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The 15 quickest bedroom updates ever!

Want to give your bedroom a makeover, but don’t know where to start? On a budget and feeling like a complete transformation is impossible? Chin up. We’re revealing our quickest bedroom updates ever. And, most of our suggestions won’t cost you the earth either. To give your bedroom the update it needs in time for summer see our 15 quickest bedroom updates ever.

  1. Ditch your drab duvet cover

The easiest way to bring a fresh look to the bedroom is to change your bed linen. A new duvet cover in a different colour or pattern will transform the look of your bedroom in an instant. Luxury is good when it comes to bed linen and will make a real statement if you have the budget for it. But, even a simple upgrade will make a difference. Your new bed linen doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

If you are happy to invest, Ted Baker bird and floral print duvet covers add an artistic and elegant touch. Or shop around for cheaper versions. Online retailer, La Redoute, has duvet covers in some great prints at knockdown prices.

  1. Clear the clutter

A cluttered bedroom isn’t good for your sleep or your health. If you set your mind to the task, clearing out the clutter from your bedroom won’t actually take that long. Work methodically around the room and get rid of anything that no longer brings you joy. Check out the KonMari method of decluttering for some insightful tips. Take what you no longer want to the charity shop or the tip immediately. Don’t just move it to another room.

  1. Neaten up with pretty storage boxes

When you have cleared out the clutter from your bedroom, tidy up the adhoc items you are keeping into pretty storage boxes. You can pick storage boxes up from most homeware shops.

  1. Rethink what you have

Simply re-organising your bedroom could be enough to make it look like and feel like it has had a makeover. Take the opportunity to cull the contents of your wardrobe that you no longer wear, so your belongings can be put away more easily.

  1. Replace drawer handles

Tired or uninteresting functional furniture can easily be given a facelift with new or vintage drawer handles.

  1. Invest in a headboard

This is probably one of our most expensive suggestions for a bedroom update, but boy does it pack a punch. Add a new upholstered headboard to your bed. It’s the easiest way to transform your bedroom from ordinary to elegant in an instant.

  1. Add a lean-to statement mirror

Statement mirrors lend a sense of sophistication to the bedroom. Maison du Monde has a huge mirror collection with something for every taste. Lean-to mirrors are particularly on trend in the bedroom.

  1. Treat yourself to fresh flowers

A really simple, but effective way of brightening up your bedroom space is to add some fresh flowers. Buy a simple vase and let the flowers do all the talking.

  1. String up some fairy lights

A string of fairy lights adds romantic glow to the bedroom space. Enough said.

  1. Make a feature of one wall

You don’t have to decorate the whole bedroom. Simply adding a colour or wallpaper to one wall can give your bedroom the dramatic or soft lift it needs.

  1. Plump up your pillows

Flat pillows on the bed make your bed look uninviting. Perfectly plump pillows will make your bed look more appealing and make you feel like you are burrowing into the bed of a 5-star hotel.

  1. Add some greenery

Bring a plant or two into your bedroom. Green and exotic themes are on trend. Plants are a cheap and easy way to honour the green and exotic theme.

  1. Upcycle your wardrobe or dresser

Upcycling is the art of giving something old and tired a makeover. Dressers and wardrobes are ideal pieces of furniture to play with. If your wardrobe doors are letting your bedroom style down, dress them up with architectural mouldings, mirrors or patterned wallpaper. Wardrobes and dressers can be transformed with a coat of paint, new handles and the addition of graphics.

  1. Hang some photos

Fine art portrait photography is all the rage. Get some professional pictures taken or take your own snaps. Moody black and white prints in simple brass frames are on trend and make an interesting feature.

  1. Bring in the blankets

A light blanket on the end of your bed is a great way to bring pattern and texture into the bedroom space. A blanket is also the perfect addition for snuggling up on colder nights. Anthropologie have some quirky blankets and throws that will add a colourful fun element to your bedroom space.

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