If every time you walk into your bedroom, it feels tired and outdated then now is the time to breathe fresh life into one of the most important rooms of the house. If you want to improve the quality of your sleep, feel more energized, and create a calmer environment then here are some easy ways to achieve this:
The minimalist approach is a very current trend and involves a lifestyle that is dedicated to storing less goods and creating more living space. This is a difficult concept to adopt because it involves being ruthless with your belongings. Having complete clarity is a good place to start. Donate all your old clothes for charity and throw away anything that you haven’t used in years.
It’s not easy to part with things that you have emotional attachments to, but if you start slowly, it won’t feel so bad. Look long and hard at each item and if you no longer want it in your room, think of other uses for it or if someone you know might benefit from it. Start with the contents of the wardrobe. If you haven’t used an item for more than a year, donate to charity. Before you know it, your room will feel lighter, more airy, and you’ll have a lot more space.
If your bed is still wearing a downy skirt, then you have to take it off and make the frame visible, in line with the modern minimalist appearance. This is also the best way to avoid the temptation to store excess items under your bed. Natural fibre bed sheets, contemporary headboard designs, and some matching textured pillows will really help bring your bedroom into the 21st century.
Any design magazine will feature photos of light, airy curtains in the breeze from the open and bright window. Black curtains for the night are ideal but during the day, you want to let light in. Maintain light, neutral and minimalist window wrapping wherever possible. A variety of colours and blinds are popular choices, because you can adjust the level of light you want.
Mirrors are a great addition, because they add the feel of extra space in a smaller room. They are also good for adding light and sparkle to a room. Free standing mirrors must be placed at an angle to the window, to reflect the maximum amount of light back into the room. Another great way to combine a lot of light from a mirror is to put it in a contemporary wardrobe like fitted ones. For Bespoke Fitted wardrobes, visit lamco-design.co.uk/fitted-wardrobes/
An inexpensive and effective way to modernize old furniture is to replace old handles and knobs in drawers or bedside tables with contemporary and stylish ones. This is an easy and quick fix for changing outdated furniture and if you have time, why not give the item a fresh coat of paint too?