Changing a small or even large aspect of a room gives it new life. Sometimes even the small act of rearranging existing furniture, purchasing one new piece, or even hanging a new picture or piece of artwork can make a drastic change in how you feel about your room. Many different factors can cause a bedroom to feel less inviting. Discover these easy ways to change the look of your room for a more relaxing and personalized bedroom.
Clear Out the Clutter
Clearing out the clutter in your bedroom is a great way to start making a serious change about the way it looks. Even the cleanest and tidiest looking bedrooms hold unnecessary items. Clear out your closet and get rid of anything you haven’t worn in over a year. Then, try repurposing or rehoming old towels, linens, and pillows you no longer use. Extra items such as a pair of queen size sheets, even though you upgraded to a king size bed two years ago, are just taking up space. Papers, old clothes, linens, and other random items you no longer need should be given away, donated, repurposed, or thrown out.
Clean Your Room
Clearing out clutter is different from cleaning your room. Make your room sparkle with a nice deep clean at least once a month, or two times a month if you can manage it. This is a basic guide to cleaning your room:
- Clean the floors (vacuum for carpet, mop or scrub for hardwood and tile)
- Clean little things (remote controls, light switches, door handles, dirt on walls)
- Dust (dressers, bedframe, bedside tables, lamps, accent furniture, etc.)
- Disinfect (floors, dressers, door handles, bedside tables, lamps, remotes, etc.)
There are also things you should do daily to change the way your room looks, such as making your bed. Making a bed can have even the messiest room looking a little cleaner. Take any glasses, dishes, and extra blankets to their rightful place each morning to keep your surfaces clean and clear.
Move Your Bed
Changing the location of your bed or the direction it faces can make your room look more dimensional and can drastically change the look of your entire room. If you have a smaller bedroom, consider putting your bed in a corner to open up more space. If you have an oddly-shaped bedroom, figure out which wall fits your bed the best without obstructing the floor space. There is a lot to consider when it comes to bed placement. Also, examine window arrangement. You may want to think about when and where the sun shines on your bed.
Change the Color Scheme
Changing the color scheme can be rather straightforward and affordable. Changing the color of your duvet cover or comforter can make a huge difference. Even if this is a larger change than you’re looking for, you can simply switch out the accent color in your room. For example, if your room is grey with a red accent, consider switching out your red items for yellow. You can cover an accent pillow with a new case, or cover an accent chair or couch with a slipcover in a different color.
Play With the Lighting Options
Another easy way to change the look of your room is by changing up the lighting options. If you have an overhead light, consider replacing it with a dimming light or a three-way light to offer more depth and options. You can also add in some softly lit lamps for a more evenly dispersed illumination. There are so many options for lighting in bedrooms.
Pro Tip: Aim for soft and gentle lighting throughout the room. It’s best to avoid harsh lighting styles in rooms where relaxation and sleep are the focal points.
Consider Adding a Scent
Many people don’t often consider the power of scent. A bedroom should smell calming and inviting to prepare you for relaxing and sleeping. Consider adding a signature scent to your bedroom to help signify to your body each night that it’s time to wind down and sleep. Calming scents such as lavender and vanilla are perfect for this. It’s best to stay away from anything overpowering. A scent should be subtle yet distinct.
Change up the Flooring
While changing your flooring may sound like an expensive and cumbersome task, it’s easier than you may think. To change the appearance of your bedroom’s flooring, you don’t need to rip out your carpet or re-stain your wood. You can simply invest in an area rug. Area rugs are great additions to rooms because they don’t only change the look of a room, but the feel as well. An area rug is often softer and more comfortable than other materials.
Paint the Walls
Another easy way to change the look of your bedroom is by painting the walls. This can seem like a big project, especially if you have a large or strangely-shaped room—but it’s easy to do it yourself or even hire someone if you have the budget for it. Choosing a different color or even simply painting one wall, such as an accent wall, can greatly shift the way the room feels. Going to a paint store and looking at swatches can give you new ideas for colors you’d like to add to your room. This also helps you take more ownership and pride in your room, since you personally decided on the design.
There are so many easy ways to change the look of your room without breaking the bank. With these budget-friendly methods of switching up a room, you can start making your bedroom your own. Decorating and changing the look of a bedroom helps to create a feeling of ownership and relaxation that can even help you sleep better at night. Get started on your bedroom re-decorating journey by browsing our selection of custom slipcovers. We have everything from fitted daybed covers to sofa slipcovers. We can meet your needs for all the furniture in your bedroom.