7 Easy Ways to Make Over Your Bedroom

by John Torres 09/08/2019

There's nothing more soothing than going back to relax in a beautiful space at the end of the day. Bedrooms have been known to look neutral. If you're willing to step out of that thinking and give your room a new look, here are some DIY bedroom makeover ideas you should try.

Use complimentary patterns

From your bedspreads to your pillowcases, and even the wall decor; playing with lovely patterns can bring out the beauty of your bedroom. More importantly, stick to one or two colors and merely work around their different shades and tones. For example, your walls could have splashes of sky blue, bedspreads with captivating cerulean stripes, and your lamp with a darker blue shade. However, you can use a refreshing combination of other colors too. Printed pillows with light colored bedding comes out beautifully. 

Have a rolling cart by the bedside

Instead of a fixed shelf with a lamp, alarm clock, and a couple of other items scattered around, a rolling cart with different shelves can give your room a different look. On the shelves, you can neatly place the things you'll often need to have handy. Of course, your alarm clock and lamp should be at the top.

Hang wall decor

Framed photographs, artworks, and murals can turn your 'ordinary' bedroom into that relaxation space of your dreams without costing you much. Depending on your taste, decorations can be hung stylishly above your bed as a headboard or even behind your dresser.

Install nightstand lamps

It is doubtful that anyone will find it pleasant and tranquil to relax in a room with piercingly bright light fixtures. Your walls should have a reflective tone, so use nightstand lamps for dim light.

Go green

Your room is no garden or lawn, but a few potted plants can be useful. Spider plants, for instance, help to filter the room’s air and generate more oxygen. This means you don't have to run out of breath. Fresh flowers will also add natural fragrances to aid your relaxation.Change your drapesYour windows don't need to have a boring view. Fresh curtains with colorful details can do the trick.

Rearrange your furniture

Personalizing your bedroom comes with making particular decisions to determine what's comfortable for you and how to get it done. There are tons of standard room arrangements out there with strict dos and don'ts. But nothing stops you from pulling your bed closer to the window or wherever else you want it. You're the pro here.

Keep these ideas in mind when shopping for a new home. Not every property will be staged to your liking, so ask your real estate agent to help you see the potential of the space.

About the Author
Author

John Torres

John Torres began his career in real estate with the CENTURY 21 Les Ryan’s Healdsburg Realtors office in 1986.  John rapidly became a Multi-Million Dollar producer in both listings and sales of Sonoma County properties.  He is a member of the North County Council of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and California Association of Realtors.  John has served on the Land Use Advisory Panel for Sonoma County.  John served as the Northern California Century 21 representative to the Easter Seals Society for 13 years.

The North County Council of Realtors® selected Mr. Torres “Realtor of the Year” in both 1988 and 1992.  In 1993, John became a partner in the CENTURY 21 Les Ryan’s Healdsburg Realtors office and managed the office from 2001 – 2011. The office became a part of CENTURY 21 NorthBay Alliance in March 2011.  CENTURY 21 has been a member of the Healdsburg Area Chamber of Commerce since 1977 and of the Geyserville Chamber of Commerce since 2004.

As a Centurion Producer since 1998, and a Double Centurion in 2004, John has demonstrated his ability to consistently provide quality service to his clients who are both sellers and buyers of real estate.  In recognition of his achievements, John was inducted into the Century 21 Centurion Honor Society at the International Convention in 2007 and again in 2017.  Many of John’s clients return to him over the years and he has a large referral clientele.

John actively supports his community in many ways.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the Healdsburg Boys & Girls Club, Board of Directors of the Healdsburg High School Boosters Club, and the Healdsburg Pop Warner Football organization.  He chaired the Easter Seal Golf Tournament in Healdsburg for 12 years, and originated and chaired for 6 years a fundraising golf tournament for the Healdsburg High School Boosters.  John also organized and chaired the North County Council of Realtors Golf Tournament benefiting the Healdsburg Food Pantry for six years.  He coached Pop Warner Football teams for 10 years, was the Healdsburg High School Freshman Football Coach for 5 years and was the Varsity Golf Coach at Healdsburg High School for 10 years.  John now serves his community as a member of Rotary Club of Healdsburg and is active in his church and the local Italian Catholic Federation.

John Torres is a professional with 30+ years of experience who is dedicated to providing his clients with the best service possible.