Thursday, January 19, 2017

5 Ideas to Improve Your Home and Bedroom

If you're looking to spruce up of the look of your home and make your bedroom especially inviting, there are several simple steps you can take that will make a big difference. These tips can help you look forward to spending time in your bedroom and relaxing in your home overall.

Buy Organic Bedding

Organic bedding is not only great for the environment, it can also help you get a better night's sleep. Sheets and bedding made from bamboo is smooth and comfortable, and doesn't contain harsh chemicals, which is beneficial if you have sensitive skin. Organic cottons and silks can also make your bed especially inviting and there are several bedding colors to choose from, so you can find bedding that goes with your decor scheme. Once you find the bedding you like, select a few over-sized pillows or an organic vegan throw pillow to add texture to the bed and make it even more comfortable.

organic bedding

Don't Overclutter

We suggest following the "melon" rule when it comes to decorating your bedroom. If the decorations in your room are smaller than a melon, it can make the space look too cluttered. Select a few large vases and sculptures to adorn the bedroom, and take out the smaller items. You can also follow this decorating rule of thumb for the other areas of your home to reduce clutter.

Paint the Walls

You can paint your walls a soft shade of blue to improve the look of your bedroom and promote a good night's sleep. Blue has a calming effect on the mind, and can also lower your blood pressure and heart rate, as opposed to purple, which stimulates the nervous system and can reduce your sleep time by up to two hours!

Add Art

bedroom art

According to Apartment Therapy, a piece of artwork in your bedroom can really make the space especially lively and add more texture to the bedroom. You can even take a piece of art from another room and put it in the bedroom so you won't have to spend money on new bedroom decor. Using this idea when it comes to lighting can make your bedroom more attractive as well. For instance, if you have a lamp in the hallway that will go well with your decor, move it to the bedroom. Often times, we place the most beautiful furniture in our homes in places where guests will see. However, it's important that we take just as much care to decorate our bedrooms, since it is the most intimate place in our homes and should be beautiful.

Add Curtains and Rugs

Depending on how large your bedroom is, you may want to add an area rug or two to the space. A rug by your bed will keep your feet warm when you get out of bed in the mornings and can compliment the color of your bed or nightstands. A larger area rug in the center of your room gives the bedroom a more polished look. If most of the decor in your room is simple, a patterned rug can serve as a focal piece. Curtains are a great way to spruce up the bedroom as well. Not only will they shield the sun and keep the room from being extremely bright in the mornings, curtains can serve as another way to bring color and pattern into your bedroom decor.

Use Wallpaper

Adding some wallpaper to a few unconventional places in your bedroom can also make the space come alive. You can use patterned wallpaper for the center of your door to make the bedroom especially appealing. Or, you can use wallpaper to line the sides of your drawers for more visual appeal each time you put your clothes away. There are also wallpaper borders that you can apply to the tops of your walls if you don't want the entire wall to be patterned. Wallpaper is also a little easier to change than paint, so you can use this design trick every few months when you want to give your room a different look. These are just some of the innovative and cost-effective ways that you can make your bedroom look its best. Of course, using a combination of these tips can make your bedroom one of the most appealing rooms in your home.


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