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How to Renovate Your Bedroom

Are you looking to give your bedroom a makeover? Don't know where to start with your renovation project? Here are a few ideas on how to breathe new life into your room without spending a fortune: 

A bedroom is not just like any other room in the house. In some ways, it is something of a sanctuary within the home, where you spend your most intimate moments. It needs to be a place where you feel relaxed and where you have enough space to gather all your things in a way that is organized and suited to your tastes.

Photo: Residence Style

Photo: Residence Style

1) Giving your bedroom walls a makeover

You've finally decided that it's time to remove that old wallpaper from your walls or to apply a fresh coat of paint. Hopefully, you won't discover any bad surprises along the way, such as damaged walls, holes, mold, etc... Before you go on to the next step, be sure to fill any holes and smooth out the walls so you end have a nice homogeneous surface on which you can apply the next product.

Next, clean and remove any traces of dust from the walls. Before you start painting, clear away any obstacles and protect the surfaces that will not be painted. Use masking tape or painting tape around the edges of walls, floors and windows to keep the paint off unwanted areas. For optimal results, start by applying a coat of primer paint. This will allow your next coat of paint to adhere properly to the surface and will hide any imperfections.

2) Renovating the floor

If your floor is worn out, time to give it a new look! Depending on which type of floor covering is already on your floor, there are quite a few options out there. If you have carpeting, you can rent a machine to clean it or you can remove it altogether. A good, cheap option might be vinyl adhesive flooring. If you have a bigger budget, oak flooring is beautiful and also holds the advantage of being very durable. While vinyl is easy to install, wood flooring should be put in place by a professional contractor.

Photo: Zillow 

Photo: Zillow

3) Small renovation projects for your bedroom

Renovating the floors and walls of your bedroom is a big, time consuming project. There are a few, much simpler projects that can also make a big difference. Another, much simpler change with a big impact would be to change the handles on your bedroom door, dresser, closet and windows. Such small details can truly make your room's style come together. By simply organizing things, such as electrical cords, you could improve your bedroom's general appearance in a major way. This is a nice example of a way to turn an electrical cord from an eyesore to a decorative element:

Photo: Home Edit  

Photo: Home Edit

New curtains can also make a big difference. They can be used to preserve your room intimacy and are also a pretty good way to add a touch of color to your room.  Is your room too dark? Find some curtains that let light come into the room. You could also change your curtain rod to match the color scheme you have instated for your bedroom.

Photo: Mohnideen

Photo: Mohnideen

4) Decoration

Everyone has their own tastes and needs so there is no perfect recipe to choose the type of decor that is best suited for a bedroom. The only thing that brings everyone together is that the bedroom should be a place that promotes sleep and relaxation. We don't often pay attention to a bed's headboard but it can be a great place to add extra shelving and hidden storage for things we don't often use. It can also add character to the style of decoration in the room.

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