Remodeling Your Bedroom: How to Make It a Smooth Process

When it’s time to think about remodeling your bedroom, it’s important to make sure you think about the details. It should be a place for you to relax after a long week, a room without distractions that will help you get good rest. However, it also needs to be functional and budget-friendly. Consider your needs, and make changes to your plan accordingly. Do you work from home? If so, try to keep your workspace out of the bedroom. This can help you separate your personal and professional lives for better rest at night. If you work evenings and sleep during the day, think about the right window coverings when it comes to blocking out the light.

Make this space about you and your needs. If you have young children, set some rules about where everyone will sleep, especially if they tend to crawl into bed with you at night. Little ones, can often wreak havoc on your sleep cycle, leaving you feeling groggy and irritable. Also, if you’re battling your adorable pup for space on the bed, it might be time to lay down some rules and get your four-legged friend his or her own comfy bed so you can rest at night.

For more on how to create the perfect bedroom and how to make the renovation a smooth process, check out the following tips.

Make Sleep Your Priority

Getting good rest is imperative at any age, regardless of what’s happening in your life. As such, make sure your bedroom is a calm and relaxing place that promotes adequate sleep. One of the best ways to do this is with color. Paint color is especially important since some shades can actually make you feel energized instead of ready for rest. Blues and greens are wonderful tones for a bedroom; just stay away from icy colors, as these can make the space feel cold.

Look for window coverings that will meet your needs; some are more decorative than others, and some are specially made to block out heat and light. These are perfect for those who need to rest during the day. You should take the age of your mattress into consideration as well because an older mattress could have an effect on how well you’re sleeping. If your mattress if over seven years old, you may need to purchase a new one. And once you get your new mattress, consider making it a no-go zone for your pooch; not only will this cut down on the allergens your mattress collects over time, but you’ll also avoid having to wrestle space away from your dog.

Do Some Research

It’s important to do some research before you make any major changes since these can affect your home’s value. Should you ever decide to sell your house, it will be advantageous for you to know how to get a return on your investment with certain remodeling projects. A couple of the most popular amenities that buyers look for include a reading area with space for a chair and an updated master bath with a walk-in shower.

Choose Comforting Textures

The right textures will help you relax after a long hard day, but they will also help reduce stress and anxiety and allow you to get truly comfortable when you’re ready to sleep. Look for soft cotton sheets, velvety-soft pillows and curtains, and a comforter that will help you regulate your body temperature while you sleep (stay away from down during summer months; flannel is wonderful in winter because it helps warm you up for quicker, better sleep). Another thing to consider is your mattress.

Thinking ahead and having a solid plan is important for any home project, but when it comes to your bedroom, it’s essential to make sure you know exactly what you want and how it will affect your ability to rest as well as how it will affect your home’s resale value. Keep your comfort in mind and search online for the best deals when it comes to new decor and bedding. With a little creativity and some research, as well as a little tough love toward your kids and pets, you can remodel your bedroom without stress or anxiety and turn it into a haven that will allow you to get wonderful sleep no matter what is going on in your life.

By: Cindy Aldridge | OurDogFriends.org
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