Monday, 30 January 2023
There’s plenty of simple ways to upgrade your bedroom, even if you’re on a budget. We're here to help you.
Did you know that the average person in the UK sleeps between 26 and 33 years in their lifetime? Knowing how to improve your bedroom environment could be the key to a better night’s sleep. There’s plenty of simple ways to upgrade your bedroom, even if you’re on a budget. We look at the latest bedroom trends to help you relax and unwind after a tough day.
Tidy and reposition your bedroom
Okay, so this might sound obvious, but a tidy up of your bedroom space could free up some much-needed space for new or interesting items. Start with your bed – could it face a different way? Look at any bulky furniture like wardrobes – will you still need this after a clothing clear out? Get rid of any items you don’t need so you are left with the bedroom furniture you actually like. Tidy up any messy cords with cable ties or trunking.
Go all the way with colour
Some designers are expecting a resurgence of the ‘colour drenching’ trend we’ve seen in recent years. When everything is in the same shade, it can help to create a certain ambience. But you need to choose the right colour. Think about the mood you want to create. Cool blues are usually associated with relaxation, but you could add some soft white Boucle furniture and furnishings if the room’s too samey or needs more energy.
Cover your walls with colour or patterns
If you can’t afford a fancy wallcovering then you could spruce up a bare wall with some prints, photos, textiles or wall hangings. A simple way to create an eye-catching photo wall is to use matching frames or different frames all painted the same colours. If you like patterned prints, then you could choose one with vibrant colours to offset your bedroom colour scheme. Another way to add colour to a wall is by displaying colourful objects on a shelf.
Consider special touches for ambience
Start by assessing your lighting – is it too bright or too dim to be useful? You could change your main light bulb to a lower wattage with a luxurious lampshade. Then, add a bedside lamp for extra light when you need it. You can create ambience with the right level of lighting. Place a textured rug on the floor by your bed. Upgrade your bed linen and pillows. Add some plush cushions and a large throw for the bed, and you’ve created a cosy nest!
Think about your bedroom furniture
There’s a vast number of ideas and cost-effective options for upgrading your bedroom furniture. Think about how the space will be used. If you’re a reader, then a small shelf adjacent to your bed might prove useful for your book, Kindle and your smart phone. Tight on space? Use a dress rail for clothes instead of a wardrobe. On a tight budget? Upcycle an old chest of drawers by repainting and changing the drawer knobs.
Hide clutter with an ottoman
Ottomans and footstools are a simple, budget-friendly way to add some colour and practical storage to a bedroom. Not only can you use these items to add a vibrant look to a tired looking bedroom, but you can fill an ottoman with clutter, books and bed linen. Going back to our very first point in this article, a tidy room will make you feel more relaxed and give you the opportunity to add extra bedroom furniture as needed.
Make a statement with an accent chair
An accent - or occasional chair – is an easy way to inject some life into a drab, boring bedroom. Available in an array of colours, fabrics and styles, simply match your preferred design to your room décor scheme. A bold accent chair can become a beautiful feature in a bedroom. If you’ve upgraded other bedroom furniture, you can mix and match to an infinite choice of accent chairs. Why not create a cosy reading corner in your bedroom?
Some might say that the bedroom is the most important room in your house. After all, it’s where you spend the most time. It’s recommended that you should aim to sleep 7 – 9 hours a night. So, making this space as inviting as possible is essential to ensure you sleep well and enjoy a good level of relaxation after a busy day. We hope our hints and tips, and our products, will help you improve your bedroom. Sleep well!
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