Feeling cramped in your bedroom? No problem! From simple changes to complete bedroom remodeling, these tips from Restwell Mattress can help you open up even a small bedroom space.
First thing to do when you take a look around your bedroom is to evaluate the color. Color goes a long way in creating either an open and airy look or a dark and confined space. Yes, you have probably heard that darker colors in the bedroom help with sleep; but maybe a dark color isn’t best for your room. Besides, you can always buy a pair of blackout drapes to eliminate light and color, which will defeat the necessity of having a certain color. For an open bedroom, go with lighter colors. Think white trim with a light grey or hazy lavender wall, both of which are relaxing colors and perfect for sleepy time.
Since we mentioned blackout drapes, think of the ways you can use drapes to open up the bedroom. First of all, stick to blackout drapes on the windows and not around the bed, because a closed-in bed will make the whole room feel small. Use drapes in a light color that matches the wall paint. Fewer colors create the illusion of a wider space. And it’s easy to find blackout drapes in light colors.
Next, consider the bed. A big bed is nice, but is it really necessary for your room. Can you be comfortable in a queen-sized instead of a king? You can find beautiful beds in Minneapolis that are reasonably-sized for any bedroom while also being luxuriously comfortable. Then, change up where your bed is positioned. Experiment with placing the head against one wall, pushing the bed into a corner where it borders two walls, or even placing the head at an angle to a corner so the foot extends toward the center of the room. See what feels best to you.
While you’re rearranging furniture, take a look at how the other bedroom furniture works in the room. There might simply be too much. Maybe you need taller dressers or wall-mounted shelves to store some items higher up. Try to expose more wall space, which will create an open feel. Eliminate unnecessary pictures on the walls, and install a large mirror instead, which adds the illusion of space.
If you’re renovating the bedroom and have the power to move, add, or enlarge windows, then do it. Yes, you may have to buy more blackout drapes to block out the light at night, but when you’re not sleeping, you will appreciate the airy, relaxed atmosphere of your bedroom with all that natural light. While you’re changing the room, consider adding built-in shelves so that you can eliminate a dresser. You can also open up the door to your closet or bathroom, which creates more space. Restwell Mattress wishes you luck with your bedroom makeover, no matter the changes you decide to make!
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