But customising your space can be a challenge if you are renting because you are bound by more limitations than if you own your own house.
If you are one of those people who enjoy quite a bit of “me time”, here some tips to help you transform a bedroom or even a corner in your home into your own personal haven.
Determine What is Realistic
Look at the room and determine:
- How much space you have for bedroom furniture
- How much space you have for additional items such as a desk or armchair
- Whether you can repaint
If you are renting, ask your landlord if you can make cosmetic changes to the house. Once you determine what you want to do and what you are allowed to do, it is time to compare your decoration wish list with your budget.
Here are Simple Improvements you Can Do
Window Coverings. Change the window coverings in your room – this is way to you stamp your own style in the space without spending too much. It is easy to make the room your own and make it feel more like home by adding colour, pattern or even a neutral textile by installing curtains, blinds or other type of window covering.
Floor Coverings. To get an another level of layering and bring warmth to the space, place a rug in front of, or beside, your bed, whether you have a floorboard, concrete floor or carpet. Choose your rug carefully – one you will like for a long time. Beside your furniture, the floor covering will likely be the one item you will spend the most money on.
Accessories. These are the best way to put your stamp in your space, particularly if you are living in a rental property.
Framed Prints. Framed print will look great on your own. Pick lightweight frames as these can easily be hanged with removable hooks. You can also purchase frames from your local homewares store at reasonable prices.
Another great way to transform your room into a personal retreat is by putting in ornamental objects, photograph of your holidays and one-of-a-kind bedside lamps. These pieces will help make the room feel more comfortable relaxed every time you are within its four walls.
Renting or sharing a house should not deter you from having a space that you can call your own. Put thought and effort into the design and décor of the room to convert it into a tranquil hideaway and personal sanctuary.