How To Give Your Bedroom A Makeover In 3 Days
Changing your bedroom decor is perfect for when you need to make better use of your space, or just to give the room a different, fresh look.
If you’re looking to spruce up your bedroom, though, you need to make sure you can do it in a snap. After all, your bedroom is where you sleep and relax. You can’t afford to have it be unusable for too long.
The first step to a fast bedroom decor overhaul is, surprisingly enough
Just Take a Step Back
Try to detach yourself from the room a little when you evaluate it. What do you want to change?
Sure, that bedside table was passed down to you by that aunt you love so much. Maybe that old duvet has seen you through a whole bunch of precious memories. But if you dwell on all that, you’ll never get anything done!
And while you’re evaluating the room, take a look at the lighting. Is there enough of it? Is it being used correctly?
Once you’re done with your analysis, you can start changing things up. Before you do, though, remember to-
Always Keep It Simple
Buying and installing new furniture can only be done in 3 days if you already have the new furniture picked out. And anything more intense, like ripping out and replacing the flooring or repainting the walls, will definitely take longer.
Keep the modifications as simple as possible. You’ll be surprised at how much of a difference even a small decor change can make.
The Small Stuff
Declutter. Declutter. Declutter.
If you’ve got laundry living in the corners of the room, get a stylish laundry basket to put it in. Throw away the old bills and papers you have lining the bottoms of your bedside table draws. Neaten up the top of the nightstand.
Cleaning the room will instantly spruce it up.
Switch the Sheets
Make your bed with new, clean sheets. Pick a color you aren’t used to or a pattern you’ve never tried before, to give your room a whole new vibe. Was it too feminine for your taste? Try adding bold graphics! Sick of all those pastels? Go for some prints! Try contrasting colors and complementary neutrals. You never know what you’ll end up loving.
For more colorful accents, buy a few throw cushions for the bed. You could also consider investing in new curtains and a gorgeous, soft bedspread or duvet cover.
What’s Happening With The Walls?
If you’ve got a favorite poster or art print lying around, get it framed and hang it up. You can even do this with some photographs that you love.
Nothing pulls a bedroom together better than fixing the big, blank wall.
The Medium Stuff
Repurpose A Chair
A comfy bedside chair makes for the perfect reading nook, and also gives the room an extra seating option, which is great for when you have company. You don’t even need to buy one. Just lug one in from the living room, tuck it into a corner, and throw a cushion that complements your bedroom decor on it.
Shift ’Em All Around
Remember when I told you to take the lighting into account? Here’s where that comes into play. Think about where you’d like the daylight most, and shift the furniture in the room around to make better use of the light and space.
Putting the desk by the window would give you a beautiful view and a well-lit workspace.
And shifting the bed so it faces the window could mean you wake up early every morning. Remember that everything doesn’t have to be flush against the wall. Throw a few angles in there and see how they work!
Lights, DIY Or Otherwise
If you’re the kind of person who enjoys crafts and working with your hands, consider setting aside a couple of hours of your three days to whip up some new lighting options for your room. There are tons of tutorials that you can look through.
For non-DIYers, just order some online! It may take longer to sift through the vast range of lighting options that you’ll find on the internet, but at least you won’t have to mess around with craft paper, rice lights, rope, and wine bottles. To save space, you could even get sleek, adjustable, wall-mounted lamps.
The Big Stuff
There are only a few substantial changes that you can make to your bedroom during a weekend makeover, but now that you’ve made all the small and medium ones, your room should already feel like a whole new space.
For something a little more drastic, though, you can try-
Hooks And Headboards
Add a few functional hooks to the back of the bedroom door or one of the walls. You can hang small potted plants from these, lamps, maybe your postcard collection, or pretty scarves even. It’ll help give the room more character.
And if you want to give your bed a real boost, add a wall-mounted headboard. It can make the room look super luxurious.
This will require knowledge of drills and nails, so get a carpenter to help you out if you aren’t very handy with tools.
Cut A Rug
An appropriately sized rug can make a small room look bigger, and add a nice pop of color. You may need to go out and buy one or get the one that you have cut down to fit the space. Usually, a 4X6 foot rug by the bed works best.
And you’re done! A three-day-weekend of work, and you’ve got a whole new bedroom. Neat, huh?
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