One-third of our lives are spent sleeping. If you also account for the time spent relaxing, watching TV or reading a book in bed, then you can see that a reasonable amount of our lives is spent in the bedroom.
Taking this into consideration, it would only make sense that your bedroom design should be towards the top of your home renovation priority list.
Creating a stylish bedroom is all about designing a space that you’re excited to come back to every evening and relax. Although it may sound like a tough task this is easier to achieve than you may think.
What many people don’t know is that stylish bedroom design doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. When you learn the basic style tips, you can easily design a chic room with just a few small tweaks.
Here are our best tips for decorating a stylish room without breaking the bank.
1. Upcycle Old Furniture
Statement furniture pieces can completely transform your bedroom, however, they can be rather expensive. If you’re working with a tight renovation budget, one thing you can do is get old furniture for cheap and transform it with a bit of DIY work.
A fresh lick of paint, some wood varnish or contact paper, new handles, or hinges and any old piece of furniture can shine again, whether it’s a dresser, wardrobe, coffee table or anything else.
2. Work with a Colour Palette
Having a colour palette will instantly make your bedroom look stylish and put together. If you want to create a relaxing atmosphere try sticking to a neutral palette with a couple of accent colours.
Warm-toned natural hues are best for bedroom walls as they give a cosy vibe to the place and are relaxing to look at, which is what you want in the room where you sleep.
To make the room feel even more comfortable you can incorporate natural tones into the furniture and bedding as well. Try using different shades of green or blue, as well as earthy tones such as brown or beige.
3. Add Greenery
Plants are another fantastic way to add stylish accents into your bedroom without spending too much money on decoration. In addition to looking stylish, bedroom plants can improve your quality of sleep and are also good for the environment. Plants can help keep the air in your bedroom fresh by absorbing the carbon dioxide and releasing more oxygen.
A few succulents on your windowsill or a couple hanging plants on your shelf can effortlessly brighten up your bedroom and add a stylish touch to the space.
4. Accessorise with Mirrors
No matter if your bedroom is big or small, adding a couple mirrors can make the space feel bigger and enhance the feeling of luxury.
Something as simple as placing a large mirror next to your bed can open up the space and add a dash of contemporary style to your bedroom. For smaller rooms maybe even consider getting a wardrobe with mirrored doors to add depth to the room. And if you want to add a unique touch, you can look into ornamental mirror frames.
5. Create Atmospheric Lighting
The choice of lighting can either make or break a room. For instance bright fluorescent lighting looks cheap and anything but stylish. To elevate your room and make it look trendy and cosy, try using warmer mood lighting.
A string of fairy lights around your mirror or bed frame can be a nice decorative touch and won’t be expensive to get. If you want something even more contemporary you can even put LED backlights at the bottom of your shelves or behind your desk.
6. Pile up the Cushions and Throws
No matter how exciting your decor is, the focal point of any bedroom should be the bed itself. In addition to trendy and luxurious bed linen, comfy throws and decorative pillows are a staple for creating a stylish looking bed.
If you flick through any interior design magazine for inspiration, you might notice that the beds are almost always covered with a pile of cushions and soft fluffy blankets, and there’s a good reason for this. This simple decorating hack makes the room look more inviting and luxurious, while still being affordable.