“Reorganizing the bedroom is a task that most people dread with the kind of loathing reserved for removing week-old plaster from a hairy forearm.” Though Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen’s comment indicates that bedroom reorganization can be a painful task, with proper planning you can make it less overwhelming, taking into consideration every nook and corner of that all-in-one room. While planning a renovation, the bedroom tends to get sidelined; it is either the financial constraints or the ‘who-will-see-a-bedroom’ mindset that plays the villain. But if you need a reminder, the bedroom is the corridor to your private existence — a world where you can fight, cry, laugh and share some of the most precious moments with your partner in your own little space without the slightest of distractions. Do you need a better explanation for why you should renovate your bedroom? While you consider a bedroom renovation, comfort and looks should both be paid attention to, and only then can it be called a successful renovation. So if a bedroom makeover is what you are looking for, here are some exciting tips.
Bedroom Renovation Ideas
Mentioned below is the way you can re-design your bedroom according to its size —small, big or medium.
You should be very particular about choosing the right color for a smaller bedroom because all you want is to add that illusory volume to your room. A good choice of any lighter shade will hit bull’s eye, if a spacious looking room is what you are trying to achieve.
Even for a medium-sized bedroom, lighter colors would be a better choice than their brighter counterparts, if an enticing look is what you want to give it. A blend of contrasting bright as well as light shades works magic, when the darker shades are used to highlight the areas you want to accentuate. This can add an ethereal aura of elegance to the room.
If you have a bigger bedroom all you want is to think of ways to highlight the overall look of the room without adding to its size. This can very well be done by coloring the walls in brighter shades. Paint your walls in orange, gold, chocolate, brown or any other dark shade, as per your taste. The brighter looking wall is sure to welcome an extraordinary boldness into the room space.
It is better to get smaller and lesser furniture in order to avoid giving the bedroom a cluttered look. For a smaller room the purpose of the furniture rather than the number of furniture items should decide if they belong to that room or not, like a multipurpose cot that will double up as a sofa during the day and a cot in the night or a storage bed which will save you some wardrobe space.
Furniture for a medium-sized bedroom shouldn’t make the whole room look full and clumsy. Such a tangled feeling only affects the flow of space inside the room. Other than a bed, a small night-stand, a table and a chair should be more than enough.
Since there is enough and more space available, you have the opportunity to choose from a variety of options available. Bright colored furniture will not only add class but also invite sophistication into the room. Adding a wooden bed frame will give the room a royal look. Since there is lot of space, utilize the corners to easily fit in some elegant looking antique furniture pieces like a Queen Anne chair or a old fashioned yet comfortable rocking chair for those times when you are in the mood to just lazily lounge about.
Smarter choices will leave your rooms with an altogether different feel and an entirely new look. Picking softer light will help blur the edges of the bedroom to create the illusion of a bigger room. For that matter if you want an overhead lamp, find a frosted one with a low watt bulb so as to create a magical ambience of romance.
Make use of lighting wherever you think highlighting is required. Softer light should work better here.
Brighter light will add warmth and elegance to big rooms. A chandelier can bring forth a charming extravagance to your bedroom, making a statement of its own.
Accentuating windows and window curtains can help a great deal to make your bedroom look taller and spacious. Place the curtain rod higher above the window and let the curtain fall much below the actual window length. Choose light colored, net, chintz or chiffon curtains. Place smaller rugs diagonally to decorate the floor and add space while also keeping comfort and cleanliness in mind. Adding different sized mirrors can enhance the look of the room much more.
A golden hue is sure to give that otherwise plain looking room an extravagant tone. Therefore it will be appropriate if you can find furnishings with a golden tinge in them. Longer curtains will also be just fine. A scented candle can also be effectively used.
Using luxurious fabrics in rich tones can add grandeur to your bedroom. Adding a canopy to the top is also a good option to give your bedroom an elite look, on the whole. Use silk curtains for that fairy tale charm and a velvet carpet for extra richness. A beautiful wall hanging accentuated with light will make for an eye-catching attraction.