EASY FIXES TO GIVE YOUR BEDROOM AN UPGRADE
Who among us doesn’t dream of a bedroom oasis – a place to get away from the stress of the day and relax in total comfort. For most of us, reality is a bit different. Bedrooms are often the first rooms in our home to become cluttered and the last rooms to get a makeover. However, there are some quick and practical ways to give your bedroom an instant facelift, without spending money on a complete renovation.
CLEAR OUT THE CLUTTER
Bedrooms should be conducive for restful sleeping. Clear out any items that do not promote relaxation, including the television. Bluelight from televisions, tablets and cell phones interrupt the circadian rhythm and negatively impact sleep patterns. If you keep stacks of books next to your bed, add some shelves to store them. Put clothes in the closet or the hamper and keep your floor clear of unnecessary objects. Block off a Saturday afternoon to gut the closets and donate clothes that you aren’t wearing any longer, instantly freeing up more space. Clearing clutter is a great way to make a bedroom appear instantly larger, can reduce stress levels and promote restful sleep.
CHANGE THE BED LINENS
Purchasing a new bedding set can give your bedroom an instant facelift. A duvet or bedding set can change the look of an entire room, and is easily customized throughout the year with throw pillows and blankets. Just be sure to make the bed each day to get the most from a change in bed linens.
A new paint color can instantly change the whole look and feel of your bedroom without the expense of purchasing new furniture. Painting is an easy, inexpensive DIY project that can be completed over a weekend. If your room doesn’t get much natural light, choose a color that will instantly brighten it up. On the other hand, a bedroom that is too bright can be toned down a bit with a deeper, more relaxing paint shade.
If your bedroom is never quite the right temperature, odds are your heating and cooling system is to blame. Most homeowners heat and cool their homes based upon the setting of a single thermostat, which means that the upstairs bedrooms are always several degrees hotter or colder than the rest of the house.
To prioritize your bedroom’s comfort, install a split-ductless system. With a variety of styles and configurations, these systems are sleek and make minimal sound – they blend seamlessly into your room’s atmosphere. Not to mention, they use 40 percent less electricity than standard window units and send cooled or heated air directly into your room, as opposed to passing through an entire duct system. Choose a system with advanced, multi-stage filtration to improve indoor air quality. Dust, allergens and other irritants which can cause uncomfortable sleep are a thing of the past with split-ductless sytems. Best of all, they can usually be installed in one day, causing little disruption to you and your family.
Updating a bedroom doesn’t require a complete home renovation. Taking some time to clear the clutter, update the bedding and walls, and improve the quality of the air can help create a bedroom that promotes nothing but rest and relaxation.