Transforming Your Bedroom? Here’s What You May Need To Consider
The colder months are generally the time to settle down and be cosy and snug indoors as much as possible. There should be nowhere in a home that’s cosier and snugger than a bedroom. That’s exactly why the arrival of the cold weather often makes people think about how to transform their bedrooms. If you’re one of them, here are some tips to help.
Use colour, pattern and texture
If your bedroom is essentially functional but could do with a refresh then using colour, pattern and/or texture is generally the simplest and most cost-effective way to revive it. In general, you want to keep bedroom walls fairly muted to encourage rest.
You can, however, create a single accent wall. The wall behind the bed is usually the best option. You can enjoy this in the daytime but it won’t distract you from sleep. Your accent wall doesn’t have to be painted (although this is often the easiest option). You could try wallpaper, a mural or even hanging art.
If you have a bit more budget, then updating textiles such as curtains and bed-linen can really make a difference to how your bedroom looks. In the case of bed-linen, it can also help you to get a better night’s sleep. If you have cushions in your bedroom, try changing out the covers.
Update your lighting
Most bedrooms will have ceiling lights and bedside lights. At a minimum, ensure that the bulbs give off the temperature and intensity of light you want. You may want to update the light fixtures themselves, especially for your bedside lights.
Often the best lights for modern bedrooms are wall-mounted sconces that can be angled. These are so popular that they come in a huge range of styles (and colours). The reason they are so popular is that they allow the light to be directed exactly where you want it. For example, you might want to aim it towards your book and/or away from your partner.
Sconces no longer have to be hardwired. Many are plug-in. In fact, you don’t even need to have a spare wall socket. You can just fit a battery-operated bulb. Since these are LEDs, the batteries tend to last a very long time. They can also often be replaced and/or recharged.
It can also be nice to have some decorative lighting in bedrooms. Scented candles have long been popular for mood lighting. They can be lovely but LED candles and battery-operated diffusers are a safer option.
Streamline your furniture
Start by working out where you can place your bed. If you have a choice of locations, choose the best one. Then look at your storage options. If you really want or need to fit in as much storage as you can, then a fitted bedroom is likely to be your best option.
Getting a bespoke fitted bedroom can create storage where there is no space for freestanding furniture. Even if storage is less of a consideration, opting for a fitted bedroom can help to give a room a more streamlined appearance.
In particular, fitted bedroom furniture typically goes from the floor to the ceiling. This means that the top part of the room can be used for discrete, closed storage. With freestanding furniture, by contrast, your options are either to accept the loss of storage or to have storage boxes visible.
If space is tight, you can dispense with bedside tables. Instead use bedside caddies. You can also put a picture ledge behind your bed to hold small items such as phones. If, however, you do opt to have bedside tables, then try to make them a feature.
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