Your bedroom is a space for you to relax, unwind and chill out after long days at work or busy evenings socialising with friends. That’s why it should be a room that you love the design of and never tire of entering.
If you’ve lost the positive feelings you once had about your bedroom, it may be time for a change and that’s where we can help. There are countless components to upgrade in your bedroom but knowing which ones to prioritise and how to tailor the changes to your personal tastes can be difficult without experience.
So, if you think you could do with some help while planning your bedroom upgrade, our guide is here to help. We’ll take a look at whether you’re ready to upgrade your bedroom now and the many ways you can do it.
Read on to find out more about creating the bedroom of your dreams.
Am I ready to start my bedroom upgrade?
If a bedroom upgrade is on your mind, it’s vital that you know you’re ready to get started. The first thing you should consider is your budget. Professional bedroom redesigns can cost anywhere from £1,000 to £15,000, so bear that in mind when coming up with your budget to ensure you don’t go over during the design and building stages.
When upgrading a bedroom, another essential requirement is having access to a car for collecting furniture from stores or other individuals, especially if you’re making purchases on platforms such as Facebook Marketplace. If you don’t possess a car of your own, you might contemplate borrowing a friend’s vehicle and securing one-day car insurance for the duration of furniture collection.
Once you’re confident you have these, you can start the proper planning, which we’ll cover in more detail below.
Inspiration and Vision
First up, you’ll need to find inspiration to inject into your bedroom vision. You could love at-home inspiration sites like House Beautiful or Houzz, which are filled with articles about different design ideas. Look out for colour schemes, furniture and textures you like the look of, and make a note of all your favourite ones. From here, you can pick the one you like most and start planning around it.
If you can’t afford to transform your entire bedroom all at once, you may decide to do it in stages instead. Be sure to prioritise the most important features if you do this to make an instant impact while redesigning. Some of the most impactful upgrades you should consider upgrading first include your:
- Bed – Your bed is the centrepiece of the room, so this should be first on your list of upgrades. You could choose a beautiful wooden frame that gives natural vibes or opt for a colourful ottoman bed if you want a stylish and practical option with ample storage available.
- Furniture – Furniture is a great way to add statement pieces to your room and can transform the space with ease. Consider large, quirky mirrors or colourful chairs for this.
- Lighting – Your lighting lets you set the mood in your bedroom, so should be prioritised. We recommend adding a dimmer switch to help you wind down at night with relaxing lighting.
- Floors – Your floors are another major focus for your upgrade. Adding carpets or beautiful rugs can make it feel extra cosy and warm – especially on cold winter nights.
Functionality and Comfort
Next, you’ll need to strike a balance between comfort and functionality. Cosy bedrooms are a must with comfortable furnishings all over the room. However, you’ll also need to make sure your bedroom is functional as well. This means having the right amount of storage space for items like your clothes and accessories.
There is some furniture available that offers comfort and storage such as a bed with built-in drawers and storage sofas.
If you want to set the right mood in your room, then colours are a huge feature that can impact this. So, whether you’re aiming for a cosy vibe, a productive one or one that promotes good mental health, here are what some of the most popular colours can make your bedroom feel like:
- Red: Love and passion
- Orange: Excitement
- Yellow: Happiness
- Pink: Optimism
- Green: Peace and calmness
- Purple: Relaxation
You may also wish to make your room upgrade one that is sustainable and promotes environmental friendliness. The materials you choose to incorporate into the bedroom design are the first way you can achieve this. Cork flooring and bamboo or wood furniture are the best materials to use for sustainability and each offers a stunning vibe in the room too.
Lighting is another feature that you can upgrade for sustainability benefits as well. LED bulbs should be the first addition you make. These are a relatively cost-effective change to make but can go a long way in reducing your energy consumption. Alternatively, CFL bulbs are available too, which last 10 times longer than traditional bulbs while using up to 35% less energy.
Mental health-boosting elements
Creating a relaxing bedroom environment should mean it supports your mental well-being as well as being comfortable. One of the easiest ways to boost this in your bedroom is by adding green plants. Nature is known to boost our mental health and plants are one of the easiest ways to incorporate this into your bedroom space. Some of the best plants for improving mood include:
- Peace lily
- English ivy
- Spider plant
- Fiddle-lead fig
Making sure the upgrade caters to the bedroom occupiers
Once you’ve planned all that, it’s time to review your ideas to make sure it works for your household. If you live on your own and you’re happy with your additions, you may be good to go.
However, if you have a partner, it’s vital that you cater to their needs too. Ensure your bed is big enough, there’s enough storage space and they have a dedicated space to get ready in the morning. Once you have this, finalise your plans and start making arrangements to create a new and improved bedroom space.
Planning your bedroom redesign is no small task as you can see. However, it’s one of the most important rooms in your home, so it’s only natural that there’s a lot to consider. Make sure you think about all the features we’ve mentioned above and you can be confident that your new bedroom will be the relaxing haven that you’ve always dreamed of.
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