Create the bedroom of your dreams

As we work to beautify our homes, most often it is those rooms frequented by family and guests that garner the decorating attention. But there are rewards in bestowing some attention on the bedroom.

“This is the one room in the home where you can express your unique personality,” says JoAnn Jusdanis, a broker-owner with Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services in Burlington, Ontario. “While the bedroom allows for creativity, it’s always wise to think of future buyers of your home in consideration of any decorating project.”

Jusdanis recommends approaching your bedroom design with these guidelines:

• Envision life in your new room. Will it serve as a quiet retreat or a place to gather the family for lazy Sunday mornings? Let the usage of the room guide your choices.

• Does your style whisper or make a bold statement? Add colour and personality as long as your choices are graceful and harmonious. Think how the room will play on your senses.

• Be creative, but have an eye to the future. Is this your forever bedroom, or do you plan to sell your home within a few years? Asking this question could temper your vision, in a good way.