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Budget-friendly Bedroom Upgrades

Posted by Sally Norton on Nov 13, 2019 11:40:47 AM

Bed with a bedside table.

Having a proper sleep cycle is tremendously important. Without it, neither your mind nor your body can function properly. This is why there are so many tips, guides, and even apps on how to sleep properly. And, as it turns out, the bedroom you sleep in plays a big role in the quality of your sleep.

Unfortunately, most bedroom renovations cost quite a bit, which is why most people shy away from upgrading theirs. But, there are some budget-friendly ways to upgrade your bedroom that are bound to help you have a good night's sleep. And, to make things even better, most of them are completely DIY-able. So, you won't even have to worry about finding someone to give you a hand.

Our pick of budget-friendly ways to upgrade your bedroom

The common mistake people make is thinking that, in order to change your bedroom, you need to do something big. They don't realize that even small alterations to your bedroom can have a major impact on your quality of sleep. Even the relatively small details can play big role in how relaxed you are, and how well the nervous system recuperates during sleep.

When considering budget-friendly ways to upgrade your bedroom don't overlook the fact that changes that might seem trivial, have been proven to have a major impact on the quality of sleep.

Some of the budget-friendly ways to upgrade your bedroom can be surprisingly effective.

A clear bedroom showing that decluttering is one of the effective budget-friendly ways to upgrade your bedroom.

Declutter your bedroom

Let's start off with a bedroom improvement that is not just budget-friendly, it is practically free. Decluttering is something that everyone should do once in a while. Whether you are upgrading your bedroom or trying to prepare for your Brooklyn relocation, decluttering will be of tremendous help. This is especially true when it comes to bedrooms, as clutter can easily affect our sleep. The more things you have in your bedroom, the more things your brain has to process before you go to sleep. Mind you, the processing of these items is done subconsciously. Therefore, you are probably not even aware of it. You will only become aware of it after you've decluttered your bedroom and started experiencing better sleep.

A new coat of paint

Even though we know a lot about color psychology and the way they impact our sleep, most bedrooms are painted in the wrong way. A lot of people simply don't bother thinking about the colors they use and end up ruining their sleep because of it. Well, if the only criteria you had for picking the color of your bedroom was your personal preference, you might be able to implement one of the budget-friendly ways to upgrade your bedroom. Namely, you need to paint your bedroom cool, dark colors. Warm, vibrant colors like red or yellow have no place in a decent bedroom. These colors invoke energy and alertness, which is why they will prevent you from having a good night's sleep.

A dark blue bedroom is heaven to sleep in.

A bedroom with dark blue walls.

Dark blue and dark green, on the other hand, invoke a sense of calm. We associate these colors with calm nature and overall relaxedness, which is why they are perfectly suited for a bedroom. So, if you want to upgrade your bedroom without spending a fortune, consider painting it in a dark color.

Rearrange it

Another thing people often neglect is the way that they arrange their bedroom. This is another important aspect of having a proper sleep. No matter what routines you implement to enhance sleep, you will have a hard time finding rest if you don't arrange your bedroom properly. Our advice is to consider the airflow in your bedroom, as well as the lighting.

You need to place your bed so that you can easily refresh the air around it. A cool, fresh breeze of air can do wonders for a good night's sleep, especially during the warm summer months. Also, you want to make sure that the morning light doesn't fall on your eyes. You want to ensure that the way you wake up is gradual and calm. So carefully consider the layout of your bedroom, before you settle on one.

Patterned wallpaper

Now, no one said that you should only focus on making your bedroom sleep-friendly. Don't get us wrong, organizing and designing your bedroom so that you have a good night's sleep is absolutely vital. But, that doesn't mean that you cannot also make it beautiful.

One of the new budget-friendly ways to upgrade your bedroom is to implement patterned wallpaper. Mind you, we don't mean that you should place the wallpaper on actual walls. After all, you need to maintain a cold color with them. What we actually mean is using wallpaper on your doors and wooden furniture.

Even simple wallpaper patterns can make an old piece of furniture look fresh and renewed.

Wallpaper pattern made out of orange, yellow and red leaves.

You'd be surprised at how beautiful and refreshing it can be to simply tape a bit of wallpaper over old furniture. And, if you go the extra mile and figure out how to make it work with the rest of the colors, you are sure to end up with a beautiful bedroom.

Get inspirational print

Another modern design you can incorporate in your bedroom is inspirational prints. We don't mean that you should go with something generic like "Hang in there!" or "Keep on truckin'!". Instead, you should try to think of quotes and inspirations that have a special meaning to you. Ideally, you should consider something difficult in your life that you need a bit of reinforcement dealing with. Then you should find a quote that you feel speaks to you and put it on the wall adjacent to your bed. That way you will have some food for thought the moment you wake up. So, start thinking of words of wisdom that you feel should guide you in the following months and place them in your bedroom. The more time you spend looking at them, the more you will incorporate them into your life.

If you want to know the secret to a great night of sleep, Alaska Sleep Clinic is the place to start, whether through our daily blogs or by letting us help diagnose and treat your sleep issues correctly the first time.  Contact us today and speak with one of our board-certified sleep specialists.

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