Tips to Freshen Up Your Outdated Bedroom

Dated: July 20 2021

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When it comes to room remodels within your home, kitchens and living rooms will take victory when ranking importance. However, don’t forget the bedroom! A stale and outdated bedroom style could be the deal-breaker. Buyers will envision themselves in each room of the home, and if with a bit of freshening up, the bedroom can become a relaxing calming space to invite those potential buyers in.

Declutter: 
Lastly, but most importantly, declutter. Remove distracting knick-knacks off nightstands, organize the closet, and store away roughly 2/3 of your belongings. Consider using the Kon Mari Method to remove the clutter from your life. 

Fresh Paint & Remove Outdated Wallpaper:

A fresh coat of paint is a huge step in updating your bedroom. Does your bedroom have a paint color that could be off-putting to buyers? Is there outdated wallpaper? Remove that wallpaper, or off-putting color, and choose a neutral color to create a relaxing space. Light gray or blue are often recommended colors. If there is wallpaper involved, don’t be afraid of the wallpaper removal process, here are tips by HGTV for wallpaper removal.

Remove Popcorn Ceilings:

Popcorn ceilings can date a room. Popcorn ceilings catch dust easily, are difficult to clean, and hard to repair. Removing your popcorn ceilings will instantly modernize your bedroom. This Old House offers three popular options for removal, include scraping, covering with a new layer of drywall, or skim coating with plaster to create a new texture. 

Light & Windows:

Lighting is essential, but make sure it’s the right kind of light. Don’t create a dim dark space, and don’t utilize fluorescent lighting. Instead, take advantage of natural light, lamplight, and low light. Clean the windows to receive the most natural light. Along with this, choose light bulbs with warmer tones. 

Bedding:

Make your bed look as comfortable as possible! Puff it up and make it cozy, or, consider purchasing a fancy comforter. Create an inviting place they will want to relax in. Ballard designs offers multiple possibilities to arrange your pillows to ‘cozy up’ your bedroom. 

Mirrors:

Mirrors can offer reflected light to make a bedroom look bigger, however, too many mirrors can create a funhouse environment. Find a balance, don’t go overboard, but instead, one or two mirrors strategically placed can create a larger-looking bedroom.

Remove Frills:

Excessive frills can scream “Outdated!” Check those bed skirts, window dressings, and curtains. Toning down the frills will bring your outdated look up to date.

These steps will freshen up that room and take it to the next level! If you need someone to evaluate your interior appeal, I would be happy to share my thoughts and guide you towards maximizing your home’s appeal!

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