6 Ways to Upgrade Your Bedroom

If your bedroom is putting you to sleep and it’s not even nighttime, maybe it’s time to make some changes. After all, you probably spend more time each day in your bedroom than you do in any other room in your home.  If you’d like to spruce up your sleeping quarters but don’t want to break the bank, here are some fun ideas:


Colorful pillows on a sofa with white brick wall in background


1. Rearrange

If new furniture isn’t in your budget, consider rearranging what you already have. Look at the room’s layout, and see how you might shift pieces around. If you don’t have enough wall space to accommodate your bed in a different spot, consider placing it in front of a window and see how that could open up the room. Walk through the rest of your home and think about furniture, artwork, and objects that you could switch up and move into the bedroom.


2. Create a sitting area.

You don’t necessarily need a large area for seating in your bedroom. Tuck a chair and small end table into a corner, or place a chair close to your bed. If there’s room at the foot of the bed, consider adding a small loveseat, bench, or settee facing outward. A spot to sit can add interest and depth to a bedroom, as well as provide a cozy spot to read or relax.


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3. Add pillows.

An inexpensive way to change the look of a room, pillows can add color, interest, and texture. They are also practical in bedrooms for extra cushioning when you’re lying down or sitting up in bed. Choose a variety of coordinating colors, fabrics, and shapes for the biggest impact.   


4. Display books.

Add pops of color to your bedroom by arranging books on shelves, dressers, nightstands, or tabletops. You can also stack books horizontally to elevate lamps, vases, or other objects. With lots of books, you’ll always have nighttime reading material handy.


5. Light up the room.

Pay attention to the lighting in your bedroom. Adding bedside lamps can create a soft, restful glow. Put dimmer switches on overhead lights, and install nightlights for soft shadows and to make it easy to get around in the dark.


6. Store it.

Decrease bedroom clutter and stay organized with decorative storage containers. Especially if your closet is small and storage space is at a premium, containers can provide the extra room you need. Stack containers, place them on shelves, or slide them under the bed. If you don’t want to purchase new containers, shop antique malls and thrift stores for baskets, hat boxes, and crates that can be re-purposed for storage needs.


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When you’re in your bedroom, don’t lose sleep because you’re worried about home breakdowns and what they may do to your budget.  Adding HSA Home Warranty Coverage can help safeguard against the cost of covered repairs or replacements to major components of home systems and appliances that fail due to normal wear and tear. If a covered breakdown does occur, HSA’s knowledgeable, friendly staff is available 24/7 to help you schedule a repair so you can rest easy.  Visit onlinehsa.com to find out more.