Your bedroom should be your own private haven to escape to and unwind in at the end of a busy day.
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It’s your personal space, which can be decorated to your exact liking with your favourite colour, stylish furniture and unique accessories.
As much fun as redecorating your bedroom can be, it’s also a lot of work. You need to consider the space you have, your budget, and the essentials you need to make your bedroom functional, as well as stylish.
Here are some tips to get you started.
One easy way to spruce up your bed – without buying a whole new bed frame – is with new bedding. The great thing is that it’s easy to change when you get sick of the colours or want to try out a new pattern!
While you might stick to a basic set (fitted sheet, flat sheet, and two pillowcases), new bedding can provide additional benefits in the variety of colours and materials they come in. Cotton is a popular choice due to its breathability and versatility. Linen sheets are ideal if you have allergies or are a hot sleeper.
While your bedding is often hidden by a quilt, you can still have some fun with the design and colours. Go for a favourite to add a personal touch, or stick to a colour scheme that matches the rest of your room.
A big part of redecorating is decluttering and organising your room. Storage options are one of the most important factors to consider and can help you create a clutter-free space.
If you have a built-in wardrobe you already have storage, it’s just a matter of making it work smarter, not harder, for you. By buying and using shelf-hanging organisers, storage boxes, and baskets, you’ll easily save space and will have the added benefit of reorganising your wardrobe so it’s neat and tidy.
If you don’t have a built-in wardrobe, you still have plenty of storage options, from underbed to tall and low dressers. Even if your bed frame doesn’t have built-in drawers, you can create your own with storage boxes. When it comes to dressers, you can choose from a variety of heights, styles, and number of drawers. One tall and one low piece should cover your wardrobe needs, and any extra drawer space you have can store smaller items.
Have more than one light in the room
Almost all bedrooms have at least one overhead light in the ceiling, however this light can be harsh and overwhelming. Redecorating your bedroom provides the perfect opportunity to look at other lighting options you can include to give it a more relaxing vibe.
If you have a nightstand, invest in a bedside lamp so you can have gentler lighting if you read at night – plus you won’t have to get up to turn off the light switch when you’re cosied up in bed! A floor lamp is also a great lighting addition to a bedroom as they come in various designs, are sturdy, and the brightness can be adjusted.
If you’re looking to incorporate more unique lighting in your bedroom, give fairy lights and candles a try, as these use less power.
Paint or wallpaper?
Decorating the walls of your bedroom can be a big decision. If you own your house, you may be considering paint or wallpaper to add a splash of colour or pattern to your room.
Paint comes in a variety of colours, can be budget-friendly, and is easy to apply. However, it does come with some drawbacks – you’ll have to sleep in a different room for a day or two until the smell dies down, and if your walls are damaged, you’ll have to repair and re-paint them.
On the other hand, wallpaper is versatile in its design, can last for years without touch ups, and adds a ‘wow’ factor to your bedroom. However, it does take more time and money to prepare and install, and can be affected by humidity.
Finish the redecoration with accessories
Once you’ve redecorated your bed with new bedding, reorganised with new storage options, set the mood with multiple lighting options, and added colour on the walls, it’s time to finish strong with accessories.
There are so many options for you to choose from. A mirror either on your dressers, free-standing, or hanging on your wall can provide the illusion of space by reflecting light, which is ideal if your bedroom is a bit on the small side. If you prefer a touch of green, then plants are a great decor item! Real or fake, these can be easily moved around and are perfect for adding a pop of colour on a shelf or bedside table.
Wall art is another great accessory, which can have a calming effect and add dimension. Alternatively, framed photos of family and friends will not only give your bedroom personality, they can also make it feel comforting.
By keeping these essentials in mind, as well as your space and budget, you’ll be able to redecorate your bedroom with ease and have fun along the way. Your redecorated bedroom will be functional, stylish, and a comforting personal space and haven for years to come. Not only that, if you decide to redecorate your bedroom again in the future, you’ll already know where to start.