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There’s never a better time to give your home a new look than summer. The season allows you to paint your walls with your windows open and your furniture outside where there’s a lot of fresh air to dissolve potentially harmful fumes you may inhale. When you’re thinking big time renovations such as redoing or changing your roof, summer is all the more perfect. This time of year is all you need to give your living areas those new, exciting spices. And while it’s tempting to work only on where you welcome guests, your bedroom should be given as much attention.
Actually, your bedroom should probably be your focus because this is where you’ll spend most of your time in when you’re at home. Your bedroom furniture is also what bears the brunt of your daily wear. Count the number of hours you lay in your bed each day, including nights when you’re tossing and turning because sleep is elusive. How often do you sit on that chair while brushing your hair and marveling at it endlessly on your dresser’s mirror? How much have you wiped off your closet’s finish as you desperately try to find a good outfit to wear to the office each day? It shouldn’t hurt giving this part of your home the care it needs to offer you a more comfortable experience each night you retire in it.
A good way to begin your bedroom improvement project is to build a miniature scale model of your room or to simply draw a floor plan where you can arrange and disarrange the bedroom furniture you have. If you’re thinking of getting a new set, having a concrete picture you can manipulate such as a scale model or drawing will give you all the advantage of moving things around without even touching them yet. Your bed, nightstand, cabinets, study table and that warm, cushy couch should be all in the right places. Experiment with the arrangements and remember that balance is the key to every well-furnished living space.
Compared to getting new furniture, giving old pieces a new look is so much more exciting because they pose a challenge that may be difficult at first but is very rewarding once you’ve pieced things together. You have to think of colors, textures, visual weights of the pieces and how to make them come together so that they’ll end up looking like a whole new set you bought at once. The challenging part is how to mix everything seamlessly so they come out as an effortless match.
It would be wonderful to have all the reasons to want coming home to your bedroom at the end of each day. Give it a nice do this summer when you have mother nature on your side as you repaint your walls and furniture or simply refinish them.