The bedroom is a place where you regularly spend around a third of your time (if not more!). It’s where you sleep, of course, but it’s also a place to relax, read, watch a film… Due to a lack of time or money, we tend to accumulate a variety of functional—albeit not very attractive—items and furniture here. Many will say that the bedroom is for sleeping above all, and that it’s a waste of time decorating it. But that’s simply not true. The teachings of Feng Shui show us how to make things both useful and enjoyable at the same time.
How can you decorate your bedroom in a creative way without splashing too much cash? Here are some sources of inspiration to make it happen:
Idea 1: use storage accessories
When you come home from work, there’s just one thing you want to do: sit back and relax. However if your house is a mess, it can be difficult to focus on your own well-being
Start by sorting through your belongings, especially the clothes, which tend to pile up in a corner of the room or on a chair. Give away anything you no longer wear. Once you’ve gone through everything, pick a place for each item and use plenty of storage accessories:
- Storage boxes: for files, photo albums, as well as socks and other small items…
- Storage baskets: ideal for the bathroom (towels, bath mitts, etc) and the kitchen (condiments, spices, and so on). These baskets look great too.
- Drawer organisers: the best solution to create compartments in your drawers. Super practical to organise socks, underwear, belts, ties, etc.
- Vacuum storage bags: to protect your belongings and save space. These can be used all year round, especially from one season to the next. At the end of winter, for example, store away your duvets and jumpers.
- Shoe racks: your footwear will finally have a place to call home (this item works best near the front door).
As you will see, by getting rid of anything you no longer use and making a dedicated space for the genuinely useful things, you can drastically limit the chaos.
Related article: 10 techniques to tidy up your clothes
Idea 2: add a touch of colour
Featuring colourful objects in a room is a really simple and inexpensive way to bring joy and vitality to a space: a nice picture frame, a pretty vase, new cushions, a new throw, decorative storage baskets, a rug in the centre of the room, a plant, and so on…
If your budget will stretch to it, then consider repainting the bedroom walls or even using wallpaper. Another option: repaint your wooden furniture…
Idea 3: get some vintage in your life
Vintage furniture and pre-loved items are still in vogue. These add rustic charm and authenticity to your room:
- Vintage wooden boxes to decorate your dresser and store small items that are lying around.
- Refurbished bedside tables.
- Art deco lamps and light shades.
- 19th century travel chests.
Decor is used to customise your home and in particular, your bedroom: here, it should have a relaxing appeal that promotes restful sleep. A dirty, chaotic, impractical bedroom—drowning in clutter, neglected in terms of décor—is a source of stress. We hope these ideas will help you to get your belongings in order and create a relaxing, stylish room…