You’ve put it off long enough! It’s time to give your bedrooms a face-lift, and it doesn’t have to cost a bundle.
First things first. A fresh coat of paint is a must, but instead of the same color choose a color that brings new life to the room. Your local paint store can give you ideas and show you all the latest color trends. Afraid of too much color? A great way to compromise is to select one wall as your accent wall. This wall is your splash of color. Even if the other three walls are white, the last wall in a rich navy, deep purple, medium grey or hunter green can serve as the basis for other accents like pillows, rugs and art.
Speaking of rugs. Maybe it’s time to peak under that wall-to-wall carpet and see what’s there. There’s a good possibility that a nice wood floor is just waiting to be sanded and shined up. Add an area rug over it and poof – instant elegance.
Now that you’re on a roll we can turn to window dressings. It’s amazing what drapes can do! If you now have short curtains, think of switching to ceiling to floor drapes. Perhaps shades or blinds are more your style. There are so many to choose from, including wooden blinds that are now trending for bedrooms.
Let’s not forget about lighting. A fun trend is moving chandeliers from the dining room into the bedroom! Generally smaller than your dining room fixture, the bedroom chandelier is a stylish and chic addition. Make sure to install a dimmer to control the light level. This holds true for any light fixture in the bedroom. Not only does dimming create ambiance, regular use helps save energy and reduce utility costs. A great dimmer option is the new Leviton Renu® Universal Dimmer. With 20 colors to choose from you are sure to find a match or contrast for your new accent wall – and the Renu Universal Dimmer controls all types of bulbs.