Renovating a bedroom becomes a necessity the moment you start sighing when you wake up in the morning. The color of the walls, although you once liked it, now looks faded, and the whole room has a gloomy atmosphere that does not urge you to welcome the new day with a smile on your face. Therefore, you decide to update your bedroom, but the changes will depend on your budget.
You probably don’t want to waste a lot of time working and you don’t need undertaking major projects such as breaking up windows, electrical wiring or flooring. Even if you do not have to make any complicated repairs, you can still add a little more individuality to the bedroom and turn it into a more sophisticated room or, a room with a relaxing atmosphere, depending on preferences. Here are some suggestions on how to renovate your bedroom without spending more than you can afford.
Paint the walls and ceiling
The easiest way to refresh the decor of a room is to change the color of the walls and ceiling. You can do this by simply painting them with ecological paint (low VOC content – volatile organic compounds) or with natural, non-toxic paint, in light shades or even white.
White is the perfect color for small bedrooms because it reflects enough light to create a more spacious feeling. In addition, white is available in several shades – creamy white, ivory white, and white with a blue tint are ideal for a room dedicated to relaxation. But paint is not the only option out there. You can also choose wallpapers made of natural fibers or even paper, because the risk of it getting dirty too quickly is lower.
Change the board
If the bed and mattress you have are still in good condition, there is no point in investing in new ones. However, you can create the impression of a new bed by simply replacing its headboard. Choose a color that will contrast well with the white on the walls or whatever color you have used. Choose an upholstered headboard if you prefer a classic decor, wooden if you want a rustic decor or one with metal bars painted in white, if you want to create a vintage and chic atmosphere.
Decorate the bed
Bed linen, blankets and pillows are essential elements in any bedroom, not only because of their practical role, but also because they have a significant visual impact. Apart from curtains and rugs, these are the only fabrics that give a add dimension to the bedroom. Choose a quality cotton bed linen and try to match its print or colors with the design of the room. Choose bed linen with floral prints if you want to create a rustic or romantic style in the bedroom, or limit yourself to monochrome for a classic, Scandinavian or minimalist bedroom.
Even if you have a large and comfortable bed, you do not always want to sit on it. Maybe you want to read something without relaxing so much that you fall asleep, or you want to include a pop of color in the decor. You can complete your bedroom by adding a comfortable armchair with some throw pillows, or chose stools with storage space, which you can also use as bedside tables or for storing pillows and blankets.
Even though the bedroom is meant for sleeping, you still need to install a few lights and make sure you have curtains and drapes that will ensure your privacy and will allow you to control when the light is entering the room.
The lighting in the bedroom should create a relaxing atmosphere, but also allow you to perform various activities (reading, arranging, etc.). Install transparent curtains and opaque curtains on the windows, decorate the ceiling with a chandelier as the main source of light and add lamps on both sides of the bed. You can also hang some fairy lights but keep in mind that their purpose is mostly decorative.
Don’t forget to decorate the wall next to the bed with a picture or ornament with a unique texture, made of leather, feathers or wood, which attracts the eye. There should be both soft and fluffy carpet, positioned in such a way that you can put your feet on it every morning.
All things considered, renovating a bedroom is much more than just changing your décor. It means improving the aesthetics of the room and creating a space where you will feel most comfortable.