Transforming Your Bedroom in 48 Hours

If your bedroom is feeling a bit bland or you’ve fallen out of love with it, there are plenty of things you can do to bring it back to life! In just 48 hours, you can have a whole new look without having to redecorate it from top to bottom. So, whether you are willing to pick up a paint brush, shake up your styling or if you are ready to replace your tired bedding, check out our top tips for transforming your favourite sanctuary in a single weekend!

Paint the Walls

Urban Jungle Bedroom

St Ives Bed & Mantis Light Wardrobe

The simplest option for completely changing the whole look and feel of a room is always going to be paint! Consider going from a light colour to a dark or neutral shade to a bold hue! Always test paint first by painting a large piece of white card leaving a 1” border around it. Tape it up to the walls and then move the card around the room to see how the colour changes depending upon the light that hits it.

Change Your Flooring

Bella Bedroom Range

Bella Bed, Bella Double Wardrobe & Bella Tallboy 

Changing out old, threadbare or stained carpeting will instantly update a room. Choose a luxe high-quality wool carpet, replace cheap laminate with real wood or give your tired floorboards a couple coats of crisp white paint for an instant upgrade.

Update Your Bedding

Country Cottage Range

Country Cottage Bed & Canterbury Lamp Table

There’s a reason that 5 -star hotels have the most wonderful bedding – what you use against your skin makes a difference to the quality of your sleep. Cheap scratchy linens are a false economy and you’ll end up replacing them far too often. Invest in beautiful new bedding with a high thread-count or swap over to linen for a softness and quality you just can’t beat.

Shake Up Your Art

French Farmhouse Bedroom Range

French Farmhouse Bed, French Farmhouse Bedside Table & French Farmhouse Chest of Drawers

Consider replacing a gallery wall you’ve fallen out of love with and exchanging it for one large-and-in-charge piece that captures your attention. Larger pieces are in fashion now but if you need a budget option, why not try your hand at an abstract on an inexpensive canvas from a hobby shop? You may discover a hidden talent!

Swap Your Light Fixture

Bevel Bedroom Range

Bevel Bed, Bevel Bedside Table & Bevel Double Wardrobe

Your lighting can really make or break a room so if you have been living with boring light fittings or simple spotlights in your bedroom, get an electrician in to exchange it for something that gives the space wow-factor. This is an area where you can go a little larger than normal for an instant show stopper.

Add a Rug

Edinburgh Bedroom RangeEdinburgh Bed, Edinburgh Bedside Table, Edinburgh Chest of Drawers & Edinburgh Double Wardrobe

Adding colour, texture or pattern to the floor is another way to create a new look with just a simple one-step process. Rugs can delineate spaces in an open-plan area or simply provide a comfy landing pad for tired feet. Remember to choose the correct size. In the bedroom, consider one that sits about ¾ of the way under the bed and extends another ¼ from the front of the footboard. Bigger is almost always better here.

Bring in Some Plants

Galway Bedroom Range

Galway Bed, Galway Chest of Drawers & Galway Bedside Table

And finally, no room is complete without the inclusion of some life. Houseplants are back in a very big way to consider bringing in a few pots to dot along windowsills, on surfaces or create a ‘plant gang’ in a sunny corner of the room.

Looking for more tips to update your bedroom? Check out some of our creative bedroom ideas here and let us know what changes you have in store over on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!