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Tips to Modernise Your Bedroom


If your bedroom is beginning to look a little dreary and dull, then perhaps it’s time for a makeover. Regardless of whatever your aesthetic and design tastes are, you deserve a bedroom that promotes a good night’s rest and acts as a sanctuary. Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the house, and you should ensure that it reflects not only your personality, but the requirements you need the room to have on a functional basis. Small changes that don’t require an extensive buget or large time frame can make noticeable changes to the room and increase the overall appeal of the bedroom. Modernising your bedroom is also a great idea if you intend on putting your house on the property market, as a well-designed master bedroom is a sought-after feature for prospective buyers. Here at We Buy Any House we have compiled our best tips so that you can modernise your bedroom with ease and style.

Repositioning Your Bed:

It’s a small change that requires absolutely no DIY or money spent, but simply repositioning your bed can make all the difference to your room. If you have the space to move your bed, then you can create a more sophisticated room by placing the bed in the center and having bedside tables on each side of the bed, or for a cosy feel, place the bed in a corner or against a wall.

Using Various Colours:

Instead of having various colours scattered around your room, use one colour to make the room seem cosier. Although a more neutral colour scheme is more common in bedrooms, studies suggest using darker colours, such as a dark blue, can lower blood pressure and improve night sleep. Perhaps switching up the colour of your walls not only has proven health benefits but also creates a more sophisticated and cosy look.

The Melon Rule:

Having lots of small decorative items around your bedroom may not be as stylish or chic as you may think. Instead, it can make your bedroom look and feel cluttered. Your bedroom can incorporate decorative items, but whilst you’re doing this, it’s a good idea to keep in mind the ‘melon rule’. Invest in items that are a similar size to a melon/cantaloupe, as this is a good way to draw focus to decorative items without making the room feel overwhelming. 

High Quality Bedding:

Your bed is the main focus of any bedroom- after all, it’s the most important feature. One factor that can make a whole difference is the type of bedding you choose. You want a luxurious and comfortable appeal, and there are a couple of ways to achieve this. Firstly, ensure that your bedding fits your bed, and if you’re going to have white sheets, make sure they’re crisp and fresh and your pillows are in a presentable state.

Adding a Rug:

Adding a rug can make a transformative difference to your room. It can make your room feel more cosy and that attention has been paid to detail. However, it’s important that you spend time deciding where you’re going to put the rug, as placement is important. If you’re going to put your rug under your bed, then you should ensure that the rug hangs out evenly on either side of the bed. Rugs are also a great addition to a bedroom as they help trap the cold air beneath the floorboards, which can insulate the room and bring the cosy feeling throughout winter months. 

Lighting Choices:

Lighting can dramatically impact the outcome of any bedroom. If you want a place that screams relaxation and peace, then it’s important to source the correct lighting for the room. Think about using soft lighting, such as floor lamps to help create a soothing glow instead of using harsh lighting. Alternatively, you could install LED bulbs so that you can set the tone for the bedroom by changing colour the bulbs project. It’s also a good idea to keep your window as free of clutter as possible, as then you will enable more sunlight to shine through into the room.