We spend a lot of time in our bedrooms, so it’s natural that you might feel the urge to refresh yours from time to time, whether to incorporate a new trend or simply because you fancy a change. The good news is, updates don’t need to be big — the simplest tweaks can make an impact, as these schemes demonstrate.
- Reupholster your headboard. If you have a very simple headboard design like this, you could probably reupholster it yourself by wrapping the new fabric over the headboard and tacking it at the back with a staple gun.
- Adorn your wall. Sometimes all it takes is a newfound objet to bring a fresh sense of glamour to a bedroom. I love this sunburst mirror. There are so many designs available these days, and a decorative mirror is a great way to add a focal point as well as bounce light around the room.
- Add architectural features. New-build properties often lack architectural detail, but there are some lovely ways you can add this sort of feature to a room. These perfectly scaled, painted wooden frames really add interest and help the lighting and artwork have more impact. Picking them out in a contrasting color to the walls keeps the look fresh.
- Revive with a rug. A rug is a brilliant way to add a new layer to your room, as well as a sense of warmth and softness underfoot. I love the large scale of this rug. You can go almost wall to wall if you want to make a big change without replacing a carpet or changing any existing flooring. I wouldn’t advise this, however, if you have underfloor heating, as it will reduce the amount of heat that comes up through the floor.
- Reboot your bedding. When you spend so much time in bed, it seems crazy not to be sleeping in lovely bedding, rather than tattered gray sheets and pillowcases no longer in their crisp, white heyday. Egyptian cotton bedding is widely available, so there’s no excuse not to bring that fresh, luxurious feel to your nest.
- Let a wall do the work. Do you have a blank wall you’ve been looking at for ages, one just crying out for some attention? I love this little street scene with the bike leaning against the post, and it just goes to show how unusual a feature wall can be.
- Do something crazy. If you are doing something purely cosmetic that can be painted over, then why not go a little bit wild? New paint should easily cover up any experiments you tire of.