Decorating your home extension

Part B – Decorating your bedroom

In Part A of our new decorating series we outlined some steps to make the existing rooms in your home or the new rooms that have come into being thanks to a home extension decorating-friendly by:

  • ensuring that you have a clean slate to work with;
  • picking a theme to work around;
  • assessing your existing furniture and decorations;
  • measuring the room and working out how much space you have to work with; and
  • choosing a focal point to establish a hierarchy.

If you have followed these steps, you should have a clean room and a pretty good idea of what the finished product should look like. That means that you are ready to inject it with a bit of you!

Without further ado, here are our Design Consultants’ top 10 tips for decorating your bedroom and making it the comfy room of your dreams:

  1. Stack on the pillows. Pillows are a great way of turning the head of your bed into a focal point. Feel free to experiment with pillows of different shapes, sizes, patterns and prints to give your bedroom a really personal touch.
  2. DIY artwork. Hanging a quilt is a quick and easy remedy for a large blank wall. If placed behind the head of your bed, it can be used to complement and enhance your focal point.
  3. Put patterns to work. A tastefully printed bedspread will make your room stand out and give it some added flair.
  4. Get a comfy chair. Place a chair into a corner of the room to create an instant resting spot and make your room feel like the retreat that it ought to be!
  5. Make the most of the wall space. Nightstands and adjustable lamps affixed to walls are a great way to add a personal touch to your bedroom without taking up precious space. For more solutions like this, take a look at our previous post about storage solutions.
  6. Look down. A bright rug by the bed is a great (and cheap!) way to inject some personal style and colour into a low-key room.
  7. Layer with colour. You want your room to scream ‘you’, so feel fry to saturate it with your favourite colour. However, try using a variety of tones and textures to give it a layered feel or introduce ‘pops’ of colour throughout the room.
  8. Turn photos into art. Make the most personal space in your home even more personal by transforming your favourite family photos into artworks. If you are on a budget, this is a great way to decorate in a unique way without breaking the bank!
  9. Keep scale in mind. It might be tempting to buy the biggest bed possible to make your bedroom the ultimate haven for rest, but doing this in a small space will only make your bedroom feel cramped. If space is an issue, or if you want the room to feel bigger than it actually is choose a bed with a small stature or one without a footboard, such as a storage bed.
  10. Experiment with offbeat pieces, like an old bench in an eye-catching colour. This can create an eclectic look and differentiate the most personal room in your home from other rooms and also from the latest Ikea catalogue. However, don’t go overboard! Remember to stick with your chosen theme throughout the entire decorating process and avoid making your bedroom look cluttered and disorganised.

Have you recently decorated your bedroom, or are you thinking about decorating? Let us know what you think of these tips and share your own tips with us! In Part C of our new decorating series we’ll give you some great tips for decorating your bathroom.


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