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Psychologists have known for a long time that our surroundings can have an impact on our mood and wellbeing. And as the place where we start and end each day, our bedroom environments are particularly poised to affect our spirits as we rest each night and rise each morning.

If going to bed each night feels less like a well-deserved reprieve and more like a chore, it might be time for a DIY bedroom makeover. But your new bedroom doesn’t have to come with a massive price tag. You can liven up any living space by following a few simple tips like these.

Upgrade Your Bedroom Hardware

Among the first things we tend to notice when we enter a room are the furnishings. And if it’s been a while since you’ve upgraded your bedroom set, it can bring down the overall quality of a room.

But replacing a whole set is expensive. A simple means to spruce up a room at a fraction of the cost is to replace the bedroom hardware. You’d be surprised how far you can go with a new set of drawer pulls, closet handles, and the like. In no time at all, you can have your budget or hand-me-down furniture looking almost new.

Create an Accent Wall to Bring a New Dimension to the Space

Alongside furnishings, the other thing we first tend to notice is color. Most places are painted some variation of white when you move in and for a good reason. It’s easy to paint over and makes the space look larger to prospective buyers or renters.

And if you live in modestly-sized accommodations, you might not want to sacrifice that latter quality by repainting the whole room. But what you can do is create an accent wall.

You’ll retain the appearance of a larger space while adding an eye-catching burst of color that will draw the eye to a focal point of your choosing.

Let There Be Light (Fixtures)

Light is one of the core aspects of design. But while that’s hardly a revelation, too often does the light source go overlooked.

If you’re still lighting your bedroom with that ugly, mid-80s ceiling lamp that was there when you moved in, it’s probably time for an update. The only caveat is that some of us are justifiably nervous about any DIY projects that involve tampering with electrical fixtures.

That’s why there’s no shame in bringing in a little help from a professional home remodeling team. Many quality companies will be happy to take on small jobs like setting up a new light fixture, saving you the trouble and worry of having to navigate your home’s wiring.

A DIY Bedroom Makeover Doesn’t Need to Break the Bank

These days of begrudgingly retiring to a dingy bedroom are over. By following these tips, you can produce a sleeping area that you’ll actually be happy to return to at the end of each day.

But your DIY bedroom makeover is only the beginning.

For more ideas on how to bring new life into every area of your home, keep up with all the latest guides on our blog.