You've been giving out for long enough.... looking for some easy ways to glam it up? We spend so much time in the bedroom we all deserve a comfortable relaxing space. Some of the easiest ways to get it right are staring us in the face. Before you read on without spending a penny try and guess the first 3 things I would recommend without spending a penny. No scrolling down.........
Ok, I wonder how many got it right?
By this I mean be ruthless. get rid of all the clothes you never wear. All old and worn favourites. Those flares were grand in the seventies, oh and the parallels were lovely in the eighties.
Put all things from the dressing table in baskets or put them in a cupboard . Better still throw out all old and out of date cosmetics. Pack the summer clothes away, yes it is over and not due to come back for a few months yet.
2. Light it up
Light a few candles. I am not mad into scented ones with the exception of the fresh cotton, jasmine or lavender.These give a wonderful fresh smell but each to their own.. you know what you like yourself. Please always light them in a glass hurricane or somewhere safe on a non inflammable surface away from soft furnishings.Another top tip is to always buy a good brand, cheap candles can explode and cause fire.
Fresh flowers or foliage. Grab a few sprigs of evergreen shrubs and berries from the garden or put a flowering orchid plant in front of your dressing table mirror. Spend a few quid if you can on a few tulips, there is little nicer than these symbols of Spring to come.
Now when you have all this done you could consider the following.
What is your bedroom light like?
This is a great little fitting to give that Hollywood touch.
This one is great value at only €125 and is one of the best antique reproduction chandeliers on the market. The droplets are cut glass as is the centre. The frame work is available in antique white , chrome or brass. They are also available in 5, 8 and 12 arm options.
There are also matching wall lights for these chandeliers for only €75.
Acrylic and very light iron versions can be found in diy stores.
It is a good idea to put all bedroom lighting on a dimmer switch.( reasons obvious of course)
Wallpaper or paint
Try just one feature wall or go all out and do the whole room.
3 rolls of wallpaper should do an average feature wall and 7 a whole room. There are so many to choose from so it can be daunting. My suggestion is to pick one that will work with your existing bedlinen and find a supplier that will help you choose. Take pictures of your furniture and bedding and show it to your chosen retailer.
If your furniture needs updating, depending on your budget of course, you could change the bed or for a new look on a small budget try replacing the lockers only. These little baby's are only €169 and are available in antique white , silver and gold.
A good tip is to put a little mirror over the locker to make the room look bigger
Most bedroom furniture ranges come with lots of different combinations, tallboys, blanket boxes , dressing tables etc
Have a look at our storyboard below for some inspiration.
Happy decorating. Wishing you all bedroom bliss.
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