Are you beginning to get bored of your bedroom? Do you feel like it’s not yours, like it could be anyone’s dull old bedroom? Are you feeling as though it could use a bit of a makeover?
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If so, then you have certainly come to the right place. As self-professed interior design experts, we have come up with some pretty great ideas of how you can create a bedroom to match your very own, unique style.
Be sensible with your time frame
Firstly, you have to remember that redecorating an entire room can take a lot of time and effort. It will be more of an on-going process rather than an overnight transformation, so do try and be patient.
Of course, you don’t have to follow each and every tip we’re giving, so you might end up spending less time doing up your room, but no matter what you choose to do, it won’t be instant.
Look at what you have already
Do you have anything lying about the house that could be put to good use? Take a look around for any good materials that could be retooled – Christmas lights, old curtains or clothes, leftover paint, a relatively unused mirror, that bulletin board from the kitchen that you bought with good intentions… anything can be put to good use with a bit of imagination.
Anything you think you can use, put to one side. Put on your thinking cap and have a bit of a brainstorm!
Think of a theme
With that thinking cap still firmly on your head, it’s time to think up a theme for your soon to be reborn room. Don’t worry, a theme doesn’t have to be something complex or grandiose – it can be as simple as a particular mood or colour.
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Of course, you can be as creative as you want, so if you want to evoke a time period (like the ‘50s) or even a fictional setting (Hogwarts, anyone?), you can of course do so!
Now is the time to start rearranging your furniture. A good way to do this is to draw a top-down picture of your room beforehand; this will help you to visualise the available space and what it will look like when you’re moving bits about.
Once you’ve settled on an arrangement (we’d recommend lots of open room in the centre of the room), it’s time to get things moving, so enlist some help!
Add a splash of colour
First off, think about giving the walls a new lick of paint – colourful surroundings can really cheer up a room. Light colours also make a room look bigger, so if you’re struggling for space this is a good route to take.
Saying that, you don’t have to get all your colours from a tin. How about some nice, bright furnishings? Another thing you can do is simply change your lighting – a new desk lamp or some fairy lights can work wonders on a once-drab bedroom!
By Jamie King