Today’s post is brought to you by Jessica from 4 Interior Design.
Is your bedroom looking tired and slightly shabby? Do your spirits sink slightly when you glance around at the boring bed, dull bedside cabinet and dreary curtains? Are you aware of these things but feel that a bedroom upgrade will just cost too much so you are stuck with it? Well, think again! It is possible to brighten up and refresh a bedroom without needing to go to great expense or drama.
If you have some paint leftover from
other rooms, put it to good use by applying a nice clean coat of paint to your
bedroom walls! Be daring and mix two colors together if you want something
truly different, but do be careful to test the color on an unobtrusive bit of
wall first! Leftover wallpaper can also be used to brighten up a bedroom by
applying it to one wall only, or making a feature wall that is partially
papered and partially painted to create a unique and eye-catching effect.
Your bedding is a vital part of your
room: the bed is generally the immediate focal point and a viewer’s impression
is formed in the first glance at the bed, and, therefore, the bedding. Do not
tie yourself to one particular pattern or color scheme. Experiment a little
and see which color combinations will work well with your room. You can stock
up on different colors and styles which will allow you to change the entire
look just by switching the bedding! For bright double duvet covers, my top of
the list favorite is Yorkshire Linen Co.
Hang brightly colored and cheerful
pictures that appeal to your sense of aesthetics or sense of humour. If you see
something that makes you smile when you go into your room you are more likely
to associate the room with happiness and good cheer. For adorable bedding
accessories I always prefer lookagain.
Every bedroom needs something
attractive in it. Plain, practical and functional bedrooms are all very well,
but we humans had learned to appreciate and admire the beauty of life – so put
some where you can see if every day!
If you have heavy, dark wood
furniture that is solid and well-made (and therefore likely to last a long
time) you can make it look nicer by stripping off that dark finish and leaving
it natural. If the wood does not appeal, you can stain or bleach, or even paint
it to meet your ideals.
If your room looks awkward and
poorly proportioned see if you can improve things by moving the furniture.
While it may be tempting to make the bed fill the central section of the room
this only works if there are acres of space around the sides and the end –
otherwise the room just looks small, cramped and crowded! If possible, take
everything out of the room and mentally ‘place’ the various furniture pieces in
different spots before actually moving everything into place. A little trial and error will get the room layout exactly right.
Your room needs you as much as you
need it! Show your affection for the room by filling it with things that are
dear and personal to you; from a much-loved toy to photographs of family
members far away, there is a lot of leeway for making a room look and feel
Thank you Jessica! All very good tips, I especially like number 6. It’s easy and free just to re-arrange a room and sometimes that’s all a room needs! You can follow Jessica at her blog HERE.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.