11 Simple Changes to Make Over Your Bedroom This Weekend
It’s important to feel at home in your bedroom. We spend a lot of time in our rooms, both sleeping and awake. Make sure you’re falling asleep and waking up to the most comfortable, inviting space ever. Here are 11 simple changes you can make to revamp your room over the course of a weekend:
1. GRAB A PAINTBRUSH.
Overwhelmed by the thought of painting a whole room? Try just doing an accent wall in a bright, cheery color.
2. HANG A TAPESTRY.
If you’ve got big, blank walls, hanging art and painting aren’t the only options. Use a quilt or patterned blanket as a tapestry to break up some of that blank space.
3. GET A HEADBOARD.
A new headboard can totally change the look of your bed. And there are plenty of DIY options that can be done on the cheap. You can wrap plywood in a fabric you really like, or repurpose an old door, wooden pallets, tiles, or other textured surfaces. With a little paint or wood stain, you can make just about any surface look like a fancy crown for your bed.
4. FIND NEW LINENS.
More likely than not, your bed is the largest piece of furniture in your room. If it’s covered in something drab, it’s going to make the rest of your room look drab, too. Upgrade your duvet or comforter to something a little more vibrant (preferably something that matches your new headboard and paint job), and ditch those threadbare sheets. Add a few throw pillows, and your bedroom will have a whole new vibe.
If you do have art on your walls, you can give your room a whole new vibe by switching out the frames. Try a new color or swap your plastic picture frames for a heftier wooden style. Match them or make them deliberately asymmetrical.
6. ADD AN ARMCHAIR.
Create a room within your room by making yourself a reading corner. Add an armchair, a throw pillow, and maybe a blanket—bonus points if it’s by the window.
It’s amazing how different your room can look with just a slightly different arrangement of furniture. Move your bed to another wall or push your dresser into a corner. Finally get around to hanging that full-length mirror on the door. You might discover a whole new chunk of space you didn’t know your bedroom had.
8. CHANGE YOUR LIGHT FIXTURES.
No bedroom is complete without good lighting, and the type of light fixtures you have can really influence the vibe of the room. Add a floor lamp, or swap out your boring overhead light fixtures for something with a little more pop. Depending on the rest of your design scheme, you could go vintage or super-modern, minimalist or loud.
10. GET A NEW RUG.
Like your bed, a rug can be a focal point for your room. It can break up the visual monotony of the floor, whether you have hardwood or carpet. Find a cool pattern or a fun color to give your floor some spice.
11. DITCH YOUR BLINDS.
Most blinds aren’t particularly attractive, but it’s super easy to put up a few curtains with a little more character. You can either take down the blinds entirely, or add curtains on top. If you opt to take the blinds down, tension curtain rods make installing new drapery a snap.