically different color than the rest. It may be wise to consult a designer about this, as they can determine the exact color scheme that would work best for a bedroom.
Don’t Overdo the Decorating
Sometimes the old saying “less is more” could not be truer. It can be easy to get overexcited when doing a bedroom makeover. You will want to add all the pretty things that you see to your special room. However, this may not be the best design choice. It is important to keep the room looking sleek and elegant. Stuffing extra items into the room just because there is a bit of additional space could be detrimental to the overall look and feel of the room. Remember, you want this room to feel airy and tranquil, not claustrophobic.
Bedroom makeovers can certainly be a lot of fun. They give you a chance to showcase your unique personality as you explore different options. Avoiding some of the common decorating mistakes is a good start, because it will save you time and frustration in the long run. Of course, if you share your bedroom with someone else, it is only fair that they get to weigh in on the decorating decisions as well. In the end, you will hopefully manage to achieve the look of the ideal bedroom for both you and your partner.