With last year gradually retreating into the rear view mirror and with the starts of a new year many people’s thoughts turn towards revamping the home.
Why not start your home makeover with the room where you wake up every morning? Here are some suggestions for the best ways to give your bedroom a new look.
Choosing your style
The main question to ask is what kind of style you want for your bedroom. Perhaps choose a timeless, traditional country bedroom, where old-style wood furniture and natural colour schemes are emphasised along with plenty of layered, embroidered bed linen and vintage-looking cushions. Various pieces of handicrafts and ornaments also contribute to the ‘lived-in’ feel. This aesthetic works particularly well in a room with lots of natural sunlight; nothing beats a Sunday lie-in nestled within your own little slice of the idyllic countryside.
Finding the balance
For the more adventurous, there’s always a possibility of mixing modern with traditional – which can be a difficult task but one that makes a room feel uniquely yours if done right. It’s all about finding the balance between complementary items, while still providing enough contrast to be striking. Cox & Cox has a fantastic selection of furniture to choose from to suit your style.
Less is more
Leave the accessories for the other rooms in the house, too many accessories can make the room feel chaotic, so take a minimalist approach which will help with sleep. Try one large framed photograph above the bed, the odd vase on nightstands and a small sculpture on the windowsill. If the bedroom is having a complete refit, then look into sliding-door wardrobes and ways to have under-bed storage to maximise storage space.
The ceiling is one of those spaces which is often forgotten about. How about jazzing up the ceiling area with something other than your usual white, look for something which will complement the wallpaper/paint. Invest in a new lampshade; there are many different shapes and styles now available or if you’re feeling creative, why not have a go at upcycling and creating your own lampshade.
For those with more cutting-edge tastes, there are plenty of alternative looks to suit your room. Focus on vibrant, intense shades to provide intensity, and look for furniture with smooth lines and modern construction materials. Feature walls are one way to make a striking statement; these especially work for smaller rooms when you’re trying to make them look bigger.