Raise your hand if you are, like of us, guilty of prioritising the lounge, kitchen, dining room, bathroom, kids’ rooms and even garage first when remaking, redecorating and revamping your home – leaving the main bedroom for last… until it’s, often, forgotten.
Yet, as your place of solitude (even just for two minutes every day, before the kids come cascading in), the master bedroom should be a priority when it gets to makeovers. So, to help you do so, we’ve put together 8 easy and cost-effective ways you can give your master bedroom (and you!) the love it deserves.
- Update existing items
If you think a revamp requires you to replace everything in your room, then we have good news! That old chest of drawers can look brand new with a fresh lick of paint and new handles, your old bed base can go from drab to fab with new material cover, and that hand-me-down lamp can get a new life with a modern lampshade.
- Buy new bedding
A new duvet cover set (and new sheets) is the easiest way to give the master bedroom an instant makeover. Neutral shades like dark grey or white can help give your room a grandiose look and feel – you know, the kind that will make you feel like you’re in a hotel room. Neutral shades are also great for adding a few colourful scatter cushions, which you can easily update as your mood pleases.
- Head for a headboard
Adding a headboard to your bed is one of the simplest ways to give it (and bedroom) that lush, inviting look that we see in décor magazines. Plus, the options are endless nowadays: from classic wooden headboards to cushiony ones wrapped in material with button details. If you don’t want to splurge on something extravagant, you can create the illusion of one with wall stencils or wall art stickers. Easy-peasy!
- Give the walls a facelift
It goes without saying that a fresh coat of paint can do wonders to update any room – especially if you paint one wall in an accent colour. Nowadays, however, wallpaper is also a smart way to add a touch of colour and elegance to your room and, depending on the design (think: tropical leaves), it can even have a calming effect.
- Dress your windows… the right way
Blinds might be a practical choice as coverings for windows, but did you know that curtains have the ability to add a sophisticated, chic touch to a room? A great tip from the décor pros is to lift your curtain rod a few centimetres higher and to get extra-long drop curtains – this will make the space feel larger and more elegant.
- Lay a rug
Speaking of making a room look bigger, a decent-sized rug can work magic to make a room look and feel larger. Plus, depending on the colour of bedding, a rug is a clever way to bring a pop of colour and warmth into your bedroom.
- Make a mirror statement
A large mirror is not only a great way to make a room feel bigger but is also a nifty way to reflect light in darker spaces. Many mirrors nowadays also come in grandiose designs and in beautiful frames – perfect to give your room that five-star feel.
- Hang some art work
While you might think your artwork should be reserved for the living room area, your bedroom is actually the ideal space to hang those personal pieces – artworks created by a friend or child, or photographs from your favourite holiday. It will make your space feel even more personal, and can also bring in a pop of unique colouring to your room.