It’s the room where the magic happens. It’s the place you can disappear and unwind after a long, stressful day. The bedroom is your cosy hideaway and it deserves to be loved! And you deserve to surround yourself with a little luxury in your home. The bedroom is often one of the most neglected rooms when it comes to decorating and DIY. We’re obsessed with kitchens and bathrooms, but what about the all-important bedroom?
Today we’re going to help you find some solace in your bedroom and enjoy its warm embrace. We’ve got a mixture of DIY and interior design tips for you to try. With most of them, you could start and finish in one weekend. Why not set aside your next free Saturday and Sunday and make a significant change to the home? It also makes a huge difference to your mood when you love the house you live in. You’ll get an immense feeling of self-worth and accomplishment by taking on one of these projects. What are you waiting for?
Floor to ceiling bookshelves
All the expert interior designers will tell you the importance of ceiling space. It might not sound important, but it is the key to perceived luxury. For example, floor to ceiling bathroom tiles makes a bathroom feel elegant and decadent. You can do the same with a tall bookshelf in your bedroom. Try a dark, warm mahogany wood to bring the room closer together. Fill it with all your favourite books, and add a few personal items like photo frames. If you’re struggling to fill a full bookcase, hit the local flea markets and pick up some cheap books.
Replace the lighting
Changing the lights is the easiest way to sneak some luxury into your bedroom. Interior designers use this trick all the time. First of all, you want to avoid harsh, overhead lights. Instead, opt for a dimmer switch and keep the ambience low and sultry. The entire light fitting could be replaced with a chandelier to help catch the glimmer of light and add luxury. After that, use a number of smaller lamps around the room to layer the lighting and add texture. It creates a cosy space with romantic lighting. Finally, make the most of candles and add that flicker of mood lighting around the room.
Create storage space
Nothing ruins a bedroom like clutter and junk all over the floor. Try to limit the amount of stuff allowed in the bedroom for starters. Your bedroom should be for sleeping, so any other bits and pieces should be banned. For essential items like clothes and books, create simple storage solutions to keep things out of the way. It could be an easy DIY project to take on this weekend. Create simple storage solutions. For example, you could build extra storage underneath the bed, or get started on a chest of drawers.
Upgrade the bed
The bed is the centrepiece of the room, and it needs to make an impression. Not only that, but you want a large, comfy space to fall asleep in at night. Did you know that the right bed and mattress can help you sleep better too? And, a good night’s sleep means more energy, and better health. Even if you’re short on space, a bigger bed will help create that feeling of dominance and luxury in the room. So, find yourself a natural king size mattress and get comfy in your new bedroom.
While we’re on the subject of beds, the soft furnishings in your bedroom are crucial. If you want luxury, this is where the details start to become essential. Soft furnishings are a great way to add texture and style to a room. For example, a big, furry rug will soften up wooden floors or an uninspired carpet. Thick, chunky curtains will provide an element of cosiness and bring the room closer together. Finally, throw cushions and blankets can be the perfect finishing touch around the bed. You can experiment with colours here and add your personality to the room. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could collect some fabrics and make your own.
If you’re lucky enough to have an en-suite, you can add some serious style in here. The bathroom doesn’t have to be a boring, functional room. In fact, you can turn this into a stunning, luxurious, and comfortable space. After all, is there anything better than soaking in a warm bubble bath at the end of the day? The first step to luxury is instaling jacuzzi bubble jets. It’s easily done and you’ll love every second of it! We also like to use heat mats under select tiles in the bathroom. They’ll warm your toes on the cold, brisk mornings. There are plenty of other bathroom tricks too; try some for yourself.
Have you ever considered buying an armchair or a chaise longue for your bedroom? Perhaps it’s time you did! They will instantly add a touch of class and sophistication to the room. Better yet, you can relax with a good book and some soft music. It will only add to your sense of relaxation and cosiness.
Walk in wardrobe
A walk in closet is a luxury we all wish was possible. It finally gives you the space for those clothes and shoes you’ve been building up over the years! You’ll be surprised to know that these can be built into your existing bedroom quite easily. A simple partition wall can block off some space, and storage can be constructed. Finish it with floor to ceiling mirrors and one or two spotlights, and you’re all set! If you don’t mind losing a small space of the bedroom, this could be a great little project.
Finally, it’s time for the finishing touches. The luxury touches are all in the finer, delicate details. Simple things like door knobs, wardrobe finishes and curtain ties will pull everything together.
After a long day at work, you deserve a comfortable, luxurious bedroom all to yourself. Follow the steps here and treat yourself this weekend!