Tanya Tanimoto's Blog
Is your bedroom in need of a slight makeover? Surprisingly enough, many people don't spend too much time thinking about how their bedroom looks. How many times have you been on a tour of a friend's new home, and the tour stops short of their sleeping area? If you don't want to fall into the trap of feeling like your bedroom isn't a "show off" room, then take a few steps to jazz it up a bit. By paying a little attention to a few areas in your bedroom, you can leave that door open with no shame. New Bedding - Depending on your sleeping preferences, your bed may well be the biggest piece of furniture in your home. Coincidentally, your bedding may also be one of the largest decorations in your home. Do you like your bedding? Does it match your home and personality well? If it leaves you wanting, then consider outfitting your bed with a new bedding set. With this one improvement, the entire mood of your bedroom can change. If you can manage to find curtains or drapes that complement your bedding, it will tie your bedroom together in a big way. Floors - Bedrooms may have the least amount of floorspace visible, but that doesn't mean that they should be neglected. Consider buying a decorative rug for your room. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, consider installing a new carpet or flooring. The sky is the limit here, and any change made is likely to be an improvement. Laundry - Piles of unfolded or dirty laundry can be an eyesore. Even a visible laundry hamper is enough to be a distraction. Consider outfitting your closet door with a hanging laundry basket, or instituting a "no dirty laundry in the bedroom" rule for yourself. Lighting - If you rely solely on overhead lighting in your bedroom, then consider buying a lamp or two. Lamps will serve to highlight your furniture, as well as create a more relaxing environment.