Design Ideas on Renovating Your Bedroom
It’s estimated that the average human being spends about 26 years of their life sleeping. The fact that you spend so much time in your bedroom means you ought to give it the attention it deserves. Creating a peaceful environment in which you sleep could translate to better sleep quality.
With that said, how much attention do you pay to your bedroom and design ideas? Think about it, when was the last time you upgraded your curtains or got a fresh coat of paint for your room? Chances are it’s been a couple of years at least. Well, fret not – here are a couple of design ideas to freshen up your bedroom’s look.
Replace That Old, Worn-out Mattress
Ah yes, the humble mattress, bearer of your body weight as you slumber away. Mattresses endure a lot to provide you with the comfort levels you need at night. It’s no wonder that after a good number of years of service, mattresses reach the end of their lives. Once your mattress no longer has that signature bouncy feel to it, then it’s time to consider getting a new one.
If you’re too attached to your current worn-out mattress, then consider getting a mattress topper. Mattress toppers provide an added layer of comfort to old mattresses to improve the user’s sleeping experience.
The best mattress toppers feature memory foam and gel for a premium cushioning experience while offering breathability for proper ventilation. Go for a topper with countering and support for pressure point relief, often found in toppers for back pain.
Let in Some Natural Light
When it comes to bedroom lighting, the most common illumination source is often ceiling electric bulbs and bedside lamps. Sure, those are ideal modes of lighting, especially once the sun goes down and night comes calling. But once the sun comes up again, you want something that will let in all those delightful rays. Having a source of natural lighting is vital in invigorating your bedroom.
Research shows that natural light helps you to be more productive while lowering stress levels. It’s also a great way to cut back on your power bill come to the end of the month since you end up using fewer bulbs and, in some cases, less air conditioning. So, let that light shine on through.
Time for a Paint Job
Having the same dull coat of paint year after year tends to give your bedroom a mundane feeling over time. Repainting your room is probably the fastest and least expensive way to spruce things up. Paint has a lot of say in your bedroom’s ambiance, and as such, you want something that gives off a warm and soothing tone.
There are tons of colors to choose from, and your taste is what matters in the end. But if you want to create a friendly, cozy tone, then opt for soothing colors. Go for a soft blue, a light shade of gray, or perhaps mustard yellow. Repainting your bedroom could be the perfect remedy to ignite some life into your dull sleeping space.
Don’t Neglect the Floor
When it comes to renovations, the floor would probably be the last thing on anyone’s mind. It’s easier to throw a carpet over it and call it a day. But the floor is an essential part of your bedroom’s décor. After all, it’s the first part of your bedroom you interact with after stepping out of bed.
Your bedroom floor should give off a feeling of comfort, safety, and warmth. If you live in a higher-than-average humid area, then consider installing hardwood flooring. Otherwise, you’re better off going with softer floors that are comfier on your feet. You could also install laminate flooring for a highly durable and scratch-resistant surface.
Fold Things Up
No, this isn’t a reference to your clothes but rather your furniture. That’s right, foldable furniture is a rapidly growing trend, and people are making use of foldable pieces even in their bedrooms. Why may you ask? Well, there are plenty of reasons.
Foldable furniture gives the same level of aesthetics while occupying less space. This feature is beneficial if you live in a place where your bedroom space is less than ideal. Foldable furniture is easy to assemble and offers just as much comfort as conventional articles of furniture. It’s a great way to achieve a new look for your bedroom without cramming up the place.
Finding the right kinds of accessories is a fun way to inject some life into your bedroom. Now, the term “accessories” is a broad term that encompasses anything from paintings, throw pillows and throw blankets, to name a few.
When it comes to adding accessories, your imagination is your limitation. It is important to note that your bedroom accessories should match the rest of your décor. You might get tempted to unleash your inner Jeff Andrews but take it slow when picking your accessories. Mix and match colors and patterns that go well together for a delightful finish.
Design Ideas: Mind Your Windows
The windows are the soul to the bedroom, or so it’s said. Quotes aside, your bedroom windows are an essential part of your sleeping space. They often connect your bedroom to the outside world and are a great way to give your room a signature look.
When renovating your bedroom windows, drapes are the name of the game. Upgrading your curtains can quickly turn your bedroom’s natural light into the room’s focal point, adding a hint of character. If your windows are so small that they don’t let much light in, then a window installation company could be your bedroom’s best friend – bigger windows are the name of the game.
Drapes come in various designs, colors, and patterns, and as such, your preference is what matters. Go for curtains that add aesthetics to your bedroom without drawing attention away from the rest of the space.
Bedroom renovation is no simple task and often requires a considerable amount of time, energy, and resources. However, it’s not an impossible venture to undertake. Sure, life gets pretty hectic at times, and finding the time to renovate becomes tricky, but that doesn’t mean that you should let your bedroom’s beauty fade. With some of these ideas in hand, you have a clearer path to achieving that renovation.
Resources: Wise Bread, The Spruce, Freshome