12 Feb Five ways to instantly refresh an outdated bedroom
At Econoloft we just love to give you tips and advice about interior design.
Today, we’re looking at bedrooms. If yours still looks the same as it did 10 years ago, it’s probably in need of a makeover.
We know that budgets can be tight, so we’ve come up with five easy ways to instantly refresh an outdated bedroom, without having to spend a fortune.
1. Choose a Unique Wallpaper Design
If you still have the same paint on your walls or wallpaper for over five years, we think it’s time to update your walls, making it a feature for your room.
This gorgeous purple and green butterfly wallpaper, one of our pins on Pinterest, would look great as a feature wall. What we love most is that the butterflies actually look as if they’re fluttering on the wall. This is 3D wallpaper at its best.
2. Swap Curtains for Blinds
Whilst curtains can create warmth and cosiness to a room, if your bedroom is in need of a more modern look, create a sleeker finish with professional and stylish blinds.
The double layering of these Roman blinds makes the window look well-dressed. The matching cushions and other pink accessories help to tie them in with the rest of the room.
3. Choose a Statement Bed for a Smaller Room
If you have a small bedroom, you may not have much room to play around with. So, why not make an impression with an eye-catching statement bed?
The cast iron frame of this bed, seen on housetohome.co.uk really stands out against the pale backdrop of the walls. The wooden chest makes great storage space and provides extra seating room too, and adds a vintage feel.
4. Invest in Luxury Bed Linen
If you haven’t redecorated in a while, there’s a good chance you’ve also got old fashioned bed linen. But you don’t need to change your whole room’s design – you can easily update your bedroom by splashing out on some fancy bed linen with a matching throw. Silks and faux fur can make a bedroom look really special.
This luxurious quilted golden throw adds a touch of glamour and sophistication to the bedroom. The yellow and golden tones are picked out in the headboard and cushions to complement the whole room, which would otherwise be rather simple and bare.
5. Wooden Floors for a Contemporary Look
Does you carpet look all worn out? Has it gathered plenty of stains over the years, which no amount of carpet cleaner will remove? Although this can be a pricey option, installing laminate flooring will instantly refresh your bedroom into a more modern one. If you are concerned about it feeling uncomfortable, add a rug to add a bit of warmth to the room.
The dark mahogany flooring in this bedroom from bhg.com really complements the furniture and makes the room look sleek and polished.
If you’ve always dreamed of having a bedroom that looks exactly like those found in ultra-glossy magazines, now’s your chance!
Making small changes can really overhaul your outdated bedroom.
If you’re in need of an extra bedroom in your house, you could always consider converting your loft.
At Econoloft, we know there’s no such thing as a typical loft conversion, although master bedrooms and en-suites are still the most popular among our clients.
Take a look at some of our previous work and see what inspires you!