The Property Brothers Share 5 Ways to Refresh a Bedroom Space


You’ve seen the Emmy-nominated Property Brothers, a.k.a. Drew and Jonathan Scott, transform homes and share real estate expertise on their many shows (including Brother vs. Brother, Celebrity IOU, and Buying and Selling, just to name a few).

Now, they’ve upped the ante with a new series of live online video conversation sessions about how to refresh each room in your house, hosted via Bright. They were kind enough to give AD a sneak peek into some of the things they might cover during their upcoming Bedroom Oasis seminar (tickets are available for the August 6 event via this link). Without further ado, here are their tips for giving your bedroom a new look.

Find ways to make your floor pop

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In this Napa Valley, California, home, a vintage Moroccan rug from ABC Carpet & Home adds a bright pop of yellow.

Photo: Laura Resen

“When people think of a bedroom’s feature piece, they often think of artwork on the walls or your fireplace feature wall, but it should be your floor,” Drew says. “The rugs you choose for your bedroom can transform your space.”

Tip 1: Consider layering your floors with multiple area rugs to add some color and define the space.

Tip 2: Place a thick pad under your rug to give it extra cushioning and that luxurious feel under your feet.

Tip 3: If you have room, opt for a big rug. “It should run from the front of your nightstand to beyond the bench at the end of your bed,” Jonathan says. “You want something comfortable to walk around on.”

Incorporate overhead lighting

Lighting can be a big bone of contention, Jonathan says: “While some homeowners don’t like to have anything disrupting the ceiling and don’t like recessed lighting, you can’t just have task lighting in a bedroom. I don’t like it when I can barely see.”

Tip 1: Make sure your bedroom has a blend of task lighting and ambient lighting.

Tip 2: Consider adding a featured lighting source that takes your breath away. “This could be a chandelier, but make sure it’s size-appropriate for the room,” Jonathan says.

Tip 3: Remove your ceiling fan. “If you have air-conditioning, skip the ceiling fan,” Drew says. “Also, it’s impossible to find a beautiful fan that has lighting too.”

Don’t overdress your bed

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Daveed Diggs and Emmy Raver-Lampman’s bedroom is a perfect example of how to use throw pillows to brighten up a space without overdoing it.

Photo: Yoshihiro Makino

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