If you’ve been stuck at home way too much over the last couple of months and you’re sick and tired of seeing the same old decor when you come through the door, why not use the summer months to give your home a well-deserved makeover? It doesn’t have to be a full-blown extension or a loft conversion. Small changes can have a huge impact on your home. Let’s give you an example and take your bedroom for instance.
Most bedrooms serve one purpose only: relaxation, so try and think of all the things that help you create a relaxed environment and you will quickly realise that most of them don’t cost a lot of money or extensive building work in or around the house.
Block out the light with quality shutters
An important factor when it comes to a good night’s sleep is the impact of daylight or street light. Personally, I can sleep wherever you drop me but I know that a lot of my family or friends struggle to fall asleep when there’s light around them – be it natural or artificial. Of course, there’s black-out blinds or curtains but I think shutters are a great way to not just keep the light out but to add a luxury feel to your bedroom.
If you’re worried about having to remortgage your home or having to work overtime for the next ten years, rest assured that DIY shutters are a much more cost-effective solution than you might think. California Shutters, who sell high-quality shutters in Bristol and all over the country, offer plenty of easy to follow guides and videos to help you through every step from measuring up your windows to ordering bespoke shutters and installing them.
The great thing about their service is that you cannot only choose from a great variety of quality materials such as hardwood, PVC or hybrawood but also make your shutters fit every awkward window size you might come across – no matter if you are searching for standard or bay windows.
Use high-quality fabrics
When creating a luxurious bedroom, the use of high-quality fabrics for soft furnishings such as curtains, chair coverings, cushions or throws makes all the difference. Really think about the mood you want to create in your bedroom and choose fabrics and materials accordingly. Also, take durability into consideration. Picking the wrong material could result in stains or tears, while the wrong pattern or colour might put you off your bedroom entirely – check guides online, get fabric samples or browse interior magazines and blogs.
According to experts, muted greens and blues or a neutral colour palette are great to induce relaxation and sleep whereas primary colours or bold purples are said to affect you in a negative way and significantly reduce the sleep you get each night. Find out more about the science behind it here.
Keep it simple
The definition of luxury is different to each and every one of us. For some, it might be all about the bling and showing off what you’ve got. When it comes to luxury bedroom decor, though, less is definitely more. Think clean lines, clutter-free surfaces and no overflowing shelves or heavily decorated walls. Choose one feature wall or a couple of selected statement pieces to display on your sideboards or bedside tables.
An interesting lampshade, rug or throw will also add interest to your bedroom and create a point of interest without being too overwhelming.
What’s your idea of a luxury bedroom? Let me know in the comments below!