Lots of people want to change up their sleeping space as part of a rejuvenating renovation of their homes. But what if you only have a weekend to do it?
Lots of us are looking for tips for bedroom makeovers that don't require a huge budget or weeks of work. Here are some interesting ones that can help you to get a whole new experience at home in the nighttime.
Invest in New Furniture
New furniture doesn't require you to tear into load-bearing walls or replace fixtures. You just tote the old stuff out and bring the new stuff in.
Some people like to find traditional wood furniture in local used furniture stores. You can find amazing craftsmanship for very low prices, and refinish or refurbish as needed before installing in your sleeping space.
Others like the brand-new modernist stuff, and you can often get this type of new furniture at affordable prices, too.
Think about adding something that won't take up a lot of floor space, but will add value to your bedroom in terms of storage, seating or other purposes.
Accent With New Lighting
It used to be that lighting was often part of a major renovation of a building!
Not anymore. Versatile LED lights throw less heat and use less wattage than traditional incandescent bulbs. They’re also easier to install, in many cases.
You can choose from rope lighting, track lighting, an additional bedside lamp, automated lighting that you control with your smartphone…
The list is nearly endless, and it doesn't take a lot of time or money to change your bedroom in this way. So take a look at the lighting you can find to cast and show off your bedroom in a new way.
Choose a New Mattress
Think about getting a new modern mattress with brand-new technology for a better night’s sleep. Look at mattress dimensions and whether you would want a soft or firm mattress, and think about how your mattress will fit into the room and its creative design as a whole.
As for storage, you can add storage underneath the bed, or make use of your ceiling space with a loft-style installation to get more out of your bedroom’s square footage.
You can also hang things vertically, not just clothes, but shoes, books, or anything else on cloth hangers, and conserve space.
Think About a Color and Style Refresh
Here's another way to renovate your bedroom quickly and cheaply.
Consider creating a more deliberate color scheme and style cohesion in your sleeping space.
You might want a move to neutral colors for a calming effect. Or you might want bolder, brighter colors to inspire you and wake you up in the morning. Whatever you choose, you can put it in place with a little bit of paint and accents.
There's a good chance you'll see that it was well worth the effort.
As we all know, colors affect mood. So think deliberately about how you want to feel, and then craft your color scheme and style that way. You might even experiment with themes such as, for instance, a desert theme, or some type of science fiction theme with moonscapes posted on the wall.
How about adding some blinds or curtains to your bedroom?
If you don't want to mess around with the windows, you can even just install a drapery on a wall space, which is typically easier and cheaper to install.
What you get is a new look for a familiar space.
Again, these items don't have to be large. They don't have to be costly. And they don't have to be overcomplicated. Look at all of the neat fabrics you can get at your local craft shop, and you'll see how easy it is to add them to a bedroom area.
Legacy Technology and Food and Drink Ware
This last idea goes a little beyond everything discussed above.
Another quick and easy way to change up your bedroom is to add accessories that add functionality to your space.
If you're like many of the audiophiles and retro-tech people who haunt secondhand stores, you may be thrilled to take advantage of an old record player on top of your dresser, or a high-end tuner receiver unit built into a nightstand.
Or you might want to install a mini-fridge in your bedroom. You have these in hotel rooms, so why not have one at home to make it easy to enjoy drinks or snacks from the comfort of your bed?
Then you can also think about having ‘accessories for your accessories.’ For instance, if you're adding a record player, you want to have storage space for vinyl built-in as well. If you're adding a mini-fridge, what will you stock it with? And how will you make sure you get the trash and recyclables where they need to go?
These are just some of the interesting ideas you can find to dress up your bedroom space in a whole new way. What you add is up to you — but with just a few dollars and a few hours, you’ll be coming home to a whole new haven to rest!