The bedroom – it’s the place we start and end each day. And even though it’s the most used room in the home, because most of our time in it is spent sleeping it’s also one which rarely receives the attention it deserves.
And why would it? Nobody really sees it, afterall. Or maybe it’s because you think that to make it into a calming relaxing retreat would take too much time, money and effort?
Maybe our top 5 tips on how to quickly and easily revamp your bedroom will give you the inspiration you need to show your bedroom some love.
1. What The Eye Doesn’t See
There is nothing worse than a room full of clutter. Not least because it’s unsightly, but because it makes it harder to clean and harder to enjoy a bit of peaceful escapism if all you can see are shelves full of nik naks, discarded clothes or piles of books and shoes.
Declutter, and don’t be afraid to do it. It’s the first stage towards a bedroom that makes it a pleasure to relax, not a chore. And let’s be honest, you’ll need to clear your room anyway if you want to move on to tip number two.
2. Freshen Up
Nothing can make such an instant impact than a cheap and cheerful lick of paint. Not only does it refresh tired walls, the right shades can make a room relaxing and even seem more spacious.
Give the gloss a once over and choose a colour that suits the space – remember that painting all four walls red will not only create the opposite of relaxing, it will also make your room appear smaller than it actually is. Neutral colours, or choosing one wall as a feature wall is a far better option.
3. Make A Feature…From Your Wardrobes
If you’ve already got fitted wardrobes but they look a bit dated, think about having replacement doors fitted. It can instantly transform your room for a fraction of the cost and you can be as bright and bold or as conservative as you like.
If you’ve got freestanding wardrobes that are taking up most of the room, then fitted wardrobes will give you more storage (because they’re designed to be wall-to-wall and floor to ceiling to maximise every inch of available space). This will also help to keep your clutter under control because you can hide it all away out of sight.
4. Create a Focal Point
If you don’t want to go down the wardrobe route, then make a focal point in another way, by using your bed. Keep your bed in proportion with the rest of the room, but transform it by adding a dramatic, statement headboard. It will not only make-over your bed, it will add interest to your room.
Once you’ve decluttered and redecorated, it’s time to add the all important finishing touches. This is where you can really put your own stamp on your room and be as understated or lavish as you like.
If you’ve gone for neutral walls, add colour with bedding, curtains, rugs and cushions. Think about adding mirrors to reflect light, picture frames and artwork.
Keep it simple but stylish and in keeping with the rest of your room. Less can most certainly be more!
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