Practical ideas for renovating your bedroom

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Does your bedroom need a complete overhaul?  If you’re going to sleep staring at dated décor, worn-out carpets, and stark lighting, then the answer is yes.  So, where do you start and how do you make sure you get the finish you’re after?

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Here are some practical ideas to help you renovate your bedroom.

Installing a new floor

The bedroom floor is a good place to start your overhaul.  Changing the flooring in the bedroom will give it an instant lift.  And done well, it can add some serious wow factor.

Now, if you’re not a DIY expert, you’re not alone. Despite the rise in people carrying out DIY in their homes, many of us are still more comfortable getting tradespeople in to do the work.  And if you’re looking for a flawless floor, then it may pay to search the internet for ‘floor fitters near me’.  Hiring a local firm to do the work is recommended but making sure they specialise in flooring installation is important too.

The type of flooring you choose will depend on the look you’re trying to achieve.  But if you’re looking for something that will stand the test of time, it will need to be hard-wearing and neutral.  Going for the latest patterns or colours may date quickly.  Try wooden floors or a plain neutral coloured carpet for durable appeal.

Decorating the walls

Walls are the second most dominant feature in the bedroom and another area where you may be happier hiring help.  Pick a local decorator with a good reputation to make sure you get a neat and high-end finish.

Choosing a paint colour or wallpaper is going to be your main concern, and with so much choice on the market, it can be daunting.  An eggshell paint is a good choice for bedroom walls as it has a subtle sheen that looks smooth rather than glossy.  If you’re looking at wallpapers, think about soft pastels and florals for a feminine feel without being too girly, or go for bold geometrics if you’re looking for a modern, contemporary style.

Changing the lighting

Lighting can have a big effect on how a bedroom feels, from creating a soft cozy glow to a chic and bright atmosphere.  Moving away from one main bedroom light to well-placed accent lighting can also change the dynamic of the room.

Think about how different lightbulbs and light shades change the colour of the light in the room.  Where you place your lighting will determine how light bounces off the walls.  Bulbs with a soft orangey glow and heavy lampshades will provide a warm cozy feel, whereas bright white bulbs and light, neutral lampshades will create a fresh airy feel.

 

 

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