Transform your bedroom without redecorating

March 4, 2015

I think as a parent my bedroom is sometimes forgotten, and I imagine it is the same for most parents too. It becomes the room you collapse in a heap in after a long, tiring day. The room where the laundry waiting to be put away lives. The room that houses things you don’t really know where they should go but can’t be bothered to put in the loft. It is time to reclaim your bedroom for the once tranquil place it was before children.

Transforming your bedroom can seem a big task, an expensive task however there are three things that you can do to transform your bedroom without redecorating…


Dunelm Mill Silver Vienna Collection Duvet CoverThere is nothing like fresh bedlinen, to both look at and more importantly to slip between after a long day. Updating your bedlinen can really transform the look and feel of your bedroom. With so many different options to chose from it can be difficult to select just one set of bedlinen for your room.

Whether you opt for cool, crisp white bedlinen like you find in hotels (which apparently makes you sleep better), something with a splash of colour or something bright and bold, you will change the feel of the room with this new addition.

Personally I like the mix of crisp white bedlinen with a tint of colour like this Silver Vienna bedlinen from Dunelm Mill. It gives the room a little warm whilst still looking elegant.


Sealy Borwick headboardI don’t know about you but I cannot sleep in a bed that has no headboard, there is something unfinished about the bed. Changing your headboard can really give your room a face lift, whether you are changing style or colour they really are a great statement piece that make your bed that little more inviting.

Personally I love a large headboard similar to ones that you see in hotels, a padded headboard that gives me the comfort when I lean against it to read a book or watch a movie in bed. The Sealy Borwick headboard gives me all of these qualities.

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Contour Trees Vinyl Duck Egg, Green & Pink WallpaperPainting is the easiest way of transforming a room however this isn’t always possible especially if you are in a rented home you might be limited on what you are able to do to the walls. Wallpaper has become much more fashionable over the past few years with a variety of different designs available. Why not add a splash of your favourite wallpaper by either framing pieces of wallpaper in picture frames and then hanging on the walls. You could even cover existing wall canvasses with wallpaper or fabric to give them a new lease of life without having to pay out extra on frames.

Personally I love the mismatch approach by buying a photo frame that holds multiple photos and adding different types of wallpaper (I’m loving the Contour Tree from B&Q), cards or inspiration quotes that I’ve printed out.

What changes would you make to transform your bedroom without decorating?


Disclosure: This post is brought to you in collaboration with Sealy


  • Erica Price March 5, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Our bedroom is well overdue a makeover, but it’s way down the list and we are going to do our son’s room next. Some great tips though for sprucing it up.

  • Mummy of Two March 5, 2015 at 9:02 am

    When we moved it was the first time we had EVER decorated our own room, we had always just made do! We had always just bought new bedlinen if we fancied a change!

  • Sonya Cisco March 5, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Great ideas- we rent so am always looking for ways to personalise a room without decorating.

  • angela hamilton March 5, 2015 at 11:21 am

    When we moved into this flat very little needed painting. Our room was the colour I have always wanted, chocolate brown and a lighter brown. I looked around for nice bedsets and accessories that would compliment the colour scheme it was great fun

  • Michelle March 5, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Unfortunately our bedroom is in need of a complete makeover, but in the past, buying new bed linen has helped freshen things up. Fresh flowers also helps!

  • Pinkoddy March 5, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    We actually don’t have a headboard and really need one – I hadn’t thought about what a difference it could make.

  • Jen Walshaw March 5, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    We have a really neutral bedroom and I love mixing it up with our bedding. It really changes the mood

  • Polly March 5, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I painted our bedroom white last year – love the bright and calm it brings plus it’s easy to change up with new bed linen

  • Hannah Staveley March 5, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Love this so fab could do with doing my daughters room.

  • VaiChin March 6, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Great ideas. SImple, easy and can be done on a budget.

  • Globalmouse March 6, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    I love getting new bed linen, it always transforms the look of the room I think. Good tips!

  • Clare Nicholas March 6, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    I’m with you on the no headboard front, it’s just weird.

  • Cherished By Me March 7, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Bedlinen is the quickest way isn’t it, I love the tree wallpaper and the idea of covering a canvas with it.

  • Rachel March 7, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    These are the kind of things I need to learn about, I am hopeless at home make-overs and mine needs doing x

  • Kara March 9, 2015 at 9:38 am

    I am going to invest in a wall sticker for ours

  • agatapokutycka March 9, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    A new bedlinen can really work wonders if picked correctly.

  • Michelle March 10, 2015 at 9:33 am

    I think I’d definitely love a new duvet cover 🙂 xx

  • Nayna Kanabar March 15, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Its amazing how you can add colours and introduce changes to a room by coordinating accessories. Cushions and throws are a good way to introduce colour and texture.

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