How To Customize Your Bedroom Without Breaking The Bank

Have you ever thought about how much time you spend in your bedroom? A study cited by furnishing retail giant IKEA found that you spend about a third of your life there, though admittedly you spend a lot of that time sleeping. If you’re in there that much, don’t you want to feel comfortable, happy, and relaxed when you step through its doors? Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Either it’s too small or too crowded or too blah to be enjoyable, and you don’t know what to do about it.

Put up with that nagging irritation whenever you enter your bedroom no more. Here are a few ideas to help you revive and rejuvenate your bedroom. Turn it into a private oasis, a sanctuary, rather than that corner of your home you’d rather not think about.

Make It Your Own With Personalization

Don’t let yourself feel stuck with the off-white, blank walls you’ve always had. Mix it up with an accent color splashed across one wall. You could even try stripes, chevrons, or polka dots. Step outside the box for once. Add curtains and an ornate rod to your windows and get a throw rug to add that accent color to your floor. Put pictures up on the wall or on your bedside table. Mirrors can make the room feel larger, and there are a number of sizes and frame types that could complement your style.

Rearrange Your Furnishings

There’s nothing more stale or boring than a room that never changes. Feel free to rearrange your furniture every few months to see how it feels. Reorganizing your closet or getting a new dresser for your clothes can help the room feel less cluttered as well. Try to find a “place” for everything you own, including shoes, binders, and purses.

Choose A New Light Source

Dome ceiling lights are so blasé I feel like falling asleep every time I see one. To change up the feeling of the room, see if you can find a new lamp that communicates your personality or matches your new accent color. Layered lighting (multiple lamps) can also help you illuminate the important areas of the room where you do the most work or reading.

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