They say the two most important rooms in your house are the kitchen and the bedroom. In the first, your family members spend most of their day, and in the second, the night. However, most of us have a soft spot for our bedroom and we tend to spend a lot of our time in it.
As such, we not only enjoy being here but also look forward to it. So, to make your stay even more enjoyable, here are some affordable ways to improve your bedroom.
1. Give Your Bed a Makeover
Being the most important item in your bedroom, the bed is the best place to start when making improvements. Look at the bedding, especially at the colors. Are they dull? Or, if they’re lively, do they even match?
Whatever the case may be, instantly breathe life into your bedroom by throwing a classic duvet cover onto the bed. In particular, go for bold colors or floral prints and soft, comfortable textures. And don’t stop there. Also, throw in matching pillows.
2. Use Lighting to Set the Mood
Even the best bed makeover is incomplete without adequate lighting. Well-chosen lights complement and highlight any feature in the bedroom. For instance, choose tall lights to match your high ceiling or spotlights to illuminate a special feature, such as artwork.
Better still, lighting lets you create any mood you want. So, if you prefer a laid-back mood, go for a nightstand, but for some charm, get a fairy light.
3. Personalize Your Bedroom using Art
Okay, so you’ve dealt with the bed and the lights. What do you do about the walls? Do you paint them? No, that’ll take too long and cost too much. Instead, cover them with your favorite artwork.
Find a good spot to hang a cheap canvas print or, if you’re the adventurous type, even a tapestry. But as you do, remember to match the artwork’s color scheme with that of the room.
4. Create Reflections to Brighten Up the Room
Artwork alone is insufficient to brighten up the walls, especially during the day. So, throw in some mirrors as well. These reflect the light getting into the room onto other surfaces, making your bedroom brighter, larger, and airier.
But don’t rely solely on mirrors to bring in some light. Also use other reflective surfaces, such as tables with glass tops, glass or silver artwork frames, and even reflective trays.
5. Add a Touch of Nature Using Plants
To complete your bedroom makeover, bring the outside in using bright houseplants. Besides making your room more vibrant, plants also purify the air. Better still, they’re easy to maintain and don’t take up much space.
They’ll even fit on a bedside table, leave alone a shelf. With that said, however, only use plants whose color complements the bedroom’s color palette.
All these tips will allow you to quickly upgrade your bedroom without breaking the bank. They’re also very easy to implement and can be done in a few hours, so you won’t have to break a sweat either.