You spend one-third of your life asleep, so why spend it in a room that isn’t up to scratch? Here are easy ways you can upgrade your bedroom, without it looking gaudy or it being too expensive.
A Lick of Paint
Sometimes all you need is a lick of paint to make a dramatic difference in your home. If you’re surrounded by stark white walls (not White Walkers and the Stark family), then why not inject some colour into the room with a feature wall? Feature walls are a timeless way to up the ante in any room, and if you’re feeling a little adventurous, why not throw in some texture too? Play around with complimentary colours, such as greys, blues and creams, as they are calming and can help you sleep. If you’d like to find out more about sleep, give this article a read. What’s great about painting a feature wall, is that you can bring in more colour to your room without making it look like a sore thumb. Painting your walls a new colour is the perfect excuse to upgrade your bed frame; a bit of luxe can go a long way!
In With The Old, Out With The New
Sometimes all you need to do to upgrade your bedroom is move some things around. Here are some great tips from Trevor Morton, an interior designer with Fantastic Handyman for redesigning your bedroom without buying anything new. ”Upgrading a bedroom sometimes can be as easy as repositioning your bed. If you have an eastward facing window you can put your bed opposite it so the rising sun can wake you up in the morning instead of the annoying alarm clock. Aside from that, removing useless furniture, in my opinion, is a must. Nobody likes that cramped feel and it can even affect your sleep. Less surfaces also means less clutter. Additionally hanging some tapestries on the walls can make the room feel really cosy. Plants help a lot to that extent too. This goes for pretty much every room, but. Hide those cords! Electrical cables don't take much space but being hidden from plain sight will make the room seem a lot more organised.” Find out more about Fantastic Handyman by following them on Facebook.
Keep It Simple; Less Is More.
Research is your new best friend; Tania Wilson from Tania Louise tells us why. “First research your favourite styles. Use Pinterest and build a collection of styles that catch your eye. After a while, you can pick out the elements that appeal to you in each image. Choose your main furniture, bed and side tables/storage in a style that can be adapted to suit different colour schemes. Eg. White/Cream furniture or natural timber. Choose window coverings eg. blinds and shutters that complement your furniture style. These items will be your long term items. Then, choose curtains, lamps and bed pillows that suit your current mood or style.” Find out more about Tania Louise by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
Trends come and go, but comfort is forever. When you’re choosing your finishing touches, always make sure that your furniture is good enough to eat, and is also good enough to sit on for hours. Bedroom furniture isn’t just a bed, it’s also a comfy chair (that you know will end up as a clothes chair in two weeks - don’t deny it). If you have a bright coloured wall or bright bedspread, why not inject a fun and exciting piece of furniture into the mix too? Ben and Simone Mathews from BAM Construction has the perfect advice for those who are looking for the finishing touches on their bedroom but want to keep it trendy. “Always follow your own style, trends come and go so if you have pieces in your home that you love they will never go out of style.” Find out more about BAM Construction by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
Your bedroom is a place for relaxation, so who says it can’t be stylish too? These tips can be applied to any home, with any budget. Go on, live a little!