There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when a change is needed. Decrepit wallpaper, out-of-fashion paint and decades-old furnishings can all put a dampener on one’s perceptions of the home, however it’s in the bedroom that these opinions are often most pronounced. If your bedroom is in dire need of a makeover, resist the urge to hire in decorators or designers; there’s a host of do-it-yourself ways with which one can inject some much-needed va-va-voom in to a room, and here are four of our favourites!
The Power of Paint
Forget expensive wallpapers, paint is the DIY redecorator’s medium of choice when it comes to lifting up a room. Paint is cheap, available everywhere and requires little or not prior experience to get right. All you need is a roller, small brush and enough time to ply three or so coats of the stuff on to the walls. If you’re new to painting a wall, aim to keep the same consistency of paint across the entire wall and bear in mind that the room will appear slightly mottled until the final coat is down.
Buy it Online
One of the joys of our inherently digital age is that one can find what would otherwise be big ticket items on the net for huge discounts. Take beds, for example. On sites such as Bedstar, you can find mattresses, duvets, bed frames and even high quality leather headboards for prices far below the high street equivalent. What’s more, with such rampant competition on the net, many firms will offer free recycling of old furnishings and free delivery to sweeten the deal!
Second hand retailers have a somewhat undeserved reputation for selling old, broken and generally unwanted pieces of furniture, however in reality the opposite is often true. Charity and thrift stores do indeed stock these items, although often if one roots around a few of the businesses, some amazing pieces can be found, all for utterly rock-bottom prices. Even if a piece is looking a little bedraggled, a good sanding and a lick of paint is all that is often needed to turn outright shabby in to beautiful chiq.
The Power of Lighting
If your boudoir is looking rather glum, the issue may be the way in which you’re choosing to light up the room. No, we’re not saying you should do some extensive re-modeling, carving larger windows out of the plasterboard. Instead you should embrace new and interesting lamp and lampshade styles, placing these strategically in the room to emphasize stand-out pieces of furniture or areas of the room that are devoid of natural light. Check out this interesting post on Hongkiat to discover intriguing new lighting styles!