Sometimes its nice to have a few things to refresh the look and feel of our bedrooms, without doing a major remodel, or breaking the bank. Here you’ll find some tips to do just that.
Let’s start with the bed, as it is a major piece of furniture in the room, and its important for good quality sleep. Get some luxurious new sheets, by getting at least 300 count, they hold up very well, and are very soft to the touch. Too often we use the ones we’ve got until they are thread bare or otherwise in poor condition. Great quality sheets will be right next to our skin and impacts the feel upon on bodies. This is also a good time to get a different comforter, duvet cover, quilt, or whatever you use on top of your bed. You can either stick with the same colors that’s in your bedroom, or if you want, try switching it up slightly for a bit of a different feel, or just add another color to your current colors.
This next tip is something that is totally in the ‘feel’ category, but I just did it this week and can’t say enough about it! Although I have a good quality mattress, as I’ve gotten older, plus the fact that I’m a side sleeper, I’m finding the bed is simply too hard and it leaves my shoulders and hips sore. I always thought a firm bed was the way to go, but I’m finding just the opposite is true for me. So instead of getting a new mattress (just not practical, unless you need one), I bought this mattress topper. Wow, talk about luxury! I felt like I was sleeping on a big marshmallow, although it didn’t swallow me up. I mean this in a good way, because my body was completely supported. I am finding since I got it that I am needing less sleep, I’m assuming because my sleep quality is better, but I’m definitely waking up more refreshed, which for me was super rare, plus I don’t hurt either. I must have been tossing and turning much more than I had realized. You might want to try this, or if its time to replace your mattress, try this for awhile to delay that purchase and see if it helps.
Make sure you have nice, comfortable pillows. Periodically we need to simply toss the old ones out and replace them. Good time to do this. You’ll feel like you’ve just got a brand new bed!
If you use lamps in your bedroom, consider either switching them out for other lamps in other parts of the house, or buy one or two new ones, again either in your same color theme, or perhaps you’ve just wanted to add one new color to your theme.
Get rid of all clutter. Use under bed storage bins to utilize that space. Get the room really clean. Wash the windows, curtains, perhaps have rugs shampooed, or if you have throw rugs, get them dry cleaned. If you have hardwood floors, have them steam cleaned. Simply by doing a very deep cleaning of everything in the room and organizing, that alone will help it feel like a brand new room.
While on the subject of deep cleaning the room, consider investing in an air filter. Since so much time is spent in a bedroom, they help keep the air clean from dust, dander, airborne allergens, and some have bacterial / virus killing properties. This is especially important in homes that have pets. If you suffer from allergies, you might find it helps reduce allergies symptoms.
Find one new piece of something you love to add to the room. Perhaps its a collectible of some kind, maybe its a piece of art, a new frame for an old picture, a cute basket or vase, something that will add something special that you truly enjoy.
By doing these tips, it will completely change the look and feel of your bedroom.