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.



Product Review – Brabantia Linn Clothes Rack

I recently updated our bedroom decor with a stunning white wardrobe to match the rest of the decor. It is the wardrobe of my dreams with more than enough space, and it makes me happy whenever I look at it. I am still in the process of redecorating our bedroom. The children’s bedroom is finally done and I love the whole look. So I have time and resources to finish up our bedroom and the rest of the house.



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We need to update bedside cabinets and drawers, which I am hoping we get sorted by February 2019 at the latest. In the midst of our home improvements, I had the opportunity to work with the lovely people at Brabantia. They sent me the Linn Clothes Rack to review and I couldn’t wait to get it all set up.


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Linn Clothes Rack by Brabantia is a free-standing clothes rack with sturdy bamboo rod and two height-adjustable shelves. It is a great rack to have around the house if you need some storage to hang your clothing or accessories. You can grab it in black or white for £144.

Here are all the pros and cons you need to know –


  1. It is easy to set up. We had it up within 30 minutes. It comes with an instruction leaflet with includes step by step guide and images to help you assemble the rack quickly.
  2. I love how sturdy it looks in the bedroom.
  3. It is a smart way to store more items. You can hang up to 28 items.
  4. I like the fact that it is a multi-tasking furniture. It stores, airs and dries.
  5. The Two height adjustable shelves means you can adjust it to suit your needs.
  6. It comes with a 5 year guarantee which is amazing.
  7. It has an adjustable feet with non-slip base, which protects the floor and keep the rack steady.






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Height 190.0 cm

Width 99.5 cm

Depth 57.2 cm



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What do you think of Brabantia Linn Clothes Rack?


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5 Ways to Add Some Luxury to your Bedroom

Ever looked at your bedroom and wondered how to make it look as luxurious and stylish as half the rooms on your favourite Pinterest board? Over time, it’s common for your bedroom to feel dull, boring and in desperate need of an update, but figuring out the best way to transform your bedroom often feels like a mammoth task. If you want to give your room an update but need some quick inspiration, have a read of these easy tips to help give your space a sophisticated, luxurious makeover in no time.


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Think about lighting

The type of lighting you use can have a big impact on the appearance of your bedroom. Ditch your worn out light shade for some chic hanging lights or tasteful chandeliers to easily insert some glamour into any room. As for bedside lamps, consider wall lights as a more sophisticated alternative, with the added bonus of being cord free which is a great way to keep the bedroom looking minimal, and minimise the appearance of clutter.


Consider your bed

The bed is typically the focal point of any bedroom, meaning you should pay special attention to the frame and bedding used. Investing in a 6ft Divan bed is the perfect way to add some luxury to your room, with simple yet stylish designs, and space to store all your bits and bobs to avoid clutter. Go for bedding in beautiful colours and designs, and pay special attention to layering up your bed with soft throws and lots of cushions. They might be a pain to rearrange each morning, but the results are well worth it!


Optimise your space

 Making your bedroom look bigger can be a good way to give it that hotel room feel, and is easier to achieve than you’d think. Placing a large mirror across from the opposite of the room can work wonders, creating the illusion of more space in an instant! The colours you use in your room can also play a factor. Try painting your walls in light shades such as white, grey or beige, and then opt for a darker colour for the ceiling to create the illusion of higher ceilings by drawing the attention upwards.


Find some statement pieces

While you don’t want to over clutter your bedroom with too much furniture, it’s definitely worth hunting down some perfect key pieces to bring everything together. A stylish rug, bedside cabinet and chair with a bold colour or pattern are just a few items that can easily give your room a quick update. A beautiful piece of framed artwork should also not go amiss, being the perfect way to add personality and character.


Add some florals

Once the majority of the room has been transformed, create some final finishing touches with a selection of beautiful bouquets. Flowers are a lovely way to decorate your home, and give you the chance to get creative in arranging your bouquets just how you like them! Place florals in elegant vases on bedside tables, dressing tables or shelves for a really easy, quick and cost-effective way to spruce up your space.



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How do you add some luxury to your bedroom? Please share your tips below.



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