10 Easy Ways To Spruce Up Your Bedroom
Our bedrooms need a revamp every once in a while – from decades old drapes to a ragged rugs that have been walked over one too many times, it’s time to stop and take a look at your bedroom from an outsider’s perspective. Is that sweet spot on your mattress more of a canyon than a cosy indent? Have the shade of your walls turned from white to a not-so-stylish textured taupe tone? If you’re bedroom decor is dying for a doover, here are some simple ways to overhaul your sleeping area.
#1. Get A Paint Job
Perhaps the most effective (although labor intensive) way to refresh your bedroom’s interiors is to give the room a fresh coat of paint. When it comes to brightening up a space, lighter colours are always preferred for the walls. After all, you can always add colour by way of art and hangings. White or off-white is recommended, with a soothing pastel hue such as baby blue also an option for those really leaning on a more colourful backdrop.
#2. Choose The Right Curtains
Like painting the walls, a new set of curtains can lend a new look to your room. Over the years, sunlight and washes can fade out curtains quite drastically and you’d be surprised who vibrant a new pair actually looks. Getting full length curtains can give your room the impression of having a higher ceiling. Stick to light shades and subtle patterns, especially if your room is compact and doesn’t get much natural light. Those with the luxury of large, airy spaces can indulge in darker colours with vibrant prints.
#3. Create Appeal With Textiles
Add a large cosy rug or several smaller ones in varied textures and colours for an interesting and cozy vibe. Spruce up your bed with some extra pillows, bolsters and cushions in quirky colours, upping the colour quotient in the room through thoughtful accessories is a good way to keep things cheerful without looking gaudy. If you don’t fancy spending a lot on buying new, you can rent luxury rugs and home accessories from CasaOne.com, for a fraction of the price.
#4. Change Up Your Lighting
A wonderful way to brighten up a bedroom is quite obvious – using more light. Depending on your personal style, you can use fairy lights, paper lanterns, candles, table or floor lamps. Adding lighting is a great because it gives you an option over just your overhead bulbs – so you can have soft lighting, or more intense luminosity when used with your primary light source.
#5. Add A Full Length Mirror
If you don’t already have one, let us introduce you to your new best friend. A full length mirror is not just a boon when getting ready for work or an evening out, it also contributes a lot to your room’s decor. Besides looking cool, a large mirror make your space seem visually larger by its reflection. Strategic placement opposite a window is also a good way to double up your natural light during the day.
#6. Work Upward, Not Sideways
One of the biggest hassles of any space lived in for long enough is the accumulation of clutter over the years. If you find your books, magazines, clothes and accessories all over the place, it’s time to designate a space for them. Choose a cabinet or shelf that has a vertical design so that it doesn’t take up too much of your floor square footage.
#7. Make A Nook
If your bedroom is your favourite place in the house, a haven which you retreat to in most of your free time, give it a little more versatility by adding a comfy lounge chair and side table (preferably near a window), creating a cozy nook for yourself to relax on in the mornings with your coffee or in the evenings with a book. You can rent out these add-ons for a fuss-free set up – furniture rental companies such as CasaOne deliver and assemble premium furniture for free in as quickly as 72 hours – it’s also much easier and cheaper than purchasing new.
#8. Get New Linen
One of the most economical and easy ways to make your room look a bit different and more polished is to revamp your bed linen. Invest in good quality bed sheets, pillowcases, comforters and blankets – they last a long time and can really make your bed look spanking new.
#9. Place Some Plants
Add some life and colour in your bedroom with plants and flowers. You can go as big or little as you want here – a large snake plant by the window or a medley of small potted cactus and succulents. Fresh flowers in a vaze (or natural-looking imitation ones) are also great for giving the area a fresh feel.
#10. Decorate The Walls
Use your walls as your canvas to reflect your personal style. There’s no end to the what you can add. Place a funky tapestries or printed wallpaper on just one wall and keep the other’s bare. Or make a gallery wall with one section filled with photo frames. You can also place your favourite posters and art prints for a trendy look.
Revamping your bedroom doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise. Just refreshing a few elements and adding some decor can go a long way to making your space look great and appealing.
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