How to Enliven Your Home by Transforming Your Bed and Bathrooms
If you no longer feel excited about coming home, it may be time to freshen things up a bit. The two perfect areas to focus on are the bedrooms and bathrooms, and all it might take is adding to your décor. Here are some ideas for you to consider when updating your property.
Start with Storage
If your bedroom feels a little claustrophobic, you may want to consider adding storage to organize your belongings and finding other ways to make it seem larger. For instance, you could change your swivel chair to a transparent ghost chair or put in floating shelves to clear stuff off of your bedside table. Then again, you may need even more space if you want to swap furniture without immediately getting rid of your old set. Thankfully, that doesn’t mean you have to cram your garage to overflowing, as there may be a storage unit nearby. Just be sure you know what size you’ll need and compare prices around town.
One innovative way to give your house a few focal points of interest is to put up art pieces. Of course, it’s even better if you can support your local community by purchasing work from artists who live in your area. So, look for shops that support local creators, allowing you to transform your home while giving back to your hometown. Best of all, you don’t have to limit any additions to your bedroom, as bathroom art can also breathe new life into your house. If you’re stuck for ideas, try pushing many small pieces together and crowding a wall, or lend your bathing spaces a touch of elegance with a few sculptures.
If you already have art pieces or are tight on space, add mirrors to your walls. Moreover, mirrors can be used to feng shui your bedroom by placing them away from the bed to both bring in light. Equally important is adding size to your sleeping area, which can make your bedroom seem luxurious. By positioning the mirror near or across from a window, you not only amplify your natural sunlight, but you also create the illusion of extra space. Better still, two full-length mirrors side by side can reflect the ceiling, making your room feel twice its size and height.
Bring things to life with wallpaper
If you’ve gotten sick of staring at your off-white walls, it’s time to give them a makeover. One of the easiest ways to make yourself feel at home is by choosing a wallpaper design that suits you. Wallpaper is durable and comes in a nearly unlimited number of styles, textures, colors, and patterns. If you’re worried about having to remove it later, there are temporary wallpaper options to make the process easier. Start browsing today to find something that fits your style and makes you happy to be around.
If you’ve been having trouble sleeping or breathing at night, it may come down to your bedding. Synthetic fibers are known to have chemicals we inhale that can cause insomnia, respiratory issues, and skin allergies. So, it might be time to try all-natural and chemical-free options, like pure cotton or wool. Furthermore, you can do the same for your bathroom towels as well. In particular, materials like organic cotton or hemp, linen, and bamboo viscose can limit your exposure to chemicals, yet offer absorbency and softness. Remember, you often have to spend a little money to get a good set of sheets (some start out at around $129 and quickly go up).
Swap Light Fixtures and Accoutrements
A bedroom can be completely transformed by switching out curtains or blinds for unique dressings instead. Indeed, nothing says tired and boring than old drapes that need a good vacuuming, so why not exchange them for something distinctive? In fact, you could buy or make a privacy screen, and adapt it to whatever your décor is. If you have a bed frame, for example, try a rustic paint job to blend it in with your aesthetic. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you could create your own stained-glass panel to personalize your bedroom however you choose. The options are limitless and can help make everything appear brand new.
There is nothing like the peace and tranquility of coming home at the end of a long day of school or work. If your house no longer inspires joy, then it’s time to make a change. With just a few tweaks, you can have your property feeling magical again.
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Article by Suzie Wilson