5 decorating tricks to refresh your bedroom

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We spend more time in our bedroom than any other room when you think about it. If we get the eight hours sleep that’s recommended for us then that’s 1/3rd of our 24 hour day. When you factor in the time we take to get dressed, undressed before a shower, and making ourselves look good then it seems that we spend more time in our bedroom then we do in our office. It stands to reason that we would like this room to be a comfortable space. If you’ve been thinking about redecorating your bedroom then here are some tips to refresh your bedroom this season without breaking the bank.

1 – Bedding

When you’re looking for new bedding my suggestion is to hit the clearance aisles at the department stores. Whether or not something is “on trend” should be put aside. Besides, classic styles like tartan, stripes or block colours are ever lasting and never go out of style.

If you enjoy changing your style more frequently get a few pieces like solid colour throw pillows and runners that you will be able to move around to give all the rooms in your home a new look each week. Try to stick to one colour scheme so that each set of sheets you own go with the blankets and cushions you chose.

2 – Minimize

Studies have shown that reducing the number of possessions you own and adopting a minimalist lifestyle can do wonders for your stress levels. This is the least expensive way to redecorate because you won’t be buying new things and purging unnecessary items instead. If you adopt a minimalist ideology when thinking about redesigning your bedroom you will not only save money, you can make some too! You can put your unwanted things up for sale on EBay or at a carboot sale to turn your discarded items into cash.

Another positive aspect of turning your bedroom into a minimalist sanctuary is the stress reduction it can bring to the room where you sleep. Let’s paint a picture. You’re bedroom has tons of things on the walls and storage containers filled with clothes that you don’t wear anymore. Clutter causes stress and it would be hard to sleep in a room filled with clutter. This can mess with your sleep. When you have only a few needed items around and the space is clean and free from excess you will have an easier time falling asleep.

3 – Lighting

A way to make your bedroom more comfortable is by having a cosy lighting scheme. Most rooms come with an overhead light but those tend to be bright, which is great when cleaning but not so good when you’re reading a book.Get a lamp for the side of your bed that has a low lumens light bulb or a dimmer option. This lighting will make your room feel warmer at night when you’re in bed. Also, for fun, you can add a lava lamp to your chest of drawers or dressing table; the colours will make your room look inviting and encourage you to snuggle up.

4 – Get A New Mattress

If your mattress has bulges or pokey springs then it might be time to get a new one! While lumps and dents in your mattress might not be apparent to the naked eye once it has all the bedding on it, having a mattress you can sleep soundly on is very important. Getting a bad night’s rest will affect your entire day and, if the problem persists then it can have an effect on your overall health. What is the point of redecorating a bedroom with a bed you don’t enjoy sleeping on? There are a great many options if you are looking for a cheap mattress and the Sleep Judge has put together a guide for buying a good mattress for under £200. You’ll see that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to completely redo your bedroom.

5 – Love It

The best advice I can give when redecorating anything is to only put it in your home if you love it. The bedroom is no exception. If you’re on the fence about a piece of art don’t buy it. We work too hard for our money to spend it on things we don’t love. If you absolutely can’t live without that lamp with the pink fuzzy shade then get it! You will be able to work around it. The most important thing is to make sure you feel confident about your decisions. If you feel like your confidence level is wavering check out these tips on building it back up again. If you’re happy with the way that you’ve decorated your bedroom, that’s all that matter – who else is going in there to see it anyway?! Let me know how you would refresh your bedroom with little-or-no budget by leaving me a comment below.

Author: Cassiefairy

Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

4 Comments

  1. These are great tips! I definitely need to work on minimizing the things I own and only buying things I love!
    My tip I would add is to deep clean your room. Wash the walls, get the carpets cleaned (I seriously love my cleaners, but you can rent a machine and do it yourself too), and clean any spiderwebs, dusty surfaces or other dirty areas. It’s amazing how much a deep clean can do for a room, even when it didn’t seem dirty before!

  2. I love this! I kept my room quite minimalist for this very purpose. I love changing things up, especially colours x

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    • Thanks very much! Me too – I love being able to get a completely different look by introducing a new colour into the room 🙂

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