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9 Ideas for Giving Your Bedroom a Quick Refresh (and on a Budget!)

Summer’s here and you’ve suddenly got an itch to completely re-design your entire house. Sadly, for most of us this isn’t an option but making small changes room by room is. Starting with one of your favourite places, the bedroom, here are a few tips for a quick summer refresh without breaking the bank.


1.    Have a declutter and clear out – Cost £0

People often underestimate the power of a ruthless clear out. Go through everything you have in your sliding wardrobe, under the bed, in the blanket chest and leave no space untouched – and that includes your sock drawer. Recycle or donate anything that isn’t serving you anymore.

Struggling to organise your bedroom? Take a look at our recent blog, 5 Tips for Organising the Bedroom that Actually Work!

2.    Add a feature wall - £20+

Using wallpaper to create a stunning feature wall is one of the best ways to step up your game and add the wow-factor. With thousands of wallpaper designs to choose from online and in stores, you’ll be spoilt for choice. It’s likely that you won't need many rolls either. Depending on the size of the wall and the wallpaper you choose, this could be a bedroom refresh for less than £20.

3.    Add a new rug – under £100

If you’ve got wood flooring then a great way to add to the room is with a big rug. Choose one that fits under the bed leaving a few inches of the rug on show so that it frames the space. Again, depending on the size and material of the rug you choose, you could do this for under £100.

4.    Refresh the paint - £20+

There are so many things you can do when decorating a room to switch it up. This year has seen a huge rise in the popularity of two-tone walls but if you want a hint of drama in the bedroom, opt for a darker shade than you normally would.  With plenty of summer sunshine streaming through the window, a darker colour won’t feel oppressive.

You can always update your room again when autumn arrives, why not try these autumn updating tips when the time comes?

5.    Invest in wall art - £5+

Art in any room brings detail and depth but when it comes to updating a room, it is one of the easiest and most affordable ways of giving it a new look. You can buy new artwork for the walls or why not spend some time trawling second-hand stores and charity stops for pre-loved artwork that would sit well with your chosen bedroom style?

6.    Get new bed linen - £40+

Sometimes all you need is a fresh set of bed linen. Sometimes it’s worth spending that little bit more for a higher thread count – the better the thread count, the better the quality. Not only does it look much better but it feels better too. If your room is already busy with wallpaper and colour, a simple design such as a plain, block colour duvet set is a great option and one that doesn’t overpower the room.

7.    Add new lighting - £20+

Whether this is from a new pendant ceiling light or bedside lamps, adding another layer of lighting makes a huge difference to a space. Why not consider a floor lamp in the bedroom, just to ring the changed? And with many homes now being smart homes, you could set a timer for it to come on as well as connecting it to your Google Home or Alexa device.

Creating a smart home is easier than you think – take a look at how to create a smart home which includes tech in the bedroom.

8.    Buy a range of new cushions and throws for the bed - £20+

Keeping within your chosen colour range, of course, refreshing your bed cushions can be a great way to add a touch of luxury to the room, as will adding light throws for the bed. Keep it looking high-end by using different sizes of cushions that add depth to your bed. Generally, the biggest ones go at the back and descend to smaller sizes at the front.

9.    Re-arrange your furniture - £0

This one won't cost a thing if you’re generally happy with your bedroom but feel like you want a change then the first thing you can try is rearranging your furniture – just putting your bed in a different position to enjoy a different view can make for a relaxing space. Get creative, remember that if you don’t like it, it doesn’t have to stay!


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