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5 DIY Projects for Refreshing Your Bedroom

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If you want to feel a positive change in your life, make your immediate surroundings, such as bedroom, completely compatible with your inner self. Changes can be small and gradual, but time and effort you put into creating something special for you and then enjoying the fruits of your labor and creativity will provide you with feelings of self-confidence, pride, belonging and relaxation.

Peculiar nightstands

Basically, anything can become a nightstand. Look around your home or at garage sales to see if there’s anything that can serve this purpose. Turn your old trunks, radios, stools, bigger plant pots, etc. into unique nightstands. You can add patina to the wood, cover the stand with interesting cloth, paint the whole thing or just draw details. If you’re quite satisfied with your current nightstand and have no need to repurpose, you can spice things up with some effective decoupage technique and get yourself a completely new nightstand on a budget.


Wall art

There’s literally no end to possible options when it comes to decorating your walls. According to Feng Shui, best wall art in bedrooms includes images that make you feel calm. Search within yourself what it is that makes you most relaxed and find such pictures online. They can be easily printed and framed. You can also paint your own art. Paintings are not everything when it comes to wall art. Anything that you can hang, from frames, music records, signs, flags, quotes and posters to complicated collages can find its great purpose in your fresh new bedroom.


Play with light

Natural light is the best source of positive energy and if you’re up to it, investing in some bedroom renovations in order to install bigger windows is a very effective way to achieve balance and positivity when refreshing your bedroom. Still, if the renovations are not an option, make sure to deal with your existing lighting solutions. Artificial lighting in bedrooms shouldn’t be too bright or white, so tend to the bulbs and opt for some softer colored ones or try to at least install dimmers to change up the effect when you need it.


Hang a dreamcatcher

To make all your nightmares go away, make your own dream catcher. It is pretty easy to do so. Find a bendable wire and bend it in circle. The size is up to you. Tie a colored thread around the wire to cover it and with another thread of same or different color, make a random pattern by wrapping the thread from one part of the circle to other. All that is left is to find some beads, flowers, feathers, bells or whatever else and hang it on the circle. Trinkets like these can really improve the atmosphere of the bedroom but they can be tricky to clean. Therefore, steam cleaner can be a great solution for these kinds of chores.


Spice up the bed

Bed is the most important part of bedroom. First of all, to ensure your undisturbed and quality sleep look for comfortable mattresses online that would be a perfect fit for your bed. Then, it’s time to get creative. New bedcovers can be the first step. Moreover, you can make an interesting headboard or even make your own canopy bed by simply attaching curtain rods on the ceiling and hanging a curtain of your preferred choice.


People need to feel comfortable in their own home and this is precisely why incorporating one’s personality into décor is so important. This is especially true for bedroom, which is a place one goes to rest and calm the mind. Therefore, your own likes, dislikes and tastes are the best advisors when it comes to refreshing your bedroom.


Derek Lotts is a Sydney based writer and researcher, a regular contributor at Smooth Decorator blog. He writes about décor, gardening, recycling, ecology and business. He thinks all of these topics fall under the self-improvement category. He believes in the power of sharing ideas and communicating via the internet to achieve betterment.

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