A little home refresh can go a long way. If you’re feeling uninspired with your bed and bath, you’re not feeling a sense of tranquility or peace, and you don’t look forward to the sweet oasis at the end of your day, then it’s a wonderful time to do a little update. Sprucing up your bed and bath doesn’t mean a full remodel. All it means is bringing some new life to the rooms by making little changes here and there. Here are some ideas to get you started on your refresh:
Before you bring in the new, take an assessment of what you have, what you need and what you can get rid of. As Verywell Mind explains, clutter can cause stress. If that’s not tackled first, it can cause you to become overwhelmed and block your vision for creating a welcoming and relaxing space. Declutter by removing any and all items that you don’t use, don’t need, or are broken.
Apartments in New York tend to be limited on storage space. If there are items you don’t need or use but you can’t bear to part with them, they don’t need to be hanging around and getting in the way. Just rent a storage unit, but to avoid the high storage unit costs you can encounter in New York, spend some time searching for deals. For example, SelfStorage notes Manhattan Mini Storage (Lower East Side, South St.) offers a 20% discount for the first five months with a five-month lease agreement. In addition to this great deal, you also get free moving services when you reserve online.
Simple, Significant Updates
You don’t need all new furniture, paint, flooring, and fixtures to make a bedroom or bathroom look refreshed. Simply updating bed linens can make the bedroom feel brand-new, lighten the space, and create warmth where it was missing. Soft color schemes, neutrals mixed with color, added texture, and layering in bed linens will provide a welcoming space at the end of the day.
A dull bathroom is uninviting. Why would you want an uninviting bathroom when you start and end your day by getting ready in there? If you find your bathroom is in need of a refresh, consider updating the following:
A Spark of Pizzazz
Any space can be transformed by adding some new art and decor. If the room is missing a touch of natural elements, color or creativity, consider these tips:
- Bring in some fresh or faux plants or flowers.
- Introduce some art you love.
- Add mirrors to open up space.
- Use wood pieces as accents to tabletops or shelves.
- Swap out lamp shades.
- Transform the bed with new decorative pillows.
- Add some new seating to a corner of the bedroom or to the vanity in the bathroom.
- Incorporate various textures and shapes.
- Highlight antique pieces that are personal.
Change of Paint
An inexpensive, easy update to any room is a simple change in the wall color. Many landlords will let you paint, so long as you return the walls to the original color upon moving out; or if they like what the color choice does to the rental space, they may ask you to leave it. Bedrooms and bathrooms can automatically be made into a relaxing, welcoming space by painting the walls a shade of green, blue, or gray. Dark spaces can be made light and large spaces can be made cozy with one simple can of paint.
A full remodel is not necessary to revive your bed and bath. Start by decluttering and storing items you don’t need. Then, add in new linens, lighting, accents, art, and decor. If you want an easy but drastic change, consider changing the wall colors. In no time, you will be relaxing in your revamped bed and bath.
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