4 things to consider when redecorating your bedroom

4 things to consider when redecorating your bedroom

Redecorating your bedroom may seem like a simple, straightforward decision at first, but it can involve a lot of logistics. If you want something impressive that will stand out, or that makes your bedroom more functional and conducive to sleep, there are some things you’ll have to consider before you start. Here are some of the things you have to know when redecorating your bedroom.

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Will the colour still be in style years from now?

Colour is probably the most important thing you’ll have to decide upon before you do anything. It will set the tone for the whole room and dictate what kind of furniture with which you’ll be decorating it. It’s essential that you don’t just choose a colour because it’s trendy since you might have difficulty not only sleeping in it, but finding bedroom furniture in your colour as well. This is why you should go with classics unless you have no issue with switching colours every few years.

Heavy bedroom curtains

Are these curtains conducive to good sleep?

One of the main purposes of curtains is to provide you with the proper light levels for a good night’s sleep. Sure, we all want our curtains to look stylish, but unless they can perform this important purpose, they’re pretty much useless. Make sure that the curtains don’t clash with the other colours and textures in the room, but also make sure that they have the proper thickness as well.

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What’s the room’s focal point?

There’s nothing that can spruce up the look of a bedroom like a good focal point. And this isn’t simply limited to bedrooms, any room will feel incomplete without a clear focal point.

Most would assume that the bed should automatically be the focal point of your bedroom. However, a focal point could be anything, such as a nice piece of art for instance. You can construct a whole room around a piece of art – from the colour of the walls through to the bedding. This will give the room a great sense of cohesiveness. You could also go for something a little bit more extravagant, like a nice chandelier for instance. Whatever you choose as a focal point, make sure that it’s special and stands out.

Bright, white bedding

What kind of bedding will I be using?

This may seem like a simple question however, the way you choose your bedding will have a profound effect on the overall look of your room. Most people would be content with picking a generic, pre-made matching bedding set. But if you want to make it extra special, it would be better to choose pieces from various sets. This will allow you to come up with something more unique and mix & match textures to give the room that extra oomph.

Redecorating your bedrooms needs proper planning if you want your efforts to be focused and the end result to be cohesive. If you take the few points above into consideration before starting your project, you should be able to come up with great ideas for your next bedroom.


Fast ways to give a room a fresh look

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We can all get a bit fed up with the look of our home. Most of us like to change things up a bit sometimes – it’s human nature. This is when we feel the urge to redecorate.

If you’re at that stage but are short of time, these quick fix ideas could be perfect for you. Read on to get some great ways to freshen up any room – and even better, you can do it in just a few hours.

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Transform a wall

Of course, one of the best ways to give a room a new look is to redecorate. You’re probably scratching your head right now after the promise of fast ways to transform a room – we’re talking about redecorating!

Don’t worry, you don’t have to decorate the entire room. You can easily paint or paper a single wall in a couple of hours. Doing this has an amazing transformative effect on any space.

If you want to achieve it even faster, pick out a wall sticker and use that instead. To apply it all you do is wipe over the surface, peel back the corner and smooth it on.

You can find some great ones for under £50. Decorative door stickers are also available. If you buy one of the easy to remove versions, you can easily change it if you get bored.

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Add some paintings

While we’re on the subject of walls, changing what you hang on them has a surprising impact on the look and feel of a room. Hanging new, bold paintings can help to provide new focal points and interest.

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Hang a big mirror

Mirrors are also a fantastic option – they reflect the light back into the room making it feel more spacious which can have instant dramatic impact. A new statement mirror and a few fresh decorative pieces will give an individual look to practically any space. Go online and order everything you need from the comfort of your home. Unpacking it and setting everything up will only take a matter of minutes.

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New soft furnishings

New cushion covers, throws and rugs are available everywhere but don’t forget the option of making your own. If you can sew in a straight line, you can easily make new covers, tablecloths, throws and other soft furnishings.

Making your own can save you money and even improve the chances of achieving the distinctive look you really want. These days it’s easy to find good quality upholstery and soft furnishing fabrics online.

Using premium materials gives you great results. They look fantastic, are easier to work with and are more durable. Recovering a dining room chair or footstool is another great project. You can do it no time and you don’t even need a sewing machine, just a pair of good scissors and an upholstery stapler or tacks.

With a bit of thought you’ll come up with lots of other creative ways to quickly freshen up any room.