Decorating Tips

Your New Old Bedroom

Are you bored with your bedroom? Do you find yourself going in there only when it’s time to crash? Has it turned into a second office or a broom closet?

If your bedroom leaves you feeling uninspired, it’s time to make a change. Considering that we spend a third of our lives in bed, the bedroom really ought to be the most pleasant room in the house. It’s amazing what a difference it can make to your day when the first thing that hits your eyes in the morning is a beautiful setting, and you fall asleep at night cradled in a comfy, cozy nest.

The great thing about bedrooms is that changing the look can be really simple. Something as quick as changing a duvet on your comforter can completely alter the feel of the entire room. Whether you choose to go with a matching color, a contrasting hue, or a pattern to shake things up, just a splash of newness can really zap new life into the “same old” look you’ve been waking up to for months.

If you have a few extra moments, adding new window treatments can take that a step farther. It’s easy to overlook what a difference curtains make until you change them. A fresh coat of paint is even more dramatic, and can make you feel like you’ve actually moved house! Adding a new coat of color on your walls is a lot faster than moving all your stuff to a new location, and a lot less of a hassle too – but can completely change the personality of the space, and even make it seem more expansive.

If your mattress needs attention but you can’t afford to buy a new one, a featherbed or fiber bed can turn your hand-me-down into a bed fit for royalty. There are lots of them on the market, and some are quite affordable. That, in combination with a new duvet, can be a complete makeover for your bed.

Finally, a new set of decorations can add that personal touch that makes the space really lift your spirits. You don’t need to buy a lot of new stuff, a lot of times it’s the positioning that makes all the difference. Something as simple as a single rose in a wine bottle on the dresser can be striking and elegant, while inexpensive. Glass pebbles set on the windowsill and colorful lampshades can also add a lot of pizzazz without taking a big dent out of your wallet. Even changing the smell of a room can make a world of difference – light up some scented candles or an aromatherapy diffuser and see if it doesn’t change your mood.

As your bedroom is your most intimate living space, you’ll want to treat it just as you would a relationship – every now and again, you’ll need to make a change to spice things up. Of course, you don’t have to worry about your bedroom ever leaving you, but if you find yourself avoiding it out of boredom, renewing the look can be one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself! After all, your bedroom is not just where you sleep, it’s where you recoup, recharge and regain your inspiration. Let it be a reflection of that!