Friday, January 20, 2017

Bedroom Series Part 2: 7 Ways to Change Your Space

In this four part bedroom series, we will share with you how to calculate the cost of your remodel and 7 ways to change your space without knocking down walls.  We will also share with you some things to consider and 12 dos and don’ts to help you prepare for your next project.

Bedrooms can be one of the most affordable projects and there are even some things you can do to update this room that don’t include tearing down any walls and can be done on a limited budget!  Wisebread provides 7 ways to change this space without demolishing anything!

1)   Organize and Purge
A cluttered environment makes any space seems smaller and darker than it really is.  The less stuff, the better your space will look and the more functional it becomes.  Go through your room and closet and either donate, give away, or trash items that you no longer need.
2)   Make Walls that Soothe
Paint is always the fastest and cheapest way to change any room.  Look at some paint chips and then choose a few to paint swatches on your walls.  Remember, some paints take several coats before they show their true color.
3)   Consider Window Coverings
Bedrooms tend to be smaller than other rooms, but area also dominated by larger furniture.  Creating somewhere for the eye to go, such as tall drapery, makes the eye look up and thus makes the room appear larger.
4)   Hang Art that you Love
This is a room that should relax you and create happy thoughts.  It’s important that the art or d├ęcor in this room provide a space that creates this ambience. 
5)   Turn on Good Lighting
This is one space in your house that you may not want to use as bright of lighting.  Consider adding a dimmer to your lights to reduce the overhead glare or add lamps to your side tables.
6)   Pick Appropriate Linens
The purpose of this room is to sleep in comfort and peace, so you want your bed to be comfortable and cozy.  Choosing your bedding is very important and is different for each person.  Some prefer warm flannel sheets, some high count cotton.  Many people like a fluffy down comforter while others prefer several blankets and a bedspread.  Figure out what you like and splurge on making yourself comfortable.
7)   Find Furniture that Fits
A quick update is adding a coat of paint to your existing furniture, or perhaps staining it a different color.  Even adding a simple table runner to a dresser can change the look and freshen up your room.

We hope these ideas were helpful, if you have any questions on your next remodeling projects call Christi at Projects General Construction at 805.682.2226.  Stay tuned for Part 3 in our bedroom series!

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