Paint: Color not only creates the ambiance for a room but it affects our mood and our behavior. For
example, blues can create a sense of comfort, trust and help you relax, and reds can make you feel sexy and intimate (we assume after reading this all the men will be stocking up on cans of red paint at Home Depot). If you’re sleeping in smaller quarters, consider painting the room a lighter color to help give the illusion of openness and space. Try a nice light yellow, not only will it help your bedroom appear larger but yellows help you feel energized, along with a double shot of espresso of course.
Rugs: If your floor is bare and cold and in need of some love, then rug it out! If you want to make your room look bigger, let’s start talking texture. You want to avoid a shaggy or tufted rug, as much as they remind you of a “better time.” Try to stick with a rug that’s non-textured and lightweight. When it comes to the color, the same rule applies for your floor as it does for your walls. Try buying a rug that’s lighter in shade to create that sense of space. Off-whites, pastels and neutrals are best, unless you have a parade of dirty feet barging in and trampling all over it of course. Also, try to stay away from patterns because this can create a cluttered feel. We also strongly suggest buying one very large rug and avoid buying a few rugs to place throughout the room to help the room appear bigger. After all, it’s not like you need a back up if one isn’t flying right today.
Headboard: If you’re bored with what’s behind and above your head, there are endless ways to fix this! First, you’ll have to decide what look you’re going for in your room. Once you’ve established that, the sky is the limit, well, actually the limit is technically the ceiling but you catch our drift. You can use beautiful storage cubbies to create a very interesting look behind your bed and these can be used to hide your belongings too. If you’re going for a more romantic look, consider an over-sized design with deep cushioning, crystal lighting mounted on the wall or a canopy with fabric draped over. If you’re looking for a more modern look, try hanging an abstract piece of art above your bed. Another inexpensive and quick method would be to use wall decals solo or in conjunction with your other art, please just refrain from buying any silhouette kittens and balls of yarn, unless you’re really into that sort of thing.
These are just a few simple and affordable ways to take your bedroom from “blazay” to “Oh, Yeay!” Remember, it’s all about illusion of space, mood and ease of the project. Start somewhere and in no time you can convert your boreroom to the ultimate bedroom.
If you find that a DIY design project is too much of a task, call us, Blue Sky Environmental Interior Decor at 1.855.341.1401 or visit us at www.bseid.com and one of our interior design veterans will get you started!