Has your bedroom stayed the same the entire time you’ve lived in your home? Does your bedroom fail to match your personality? Or does your bedroom simply lack the relaxing atmosphere you crave? If your bedroom is in need of a change, follow this guide for how to combat any of these problems without spending a fortune.
If your bedroom has looked the same for the past ten (or twenty, or more) years…
Ditch your clutter.
We know, fashion moves in a circle. Everything comes back in style. Still, it’s time to get rid of those pants you haven’t worn in years. Take no prisoners and go through everything in your room. You’ll have to really commit to this. Go through decorations, clothes, health and beauty products, and any little knick-knacks you may have lying around. Make a pile to keep, a pile to donate or sell, and a pile of sentimental objects that you’d like to keep in a storage room in your home. Often, old items that no longer represent you can prevent you from making your bedroom feel like your space.
Get in the right frame of mind.
Of course it’s wonderful to keep around old photos from your childhood, but if you’re a fan of keeping pictures around, make sure you keep current photos of your loved ones around as well. Old photos provide a happy nostalgia, while new photos can remind you of everything you have to be grateful for right here, right now. Shop around for a couple frames and choose favorite photos of you’ve taken with friends, family members, or a significant other. These are sure to make your bedroom feel more personal. To keep from overcrowding your bedroom with photos, be selective. Choose photos that evoke the best memories and save the rest for a photo album.
If your bedroom doesn’t represent your personality…
Decorate for you.
A family member or friend should be able to step into your bedroom and know it’s yours without you telling them. Your bedroom should radiate you because it’s your space. Go out and find a few favorite art pieces, wall hangings, or decorative objects that make you happy and that represent your personality. If you share your bedroom with a partner, spouse, or roommate, make sure to include them in this process so that you can decorate the room with objects that reflect both of you.
If your bedroom isn’t exactly a relaxing space…
Your bedroom should be a place where you can relax. After all, you’re supposed to fall asleep there every night. While you’re changing things up, make sure to search for objects that help you wind down and relax. This can range from anything like a lamp with warm lighting, to candles, to a weighted blanket, to an essential oil diffuser. Items that make your space feel cozy will make your bedroom a place you look forward to retreating to at the end of the day.
Your bedroom should reflect your essence and should serve as a place where you can relax. With these simple tips, you’ll be more excited to turn in for the night than ever before.