Is your bedroom comfortable, tranquil, and luxurious enough? Often, we overlook the bedroom during home makeovers. Yet, it is the one place we spend most of our time. On average, a normal person spends a third of their day (8 hours) in the bedroom.
Point is, you should strive to make the bedroom as comfortable and luxurious as possible. Organize it well, and personalize it (using paint, décor, etc.), and make it prestigious by investing in a few high-end items.
Cost is one of the reasons most people do not invest in bedroom makeovers. But who said you have to break the bank while making your bedroom more luxurious?
The following are nine inexpensive bedroom makeover ideas:
1. Comfortable bedding
The most critical element of a luxurious bedroom is a good night’s sleep. Quality and comfortable bedding, therefore, is essential. Aside from comfort, bedding provides an affordable way of adding an accent color to the bedroom space.
Start by assessing your mattress. When did you last change it? Even the high-quality mattress will not last more than 10 years. That said, regardless of the age, if you are waking up tired, you probably need to change your mattress. If you decide to switch, consider comfortable and durable mattresses such as memory foam, pocket coils, latex, and waterbeds. Yes, waterbeds are still around. Check out these exceptional benefits of a waterbed mattress.
Unlike the case of a new mattress, you can get new duvets, comforters, pillows, and bedsheets at a pocket-friendly price. How? Do not go for designer brands. Watch out for bedding seasonal sales and discounts, which are common in stores such as Target, Walmart, and HomeGoods. With duvets and comforters, you want to pick something that makes a statement. Fortunately, they come in an array of colors and styles.
A fresh coat of paint is probably the cheapest way to give your bedroom a makeover. All the supplies you need for repainting will go for around $100.
With painting, you can go DIY. You will only need a day, or two do finish painting your bedroom. If you do not have time, you can use professional painters.
Color choice, however, is very crucial. You need to identify the style you want to achieve. Are you going for clean and simple, contemporary, bold, classic, or vintage?
You have a wide range of paint colors to choose from that will satisfy your sense of style. For clean and simple, consider a combination of basic colors such as white, cream, sky blue, or light grey.
For a chicer feeling of the room, consider throwing some paint on the ceiling.
3. Replace or add wallpaper on the walls
Another inexpensive makeover is wallpaper. Again, you have to identify a style before choosing your ideal wallpaper.
You could go for a romantic style, by choosing floral designs with pastel colors. Or, go for a casual style and pick a wallpaper with a faux finish such as stucco and beadboard. If you go for contemporary or bold, your options include gloss finishes, metallic accents, and geometric designs. The possibilities are limitless!
4. Throw a rug on the floor
A rug in a bedroom makes your space seem larger and adds coziness. Comfort and contentedness are the feelings when you step on something warm and soft when you get out of bed.
Moreover, a rug is an economical option to add color and character to your bedroom. For starters, you have a broad range of colors to choose from. Plus, you will find a style and pattern that could match your flooring or carpeting.
A rug on the floor is like an accent wall.
5. Improve the light
That bedside lamp you bought while you were in college is dated. Lamp stores now have gorgeous lamps, which are highly affordable.
Maybe you are okay with your lamp. You can upgrade it by changing the lampshade. There are different lamp shade textures, styles, and colors, enough to totally change the mood and atmosphere of your room.
Speaking of mood, have you heard of three-way bulbs? Use them in your nightstand lamp to change the mood by increasing or decreasing wattage.
For tranquility, avoid overhead lighting. To promote sleep, sleep experts advise the subdued light of wall sconces and bedside lamps.
6. Mount a headboard
A wall-mounted headboard makes even the simplest of beds look luxe. Aside from aesthetic value, headboards add comfort when you sit-up in bed. Additionally, it prevents the wear and tear of the wall and prevents your pillows from falling.
There are headboards for every bed size. A stylish headboard will add contrast and style to an otherwise plain wall.
7. Introduce some furniture
Undeniably, the bed is the highlight of the bedroom. But extra furniture makes the room look cozy and prestigious. You could:
- Put a bench at the end of the bed
- Place a lovely sofa against the wall on the opposite side of the bed
- Or, add a reading chair near the window, or in an unused corner
8. Buy some new curtains
Curtains are a significant aspect of interior design. A new pair of curtains will make your room look fresh. Plus, the windows are some of the first things that catch the eye when one enters a room.
On the subject of windows – are your bedroom windows energy efficient? You can cut down your heating cost by considering new windows.
9. Bring the room to life using plants
A plant will add life and color to your bedroom. Don’t have a green thumb? No problem; plants like devil’s ivy, Chinese evergreen, and bowstring hemp require little maintenance.
Moreover, you get a chance to make a statement and add style using a gorgeous plant pot.
A big plus for plants is that they will purify the air – they use up the carbon (iv) oxide we exhale.
Home improvement projects require a lot of planning, especially if you are on a tight budget. But, in the case of a bedroom makeover, follow the tips above and you won’t dive deep into your wallet. These makeovers are not just adding luxury – they are also promoting better sleep by improving the tranquility and comfort of your bedroom.
About The Author: Duncan Kingori from MattressGenius.com has been in the writing profession for a decade now. He has great experience writing informative articles and his work has been appreciated and published in many popular publications. His education background in communication and public relations has given him a concrete base from which to approach different topics in various niches.
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