Now is a time when we’re all spending more time at home than ever. If you’re anything like me, the more time you spend at home the more you want to change it!!
Most of us are not in a position to update our entire home but there’s small things we can do to different rooms that can give them an instant face lift.
A space that is often overlooked but really important to our health and wellbeing (hello sleep!) is the bedroom. In this post I show you 4 easy steps to revamping a bedroom that can be done on any budget.
Step 1 – Consider the mood of the space
Think about how you would like the space too feel as this will influence the colour palette you choose. Do you want your bedroom to have a relaxed and airy feeling or would you prefer a room that is sleek and contemporary?
Once you’ve chosen the look you’re going for save some images of bedrooms you love and use them as a reference.
Top Decorating tip: Darker colours can be used as accents and don’t have to dominate the entire colour scheme.
Step 2 – The colour palette
Now that you know the feel you would like your room to have think about the colours you want to incorporate. Do you want a more earthy palette made up of natural tones and hues such as terracotta or olive green or are you drawn to calming blues and greys or neutrals?
When deciding on the colour palette try and stick to no more than 3 or 4 colours or you run the risk of the room looking too busy. Other factors to consider are the the colours of the floors, walls and existing bedroom furniture you have to ensure that your chosen palette works with these elements.
Top Decorating tip: If you’re unsure of what colours to choose, a trick that can help you to decide is to use the colour palette from a piece of artwork you’re drawn to.
Step 3 – Layers
It all starts with the bed. Although bedrooms can be done to death with this material, linen is a brilliant all rounder. It creates a beautiful textured look, is comfortable to sleep in, hard wearing and is perfect to use all year round.
The next step is to layer the bedding with a throw which can be thicker or lighter dependant on the season. A great way to add personality, pattern and colour is by using different pillow cases to the quilt cover and to layer up pillows of different sizes using both European and standard pillows.
Top Decorating tip: A cost effective way to update your bedding is to buy new pillow cases in different colours and/or patterns and match these with existing quilt covers you have. It gives the bed a face lift without having to spend big on a whole new quilt set.
Step 4 – Accessorise
Now comes the fun part, the decor that brings a style together. Bedrooms don’t have to be boring but nor should they be overly cluttered.
Every bedroom should have some form of alternative lighting to natural light such as a bedside lamp, wall sconce lighting or pendants. Keep in mind that the type of lighting you choose can affect the overall mood of the room.
Other items that are both practical and stylish are rugs, mirrors whether they’re wall mounted or free standing and an occasional chair or bench seat (space permitting).
To complete the styling of the room you can include artwork or some form of textured wall art. A vase for either fresh or dried flowers, a plant, candle, jewellery tray and cushions for the bed.
Top Decorating tip: Consider the feeling you would like to evoke in the room, the interior style you are drawn to and the size of the room before deciding on any accessories.
I hope you have found this post useful. If you want to discover your own interior style and easy ways to create the look in your home, click on the link to take my FREE style quiz.
Image and brand credits: Raw Essentials, I Love Linen, Pampa, Bed Threads, Temple and Webster, Freedom, Adairs, Just in Place, Oz Design Furniture, Amara Living, Boho Art and Styling, Style Source Book and Pinterest.