If your boudoir is currently just a place to collapse into bed at the end of a hard day, or simply another spot to scroll endlessly through your phone, it’s time to have a rethink. As we spend around a third of our life asleep, the room that plays host to our slumber should allow us to relax, leave the stresses of modern life behind, and encourage us to drift off in peace. With these easy and cost-effective bedroom transformative tips, you can create a space you’ll love coming back to every night (just don’t blame us if it becomes even harder to get out of bed in the morning).
Invest in storage
A pile of worn-once clothes on ‘the chair’ doesn’t help create a sense of calm and tranquillity. If you don’t yet have a defined space to store the items you use on a daily basis, create one using storage solutions that will free up the back of your dressing table chair. Low-cost underbed storage boxes fit neatly out of sight, while hanging storage within your wardrobe can free up useful space to keep clothes that aren’t quite ready for the laundry basket in a place they won’t make the room feel cluttered.
When redecorating your bedroom, don’t be afraid to go eclectic and let your personal sense of style shine through – who says you can’t mix industrial with soft glam? If you’re on a budget and looking for affordable decorating ideas, focus your attention on a key feature such as a chimney breast or back wall. If you’d love the look of exposed brick but don’t want to fork out for the labour involved in exposing the original brickwork, our reclaimed Barnstock brick tiles can help you create the look for less. Plus, with our handy coverage calculator you can work out exactly how many tiles you need so you don’t end up over-spending.
Scent to sleep
Fragrances can have a powerful impact on our mood, so transforming your bedroom into an olfactory delight is a fast-track route to creating a haven of relaxation. Try lighting scented candles that can be picked up for just a few pounds each – as well as filling your room with calming notes, their warm, soft lighting is an easy way to set the mood for a blissful slumber.
If there’s one thing we can learn from boutique hotels it’s that you can never have too many pillows. Add a dressed-up look to your bed with a combination of descending pillow sizes; adding bolsters, neck rolls and scatter cushions will create a more formal, put-together aesthetic. Another lesson from the school of hotel chic is the importance of a headboard to add the finishing touch. If you’re looking to cut costs, you can create a simple DIY headboard with some MDF, foam, a plush fabric and a staple gun. There’s also a lot to be said about the power of symmetry – matching bedside tables and lamps on either side of the bed creates a harmonious effect.
An easy way to create an immediate visual difference to your bedroom is to change your bedding and other soft furnishings such as cushions, throws and curtains. Silky bedding sets add an instant dose of glam, while muted, scandi-inspired patterns create a laid-back vibe. Think about combining different textures to add interest – consider layering faux-fur or crushed velvet for a decadent touch.
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