This post was last updated on June 12th, 2023 at 09:29 am
Your bedroom is the one room in the house that is exclusively yours. It is also the space where you spend the most time while at home.
You should be able to walk into your bedroom and immediately feel a positive change in your mood. But to achieve that feeling, you might need remodeling.
Remodeling your bedroom can be a fun and exciting project and involve small upgrades and additions. The only condition is that the final result should match your aesthetic and be a space where you can relax and escape the stress of everyday life.
This article will discuss essential tips to create the bedroom of your dreams!
Here Are The 5 Tips To Remodeling Your Bedroom
A Cozy And Comfy Bed
The bed is not only the place where you sleep every night but also the largest piece of furniture in your bedroom, making it the room’s highlight. A strong and comfortable bed enhances the overall look of your bedroom.
However, buying a new bed set can be expensive, which is a problem if you are working with a limited budget for this project. Fortunately, there are small additions you can make to your existing bed that are light on the pocket but huge on the aesthetics.
Start by taking apart the headboard of your bed and creating a new one from scratch. You can add a wood trim panel or a tufted headboard or even hang a simple tapestry in place of the headboard to create a colorful vibe. The options are infinite.
Next, let’s focus on making your bed more comfortable by investing in a new mattress. You can choose an affordable Stearns and Foster Mattress with memory foam designed to give you the best sleep you’ve had in years.
A Statement Wall
A statement wall is another effective remodeling project that can help change your bedroom’s atmosphere.
Start by picking the wall you want to transform. We recommend going with the primary wall behind the bed as it gets the most visibility. Next, decide on a color scheme for your room and choose whether you want a textured paint look or a patterned wallpaper.
Both are easy and cheap options that you can apply without fancy equipment. For wallpapers, you can use this simple guide for help.
Since this is your bedroom, we recommend choosing light and bright colors rather than dark tones, as the latter tends to make a space feel smaller. While you’re at it, don’t forget to replace any hardware, such as electric sockets on the wall, to match the overall look.
Another fantastic way to completely change the look of your bedroom is to add wooden flooring. By swapping out your tiles for a wooden floor, you can make your space look and feel more cozy and luxe.
Although many people DIY floors, we recommend hiring a professional to complete the project with finesse. Since the floor is the foundational structure of a room, it is better to spend some money on a professional job.
Now comes the question of what material you should use. Many people prefer to go with hardwood such as oak or walnut. However, the cost of hardwood, as well as its maintenance and upkeep, can turn out to be quite expensive.
That is why we recommend using engineered wood that comes at a fraction of the cost but looks and feels exactly like the real thing.
Moreover, engineered wood is also less sensitive to moisture than real wood, which makes it more durable.
A Seating Area
We tend to overcrowd our bedrooms with unnecessary things, leaving little space for sitting and relaxing. However, since you’re remodeling your bedroom from scratch, making space for a seating area is a great idea.
Our favorite way to go about it is by adding a window seat. While this may seem like a complex project, it’s actually pretty easy. All you need to do is head to your local hardware store and purchase a few short cabinets, a sheet of hardwood plywood, and a trim board.
The remaining items are probably already available in your garage. With your supplies ready, use this simple guide to build a beautiful window seat where you can relax with a good book and a warm cup of coffee in the evenings.
However, you can’t build a window seat without a large bay window in your bedroom. Fortunately, there are other ways to create a seating area. If you are short on space, consider creating floor seating by adding a fuzzy rug to a corner with floor cushions and pillows on top.
Alternatively, you can use a small couch or a pair of armchairs to build a seating corner to enjoy your morning coffee.
Set The Mood Using Lighting
Lighting plays a significant role in the atmosphere of a room. To enhance the feel of a bedroom, you must focus on natural and artificial lighting. Starting with natural light, focus on all the windows in your room and clear out any furniture obstructing the path of sunlight flowing in.
Next, swap your blinds with light, sheer curtains that allow light to flow through while giving you privacy. With natural light coming into your room all day, the space will feel warm and homely, making it hard for you to ever walk out the door.
At the same time, it is also important to build a bright space with artificial lighting. We prefer yellow lights for the bedroom as they give a feeling of warmth. However, if you like white light, it works just as well.
Replace all the bulbs in the light fixtures on the walls and add table lamps to your nightstands and a standing lamp in a corner opposite your bed.
To further elevate the space, install a statement chandelier in the middle of the room by calling in a professional.
Your bedroom is a reflection of who you are as a person. Every element in the room is an extension of your personality.
As we change into new versions of ourselves daily, why should our bedroom be any different? We’re not suggesting you remodel your bedroom every day, but every once in a while, remodeling will help breathe new life into it.