How to Makeover Your Bedroom
Living in a place that accurately reflects you and your personality makes you love the place you live and, in turn, can make you much more relaxed in your home. If you feel like your home needs a refresh but you aren’t quite sure where to start, the easiest place to begin is your bedroom. Creating a safe and comfortable oasis in the place that is most yours is easy to do with the right steps
At Prestige Storage, we are here to help you figure out both how to design your dream room and how to plan a bedroom makeover. From learning how to make your bedroom function for you to gathering the right materials, we have all the information you need to get started.
How to Design Your Dream Room
Your bedroom is meant to serve you in every way possible. That’s why it’s important to create the space you deserve by designing a bedroom that matches your personality as well as your unique needs.
From the furniture to the color, it’s time to design the bedroom of your dreams by creating a list of pros and cons of your current set-up, keeping the functionality of furniture in mind, and adding personality to your design choices. Start living in the space you want and learn how to design your dream room with Prestige Storage.
Create a List of Pros and Cons
Before you can determine the best way to redesign your bedroom, you first need to take stock of all the things you like and dislike about your current design. Some questions to help you get started making this list of pros and cons include:
- Does the room become too dark during the day?
- Are there too many pictures on the wall?
- Does your room feel smaller than it should?
- Do the colors in your room fill you with joy?
After creating this list of pros and cons, you will then need to do an inventory of the things you need and want out of your bedroom. For example, if you have lots of picture frames, books, or other things that need shelving, then you’ll want to make room for some bookshelves. Or, if you’ve always dreamed of having lots of bean bags in your room, keep that in mind as well.
Taking a second to stop and think about these things before you start diving straight into design will help you save a lot of time and headaches in the long run.
Think About Functionality
Your bedroom needs to function for you and all your unique needs. Start by thinking about how you want to use your bedroom. Is it just a place to hang out and sleep or will it be doubling as a workout studio, office, or art room? Once you’ve determined the function of the room itself, it’s time to turn to the furniture.
Each piece of furniture should reflect this function and serve a use. Examine the furniture in your current bedroom and think about the function of each piece. Does it serve you physically and emotionally or is it merely there to take up space? Think about this question for each piece and then decide what gets to stay, what can be repurposed, and what needs to be sold or put into storage.
Add Personality to Your Design Choices
Now comes the fun part which is deciding how to add your own personality to your design choices. Determine your design style and then run wild with it. Whether you’re going for boho chic, farmhouse, luxury, or anything in between, now is the time to find your inspiration.
Hit up thrift stores to make your boho design come to life. Visit your local craft store so you can create your own art for the walls. Learn how to make a bed look luxurious with white cotton sheets, a statement headboard, and a soft comforter. Whatever your style inspiration is, there are plenty of ways to add a bit of personality to your bedroom.
How to Plan a Bedroom Makeover
Once you have the design of your bedroom nailed down, the real work begins. Now is the time to inventory all your items to determine what needs to be purchased, gather all the necessary materials, and figure out how to organize everything.
Inventory Your Items
The most crucial step to beginning a bedroom makeover is to make an inventory list of everything you have and everything you might need. You can get as creative as color-coding everything or just keep it simple with a spreadsheet. Whatever the system is, make sure you have a detailed list of everything you have so you know exactly what you still need.
As you are creating this inventory, think about the budget you would like to spend as well as how you can repurpose certain items if you are working with a tight budget. Just because you aren’t totally in love with your headboard doesn’t mean you can’t repaint it and turn it into a piece of art or a shelf. Get creative and be realistic about what you want to keep, or part ways with.
Materials You Need For Your Bedroom Makeover
Aside from the actual furniture and decorations you need to make this makeover happen, there are also several materials that you need to gather as well. These materials include:
- Tools– Make sure you have all the tools you need for building furniture and hanging things on the walls such as hammers, nails, screwdrivers, measuring tape, and drills.
- Hanging materials– You also need to have plenty of different types of hanging materials so you can properly hang photos and other art on the walls. This includes Command Strips, wall hooks, and picture hangers.
- Cleaning supplies– Having a clean bedroom is just as important as having a well-decorated one. Clean both your old and new pieces of furniture as well as the walls, floors, and windows. For all this cleaning, you will need to make sure you have access to disinfectant spray, brooms, vacuums, dusting spray, and glass cleaner.
- Painting materials– If you plan on changing up the color of your bedroom walls, you will also need all the necessary materials to do so including the paint itself, paint brushes, paint rollers, and a ladder.
Organizing Your New Bedroom
The last and final step of your bedroom makeover is organizing your bedroom to look exactly how you want it to. This is the time to get incredibly creative with design choices and place your furniture in a way that functions for you and your needs.
This is also the time to reorganize everything, purge everything you don’t want, and tidy the place up a bit. Invest in sleek organizers such as behind-the-door shoe racks, hanging shelves, and other storage bins to place around your room to ensure everything has its place.
As you are placing furniture around your room, there are bound to be items that you don’t have a use or place for anymore. Rather than throwing away items that you genuinely love and might need in the future, invest in a storage unit. At Prestige Storage, we offer plenty of storage unit size options as well as helpful features and amenities.
For helpful tips and information on preparing your excess furniture items for long-term storage, head over to our storage tips page.
Plan Your Bedroom Makeover With the Help of Prestige Storage Today
Prestige Storage is here to help you throughout your entire bedroom makeover process from offering top advice from storage experts to providing all the necessary storage space for excess bedroom furniture. For more information about the services and features provided by Prestige Storage, check out our list of frequently asked questions.
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