Top Tips for Giving Your Bedroom a DIY Facelift
Is your bedroom overdue for a makeover? If your space is looking more weary than restorative, there are plenty of things you can do to breathe new life into your boudoir. Here’s how to give the space a whole new appeal, DIY-style.
Tailor-Made — By You!
Giving your home a customized look can be daunting, but there are some changes you can make with minimal skills and tools. For instance, shiplap walls provide a beautiful update most homeowners can tackle, and the look can work in nearly any design style. Try installing an accent wall to get started, and you can always expand your project later. Another idea is to change up your headboard. Wall-mounted headboards are all the rage, and it creates a nice, modern, floating effect. Looking for a smaller project that packs a wallop? Consider changing the hardware on your dressers. New drawer pulls, handles and knobs can make an old piece of furniture new again. Consider taking your old hardware to the store while you shop, to match up the size. That way, you can avoid having to patch the old holes and drilling new ones.
Upgrade Your Bedding
Little feels more refreshing than settling into a well-chosen bed at night. If you sleep poorly, wake up frequently, or experience stiffness or pain in the mornings, it could all be due to your mattress. Prevention.com notes that mattresses have a lifespan of just five to 10 years, and it’s also important that your mattress meshes with your sleep position. While it may not seem like a big deal, poor quality sleep can lead to all sorts of health concerns and reduce your quality of life. There are plenty of mattress options out there, so explore websites such as ConsumersAdvocate.org before you make a selection. That way, you can ensure you make the best choice for your comfort, and you’ll look forward to snuggling into your refreshed bedroom.
Restful Wall Color
One of the easiest and most satisfying ways to alter the look of a room is to change the wall color. Doing a great job will make you feel proud and content, so be thoughtful about the process. Ensure you prep the surface properly and choose good quality supplies for the best results. If you haven’t painted a room before or your skills could use some brushing up, you can review Martha Stewart’s step-by-step pointers for achieving a perfect paint job.
As far as colors, select shades which promote serenity and rest. Lavender, gray, sage, blue-green, and beige all tend to be relaxing and restorative. Feeling creative? You can spice things up a bit with a faux finish, such as sponging, glazing, or adding a lime finish. When it comes time to select your other decor and your accent colors, some experts suggest repeating the second hue at least three times throughout the space.
Add Patterns for Pop
Bringing your bedroom to life is quick and easy when you start mixing patterns. The key is to change up the sizes, use at least three patterns, and begin with the largest, boldest pattern first. For ideas, look at a favorite piece of fabric, your wall art, or gather cues from nature. Stick with consistency in the richness of your selections, and also be attentive to fabric textures. Certain textures, such as damask, panne velvet, and ruching, are strong enough to act as patterns.
Rethinking Your Rug
You might be surprised to learn what’s underfoot can make a big impact on how restful your bedroom feels. When it comes to selecting a rug that promotes rest and relaxation, Elle Decor recommends going big. Larger rugs help dampen sound, which means a quieter sleep environment. Also, aim for rugs with a natural feel, such as wool, cotton, or silk, and avoid patterns that are distractingly bold or large.
When it’s time to rethink your sleeping environment, you can do some great DIYs. Create a bedroom that feels welcoming, warm, and personal with some well-thought-out changes and simple updates. You’ll sleep easier in your new, improved space.
Thanks to our ‘DIY Dad,’ Eugene Williams for contributing this post. Visit his website for more wonderful DIY tips.
Debe Maxwell | RE/MAX Executive | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Top Tips for Giving Your Bedroom a DIY Facelift