7 easy ways to transform your bedroom

7 easy ideas to transform your bedroom

Your bedroom should be your serene sanctuary where you can drift off into a good night’s sleep. It’s easy to refresh your look with new accessories.

1. Add colour for comfort

To create an intimate and cosy environment, colours used in the bedroom don’t necessarily need to be from the warmer end of the spectrum. Adding a few warm tones such as nude, blush pink or salmon to a calm, grey scheme are enough to create a cosy but contemporary space. However, darker colour palettes can produce a rich, comforting space, so have confidence to try navy or deep teal, two strong trend colours this year. Then mix them with warm metallics, especially copper, for a stunning space. 

 

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10 easy ways to transform your bedroom this autumn
10 easy ways to transform your bedroom this autumn

2. Think about your windows

Blocking out the early morning sun becomes increasingly important in the spring and summer. As texture absorbs light, replacing curtains with shutters or wooden slatted blinds is a perfect way to control privacy and light levels. Dress curtains to the sides of windows to let more light in. If privacy is an issue, using a frosted glass spray at least halfway up the glass is a contemporary and more attractive alternative to net curtains. You can even add pattern using stencils for a bespoke ‘acid-etched’ look.

 

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3. De-clutter your bedroom

Storage can be a problem in a bedroom. Where possible, look for alternative places to store clothing and clutter, such as transforming an under-used spare bedroom or obsolete airing cupboard into a walk-in wardrobe. Look for unusual bedside storage ideas for instant character such as piles of vintage suitcases, industrial stools or by simply adding vintage hairpin legs to an open shelf. Large-lidded wicker baskets are perfect for storing spare linens and towels.


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10 easy ways to transform your bedroom this autumn
10 easy ways to transform your bedroom this autumn

4. Find a flooring you’ll love

Lots of people love carpet in a bedroom but solid flooring can help to dramatically increase the overall feeling of space and light in a room. Dark timber floors look fabulous with textured rugs, whereas light painted floorboards provide a stunning contrast to deeper colour walls, and can be stencilled to add pattern. If carpet is still your choice for the bedroom, consider the new silk-look carpets for ultimate luxe-appeal.

 

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5. Create a focal point

One of the problems with decorating a bedroom can be the lack of a focal point or feature to add interest to the room, other than the bed itself. If you have the space you can add an architectural feature, such as a fireplace which also gives you somewhere to display candles, plants and ornaments. A large-scale, full-wall mural makes a spectacular feature adding colour and a sense of perspective and can increase the overall feeling of space. A brightly patterned chair can also bring new life to a corner of the bedroom.

 

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10 easy ways to transform your bedroom this autumn
10 easy ways to transform your bedroom this autumn

6. Brighten your bedroom with mirrors

A mirror can bounce light around a room and create an uplifted energy. A floor-standing mirror is not only practical for dressing but the extra size adds drama to a space and has the effect of making a room feel bigger. For an on-trend vintage style, a collection of small mirrors grouped together will add a sparkling touch of glamour. 

 

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7. Mix in some metallics

For extra glamour, layer in metallics in lighting, picture frames, votives and lanterns. Wherever you use metallics, the energy will be lifted in the surrounding space. Copper, gold and rose gold are perfect choices. Contrast them with matt finishes and cool colours for a fresh, contemporary look.

 

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