Your bedroom should be your sanctuary. It’s a place where you can be by yourself to think and relax. As such, it should reflect your preferences and personality. If your room is starting to feel bland, you may wish to redecorate. Getting all new decorations and furnishings can be expensive, so here’s how you can do it without purchasing a single thing.
One of the best ways to freshen up your room is to move the furniture around. Think about your normal actions. Do you have to go a long way in between your dresser and your closet? If so, you may want to move them closer. Is your dirty clothes hamper near where you usually undress? Moving it closer will reduce the likelihood of you leaving your clothes on the floor. Take note of any empty blocked space. Empty blocked space refers to parts of the room that are unusable, or inconvenient to use because of the spacing of the furniture. For example, a 6-inch gap between a desk and a bookshelf. By reducing the amount of empty blocked spaces, your room will start to feel bigger.
Change Up the Colors
Color has a huge impact on the human psyche. Warm colors are great for happiness, optimism, and energy. While this might be good for your morale, it may not make sleeping easy. Cooler colors can help with calming and soothing. They can sometimes have the effect of sadness. For a drastic change in color, try combining decorating styles for a new, fresh look. You don’t have to paint your room to change up the colors. Instead, consider switching some of the blankets you have in your closet with the ones that are on your bed. Look at the books in your bookshelf. Pull out a few of the more interesting ones and place them partially opened on top of the bookshelf as a form of decoration.
Rearrange Your Wall Hangings
You can make a big impact by rearranging your hangings on the wall. Some people like to cover every square inch of their wall with posters and photos. This can make for a very intriguing collage. Others like to space their wall decorations evenly. A more unique approach is to leave all the walls bare except for one. This gives the room a feature wall that draws the attention. A good choice would be to select something that is easily seen while you lie in bed.
While there are certainly many good design rules out there, it’s important to remember that these are more like guidelines than actual rules. At the end of the day, if you like how your room looks, then it’s going to be great! Just try not to make it too cluttered, as this can make your room a stressful place to be.
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