Is your bedroom one of your favorite places to be? Picture yourself cuddled up with pillows in your cozy bed, with a nice cup of tea on your bedside, and a book or a magazine.
Looks aesthetic, right?-Unless, the plain, shabby walls on the background ruin the beauty of it-Then, it’s time for some renovation.
Renovating doesn’t mean that you have to hire workmen and spend loads of money, you can just DIY and remodel your bedroom walls within your budget.
Here are 5 best DIY renovation tips for bedroom walls.
1. Change the wallpaper
When you think of walls, think of wallpapers. Peel off old wallpaper from the bedroom walls and replace it with new ones.
If your walls are not papered, you can just apply the new wallpaper on the painted walls.
Make sure that your walls are smooth and not uneven due to crusty patches of paint. If you fear commitment or get bored easily, get removable wallpapers with stick-on designs.
While choosing wallpaper for your bedroom wall, keep in mind the color palette of you room- the color of the curtains, headboard and pillow covers, the linens, and even the color of the carpet or rug on the bedroom floor.
If you want a calm and peaceful ambience in your bedroom, go for lighter shades for your wallpaper, which preferably match the color scheme of the upholstery and linens in your bedroom.
Off-white wallpapers and wallpapers of lighter shades of colors like grey, blue, and peach are great for a soothing aesthetic.
Opt for wallpapers which have patterns with minimalistic prints. If you like some more fun, go bold. Choose wallpapers of colors contrasting the color palette of the bedroom.
For example, choose a darker color for your wallpaper if the rest of the bedroom is colored lighter. Mix and match warm and cool colors.
Try striking, quirky wallpaper patterns that stand out. Mix different patterns like stripes with dots. You can even print funky customized wallpaper for your bedroom, which will make your bedroom walls truly unique.
2. Repaint walls and hand-paint murals
If you do not like wallpapers, redo the paint on your bedroom walls. Keep in mind the mixing and matching of colors as in the case of wallpapers.
Instead of simply painting the walls with one color, go for a two-toned wall. Paint the bottom half of the walls with your preferred color and the top half with a lighter shade of the same color for a layered look.
You can DIY easily-you just need some paint and a painter’s tape; it’s easier than it sounds.
You can also paint the entire walls along with the ceiling with a warm darker color to give the bedroom an innovative look.
Keep the bedding light and bright in this case, so that the look is not overdone, and the bedroom doesn’t look like a cave.
If you want to unleash your creativity, try your hand at painting wall murals.
A sprawling branch with flowers and birds looks very pretty on bedroom walls. You can also paint your favorite saying in calligraphy on the main wall.
3. Frame pictures, add wall décor
Use wall art to create focal points in the bedroom. Make a gallery wall to add a touch of personality to your bedroom space.
Frame and hang your favorite paintings, quotes and photographs. You can go for custom canvas prints of personal photographs of cherished memories, as well as artistic photography of your choice. You can also add inspirational posters on your bedroom walls.
The look of a bedroom can be completely changed by hanging a modern painting. Abstract art can prove to be quite relaxing.
Dress up the bedroom walls with wall décor like wall hangings and tapestry. There are various kinds of wall art you can choose from, just don’t overdo it. An eye-catching yet sleek wall clock will make your bedroom look chic.
4. Hang mirrors
Hang a mirror or two on your bedroom walls for an optical illusion, since mirrors make any room look bigger by reflecting light.
A mirror used as a headboard or even leaning up against the bedroom wall will help a small room feel spacious.
Light and bright wall paint or wallpapers go well with this DIY technique of bedroom wall renovation. Hanging vintage framed mirrors on the wall is perfect for a classy bedroom.
5. Floor to ceiling board and batten, wainscoting
If you don’t want your bedroom walls to be flat and boring, you can DIY floor to ceiling board and batten (wall paneling).
Instead of paneling the entire wall, you may install wainscoting (solid wooden panels) only across the lower half of your bedroom walls.
This will not only insulate your room but also decorate your bedroom walls and make them an aesthetic background for your bedroom furniture.