Making over a bedroom can be a great way to make it a more relaxing, calming space, whether it is only possible to make a few simple, inexpensive changes, or to remodel the whole room. Some of the most important tips for bedroom makeovers to keep in mind are to try to stay within a nice, calming color scheme or overarching "theme" for the room, as well as to keep it clean and organized. Many people find that minimizing electronics in the room, or removing them entirely, helps to make the room a more restful place as well.
When planning bedroom makeovers, begin by determining what the largest issues with the bedroom are. For instance, does it feel cluttered? Is it lacking in storage space? Is it painted in bright colors that make it hard to relax? All of these potential issues can be addressed with a bedroom makeover. Even if the room is lacking in closets, there are ways to increase storage space and decrease clutter. Narrow plastic bins that slide under the bed, for example, are a great way to store out-of-season clothing or shoes; shoe bags that hang over the back of a door can accomplish the same thing.
Bedroom makeovers may also involve removing certain items from a room. Though electronics such as a computer or television may increase convenience, they also can make it difficult to sleep and unwind at the end of the day. This is true for people of any age, but particularly teenagers, who may stay up late on these electronic devices and not get enough sleep.
Changing paint colors and fabrics is also fairly easy to do and can make a big difference in bedroom makeovers. Teens or kids may enjoy selecting their own brightly colored bedding or paint colors, for example, to make the space feel like their own. Otherwise, muted colors are generally a good choice in bedrooms, particularly muted earth tones such as blues and greens. These are also very easy to coordinate.
The decor of a room is important to consider in bedroom makeovers as well. Experts sometimes recommend making a bedroom truly a place for adults; i.e., not decorating with pictures of kids, and instead decorating with pictures of the couple, if appropriate, or favorite pieces of art. Candles, plants, and other types of similar decor can also make it a more relaxing place to unwind at the end of the day as well.