If you’ve been fantasizing about the idea of a bedroom renovation, you’re not alone. According to Home Advisor research, a master bedroom remodel is one of the most popular projects and can potentially command a high return. In fact, in some states like Florida, a master bedroom remodel has a potential return of 86 percent.
But a high return on investment doesn’t have to be the sole reason you decide to renovate your bedroom. Give it a refresh and renovation that speaks to your preferences for style, personality and most importantly your comfort. Here are three ideas to get started.
A cozy alcove bed can give a small bedroom the feeling of more space. It can also give a larger bedroom a cozy spot to curl up and tuck away. Start with a shallow closet or awkward space and build-out an alcove to give it the dimension you’re looking for. You can transform one of the smaller sides of the alcove into a spot for books and personal items. Add soft lighting or an art deco painting over an upholstered headboard to complete the look.
Now that the alcove is taken care of, think about what you want your bed to look like. Pile up luxurious bedding and throw pillows with this year’s trending matte black or soft pastels. But your bed shouldn’t just look luxurious, it should feel that way too. Protect your mattress while giving your body added comfort with a luxurious mattress topper.
A mishmash of wallpaper, colors and dents in your walls can make your bedroom feel dated and uninspiring. Go for rustic simplicity with reclaimed wood to give your bedroom a cabin by the lake feel. It can cover up unsightly areas on the existing walls and transform the entire style and energy of the room.
Just make sure to use appropriate colors for trim and ceiling like a classic white to keep your rustic room looking fresh and modern. This is also the perfect opportunity to think about refurbishing your hardwood floors or matching your walls with rustic reclaimed wood for a cohesive look.
Ceilings are often neglected in a renovation, but can really transform your master bedroom and give it new life. A fresh coat of paint is just one place to start, but you can do so much more. Update old skylights or add new ones if you can, to bring natural sunlight into your room.
Next, consider adding faux, wooden beams to your ceiling to capture a cozy cottage look. Faux wood ceiling beams are usually manufactured with high-density polyurethane to look like the real thing and are designed to come in hundreds of styles and textures. This means they look fantastic and are lightweight, making them easier to install than the real thing. They also pair well with a wide variety of styles from clean and modern to rustic cabin and just about anything in between.
Renovating your bedroom may feel like a luxury, but it can also give you a comforting and inspired feeling every time you curl up to read or lay down for a good night’s rest. It’s not just a good investment for the financial return, a bedroom renovation is also a good investment in yourself.