On average, an interior decorator will charge $100 to $200 per hour to work on your house.
A DIY job allows you to save yourself the professional fee and use your creativity to create a beautiful space.
Are you short of ideas? Here are some simple tips to help you along.
1. Bring in the Green
Plants are great for any room in the house.
They absorb C02 from the air and give out oxygen purifying the air. Some indoor plants such as Dracaena absorb allergens from the air and hold it in their leaves. While others such as the Areca Palm are natural humidifiers.
Plants also look great, and if they are flowering, they can add a dash of color to your room.
2. Change Bedding
If you have had the same bedding for years, changing it up can give your room an almost new look.
And the options here are endless. You can change your pillowcases or add more new pillows to give your bed a much cushier look.
You can also consider getting new quilt covers. If you suffer from allergies, you can get organic bamboo quilt covers. These are hypoallergenic, come in a range of colors, are super stretchy and odor resistant.
3. Add Color
One of the easiest ways to freshen up a room is by giving it a fresh coat of paint.
But you must get it right. Look at different color palates and visualize how different colors would look like in your room before doing the actual paint work.
Another thing you can do is use virtual painting apps to help you with this process.
With such apps, you just need to upload a photo of your room, highlight the area you wish to paint and then pick a color.
These paint tools then fill the highlighted areas with the selected colors allowing you to see exactly how your room would look like.
4. Use Wallpaper
Wallpaper is an excellent alternative to paint.
If you have a small bedroom, pick wallpapers will light, large scale patterns. The opposite will make your room look even smaller.
If you are worried about the cost, you do not have to use wallpaper on the entire surface of all your walls.
You can choose only to use it on a focal wall.
5. Mirror Mirror on the Walls
Mirrors are exceptional décor items that make a room look bigger than it actually this. This illusion is especially handy when decorating small bedrooms.
Pick out mirrors of different sizes for your room. You can use larger ones on their own, or buy several small ones and use them to create a collage on the wall.
You can also place a mirror directly opposite a window. This will reflect the light from the window and illuminate the room.
6. Less Is More
A cluttered, squeezed-in bedroom does nothing for aesthetics or for a good night’s sleep.
Your room can look and feel much lighter and airier by only retaining a few essential items and creating out of the way storage.
For example, if your headboard is too bulky, you can have it replaced with a leaner one. You can also look for ways to use your bed as storage by having built-in trunk space.
Similarly, think of ways to make use of your vertical space for storage so as to free up more space at the eye level.
Lighting is best done in layers.
If you have a large bedroom, use ambient, task, and accent lighting tastefully on different sections of your bedroom to create a warm, peaceful atmosphere.
Even with smaller rooms, several gentle lights are better than one harsh light.
You can also add your little personal touches to lampshades by using ribbons and other tiny trinkets and mementos to decorate their exterior.
Creativity Is Key
The central thing about any home decor project is creativity and flexibility.
There really are no right or wrong ideas as long as you end up with a comfortable, cozy bedroom that allows you to enjoy your snoozes.
With this in mind, begin with some research and an idea-collection book to help you gather your thoughts, then slowly implement your ideas.