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Given how busy and chaotic life can be, sometimes we all need a comfortable space to decompress at the end of the day and get a good night’s sleep. While the kitchen and bathrooms may be the rooms that affect your property value the most, showing your bedroom some love could prove valuable. You may be thinking that a bedroom remodel sounds stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. These DIY tips from Greenbrook Design will help you give your bedroom a makeover while ensuring the process goes smoothly.
Get Stuff Out of the Way
First, the whole process will go much smoother if you can maneuver around like you need to while you work. Many people try skipping this step and going straight to the makeover, but if you just throw blankets over your mattress and furniture, it’s ultimately going to slow your progress. Clear out every major object from your bedroom, including furniture and any other items that could get in the way. This will also help you prevent your pieces from getting dirty or damaged.
If you don’t have the space in your home to keep your stuff, look into renting a self-storage unit. However, be sure to secure your items by packing them well before you transport them to storage.
Home Tips points out that removing items and clearing the area is one way to stay safe during the project. Another is to not wear clothing that is overly loose and could catch in tools or obstruct movement when climbing a ladder. Avoid wearing flip-flops and shirts with draping sleeves; instead, opt for comfortable, well-fitting clothes that won’t snag.
Another option, of course, is more square footage. Whether you’re a homeowner or tenant, you can do some window shopping using online tools. There are sites for browsing places which allow you to input your personal criteria, such as more bedrooms and/or more baths. You can find a nice, affordable place to live that allows you to optimize your sleep-setting, as well as the rest of your lifestyle.
Paint the Walls
One of the quickest ways to change the look and feel of your bedroom is to paint your walls. If you like the current color, even throwing on a fresh coat of the same color can liven up the room and make it look much cleaner. If you want to switch it up, think of the overall vibe you want for your room, and then choose a color that accommodates. For instance, white will make the room feel bigger. A neutral tone (e.g., beige, gray, greige) will be soothing yet allow for color pops in other aspects of the room. If you’re looking for something bolder, natural colors such as dark greens and calm blues may be the way to go.
Add Lighting That Soothes
Another thing to consider during your remodel is adding new lights that help create a peaceful atmosphere. Bright, harsh lighting can make it difficult to relax and wind down before bed. Opt for lamps with softer bulbs and dimmable overhead lights. Also, adding a new light fixture that has character can bring a refreshing look to the room.
Revisit Your Furniture
Lastly, think about your current furniture. Does it complement the space after you’ve made the changes? Or, do you need to do something different? One option is to spruce up the furniture pieces you have. For instance, you could paint your dresser with chalk paint for a rustic look, or, as Amish Outlet Store notes, refinish your wooden headboard to restore it to its old glory. You may want to consider hiring a professional furniture cleaner, someone with good reviews and/or enthusiastic references, to make older pieces seem vibrant again. Even repairing scratches and polishing furniture can make a big difference. If it seems like your current furniture won’t work, you may have to add some new pieces that go with the space.
Remodeling your bedroom doesn’t have to be stress-inducing. Be sure to remove all of your furniture and other large items, and put them in storage if your home can’t accommodate them. Think about the overall look and feel you want your bedroom to have, and paint the walls accordingly. Finally, add some new lights that help to make the room soothing, and rework your old furniture into the mix or buy new furniture that compliments the space.
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