Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Key Signs Your Bedroom Is In Desperate Need Of A Redesign

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If you're like me, you're probably dreaming of completing a few changes to your home this year. Your home is like any other item that you own: left for too long, it falls out of date and out of style. But, unlike other items or assets, it's easy and affordable to update your home. If you want to update a car, you have to buy a new one. But if you want to update a home, you can look into the possibilities of renovations and remodels. You can add new furniture, remove old accessories, and give your home a completely new look and feel. All it takes is a touch of imagination and a little belief in your own ideas. And coming up with those ideas is my favorite!

When people think about renovating and redesigning their properties, they typically focus on two areas: the kitchen and the bathrooms. I know I focused there first. If you make changes to these areas around your home, you could definitely add extra value to your home, but a different room renovation could actually be more important: the bedroom.

If you change up the bedroom, you can make your home a more comfortable and cozy place, perfect for long naps and sleeping in. If you're a parent, your bedroom can also be a place to retreat to when the stresses of raising the kids get to be too tough. After years, I'm finally changing our bedroom up! Here are a few signs that you should too!

It's Cold

You might find that regardless of the season, your bedroom is quite cold. This is a major bummer through the winter months when you're trying to stay warm in bed. One option is adding a rug to the floor. You might not realize this, but a rug adds quite a bit of extra insulation. It will also mean that you don't freeze your toes off when you wake up in the morning. A rug can also bring a room together as a wonderful decorative feature, giving your bedroom some much-needed texture. Look for a fluffy rug that is an absolute pleasure to sink your feet into, and put it next to your bed.

Of course, you can also think about decorating the bed and adding extra warmth with a lovely throw. Simply hang this over your bed, and it will provide warmth at night while also bringing a new dash of color to your room. If your room is exceptionally cold, there's a good chance that the cold air is entering in through the window. If you don't have the money or the time to complete a full renovation on the window, think about adding a fresh set of curtains. They can be used to provide further insulation. Be sure to look online for a thick set of curtains that are heavy enough to hang flat against the window.

Your Back Hurts

Do you ever wake up in the morning feeling like you were sleeping on concrete? My husband was never comfortable in our old bed, and we discovered that a board was actually broken. But our mattress was also terrible, and way too soft for us. Let's just say that we weren't sleeping well. A lot of people wonder what's more important: Is it the bed or the mattress? Well, the main reason for the bed is aesthetic purposes. That's why you can get beautiful headboards and sleigh beds made, like the one my hubby is building us! Mattresses, on the other hand, are going to be concealed, and are purely there to make sure you're comfortable when you settle down to sleep at night. As such, if you are having trouble with pain in your back or perhaps your neck when you wake up, it's likely something to do with your mattress.

Thankfully, it's an easy fix: you can get a new mattress and add a little more comfort to your room. According to https://www.mattress-guides.net/, mattresses like the Nectar sleep mattress are perfect because of their plush design. You can sink right into them and avoid waking up with your back in an awful state. Be aware that an issue with your back could be caused by a bad mattress but there are lots of other reasons. As such, you do need to make sure that you get your back checked out by a professional doctor before you go out and buy a new mattress. As for the bed, the choice is entirely up to you. Personally, I'm a sucker for a beautiful headboard with a rustic finish.

The Lighting is Terrible

Some people can only sleep in pitch black darkness. They hate light creeping in underneath the door or from behind the curtains. That's why one of the first changes to your bedroom should be to add blackout blinds. These can fit behind your curtains and will make sure that light can't slither into your room through slits and cracks. Instead, the room will indeed be pitch black. Of course, this might lead to issues waking up in the morning. One popular option is adding a natural alarm. You can also get automatic blinds and make sure that they roll up at a certain time of day, allowing the sunlight to shine right on through. Learn more about automated blinds at https://www.mysmartblinds.com/.

On the other hand, your bedroom may feel super dark and you may want to add a little more light to it. Think about how you can use paint color to brighten your room (especially if it's very dark right now). Soft whites, grays, and greens are great options, and so is painting dark oak trim white (although it's time-consuming). I was amazed at the difference that paint and natural light made in our dining room. You should also consider purchasing some bedside lamps to help brighten your room and encourage bedtime reading and relaxation.

It Lacks Organization  

I hate having a cluttered bedroom. As we take on our remodel and new bedroom design, my hubby made us some awesome nightstands to hide my mess with self-shutting doors and drawers. The drawers close themselves once they reach a certain point and it's awesome! These types of drawers are easy to install in existing units. Or, you can go out and purchase a brand new nightstand with this feature. Consider other ways to add organization and hide clutter in your room with cute bins, tubs, and baskets. You can use these to add character and design to your room while also giving things more of a place (or hiding those things that don't). My favorites are usually from Target or Kohl's.

It's Not Cozy  

Your bedroom should be one of the best rooms in your house. It should be a place where you can quite happily stay for a good few hours, whether it's the middle of the day or late at night. If it isn't, you probably have some work to do on improving it. I'll be real- I neglected our room for years because I figured I could just shut the door and no one else would really see it. But now I'm realized that our bedroom needs to be a sanctuary of sorts- a place I enjoy waking up each morning. A place that feels relaxing, fresh, and inviting: one that I love instead of one I just tolerate. This doesn't mean that you have to spend a lot of money to do so. Rather, consider new ways to shop sales and bring in new cozy features like cute throw pillows, fresh walls, or even some new curtains. Some people feel like a cozy bedroom needs a TV. While I'm an anti-bedroom TV girl myself, there are easy ways to mount one on the wall these days and still keep your room cozy and cute. It's all about finding out what makes it feel warm and inviting for you- and then doing it. Don't be afraid to take a few risks in your bedroom- it's yours! The only one who needs to love it is you.

I hope you love these ideas and have fun making the changes that your bedroom needs. I can't wait to share our bedroom update with you when it's finally done!


1 comment:

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