After a long, hard day, there's no better feeling than coming home to a warm, inviting bedroom where you can put your feet up, relax, and switch off for the evening. Whether it's a long night's sleep, discovering a good book or dreaming up the next holiday or career move, this can be the space you need to shut away the world.
You need to get your room just right so that it can be the place you love to retreat to and upgrading your bedroom doesn't have to be difficult, time-consuming or expensive, just a little love can go a long way. Here's five simple steps to get you started:
Upgrade your bed and extend your storage
Your bed is the most important part of the bedroom (hence the name), so make this the focal point and prioritise getting this right. Investing in a new mattress really will change your life! Not only can it improve your posture, but it also improves the quality of sleep you get each night, and deep sleep is the best way to help you feel refreshed and healthy each day. A great choice for the frame is to opt for a divan bed, as you'll not only get a top quality place to sleep, but also added storage space for your clutter. Divan Bed Centre offer a huge selection to choose from and is a great place to start.
Brighten up the place
One of the elements that can make a room drab is if it seems dark and gloomy, so brighten up your space to transform the feeling within your four walls. A few licks of pastel paint can do the trick-opt for pink and yellow tones if you'd like to add warmth, while baby blues and mint greens can work wonders for creating a relaxing atmosphere. Also mix up the textures with floaty white drapes that blow in the breeze, or a shag rug if you've got wood flooring-but keep them light to enhance the illusion of a bigger, brighter room.
Liven up your textiles
Throw on some new sheets and add a colourful comforter or some extra throw pillows to make your bed look even more inviting than it does already. It'll give the whole room a facelift and ensure that you'll sleep soundly.
Show off your favourite trinkets
Sometimes the smallest object in a room can be the one that attracts the most attention, so if you've got lots of lovely trinkets hiding away, get them out! Arrange pretty perfume bottles on your dresser, or hang a rail to display your favourite fashion pieces in the open, rather than keeping everything hidden away behind locked doors, gathering dust. Hanging some prints or mirrors with quirky frames can also act as a great focal point to spice up the room and make enlarge the space.
Play with paper
Adding a feature wall can be a great makeover technique, without changing much at all about the room. Choose a large wall behind your bed frame to accentuate your sleeping space, or wallpaper your closet doors to give them more life. Just a roll or two of paper can make all the difference.