Time for a bedroom makeover?

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Bedroom looking a bit tired or just plain boring? Your bedroom is the most personal room in the home. It should be welcoming, relaxing and tranquil so you can rest well each night.

Of course, how much you do will depend on your budget (and effort!).

Here are some things you can do this weekend to improve the look and feel of your bedroom.

First thing to do is declutter. Get rid of anything that doesn’t need to be in the bedroom. It’s hard to quieten the mind and rest when you’re surrounded by too much clutter!

If you are on a small budget (under $200) we suggest updating your bed linen. A new set of sheets and quilt cover will make the most impact to refresh the bedroom. If you have money left over, purchase fresh pillows if needed and/or a new cushion.

The next most economical way to refresh the room and make the biggest impact is to paint.

Even more economical if you DIY! Make a feature wall behind the bed. A contrast colour or wallpaper behind the bed will frame it and add more of a wow factor!

Other items to think about (if the budget allows) is wall art. Whether you reframe some old art you already have or buy new ones, artwork also makes the room more interesting.

Window coverings should be total blockout to stop light from traffic and street lights coming in so you get a good night’s sleep. A roller blind will do the trick. If you want to soften the look of the window, add sheer curtains.

A soft throw on the bed for a little luxury and a set of matching bedside lamps or hanging pendant lights for the finishing touches and voila, you have a totally made-over haven.

Caitlin and Mary Donnelly.

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