If you’re like the majority of women, you’ve got a teenager daybed bedroom decor that’s shrouded in ripped dusty curtains, an old loveseat with broken springs, plant life that may or may not be alive. But all of this can change. You can make your bedroom look fresh and new without spending a fortune on expensive decorating ideas. Here are seven things to consider when adding new touches to your room so it won’t seem so cluttered and dingy:
There are 7 types of lighting you should use in your bedroom.
Nightlights are a popular choice for a bedroom night-light. You don’t want things to be too bright, so a soft glow from a small nightlight is perfect. It will also make your room seem larger with all of the dark corners lit up. They come in all different sizes and shapes. Some even have timers so that you can be asleep before the dusk pops up. If you’re neat and tidy, use candlelights to create a romantic ambiance in your bedroom or do the opposite — give your room a dark, eerie atmosphere.
2) Fluorescent Lighting
This is a good pick if you want to brighten up a room. They flicker and create a more lively atmosphere. They’re also good for people who have trouble sleeping because of the dark. You can find them in all different sizes as well. Fluorescent lighting is attractive when used in bedrooms because it’s not as harsh as incandescent lighting which is good for those with sensitive eyes. Fluorescent lights also emit cool colors that diffuse warmth and help with sleep. Bedrooms can look dull without enough light, making them appear smaller than they actually are. Adding more lighting can make them appear larger. This is especially true when using mirrors, which reflect light and make the room look bigger.
3) Soft Lighting
Lighting can make the difference between having a wonderful night’s sleep or a restless evening. Bedrooms that are dark and dingy create the perfect environment to be filled with nightmares, so use light to keep your mind at ease at night. Soft lighting increases your brain’s production of serotonin and helps you relax, which is just what you need before going to sleep in an unfamiliar place. If you’re afraid of turning out the lights at night because of ghosts or other scary stuff, try dimming the lights instead of turning them off. This will let you think the lights are on without being too bright.
4) Task Lighting
Task lighting is also used in bedrooms to provide light while doing chores. If your room is a disorganized mess, using this type of lighting can make all the difference in getting everything done and looking organized. Some bedrooms have built-in task lighting from a fixture that has light bulbs inside the frame rather than on the outside — but if yours doesn’t, you can buy one that does at any store that sells home décor products.
5) Raking Lighting
Raking light is used in bedrooms because it can help you get into a better sleep when you’re too tired to turn the lights out. Raking light is a soft light that gives the feeling of being in a bright, sunny place. Raking lighting comes from windows or skylights and is used to create a more romantic atmosphere in your bedroom at night. It’s also used to brighten up a dark room by adding soft light so the entire room appears to be illuminated.
Candles can be played with in the bedroom to add ambiance and are oftentimes associated with romance. If you want your bedroom to feel romantic, candles can be used and displayed on a table or other focal point. You can also buy special candle holders that have small lights attached so that you don’t need any batteries.
7) Garden Lighting
Garden lighting is often used in gardens, but it’s also good for bedrooms because it provides bright light for those who enjoy sitting in bed reading at night and for those who use their bedroom as a study. If your bedroom is a favorite workspace, try using a lamp that has both task lighting and garden lighting.
There are many factors to consider when remodeling your bedroom, including the most important ones. What you do affects your sleep, your energy level and overall happiness. Using the right lighting is important but so are other considerations, like making sure your room doesn’t have too many surfaces that do nothing but collect dust. Make sure to clean everything every week and put fresh sheets on every few weeks — you might be surprised at how quickly dust can accumulate in a room that’s gotten no love for awhile.
These seven ideas will help to give your bedroom a new, fresh look that will change the way you feel about it without spending a pie of money. Bedrooms don’t have to be cluttered or messy, so use these ideas to make them brighter and less boring.