How You Can DIY Your Bedroom for a Perfect and Easy Remodel
Remodeling a bedroom can be one of two things. Either a way to transform part of your life to fit your vision, or an odious task that is overwhelming and a burden, rather than fun. To keep things easy and smooth, here are some tips to get you started on a DIY remodel of your bedroom.
Before You Begin
As with most endeavors, it’s best to think about what precisely you want before you undertake any work. What about this bedroom needs to be changed? What would you like to see in its place? What are you looking to get out of your bedroom? Is it just a place to sleep, or do you need a place to study or work on artistic projects? Think about these things, and start decluttering while you do. The more open your room, the more space you have, the easier a time you will have when you start your DIY remodel. Go through your clothes, your accessories, any books or publications you have lying around and clean up by donating or recycling what you don’t use.
One way to make a room transform without spending lots of money or time is to update and replace yourfixtures and hardware. Your doorknob alone may not offer a big change, but combine it with swapping out your drawer handles, light switches or even your lampshades. Think of atheme you might want, shabby chic, country, classical, or even a color theme and add these touches throughout the room. It’s an inexpensive and easy way to make the room truly feel like your own.
Enhance Your Space
Sometimes, we need to remodel not because we want to, but because it’s the only thing that makes sense. If you have a small space, but large pieces of furniture, it may be time to swap out for more reasonably sized things, such as minimalist bed frames. You want room to be able to unwind, after all, and not feel claustrophobic. There are other things you can do to make your room seem larger or airier as well. Light colors make walls seem more open. Adding mirrors can reflect space to give the illusion of extra room. It may be time to add shelving while you’re at it, or invest in under-bed storage to free up space to make your bedroom even more relaxing.
Get Creative with Paint
It’s one thing to paint the walls a solid color of your choosing, but you can even add contrasting or complimentary colors for a pop of personality. You can take this one step further and paint whatever you like on the walls as a way of expressing yourself. You can add some artistic birch trees, bird silhouettes, or save some money and paint a new headboard for yourself. Not only do you save some bucks, you can be as creative as you want and get the headboard of your dreams. Be sure to grab a few essential tools such as paintbrushes, stud finders and marking tape to beautify your work of art.
No matter what you are adding to your bedroom, the primary function of this space is to give you a good night’s sleep. How can you transform your room to optimize this? One place to start is with easy window treatments. These can both be functional and decorative to lend your personal touch to your space. Blackout blinds, thermals or even velvety curtains can block out excessive light to help you sleep while simultaneously looking stylish. If your room is notoriously warm, you may want to install a ceiling fan or add a stationary one, for helpful white noise and as a way to keep cool.
See? It doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think. If you plan well, you can realize any vision. Make your bedroom a haven where you can fully relax and get a good night’s sleep through these simple DIY steps.
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