Michael Nash Design, Build & Homes

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ideas for revitalizing your bedroom

One of the most used rooms in a house, yet often neglected when we think of remodeling, is the bedroom. We spend hours sleeping in our bedrooms, sometimes watching television or reading, or simply relaxing after a long day.

So why not give your old bedroom a new look? Here are a few ideas you might want to consider, some traditional and some not traditional at all.


Nothing revitalizes a room or sets its mood like color. The obvious first step is a new coat of paint. Once you know the mood you want, find the color or colors that give your bedroom that feel. Be adventurous!

Don’t forget you can always paint one wall a different color – one that either complements or contrasts the primary color. Something else to consider when painting is the ceiling.

Traditionally, ceilings are shades of white. But what about a soft, sky blue or other shade (one that goes with your overall scheme)?

You can also consider for both walls and ceiling a faux finish, one of the very popular trends today. A faux finish creates the illusion of texture and depth. It can add color and elegance to a room and really make your bedroom stand out with a style that is uniquely yours.


Another wonderful way to add personality to a bedroom is making changes to the floor. This can be as simple as adding carpeting. It may be putting in hardwood floors. You may even want to try something quite different for a unique look: a ceramic tile just as you would a kitchen or bathroom. (Why should those rooms get all the options?)

If you go with hardwood or a tile, don’t forget to give another dash of personality to the room with an area rug or smaller rugs. They’ll also add some warmth.


You can enhance your windows with treatments like curtains and blinds. This is a relatively simple way to go for some quick personality changes.

But also consider being more daring and replacing your current windows with new designs – even enlarging your windows for greater natural light. Depending on the room and where it is located in your house, you can even consider putting in French doors that open from the bedroom onto your yard or deck. You could even put a skylight in your bedroom!   


While it is dependent on your house and budget, consider an extension on the bedroom to enlarge it or even add a sun deck off of it. An extension that enlarges the room may even allow you to add some space to an existing closet to give it more size, possibly turning it into a walk-in closet.

As simple as a bedroom is, it is a treasure trove of possibilities once you let your imagination run.

Is it time for your bedroom to get a new look?