Elevate your bed and bath with effortless projects and decorative touches. You’d be surprised what a few small changes can do! Here are some simple decor updates that will transform the appearance of your bedroom and bathroom.
Repaint the Walls
One of the simplest ways to enhance any room is to give it a fresh coat of paint. Cooler colors like soft blues, pastel pinks, and light greens are excellent options for the bedroom — these hues help us relax and sleep better. Home Advisor also recommends creating an accent wall in your bedroom by painting one wall a different shade than the others. Alternatively, take your bedroom to a whole other level by adorning your accent wall with geometric peel and stick wallpaper!
Refresh Your Old Textiles
Drab curtains, lackluster bedding, and scruffy old towels do not make for a modern, refreshing look. Now is a great time to replace the textiles in your bed and bath.
For your bedroom, pick up some sheets that match your new walls. But don’t let your bedding upgrades stop there! Treat yourself with a luxurious, fluffy duvet that you can snuggle under at night. In the bathroom, hang new bath and hand towels that are both functional and stylish. You want to choose towels that appear luxurious but aren’t so thick that they appear bulky when hanging on your towel bars.
When it comes to bedroom window dressings, don’t settle for bleak blinds. Choose some new curtains that complement the look you’re going for. Blackout curtains are a great choice if you live in an area where streetlights filter into your bedroom and disrupt your sleep. On the other hand, airy window coverings can make your room appear refreshing and bright. You could also layer your fabrics with a combination of sheer curtains and heavy drapes for brightening the room during the day and complete darkness at night. For more bedroom curtain design ideas, check out this post from Real Homes.
Enhance Your Rooms with Better Lighting
On top of colors and textures, lighting also plays a serious role in the overall look and feel of a room. Although your bedroom is meant for sleep, it doesn’t have to be dark all the time. Layering the lighting in your bedroom will allow you to customize the atmosphere for different activities, like reading and getting dressed. In addition to ceiling lights, add focused task lighting with table lamps or wall-mounted lights. Accent lighting can make your bedroom appear more modern, drawing the eye to artwork or cozy reading nooks.
Upgrading the lighting in your bathroom doesn’t have to involve drilling holes in the drywall or messing with the wiring. Forbes recommends replacing your ceiling light with a hanging pendant for a simple modern twist. You can also do a lot by swapping out your light bulbs for brighter versions and replacing your old light fixtures with something new — brass and chrome are popular options and compliment every style. Finally, add a large mirror over your sink to make your bathroom appear bigger and brighter.
Upgrade Worn-Out Details
Finally, pay attention to the smallest details in your bed and bath. Replace cracked or dated light switch covers, outlet covers, and air vents. Consider buying new drawer knobs and pulls to instantly upgrade the look of your bathroom vanity. You’ll be surprised by the significant visual impact of simply swapping out the hardware on your built-in cabinets. You can even extend this project to your bedroom dressers and bedside tables, adding knobs that match the color theme of your bedroom.
There are plenty of ways to update your home without remodeling. Making small changes to the décor in your bed and bath can really refresh your rooms with a sense of balance and comforting ambiance. Plus, this is a great excuse to head to your favorite home décor store and shop to your heart’s content!
About The Author: Written by Seth Murphy of Papadiy.com. Seth Murphy got into the world of DIY for fun after starting simply to save money. Now, he does it to share tips and advice to help others.
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