Our bedrooms and bathrooms are more than purely functional. Since they are our two most personal spaces, they can become our sanctuaries from the outside world. If yours are due for a refresher, here’s how to give them new life with smart, simple changes.
Rethink Your Color Scheme
Paint is an amazing resource for homeowners. You can quickly change the look of a room with minimal expense, skill, and time just by putting a new color on your walls. Consider changing up your color scheme to completely revitalize your spaces. HomeAdvisor points out you can create a bedroom atmosphere that mimics a tropical retreat by selecting light blues, greens, or gentle pinks. It’s a great way to make your bedroom feel like a getaway.
In the bathroom, think about what you want to see while prepping each morning and when unwinding each evening. You can aim for a spa-like feel with shades of aqua, while browns invoke feelings of nature and soothing shades of gray inspire relaxation. If you need a little boost, think citrus or spice for energy, such as juicy pink grapefruit or sunny gold.
Privacy and Comfort
Both your bedroom and bathroom are personal spaces, and to feel completely at ease, you need privacy. In that regard, dressing your windows is a necessity, but how you do that also contributes greatly to the atmosphere of the room. The Washington Post notes some window treatment selections can be distracting and annoying, such as poorly selected blinds that clatter every time there is a breeze or that let light seep in to destroy your sleep. It’s worthwhile to invest in quality when it comes to window treatments. Also, consider layering your window dressing. This is a great way to achieve a customized look, softens the space, and it boosts energy efficiency by cutting down on drafts.
Change Up Your Linens
Linens are an often overlooked element in both bedrooms and bathrooms. While they live a functional life, they are also keys in creating the look of your space, offering texture, color, and creature comforts. In your bathroom, Better Homes & Gardens suggests your linens are a simple and fun way to quickly change the look of the room. When it comes to durability, lighter colors tend to fade less than darker ones, and softness doesn’t necessarily equate to quality; manufacturers can add chemicals to create a smoother feel. Look for combed cotton when it comes to towels that will stand the test of time. Along the same lines, when selecting bedsheets, put the kind of cotton above other priorities such as thread count for comfortable linens that will last. Egyptian cotton is considered to be smooth, durable, and lightweight, and to save money but still enjoy comfort, consider a low-percentage of polyester, but stay under 30 percent.
Choosing decorative displays in your bed and bath is a great way to bring a personal touch to your most intimate rooms. Bedrooms can really benefit from various sorts of wall art. Consider hanging a beautiful textile above the headboard, install a gallery of family photos, hang a favorite piece of original artwork, or paint a mural in the space. Bathrooms can be a bit trickier when it comes to artwork. The humidity can affect certain selections, so look for materials that will stand up to the climate, such as paintings or prints on canvas, works that are not under glass, and sculptural options like vintage baskets or ceramics. If you decide on something delicate, keep the doors and windows of the room open to reduce exposure to steam.
Bedrooms and bathrooms can reflect your personal sense of style and add a bit of refreshment to your days. So, consider your colors, boost privacy and comfort, and find ways to express yourself in your selections.Both rooms provide a soft landing from the outside world with a handful of well-thought-out changes.