Although it’s the one room where we spend a lot of time, the bedroom can often become a neglected space when it comes to style, as it’s mostly out of sight for visitors and part of our daily routine of sleeping and getting ready in the morning.
But it doesn’t have to be that way… We have some great, budget-friendly and effortless ideas to spruce up the important space, turning it into a relaxing, beautiful haven that you won’t ever want to leave!
Check out our list of quick and easy bedroom makeover ideas to revamp yours:
Add interest to your walls
Walls looking a bit tired? Rather than painting an entire wall (which can be a hassle), stencil metallic or textured paint in stripes, squares or circles onto a neutral-coloured base to add drama and shimmer.
Easily done in a weekend!
Hang it up
Save on floor space and hang a small shelf or cube by the bedside instead.
Either attach it using shelf brackets for the cube to rest on, or go for hidden hardware to give the illusion that the shelf is floating on the wall.
If you love simple white walls, pale mint is a great way to bring subtle colour into a room.
It brings colour to a space without making it feel smaller or darker, and has an amazing power to brighten gloomy rooms or cool down sunny ones.
For a sophisticated finish, choose simple monochrome artwork to display above your bed. Play with size, orientation and placement to create a stylish collection of prints.
Odd numbers work best, so go for three, five or seven pictures in a cluster.
Update your linen
Swapping an old bed set for something fresh can give your room a whole new personality.
If you already have a pattern on your wall, go for something simple and chic to make sure the room doesn’t become too busy.
Ideas for small spaces
Rather than clutter a compact room with a bulky chest of drawers, go for open-ladder shelving instead. It makes a great place for displaying your collection of keepsakes or storing your jewellery and accessories.
If you have no room for a dressing table, but still want a make-up station, choose a smart console table and hang a mirror above it.
Lay a rug
Warm up wooden bedroom floors with a thick, cosy rug. Either go for a super-sized option that sits under the bed with extra around each side, or place it at the end or on one side of your bed instead.
It’ll feel soft underfoot, help to insulate sound and block chilly draughts.
Small bedroom? Paint the wall behind the bed two thirds up from the floor, leaving the top third the same colour as the ceiling to create a sense of space.
Use masking tape to ensure a crisp line and to avoid clumsy edges.
Breath of fresh air
Improve air quality in your bedroom by adding plants such as aloe vera and peace lily.
They filter out harmful compounds in the air, making it healthier to breathe and easier to sleep, too.
A headboard can provide an attractive focal point in a room, but you don’t have to buy one. Hang two cushions from a curtain pole above the bed as a DIY alternative. If you’re handy with a sewing machine, make your own – if not, use ready-made seat pads with ribbon ties.
For a headboard with storage, cover an MDF board (cut to size) with black paint then screw picture ledges to the back. Attach this to the wall and store books, magazines and tablets that are hidden away, but easy to grab when needed.
Clever clothes storage
Ease the pressure from your bursting wardrobe with these smart solutions. Make use of alcove space by hanging cabinets on the walls, perfect for shirts and tops. Simply add some stylish handles to the fronts.
Put old drawers to good use by turning them into nifty storage for shoes and bags, which can slide under the bed. Remove the handles and paint the fronts or cover them in fabric or wallpaper.
Style up your bed to look like one from a hotel by standing pillows and cushions upright.
Start with a large square cushion, then add your pillows; finish with another accent cushion or two at the front.