With Autumn just around the corner and the stunning colour palette and textures which accompany the seasonal change, now is the ideal time to revamp your bedroom. Whether you’re looking to breathe new life into your room, or simply want a little more space, here, we round-up the easiest ways to improve your bedroom. And, best of all, a revamp doesn’t have to cost the earth.
Visit reclamation yards and thrift shops
If your current furniture is past its best, it might be time to invest in some new pieces. But don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you empty your wallet!
With environmental issues at the forefront of everyone’s mind, reusing furniture, textiles and clothing is becoming a more popular option and thrift shops and reclamation yards are popping up all around. Get yourself a bargain, whilst helping the environment. It’s a win-win situation!
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to revitalise your room is to upcycle your existing pieces. Have you got some spare paint from a previous project? Repainting your items is a great way to breathe new life into them, without having to spend a penny.
And how about an old wooden crate just waiting for a coat of varnish? Perfect as an industrial-style bedside table. If you have an artistic flair and sewing ability (or even if you don’t, check out YouTube), old curtain fabric and bedding will give your cushions and pillows some character. Mixing and matching fabrics will also give your space a rustic, unique design.
Bring the outside in
Your creativity can also be used to bring the outside in. Pictures, art, lampshades and coasters can all be accessorised with flower cuttings and pressings from your garden. Homemade flower or pine wreaths can also be easily created and hung on bedroom doors.
Flowers or lush greenery will create a fresh, vibrant atmosphere within any space and is a quick way to spruce up your room, without having to drain your bank account. A large display of pine sprigs looks contemporary and will complement any colour scheme.
Create a personal gallery
Adding personal trinkets and photographs will also help to make your room your own. Whether you have souvenirs from your travels, or photographs of family and friends, proudly show them off in style.
A good way to do this is by getting stuck into DIY projects. For example, you could create your own hanging gallery with some string and clips. You don’t have to spend a fortune to turn your house into a home.
Not everyone has the money or time to revamp their whole room, but by simply rearranging your furniture, you can create a brighter, bigger space, maximising all available natural light. Decluttering, as un-tempting to undertake as it sounds, will always result in a more organised and spacious room.
Want to make your room feel bigger? By moving the curtain rail higher, you’ll give the impression of a taller room. Placing your laundry behind a door will also keep the floor tidy and provide additional space. A shelf above your door offers up a welcome extra storage solution.
Clever storage will improve the look and functionality of your bedroom – and whatever your budget, Hartleys are here to help. We’ll make sure you get the most out of every corner of your room. If you would like to see what we can do for you, contact us here. We look forward to helping you create your dream bedroom.