Instagram is a dangerous place isn’t it? I’d love to say I haven’t been influenced by seeing one stylish home after another but I’d definitely be lying. On a positive note though, it has made me realise that it is possible to refresh rooms on a budget and very easily.
We’ve got grand renovation plans for our loft conversion bedroom eventually, from creating a walk-in dressing room to replacing our windows with bifold doors and a Juliet balcony. This won’t happen for a while though and it was in desperate need of a mini-makeover when we moved in.
So aside from giving it a lick of paint, here are my tips for a pocket-friendly bedroom refresh.
Buy New Bedding
There’s not much that’s better than climbing into a freshly made bed, is there? I went a long time without sourcing colour co-ordinated bedding and now realise how much this was throwing the room out of sync. My favourite is currently the gorgeous blossom bedding from Christy which has freshened everything up in the warmer months.
Create a Feature Wall
If you don’t fancy a complete painting overhaul, there’s still nothing wrong with creating a feature wall no matter what people say. We don’t really have a wall for this in our bedroom because of the funny shape but you may know one of our spare rooms has had the feature wallpaper treatment and looks amazing.
Choose a wallpaper pattern that complements your existing décor and place this on the wall where your bed head is (if possible). This will instantly inject new style into the room and won’t require much wallpaper to complete.
Change Your Curtains or Add Blinds
Because we’re up in the loft, two of our windows are Velux in the sloping part of the ceiling and so have their own blinds. There is also a large picture window on the other side of the room and one of the first things we did was to replace the blind.
Curtains aren’t really that practical for us owing to all the dust and dirt that Boo and Maddie seem to create so blinds are definitely the way forward. Available in so many different designs, colours and styles from places like Direct Blinds, you can go all out with your look while creating some additional privacy and the blackout linings are essential.
Finish with Accessories
Isn’t this the most fun part? I’ve used cushions, candles, plants and art work in our bedroom to give it a pulled-together look which can be easily changed. The yucca plant I bought from Columbia Road flower market at the end of last year is going from strength to strength and I’m convinced that having something living in the room helps us sleep.
Our bedroom makeover really didn’t cost the earth but has taken it from being somewhere I really hated spending time in to one of my favourite rooms in the house. All very easily done.
Have you got your dream bedroom or do you have plans to give it a makeover?
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