Bring Your Boring Bedroom to Life

Bring Your Boring Bedroom to Life

If you have a boring bedroom and are looking for relationship advice, you’re reading the wrong article….

Bedrooms tend to be the last room in a home that gets decorated. People are always more concerned about making sure the rooms visitors see are in order, so sometimes it can be a very long time before the bedrooms are touched. We are guilty of this! Then if there are children theirs are the next in line (yup) and by the time you get to your own bedroom, it can be outdated and boring. Your bedroom should be your sanctuary though, and there are some simple things you can do to make it a pleasant place to be.

Lighting

Swap your boring ceiling fixture for something bold and exciting, and then if you get to do nothing else for a while, this will still make your room more interesting. You could even buy matching lamps for the modern bedside tables you have and then you have the choice of a low light or a brighter one. Just make sure that you choose lamps that complement the rest of the room.

Hang Some Art

If you have empty while walls stretching around your room, hang some art to add colour and fill that empty space. Most people seem to think that works of art are for the living room, but you can hang them anywhere in your home. You could buy some quite cheaply from a local market or gallery, or you could hang family photos instead.

Making a gallery wall is a good idea and one that will put many smiles on your face. Combining multiple pieces will produce immediate interest into your bedroom.

Update Your Boring Bedroom Bedding

If your bedding is as old as everything else in the room, it is time to update it. Your bed is the focal point of your bedroom, and having good bed linen can make a huge difference. Of course, this is always a matter of personal choice, but you are bound to find something you like if you browse around a few stores. Just pick whatever style and colour you want, and then the rest of the room can be decorated around this.

Have The Right Flooring

When any room is being decorated, the flooring is often an afterthought that is forgotten until the very end. If you have plain wooden floors you need to add some vibrancy with rugs that will feel good to your feet as well as looking great. A strongly patterned or coloured rug makes a statement and says, “this bedroom is not boring anymore”.

Even if your floor is carpeted, there is no reason you cannot add a rug or two. Just steer clear of putting patterns on top of patterns, and at least one of them should be plain.

A Lick Of Paint

All this not-so boring bedroom needs now is a lick of paint, but perhaps you should do that first of all? It is just easier to bring everything together first and then you can decide what colour you want on the walls. When it is finished you could put some final touches such as some cushions on the bed, but it will not need much more to bring your boring bedroom to life.

 

Home Decor Your Style

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You can choose your home decor to fit with current trends on your likes, loves, experiences and personal style. I know which I prefer. We’re part-way into a home decor/makeover project and these points are things that we are considering for our own design.

Wall Hangings

Wall hangings can be a great way to personalise your home. Family photos will always look good, and if you put them in matching frames to suit the room they will look even better. Where the idea of framing photos originates from is quite fascinating and you can read all about it right now if you want to. 

They do not need to be photos of your current family. Pictures of parents and grandparents can look really good and can be conversation starters when new people visit.

You could also hang some artwork you or a family member has completed, or some you have bought.  Art can say a lot about a person’s likes and dislikes, and this is a great way to help personalise your home. Be it something from a gallery or a charity shop, it really is a case of whatever floats your boat.

Home Decor Colours

Forget the latest trends in colours. The ones for your home should be your favourites, not someone else’s. You have to remember that it is you and your family that are living there. If the latest trend for deep reds and purples does not suit your rooms, then don’t even consider them. The way you combine your colours is as unique as you, so never be afraid to have blues and greens together, for instance, if that is your choice. I’m more a darker grey, white, cream and copper girl. This appeals to my sense of drama!

Show Where You Have Been

If you have a few souvenirs from places you have travelled to don’t hide them away. In fact, do the opposite and perhaps have a travel cabinet that shows everyone the different countries or counties you have enjoyed. Adding a few postcards and photos are a good way of showcasing your memories, and are another great way to break the ice with new visitors. We’re not big travellers personally, being staycation fans however that works too.

Hobbies

Incorporate your hobbies as part of your decor! As regular readers will know, it’s all about geekery in the Cawood house. We’re big Dungeons and Dragons fans, with a smattering of Warhammer and so elves, goblins, dwarves and more are very much a part of our dining room/gaming room design. We’re looking to do even more on this theme over the coming months.

In Summary

At the end of the day, your home is what you make of it and the way you do that should be totally up to you. If you want an orc in your kitchen and a unicorn in the bathroom, go for it!

 

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