These Simple Projects Instantly Elevate Your Sleep Space
What is it about weekend projects that make them so satisfying? Maybe it’s the challenge of seeing a task through from start to finish in a short time frame. Or it might be the fresh new feel change can bring to a space.
The trick, though, is choosing simple projects that can actually be completed in a 48-hour timeframe. Because there’s nothing worse than running out of time and leaving a fun project half-finished during the workweek.
And that’s why we’ve gathered 5 of our favorite weekend bedroom makeover projects that you can start on Friday and wrap up by Sunday, leaving you with a refreshed sleep space.
Create an Accent Wall
An accent wall is one of the easiest ways to dramatically change the look of your bedroom. And when we say easy, we aren’t kidding. While there are many ways to create an accent wall, a quick coat of paint is an absolute breeze. Adding a new color (ideally a contrasting color) to the wall behind your bed instantly adds visual interest and a pop of personality.
Paint not your thing? Wallpaper is trending once again and is another way to create a fresh look with fairly little effort. Both textured wallpaper and peel-and-stick brick bring a textural element into the room.
And, if you’re handy with tools, you can add slim wood panels or a board and batten accent feature to bring a little dimension into the room.
Upgrade Your Bedding & Accessories
If it’s been a minute since you’ve swapped out your bedding for a fresh style, a weekend bedroom makeover is the perfect time to make the change. And over in the Double Stitch store, you can find some of the softest, most breathable sheet and duvet sets that will instantly elevate the look of your bedroom…and help you get better rest.
And don’t forget about accessories. Since we’re moving into fall, consider adding a little homage to autumn with warm-toned or heavily textured throw pillows. And a well-placed throw blanket is the perfect layering piece to make your bedroom feel a little more luxe.
Get that Feng Shui Feeling
Have you heard of feng shui? This ancient Chinese practice has been embraced by the design world as a way to optimize the energy of a space and bring visual balance to a room. If you’d like to learn more about this fascinating practice, click here to read our blog about bringing feng shui principles into your bedroom.
It might sound complicated, but applying feng shui principles is easier than you think. Try moving your bed to a wall as far from the door as possible and consider adding a headboard if you don’t already have one. Then create a sense of balance by placing nightstands and identical (or similar) lamps on either side of the bed. By making both sides visually symmetrical, your brain can reach a state of calm more quickly when you enter the room.
Adding additional light sources lets you customize the light level in your room and create a dreamy feel that is perfect when prepping for bed.
Bedside lamps and sconces create a more intimate mood. Try installing lights over artwork for a subtle glow, or add some battery-operated puck lights into potted plants to provide gentle, directional lighting.
Add a New Rug
Rugs provide another opportunity to ground your room and add an additional layer of texture, making the space feel more luxurious. Even if you already have carpet in your bedroom, you can still add a rug to liven up your space.
And consider layering rugs for a contemporary look. A simple sisal or jute rug laid off-center beneath a patterned piece creates a trendy boho vibe. Or place the base rug under the bed, then layer colorful runners on each side.
And there you have it…our favorite weekend bedroom makeover projects that will transform your space into a cozy and updated retreat you’ll love spending time in.