Are you in the process of planning a bedroom redesign? Do you want to breathe fresh new life into the room, giving it a more modern and stylish take? While your intentions may be great, unfortunately, there are plenty of things that can veer off-course, leaving you with a room you’re unhappy with. To ensure your bedroom redesign stays on track and your vision is realized, there are some pitfalls to be aware of. Let’s take a look at four of the biggest mistakes you’ll want to avoid.
Choosing Bold Bright Colors May Not Be Wise
One of the most common mistakes homeowners can make when redesigning the bedroom is to choose bright bold colors for the walls. These colors are very eye-catching so it’s easy to be tempted by them, but they are also colors you can grow tired of very quickly. Just imagine going to the trouble of painting your room a rich, bold red only to hate it months later. That’s going to be a lot of work to paint over it, and it’s a headache you don’t want.
Rather than putting the bold color on the wall, choose pops of colors that aren’t such a commitment. For example, you can choose brightly colored throw pillows or blankets, artwork with pops of color and small décor touches. These are easy to swap out if you get sick of them.
You Invest in a New Bedframe but Not a New Mattress
If you’re going to go to the trouble of purchasing a new bedframe, picking out furniture that better suits your style, you’ll want to go all out and also invest in a new mattress. Putting your old mattress on the new bedframe means you’re not going to be in for a great sleep. This is an opportunity to start with a clean slate. And because you’re buying a new bed frame, this is also your chance to size up – which means you’ll need a new mattress.
In terms of what kind of mattress is right for you, be sure to look for a review of good mattresses that details all the pros and cons of each. Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to mattresses; everyone’s needs are different, your sleep style is different and of course, the budget will factor into the equation.
Dated Window Treatments Are a Big No
Window treatments tend to be a popular design choice in the bedroom providing privacy and ensuring it’s dark for sleeping. Window treatments also serve as décor which means they can play off the design concept and ensure it’s all cohesive. With that said, you don’t want to look at the window treatments as a second thought. Choosing styles that are dated, don’t add to the room, and aren’t right for the shape and size of the window is a big ‘no’. Professional designers often suggest you step away from the bland and look for window treatments with an interesting pattern, texture, color, fabric and so forth. Let it be a statement piece.
Adding Too Much Clutter in the Room
The final mistake that homeowners often make is doing too much. That could be trying to fit too many pieces of furniture in the room, too much décor, too many design features – just too much. When it comes to a bedroom redesign, less is usually more. Keep the room open, bright, uncluttered, and fresh feeling.
So, now that you’re aware of some of the biggest mistakes made when redesigning a bedroom, it can help you to create a more mindful and impactful design plan that hits all the right marks.