Education and news for smart DIY landlords!
Every part of a house should be designed well to make living in it joyful and comfortable. From an investment perspective, it’s a necessary task to entice potential buyers into making a good deal with you.
We’ve talked about renovation and improvement tips that would beautify other areas of a home, such as the front, back yard, living room, kitchen, and exterior. But what we didn’t discuss is the one place that truly influences buyers — the bedroom.
This is the place where we spend most of our time as residents. It’s where we sleep, express love, get dressed, and relax. This is why it should never be overlooked when doing interior design. How should you design a bedroom to make it beautiful, comfortable, and appealing? Use this list as your guide.
As mentioned, the bedroom is the place where we should feel relaxed and comfortable. The first thing to make this happen is by choosing colors that are light, delicate, and neutral for the paint, linen, and furniture.
Melanie Millner of The Design Atelier says, “A clean, bright palette always seems to modernize a space. In a bedroom, you want to create a Zen-like experience to unwind from the hectic activities of the day. Whites and greens are like a breath of fresh air.”
Bedrooms should only contain necessities. Anything else like a bookshelf and table is clutter that would make you feel suffocated. Remember, the bedroom is the place where you should feel soothed and rested after a long day. So keep everything simple.
"We suggest eliminating unnecessary items and making sure the furniture is not too large for the room," said Shannon Wollack and Brittany Zwickl of Studio Life.Style.
A blank ceiling is fine but it also invites your mind to race when you’re lying down. Adding decorative elements such as patterns, chandeliers, and moldings allow you to marvel at the beauty of the “fifth wall”, thus helping your mind achieve peace and drowsiness.
Melissa Warner Rothblum and Julie Massucco Kleiner of Massucco Warner Miller said, "We think it's so sad when a bedroom ceiling is left bare or has a ho-hum flush mount stuck up there. Have fun with lighting in the bedroom! There is no rule that says chandeliers are reserved for dining rooms."
Despite being the room that should have less in it, the bedroom still needs decor to make it look not totally empty while still being able to please the eyes. For example, “The top of the nightstand should be level with the top of the mattress,” said Melanie Millner.
Another thing the Massucco Warner Miller designers said, "Oftentimes the bedroom gets overlooked when it comes to artwork. Not being a public space, it's easy to get all the basics into a bedroom and then leave the walls bare."
If your bedroom is spacious and needs a few more decors to make it look less bland, you can go for beds with a headboard, mirrors, or pieces of art.
Other than a chandelier or a bedside lamp, your bedroom should also have other light sources which can be toggled on and off separately. This tip is designed to maximize cohesion and functionality.
There will be times when you need to turn some lights on to illuminate specific areas or do specific activities such as reading. But what’s important is that your bedroom’s layered lighting will bring out the beauty of the area when they’re all turned on together.
Built-ins are the fad nowadays. Instead of having a freestanding clothing cabinet or a plastic box containing bed linen and extra pillows, have a drawer and closet built under the bed and into the walls. This might make your bedroom look emptier than usual.
But don’t worry, you can still have a nightstand and dresser to store small belongings such as makeup, jewelry, accessories, and other personal effects. The same goes for entertainment technology.
Complete your cozy and beautiful bedroom look by using luxury fabric in your curtains, bed, and pillow covers. Silk, cashmere, and chiffon are popular choices but you can still go for cotton that is woven delicately and decorated with luxury elements.
Interior designer Trip Haenisch says, “If you think about it, we spend almost one-third of our lives in bed. Nice linens are worth the investment!”
All these tips are only suggestions. At the end of the day, nothing beats personal preferences when it comes to making a room appealing and cozy. After all, we have our own tastes. But if you’re planning to sell your house and need some ideas, this article will give you lots of inspiration.