If you’re having trouble sleeping, your bedroom may be to blame. The remodeling process can be long and arduous, but there are plenty of ways to completely transform the space in only one day. Below are some helpful tips to get you going.
Consider a Color Change
The color of your bedroom sets the tone of the room, which can influence your sleep. Consider soothing colors, such as blue or green, that have a calming effect. Check out some of the four best colors to use in the bedroom, as suggested by Homedit Interior Design. Although you may assume it would be a large undertaking, painting does not have to be an all-day chore.
Start by completely clearing your bedroom and covering the floor. Skip the tape and use a tool specifically designed to get into the tight edges without smudging the ceiling and door jambs. Once the edging is done, use a roller to quickly cover the walls. Make sure you buy paint with primer built-in—one coat is usually all you need if you are willing to pay for a quality brand.
If you’ve been sleeping (or trying to at least) on the same mattress for as long as you can remember, it’s time to toss it. Seven (maybe 10) years is about the most you can expect out of a mattress. Anything older than this is probably warped and uncomfortable, not to mention full of dust mites and dead skin. If you’re unsure what kind of mattress you need for your personal sleep style, Mattress Advisor’s helpful mattress buying guide can help. While you’re at it, invest a few extra dollars in a cover for your new sleep surface.
Sweet Dreams Are Made of This
Freshly painted walls: check. New bed: check. Now, it’s time to change your bedding to something you can get cozy in. In the winter, jersey knit sheets help keep you warm, whereas summertime calls for light cotton. Health.com asserts that a white noise machine can help you nod off and keep you from waking inconveniently in the middle of the night. It takes just minutes to order online and literally seconds to plug in. If you get bored easily with your bedding, Crate & Barrel points out that sticking with a single-toned theme on the quilt or comforter means you can swap the sheets out according to your mood or the season.
The Clutter Has to Go
Clutter keeps you up at night, whether you realize it or not. A messy bedroom can get in the way of getting dressed and ready for the day, which can make you late for school or work. Plus, if you think about all the dirt and grime hiding under the bed, you may never sleep again. The solution is to simply cut the clutter. Get rid of anything you don’t need and add a few creative storage solutions for those you do. DIY underbed storage is a great place to start, according to the Budget Decorator. If you’re feeling crafty and are comfortable with a drill, you can even make your own platform bed in about an hour. Most big-box hardware stores can cut the wood to your specifications, so all you have to do is put the pieces together. An elevated platform bed can double as extra storage space; you can easily fit a large storage bin under a 14-inch rise.
Transform the Floors
You don’t have to refinish the hardwood or tear out the carpet to enjoy beautiful new floors in your bedroom. When you’re in a rush to re-do your bedroom, a new rug will do the trick. Here’s how to pick the best rug for your room.
A bedroom remodel doesn’t have to take weeks, and it doesn’t have to cost an entire paycheck. With a little creativity and a good mattress, you can conquer this task before the sun goes down.
Article credit Suzie Wilson of happierhome.net