From Dated To Dazzling: Design Tips For Your Bedroom

May 23, 2018

Is your bedroom more dated and drab than dazzling? If so, you don’t have to spend a fortune or devote every spare hour of the day to create a stunning, serene boudoir. There are some simple ways you can revamp the space to produce a beautiful sanctuary you won’t want to leave.

Switch up your colourways

Changing the colours you use in a room is one of the simplest, cheapest and most effective ways to alter the aesthetic. When you’re revamping your bedroom, bear in mind that this should be a tranquil place where you feel calm and relaxed. Avoid shades that are too bright or garish and steer clear of clashing patterns. If you’ve got a small space, opt for light walls and use accessories to add colour. If you’ve got a larger room, you can afford to be more liberal with colours, but try and choose tones that create the right ambience. Pastel and neutral shades are ideal for bedrooms. If you want to be a bit more adventurous with colour, add printed cushion covers or coloured artwork.

Make your bed the star of the show

Most of us look forward to getting our heads down at the end of a long day. If your bed doesn’t steal the limelight when you walk through the door, why not try and make it the focal point? The most important thing about your bedroom is that it is a comfortable, relaxing space. Start by considering whether you need to buy a new mattress before you look at cushion covers or bed linen designs. If you can’t remember when you bought your bed, take a look at sites like to read mattress reviews and get an idea of prices and popular brands. Once you’ve got the perfect mattress, you can concentrate on making your bed look the business. Upcycle an old frame to create a unique statement headboard, inject colour and interest with beautiful bedding and scatter cushions and blankets for added cosiness. Position your bed so that it catches your eye when you enter the room.


If you want to achieve maximum impact with minimal effort and expenditure, accessories are an excellent investment. You can change the appearance of your bedroom very simply and affordably by adding cushions, throws, rugs, candle holders, lamps, frames, vases and plant pots. If you’ve got a colourway in mind or you’re hoping to channel a particular style, for example, Scandi design or shabby chic, you can use your accessories to carry the theme. For the latest bedroom trends, check out

Are you eager to treat your bedroom to a mini makeover? Switch up your paint palette, make your bed the focal point and use accessories to create a brand new look. Even simple changes can make such a difference to the overall look of the room. Hopefully, this guide has given you some ideas, and you’ll have the bedroom of your dreams in no time at all.

Photo Credit: Ali Inay NeONBRAND Logan Nolin

  • Sabina Green May 26, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Right now I would just be happy if I could have a tidy bedroom. Our wardrobes are overflowing, I am desperate for some lovely fitted wardrobes.

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