You may have heard the phrase “you can’t please all of the people all of the time”, but we are here to prove that old adage wrong – when it comes to bedroom design at least. If you are moving into a new property, or you feel it’s time to give your bedrooms a complete overhaul, we have some great ideas to rejuvenate every bedroom in your home, from your fussy teenager’s hideaway, to the master bedroom, and everything in between. Take a look at our top tips and transform your bedrooms with minimum fuss, and without going beyond your budget.
The Master Bedroom
If space is scarce, it is important to utilise the space you do have, and not to have clutter in your bedroom. Remember, your bedroom should be a place to relax, and is your sanctuary when you need to retreat for some peace and quiet.
If you share the bedroom with a partner, you will certainly want as big a bed as possible, and, if you are on a budget, you will want it to cost as little as possible. Ideally aim to install a king size bed, or bigger in the bedroom and enjoy having as much room as you need to get a good night’s sleep. Invest in the best mattress you can by purchasing from a reputable retailer such as Bedstar, whose site features a useful mattress size guide to ensure you get the right sized mattress for your new bed.
Once you have established the bed, you are then free to accessorise the room. 2017 is very much about the industrial look, with brick walls and bronzed lamp shades and floor lamps featuring prominently in the contemporary bedroom. If you aren’t a fan of this style, you may prefer this year’s minimalist styles which embrace all things white and encourage you to clear our all your clutter for good when redecorating your bedroom.
A teenager’s room is their sanctuary, and a place where they should be able to personalise to reflect their own style. However, letting a teenager run riot with a paint brush is perhaps not the approach you want to take if you want their bedroom to be as chi as the rest of your home. There are many design ideas that make compromising easier, and allow for themes to change as your children grow.
If you stick to neutral walls and furnishings, you can then allow your children to be creative with accessories such as wall art, framed movie posters, and pictures of their latest obsession. A neutral palette doesn’t mean stripping a room of personality and can actually be a fantastic canvas onto which your teenager can add their own style.
Throws, lamps, and bedding are all great ways of adding colour and character to the bedroom, and can be cheaply replaced when their preferences change. You will want to invest in a good quality bed however as lack of sleep caused by an uncomfortable bed can result in a grumpy (even grumpier?) teenager.
If your children share a room it can be difficult to ensure they each put their stamp on the place but by allowing each to choose a colour and then buying toy boxes, furniture, and bed linens in their chosen colour they will have some individuality in the shared space. This is a really simple way of allowing younger children a little freedom, and can also help avoid conflict about whose toys should be kept where, or where their clothes stored. Bunk beds are the obvious option if you need to save space, and if you purchase bunk beds that can separate you may not need to buy new beds when the children are older and want a more grown-up bedroom.