Whether it’s sleeping, relaxing or reading a good book, many of us spend a lot of time in our bedroom. When neglected, our rooms can become dusty and cluttered, affecting everything from our mood to our health. In this post, we will explore how to freshen up your bedroom with some simple spring cleaning, and how cost-effective styling can be used to update your décor.
1. Stay Hygienic
Before we get creative, the first step to freshening up your bedroom is to give it a thorough clean.
Start by aerating your space. This will have an immediate effect on how your room feels, and it is especially important for people with asthma and allergies. Open your windows and give all of your bedding a proper shake. You should also try to vacuum your mattress and your bedframe to reduce the number of dust mites.
Your bedding will absorb any sweat and bodily fluids that it comes into contact with. To keep it hygienic, try and make sure that it’s washed at least once every two weeks.
Wipe down any surfaces, and make sure that you don’t miss the tops of picture frames, lamps and shelves.
2. Declutter Your Space
Keep your bedroom fresh and manageable by removing unnecessary clutter from your floors, surfaces and shelves. Many of us will attempt the tried and tested method of clearing through our belongings and deciding what to keep, throw away and send to the charity shop. For lasting freshness, why stop there?
Invest in some furniture and storage boxes to keep your space decluttered. An organised tray by the side of your bed can be great to quickly empty your loose change into after a long day. Similarly, storage for under the bed can keep items dust-free and out of sight. We would recommend purchasing some drawers with wheels for easy access.
3. Freshen Up Your Look
Whether you choose to style for the seasons or if you just feel like an affordable room renovation, adding a few cost-effective bedroom accessories is an excellent way to keep your environment fresh and current.
Positioning your bed:
Your bed is a fairly substantial piece of furniture that adds a focal point to your space. By making some simple changes to your bed position, you can quickly add a fresh look to your room without the hefty price tag.
If you’re feeling creative and in need of some positive energy, try moving your bed to the feng shui commanding position. Place it against a strong supporting wall, diagonally-facing and in the furthest position from your door.
If you have a larger space, you could also place a double bed slightly away from the wall to create a cosy reading corner.
Now that you’ve successfully decluttered your floor, the next stage is to switch it up with an affordable bedroom rug.
The style that you choose will depend on your existing décor. However, shaggy and sheepskin designs are a fantastic way to create the cosy, relaxing atmosphere that works so well in bedrooms. A natural cream colour will suit any room; however, there are also dyed options available for a modern and chic look.
A pastel, patterned design can be a great addition to muted and block colour walls. Tribal and Moroccan-inspired designs are very much in style, and choosing one of our affordable and high-quality rugs will mean you can regularly change your bedroom without breaking the bank.
One cost-effective bedroom design idea is to freshen up your walls. Changing your picture frames and rearranging your wall art will have a noticeable effect on your room, and it can also complement your finishing touches.
Tapestries are a cheap way to quickly create a feature wall effect. Choose a more traditional style to complement a Persian rug, cushion or bedspread, or go for a more modern look with a geometric pattern.
The Finishing Touches:
Consider adding different duvet, pillow and cushion covers for an instant transformation. You can also upcycle your existing furniture by adding wallpaper to the sides or painting it a different colour. This can make a real difference!
Lighting can have a real impact on how the room appears and feels. Change your lampshade for a different effect, or consider some fairy string lights to create a relaxed and calming atmosphere.