Quick and Easy Bedroom Makeovers

Dreaming of a gorgeous bedroom? We know how you feel. All too often, living rooms and kitchens take priority when it comes to decorating, and bedrooms can wind up in a perpetual state of blah. Check out these simple ideas for giving your sleep space an upgrade in no time at all.


A dark color on the walls can bring a bold look to your master bedroom
Image featuring Progress Lighting's Ashbury chandelier

Don’t be afraid to go bold and paint your bedroom a darker color. A survey conducted by Travelodge found that people who sleep in blue rooms tend to get the best night’s sleep, so there’s an idea. If you don’t want to commit to a whole room, just paint an accent wall.

Set up great lighting

Image courtesy of Miller and Smith Homes. Photography by Jim Kirby Photography featuring Progress Lighting Ashbury chandelier.
Image courtesy of Miller and Smith Homes. Photography by Jim Kirby Photography.

If feeling relaxed and refreshed is the priority for your bedroom, consider a layered lighting design. As a rule of thumb, you should have a minimum of three sources of light, which can be as easy as having a lamp on either side of your bed, in addition to a beautiful ceiling light fixture that furthers the design of your space. Consider installing a dimmer switch to control the mood of your room.

Hang curtains

Hang curtains with space above the windows to make your bedroom appear larger.
Image featuring Progress Lighting Brookside wall sconces.

Don’t underestimate the impact of curtains. They can add texture, color, and warmth to a bedroom, often bringing the whole room together. Try hanging them higher (5 to 7 inches) and wider than the window to make the window appear larger and take the eye higher – maker the room feel bigger.

Upgrade your linens

High-quality linens are an instant upgrade. After all, life’s too short to sleep on scratchy sheets. Splurge on high thread count sheets — you’ll be glad you did the next morning.

Deck the walls

Deck the walls with favorite works of art and photos to enliven your master bedroom.
Image featuring Progress Lighting's Equinox pendant.

Wake up each morning to art and decorations that’ll make you happy. If you’re the type who likes to switch it up every so often, or if you’re afraid of putting too many nail holes in the wall, install picture ledges.

Article contributed by Kristin Hillery. Kristin writes for Modernize.com, a website with a mission to connect contractors of all specialties to homeowners looking for home improvement services

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