What better way to start off the new year than with a bedroom remodel? Renewing your bedroom for a fresh look is easier than any other room in the house and there are plenty of bedroom remodel ideas to consider. With just a few things, like painting your room or adding new accessories - it can change the overall feel of the room.
People remodel bedrooms for a number of reasons. You may be going through a change in your life and your old style doesn’t suit you anymore, or maybe you plan on selling the house and want to remodel the bedroom to sell it for a higher price. In fact, giving your bedroom a new look can increase your return of investment (ROI) by 40 to 80%.
However, remodeling your bedroom doesn’t need to break the bank. With these budget-friendly ideas, you’ll be able to give your room a lavish upgrade in just a few days.
If you have space in your home’s footprint to expand your bedroom, that is worth considering if you have the resources for it. However, to run structural changes to your house, it’ll require new foundation, roofing, and flooring. But expanding your current bedroom on a budget is easier than you think - also less expensive! You can look into internal expansions, by merging two small bedrooms together, adding a part of the hallway into the room’s structure, or adding a bathroom to the room. Most of these upgrades will require minimal construction, like taking down an interior wall.
Take the time to look at your house plan and see if you have the space for an expansion. A luxurious master suite usually contains a seating area, private bathroom, and a spacious closet. If the master bedroom is large, consider adding a seating area or reading corner in it. This will give you a place to do other activities, like read, drink tea, and just relax. Even if your bedroom is small, you can still try to utilize the corner by adding a simple corner chair and hanging up wall shelves for books or plants.
The pink wall color you loved when you were 13 won’t necessarily match how you feel when you’re older. Giving your room a paint job will give it a new feel, and it’ll be more welcoming for you with the colors you chose. If you’re planning on selling the house, then consider painting it neutral colors like gray or beige.
If your bedroom remodel is because you need a change, then don’t shy away from your favorite colors! It is recommended not to use energetic colors like yellow, orange, or red because they can make you feel alert when you need to rest. Instead, use toned-down versions of them, like pale yellow or blush. For large master bedrooms, you can opt for rich dark colors like blue, black, or teal. But for smaller spaces, stick to lighter colors like pastels to make a room look more spacious.
You don’t need to follow the latest color trends, because they change every year. Just follow your heart and pick a color that really speaks to you!
Obviously, we’d all love to vamp our floors with oak floorboards, but considering the amount of work and money that’ll go into that - let's look at alternatives. But the flooring is what ties the whole bedroom together, so it is important to splurge a bit on good quality.
Great alternatives that are cost-effective include vinyl planking, cork flooring, and laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is a DIY-friendly idea and doesn’t include many tools or manual work, it also has a lovely wood finish that makes a room cozier and inviting. Vinyl planking is recommended in houses that are high in humidity, possibly for beach houses or vacation homes. In the end, adorn the floor with a large area rug that’ll feel warm and soft under your feet.
A new and improved bedroom deserves a new bed to match it! If your mattress has sagged or is becoming uncomfortable, it may be time for an upgrade to a Puffy Lux Mattress. But even small adjustments like changing your bedsheets to silky bamboo sheets or getting a new Puffy Comforter will give you better sleep and make you like your bedroom more.
Additionally, you can adorn your bed with throw pillows and place a faux-fur blanket on the corner of the bed for a cozy and comfy feel. The bed is the focal point of the bedroom, so it’s important to take good care of it.
Most homeowners go all out for light fixtures in the living room, kitchen, and bathrooms, because they’re in clear view for guests, but bedroom lighting is often neglected. We all have the usual ceiling light and bedside table lamp, but with a bedroom remodel, it’s time to get creative.
For example, if you’re going for a contemporary mid-century design, look for a funky, eye-catching floor lamp. For a Victorian luxurious feel, consider hanging a chandelier if you have high ceilings. To set a relaxing and sleepy mood, consider getting spotlights with dimmers. Spotlights can go on top of your bookcase, in front of your closet, or be used as under-bed lights.
Adding character to your bedroom is what personalizes it and makes you want to hang out in it, and not just sleep in it. One big way to add character to your room is by creating a theme for your bedroom. It can be boho, tropical, or Victorian - whatever you like. You can create this theme by adding accessories. For example, add plants for a boho style, metallic light fixtures for an industrial feel, or bamboo shades for a tropical theme.
If you want to keep things simple and sophisticated, go with minimalist decor, white bedsheets, and a few pieces of elegant artwork on the wall.
When renovating your bedroom, it is important to have a theme or color scheme in mind because that is what gives the room a coherent style. If the bed is the focal point, then you should start from there by upgrading your bedding, pillows, and maybe getting a new headboard. Then you can look into painting the walls or getting wallpaper. A paint job can completely change your room’s design.
Some basic bedroom remodel ideas include painting the walls, getting new flooring, adding accessories, or getting new bedding like a new comforter or sheets. All of these bedroom ideas are DIY activities that won’t take much time or resources. It’ll surprise you what a few changes can do to your bedroom’s style.
Now that you have an idea of where to start, you’re ready for your bedroom makeover! These bedroom remodel ideas are all cost-effective and easy to implement, and most importantly - don’t forget to have fun with it.