The Trendy Home has the pleasure of another guest blogger, Megan Gates; Megan Gates is an active blogger who provides written work to the blogosphere pertaining to NY Rentals . The Hamptons, home improvement and the latest architecture, design and fashion. Follow her on twitter @MEGatesDesign.
Whether people remodel bedrooms for upgrading resale value of the house or just for their own comfort and pleasure, remodels can be fun. Showcasing the room’s shape and aura with a mixture of color and texture not only adds beauty, but it adds personality to the room.
Transforming a bedroom with classical overtones or pure whimsy reflects the bedroom’s tenant in all his imaginative glory. It makes the people who enter the room want to remain to enjoy its effects.
Aside from space, the focus of any room will be its windows. Windows allow light into a room while letting you enjoy the outdoors inside. Window treatments are going to be important, therefore, in highlighting the beauty of the windows.
Conservatory blinds: These are produced with reflective backing to block the sun’s harmful rays while letting in the light. They can be made to order in any color, in addition to a variety of styles, from roller blinds to woven to pleated blinds.
Folding shutters: Unlatch the hook, fold back the shutters, and let the sun shine in.
Swags: Swags can be arranged in pleats, folds or multiple hangings over rattan blinds, sheers or curtains.
Since bedrooms aren’t usually lit brightly for specific purposes, such as reading or sewing, the lighting is generally soft. Lamps will be found typically for this purpose, or perhaps the light attached to a ceiling fan.
Recessed cans: Recessed lighting provides the softness generally found in bedrooms, and they can be brightened with a twist of the switch.
Track lighting: This, too, can be brightened or dimmed as desired and adds panache to any room.
Tree lamps: If you’re going to have a lamp, make a statement. The cans or arms can be positioned to light up corners for reading or sewing, or just add a glow to a room.
Carpeting: Any upgrade to a house includes carpeting. But you can also think outside the box
Hardwood floors: Sprinkle them with area rugs in matching shades to your bed linens and watch the room come together.
Vinyl tile: This, too, can be strewn with area rugs, but you might not want the pretty pattern of the tile to be covered up.
Walls are fun. They can be outlined with a border, cut a niche into them for any purpose at all, such as holding a few books or collectible dolls, or walls can be built out to contain a corner fireplace/entertainment center. Walls can be lit with sconces to showcase paintings or they can support candelabra for a romantic evening.
Lighten up a room sporting dark woods in dressers, chests of drawers, armories or headboards with champagne satin coverlets for the bed and matching hangings for the window treatments.
Area rugs on the hardwood or tiled floors can add the freshness of a garden with floral patterns in light colors. Fabrics and pretty blankets can be mounted on walls like a tapestry. If the room’s tenant aimed the lighting at these things, the room would look fresh and lovely.
Remodeling a bedroom, for comfort or for resale value, is all about focus. Making the room look fresh and new is about color and texture, woods and fabrics, lighting and imaginative combinations. It’s about aura and personality. You might not even want to sell the house.
Thank you Megan for your blog, great tips and ideas for The Trendy Home readers, thanks to Better Homes and Gardens for some of the great pictures I used to showcase Megan’s tips.
Would love to hear your thoughts on this blog, what did you take away from it and did it inspire you to make any changes to your bedroom?
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