ou’re probably familiar with the phrase, “start with a blank canvas.” Well, the bedroom is your blank canvas for the weekend. You can completely refresh the space with little effort with just a few simple projects.
We’ve put together a list of eight simple projects that will take no more than a day to complete. So get started and create your perfect bedroom oasis.
1- Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
A fresh coat of paint is an easy and affordable way to refresh your bedroom. Start by painting the walls in a light, airy color to create an open and inviting space. If you’re looking for a more dramatic change, try painting an accent wall in bold.
Painting your bedroom is a great way to experiment with new colors and styles without making a big commitment. So if you’re feeling adventurous, go ahead and give it a try!
2- Create a Feature Wall
Start by painting one wall in your bedroom a bold color. This will be your feature wall and become the room’s focus. Use a color that makes you happy and that you’ll enjoy looking at every day. If you need help deciding what color to choose, paint a swatch on the wall and wait a few days to see how you feel about it.
3- Update the Lighting
One easy way to perk up your bedroom is to update the lighting. There could be a lamp you’ve wanted to buy, or you could add some sconces to the walls. If you have any overhead lighting, consider replacing the lightbulbs with something more flattering.
Not only will this new lighting make your bedroom look brighter and more updated, but it’ll also make it feel more inviting and comfortable. And who doesn’t want that?
4- Replace the Hardware
One of the quickest and most impactful ways to change the look of your bedroom furniture is to swap out the hardware. This is an easy project you can do in the afternoon, and it will make a big difference in the room’s overall look.
If you are feeling really ambitious, you can even paint the hardware to match the room’s new colour scheme. Make sure to use a primer designed for metal surfaces, and let it dry completely before reinstalling.
5- Build an Accent Wall
Building an accent wall is a great way to add colour or texture to your bedroom without committing to painting the whole room. Plus, it’s a quick project you can easily do on weekends.
To build an accent wall, you’ll need to decide which wall you want to feature. Once you’ve decided, measure the wall and purchase enough wood planks or wallpaper to cover it. For wood planks, you’ll also need adhesive, and a saw if you’re not using pre-cut planks.
If you’re using wallpaper, start applying an adhesive primer to the wall. Then, hang the wallpaper following the manufacturer’s instructions. Once the wallpaper is up, use a utility knife to trim any excess.
6- Refresh the Floors
It’s time to tackle those floors! You can do this in a couple of different ways. If your bedroom is carpeted and in good condition, give it a deep clean or hire a professional to do it for you. If your bedroom has hardwood floors, it may need good sweeping and mopping. You can also refresh your floors by giving them a new paint job!
7- Add a Plant Corner
Adding a plant to your room can add some life and colour and purify the air. If you have pets, consider adding a Boston fern, palms, or bamboo, as they filter out pet dander.
To create a plant corner, start by finding a spot in your room with good lighting. Once you have found the perfect spot, add a small table or shelf to place your plants on. Then, all you need to do is choose the plants you want to add to your collection and pot them!
8- Hang New Artwork
One of the quickest and most impactful ways to change the feel of your bedroom is to hang new artwork. This is a great weekend project if you have bare walls or are just looking for a change. You can either shop for new artwork or create your own.
If you are shopping, keep in mind the overall aesthetic you are going for in your bedroom. Choose colours and styles that complement your existing decor. And don’t be afraid to mix things up, try hanging a few different pieces in different sizes and shapes.
If you decide to create your artwork, get creative! This is your chance to let your personality shine through. Paint a picture, frame some old concert tickets, or create a collage of your favorite photos. Whatever you do, make sure it is something that makes you happy every time you look at it.
So try one of these projects to refresh your bedroom this weekend. And if you need any more ideas, be sure to check out paintthedmv.com for more inspiration.