Your bedroom may be the one place you can really call all your own. Whether your space is large or small, there is a lot you can do to make it the relaxing space you deserve to retire to at the end of a long day. It doesn’t take much time, or money, to give your room a few enhancements. Here are a few simple, easy, and inexpensive ways you can revamp your room.
Give Your Bed a Mini Makeover
Because you spend a third of your life sleeping, your bed is less a piece of furniture and more a pretty significant part of your life. There are a lot of different types of mattresses, sheets, pillows, and blankets to create a more comfortable sleeping experience, but even if you don’t have the cash to upgrade your thread counts, you can make a few small improvements to increase the cozy factor.
Your bed can seem completely new with a new throw blanket, a new decorative pillow, or even just swapping out the blankets you already have on hand. You can also make a big impact by rearranging your pillows or making your bed in a new, different way.
Make It Neat
A clean space goes a long way in promoting good mental health by reducing visual clutter. Take a few hours to really clean the place, including washing the walls and doorknobs, wiping down your windows, and dusting the electronics in your room.
If you have a weekend, take on a few organization projects around your room. Find a new way to sort your clothes or to organize your sock drawer, or figure out a better under-bed storage system.
Perform a Purge
Chances are, you have a few items of clothing tucked away in your closet that haven’t seen the light of day in a while. It’s easy to get weighed down by all the stuff you accumulate throughout your life, so periodic purging can help the place feel lighter and your stuff easier to access and sort through.
Spruce the Surfaces
All the flat surfaces in your space can typically be a spot to drop your keys, mail, glasses, and other objects–and these items can pile up pretty quickly. Make sure you keep these surfaces clean and clear, at least most of the time. Take a moment to really wipe them down, too.
After they’re cleaned off, add a few decorative items to give some personality to your space. Head to a plant store to grab a few new green additions to your room. Choose easy to care for plants like succulents, pothos, or snake plants if your thumb is a little less than green. A couple of candles, a tabletop organizer, or a new lighting fixture can add a lot of style to the area, too.
Whether you’re on a budget or just want the place to feel really fresh and new, it could be time for a new layout. Your bedroom can feel like a completely different space when each of your pieces of furniture has a new home in the room. Enlist the help of a friend or family member and move your dresser, bed, nightstand, or lighting fixtures around the room to give the place a quick refresh.
Deck the Walls
You likely have a lot of old pictures sitting on a hard drive or in virtual cloud storage waiting to be printed and hung on the walls. You may even have a few pieces of art that can be borrowed from another room in the house. Dress up your bare walls with mementos, or create a simple art piece using a sheet of paper and some paint, using a few existing colors in the room to really tie the space together.
Set a Mood
Much of the room is about the decor, but a lot of it is about the way it appeals to your senses, too. Set yourself up for relaxing evenings by putting in a speaker, a few therapeutic candles, and some nice, calm lighting. Even a few small changes to the ambiance can have a huge impact.