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Smart and Simple Solutions for Sprucing up
Your Bedroom and Bathroom
Are you looking for ways to refresh your home? Making simple updates can breathe new life into your bedroom and bathroom, and help your whole living environment feel new. Here are some tips that pack a big wallop with minimal effort.
Less Is More
Do you sift through stacks in your closets attempting to locate basic necessities, or constantly misplace fundamentals, like your keys and your phone? If you can’t seem to get organized, paring down on clutter can mean a smoother daily routine, reducing frustration and opening up time you would otherwise waste searching for things. Not only that, Psychology Today explains decluttering appears to offer important mental health benefits, helping you feel more at peace with your homelife, reducing stress levels, and even encouraging healthier eating habits.
Start With Your Sanctuary
Cutting clutter in your bedroom seems to be especially beneficial, helping to create a sanctuary for your sleep. For instance, if books are piling up or you have clothing you don’t wear, you can free up space to be better organized and have fewer distractions. You also should consider eliminating items such as electronics, which can inhibit your ability to sleep well. Do some editing, and if you have furniture or other belongings you’re on the fence about keeping, try storing them off site for a while. If you miss them, you can retrieve them later, or you might decide it’s time to part ways. It’s an inexpensive answer to your dilemma, with the overall average price of a self-storage unit booked in Atlanta over the past 180 days coming in at $108.45.
A fresh coat of paint is one of the most effective and easy ways to give rooms a new look. When it comes to a bedroom that inspires a cheerful outlook, House Beautiful suggests colors that are fun, bold and bright. Walls in turquoise, pinks or reds promote energy, whites and greys soothe, or you can boost romance with elegant black. Accessories can be pops of color or simply white to add contrast. For a bathroom that feels soothing and spa-like, select grey tones or soft blues. Coordinated accents in deeper shades of the same hues add subtle elegance, or add some fun and flavor with citrusy shades of yellow, lime, or orange.
Linens For The Look
Selecting bed linens can have as much to do with color and pattern as it does thread count. One idea is to mix and match patterns to create a look that evokes comfort, luxury and texture. Choose a palette and patterns with common ground, whether it’s in the form of base or accent colors. Then, select window treatments in fabrics and colors that mesh, such as neutrals for a modern look, or heavy patterns for a classic feel. Don’t be afraid to pull together the room with stripes and medallions or paisleys and chevrons. With a repeat of the same hue throughout, you can ensure a cohesive feel.
For your space to continue to work well for you, you’ll need to stay organized and avoid letting it become cluttered all over again. Working with a professional organizer will set you back between $50 and $100 per hour, so to avoid shelling out extra cash for your home makeover, use some cost-effective DIY strategies instead.
In your bedroom, look for smart storage solutions, such as crates on castors that roll into the wasted area under your bed. You can also turn unused wall space in closets into vertical shoe storage. If your closet is small, a garment rack can both display and store clothing effectively. For better bathroom storage, add attractive wall cabinets and shelving, or hang a skirt under a pedestal sink for hiding cleaning products and hygiene items where they are handy but unseen. You can even install a shelf to wrap around the wall over your sink for keeping toiletries at your fingertips; just choose attractive containers to complete the look.
Give your abode a refresher by revamping your bedroom and bathroom. Cutting down clutter, using inspiring color schemes, and organizing thoughtfully can keep you on track and improve your outlook. Try these simple and smart solutions for making a big impact in both how you live and how you feel.
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