Transform Your Bedroom Into A Boudoir Instantly

Monday, December 12, 2016

So you’ve decided that you want your bedroom to be the one of, if not THE most luxurious rooms in your house. Well, I can’t say I blame you. Whilst it’s nice to be able to impress dinner guests with a fancy kitchen and super cute crockery sets, there’s nothing better than being able to impress yourself, right?

You spend more time in your bedroom than anywhere else and it’s absolutely essential that you feel more than comfortable in it, so why not splurge to ensure that you love your bedroom?

I won’t lie - after following these easy hacks, you might struggle rising from your pit each morning, but at least you’ll do so feeling fabulous! 

1. Bedroom furniture is the be all and end all

You need to have great bedroom furniture if you want to love your bedroom. It’s up to you whether you want to splurge on a huge four poster bed or whether you prefer the shabby chic look. Just make sure you like whatever you buy and save rather than settle if you have to.

2. Prints aren’t just for the covers

There used to be a time when it was only the bed covers that could bring character to a bedroom - oh, and those god awful curtains our parents seemed to obsess over too. You can add oodles of character to your bedroom by incorporating prints on random pieces of furniture - lamps, chairs, desks, mirrors. The possibilities are endless.

3. Save on space

If you don’t have all the space in the world to work with, which most of us don’t, then make the most of the space in ALL of your room and I’m not just talking about floor space. Try getting lamps affixed to the walls instead of ones that stand next to your bed - hotels do it, so why can’t you?

4. Go pillow crazy

This idea is super cheap if you want it to be. Don’t get eight of the same, either! Mix it up and don’t be afraid to mix textures and patterns. Clashing is the new matching, in case you weren’t aware. Big, small, skinny, fat - whatever you like!

5. Express yourself

It’s your bedroom, so include whatever art and DIY projects you want to. Chances are, nobody but yourself and your partner (and perhaps the kids if you have them) will be seeing the contents of your bedroom, so who cares if it’s a little out there?

6. Quirky wall art

Whilst you could go out and buy some fantastic artwork for your feature wall, that would be far too easy and actually a little expensive too! Instead, why not try finding a quilt cover with an eccentric design on it and hang that on the wall. Stick to a theme to bring the whole room together, so if your bed linen is green and white, pick a quilt for your wall that has the same color scheme.

7. Indulge in comfort

This one is one of the most important for me. I love to feel all snuggled up in my bed and I’m definitely a snuggler. Stack up your bed with extra covers, throws and knitted blankets. It’ll look AND feel nice, so you’re killing two birds with one stone here.

Extra tip: If you get hot from wrapping yourself up too much in your amazingly comfy covers, quilts, throws etc, then get yourself an air conditioning unit. That way, you can remain cool without letting all the creepy crawlies in.

8. Be consistent

Just like before with the quilt on the feature wall, one way to bring your entire room together is to have some sort of consistency. Now, that doesn’t mean everything has to match because for some of you, I know that would seem incredibly boring. So if you don’t want the colours to match and you prefer to clash more than you do match, then get a more subtle theme going. Try matching the shape of your furniture - if you have a curved chaise lounge then get a curved headboard for the bed as well.

9. Walls are important, but so is the floor

This is one of the biggest areas in many people’s houses that get ignored. People don’t pay half as much attention to their floors as they should do because we pay so much attention to flooring when it comes to visiting someone else’s house! You don’t need to get a new carpet or lay an entire new set of laminate flooring down, but getting a huge patterned rug as a standout item in your bedroom won’t do much harm to your bank account, will it?

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