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More Changes That’ll Make A Big Difference To Your Bedroom

More Changes That'll Make A Big Difference To Your Bedroom

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Ah, bedrooms! Bedrooms deserve all your attention. In fact, in many ways, the bedroom is the most important room inside your home. It’s the place where you go to rest so you can wake up ready for a new day. Therefore, homeowners are constantly looking for new ideas to improve the decor and the atmosphere of the bedroom. In a previous article, we already reviewed some of the best changes you can make to create a big difference. Elegant lighting can change the focal point and create a dim ambience before going to bed. Elegant cushions paired with a throw can dress the bed and make it look more appealing. Add a rug by the side of the bed so you can set out of bed in style and with warm feet! The addition of mirrors can add depth and light to the bedroom. Pair photos or artworks with greenery to build a welcoming and soothing atmosphere. 

But that’s not all. There’s so much more you can do to improve your night’s sleep. 

A special bed for your pet

If you have a dog or a cat, you might be familiar with the struggle of sharing the bed with your beloved pet. Pets want to stay close to you, even at night. So, it’s not unexpected for a pet owner to wake up feeling sore and tired after sharing the bed. If you are not comfortable with keeping your pet out of the bedroom, you can consider the addition of a mattress from Pawpedics or a similar brand for your pet. A dog or cat bed can maintain your bond with your pet without having to share the bed!

Make it screen-free

As tempting as it is to watch a film while lying down in bed, you want to keep the TV out of the bedroom. Screen time makes it hard to sleep. The average person watches over 35 hours of TV in a week. That’s approximately 5 hours of TV each day. When you include working hours, you are likely to go to bed late at night and feel tired. Besides, a screen-free room allows for a better and deeper bond with your partner. You can lie down together, make plans for the future, and talk about your days rather than turn on the TV. 

Air purifier

The bedroom contains a lot of allergens and VOCs, ranging from pet dandruff to bedding fabrics. Additionally, mould spores, dust mites, and synthetic materials can also be a source of discomfort. Unfortunately, these issues are invisible to the naked eye, so most people don’t realise how unclean the air is inside the bedroom. A portable air purifier can be crucial to clear the air and preserve your sleep. 

Breathable beddings

Nobody likes to be sweaty at night. The previous heatwave in the UK has made us aware of the essential role of our beddings. Breathable fabrics such as cotton and linen are much better suited for the bedroom. They reduce overheating at night and keep a healthy air circulation around your body. In short, you wake up feeling refreshed. 

It’s time to make your bedroom a sleep haven. Increasing comfort level inside the bedroom doesn’t need to break the bank. Sometimes, it’s the little things such as adding a bed for your dog or changing your bedsheets that can make all the difference. Lie down, relax, and catch up on your zzz. 

Design, Interior Design

3 Creative Ways To Use Your Spare Bedroom

3 Creative Ways To Use Your Spare Bedroom

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Sometimes we end up living in a place that has too many rooms. Whether it was because you needed the extra space at the time, or because the price was great, or because it ticked all the other boxes even if there was that one room you didn’t know what to do with, having a spare bedroom can be a blessing in disguise. This is because that ‘bedroom’ doesn’t have to be a bedroom at all. Just because that’s how it was described by the agent or because it’s upstairs or because the previous owners or tenants had a bed in there, there are no rules to say that you have to use it in the same way.

Once you break away from the idea that a bedroom must always be a bedroom, you’ll realize there are dozens of creative ways to use that spare room to your advantage. Read on to find out what some of them are.

A Library

Are you a book lover who’s running out of space to house your books? Maybe your spare bedroom could be the answer. You don’t have to have a stately home or a big castle in the country to have a library; all you need is a spare bedroom and plenty of bookshelves. Line the walls with wooden shelves and start collecting all the books you want, as it will take you a long time to fill a whole room with them.

If you want more than a library and you want to turn the place into a reading room, just make sure you leave space for a comfortable couch or a recliner chair, and you could spend many happy hours in your own personal library.

A Bar

Just as there’s no rule that bedrooms have to be upstairs, there’s no rule that bars have to be downstairs, and if you want to create a comfortable, welcoming, fun place for you and your friends to spend time together, away from the rest of the house, your spare bedroom could easily be made into a bar. Install some built in wardrobes and you can give yourself even more space to tidy things away depending on how much room you need on any particular occasion.

A bar in a prominent position, some bar stools, a fridge to keep the drinks cool, and some optics hanging up on the wall, and you’ve got quite an impressive spot for a party, and no one will expect to see it there either, making your home unique.

A Gym

If you like the idea of working out but you hate the idea of going to a gym because of the extra time it takes or because you don’t want to work out with other people around you, your spare bedroom could turn into a gym where you can work out whenever you want to, and where no one will see you do it – unless you want them to, of course.

You’ll need to invest in some equipment, of course, but once you have you won’t have to spend out anything more, and you can stay fit and healthy in the comfort of your own home. For many, this is a dream come true. 

Bedroom design, Interior Design

Choosing The Right Bedroom Lighting

Choosing The Right Bedroom Lighting

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Your bedroom has to be a cosy, comfortable space to relax and enjoy. You sleep here, you rest here and it’s the place where you wind down after a long day at work. A bedroom should be soft, soothing and muted in its decor, and the lighting should be just as soft as the decor you choose.

The first decision that you have to make for a bedroom is the lighting that you choose. Some people choose to bring in an electrician to rewire the house and introduce new lighting to the room, but the first question you must ask yourself is what type of light you need for the space. There are ceiling fixtures and accent lights, task lights and standing lamps and they all have a place in a bedroom. The light that you choose needs to balance the natural light that flows through from the windows and an interior designer is the best person who can help you to get that balance right. So, with that in mind, here are a few tips to help you to choose the right bedroom lighting.

  • Ceiling Lights. When you have a ceiling fitting installed, you should consider a modern pendant or spotlight, or a classical chandelier if you want to have a home that looks more luxurious. The lighting that you choose should have an LED bulb or two to really illuminate the room and save money at the same time. Consider the size of the lighting based on the size of the room and choose a ceiling light fitting that matches the rest of the room, too.
  • Reading Lights. Sitting in bed with a good book is one of the many pleasures in life, but without the right reading lights, you have no functions in your room. A wall sconce is the perfect addition to the bedroom if you want to read in bed, and you don’t have to have an old-fashioned one. You can choose modern sconces and enhance the look of the bedroom. Ask your electrician for best placement before you go ahead and install anything.
  • Accent Lighting. Your bedroom should have a relaxing air to it and lamps will help you to do it. Whether you have standing lamps or dresser lamps, you can soften the look of the room with a gentle glow in the corner or next to the bed. There are plenty of table lamps that will help you to enhance the decor and the look of the room, and these accents will add to the room, too.
  • Size Matters. When it comes to bedroom lighting, think about the size and shape of the lampshades and the bulbs. Too big, and you end up with ridiculous looking lights in your room, and too small, and you don’t get the lighting that you need. You need to illuminate the space and the best way to do that is to measure the space properly before you go for any installations. Choose wisely for the best look.
Bedroom design, Interior Design

Bedroom inspiration

Bedroom inspiration

Bedroom inspiration

We are now getting closer to finally being able to give our bedroom the much-needed makeover that it is desperately needing. We are currently looking for bedroom inspiration. Since moving in our house back in November every other room has taken priority over our bedroom. We haven’t done much to our bedroom as yet apart from take off the horrid wallpaper, leaving ourselves with bare walls – walls that are an awful dark blue.

We have been searching the internet for inspiration. Our bedroom we have now is much smaller to what we previously had. We previously had fitted wardrobes and sadly no longer have space for this.

Planning ahead


Playing about with our bedroom plans and having those all important discussions, we have been hunting about for over bed storage with a corner wardrobe – this will give us added storage by using the space above our bed and also by making full use of the bedside table space too!

something like this..

Bedroom inspiration

Photo credit – Choice furniture superstore


We will be wanting lighting fitted in the underneath of the overbed storage. We will want these working via a switch or pull-cord that can be easily reached from bed. We will also be adding down lights to the ceiling that can work via a dimmer switch for mood lighting.

Drawer space

We hope to be able to fit a draw unit inside our wardrobes. By doing this we will save ourselves some floor space and this will also help to make our room feel that bit bigger. We also have draw space under our bed.


We recently purchased a new bed before moving house so our bed will just need to be looked after and treated to some new bedding to blend with our newly chosen colour scheme. One thing we didn’t do with our old bed and that was protect it with a mattress protector. We have been looking at mattress protectors from Yorkshire Linen

Bedroom inspirationPhoto credit – Yorkshire Linen

Whilst browsing their site this stunning Kylie Minogue set caught my eye, how stunning is this set. You can’t beat the feeling of sinking into bed that has soft and comfortable linen. 

bedroom inspirationPhoto credit – Yorkshire Linen

Added extras

Our TV will be mounted on the wall, we have chosen a blackout blind and curtains from Dunelm. As Ian works shifts he finds it hard to sleep during the daytime following a night shift due to the daylight. We went on the hunt for a blackout blind and found this Laura Natural blackout roller blind…..

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There is nothing worse than broken sleep, especially if you have work the next day so getting your bedroom right to your ideal comfort is important. We plan to decorate our room a neutral colour and then add splashes of colour within our soft furnishings, such as a rug, cushions, bed spreads etc.

Our carpet will be a nice neutral colour that will work well with any colour that we plan to use in our bedroom.

Our plans are slowly coming together and we are so looking forward to finally having our style put into our bedroom.

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Bedroom design, Interior Design

From dusk till dawn: Bedroom of your dreams

From dusk till dawn: Bedroom of your dreams

From dusk till dawn: Bedroom of your dreams

Think back to when you first moved into your home and that priority list you made. At the top were the grand ideas you had for the kitchen, and how you were going to create the perfect living room to entertain guests and make your kids bedrooms exactly the way they wanted them. Then, right at the bottom of that list, was your bedroom.

Why this always seems to be the case is anyone’s guess. It’s probably to do with funds, time and the fact it isn’t a common space; that’s why most decorating jobs tend to get put off and put off. However, we have summer rolling in thick and fast and, well, a new season has a way of uplifting us and filling us with energy; so why not focus all that on finally getting the bedroom of your dreams.

Come on, it’s your bedroom. It’s the place you go to get a good night’s sleep and the first thing you see when your eyes first crack open. Basically, it all starts and ends here, so give it that uplift you deserve.

From dusk till dawn: Bedroom of your dreams

The Bed

This is it, the pièce de résistance. It is going to be the most prominent feature to look at and the one piece of furniture to ensure tomorrow is even more amazing than today was. It’s where you go for sweet dreams and sweeter starts. So start with what’s important to your taste and build from there. It could be a snazzy headboard, nice soft Egyptian linens, a duvet you could get lost in, or hidden space under the bed to put your odds and ends.

The Drapes

When we imagine a bedroom of our dreams, we tend to imagine miles and miles of fabric adding to the whole dimension, and rightly so. Yes, we’re talking about having gorgeous curtains that dance between pretty and practical, in which you can save a bob by getting online curtain fabrics (the Internet is amazing sometimes!). But don’t stop with the curtains, because curtains alone don’t scream and shout, not like a bed surrounded by drapes. That’s the kind of thing a honeymoon suite is made of. That’s the thing dreams are made of.

From dusk till dawn: Bedroom of your dreams

The Chair

Your bedroom is more than just a room made for sleeping; it is your personal space, your room to escape to, which is why you need to add a cozy chair or sofa to a corner. It could be an ottoman or a Chesterfield or a hanging chair, or anything that takes your fancy. It is your space to curl up and read a book, or sip on your frothy hot chocolate or collect your thoughts. That’s what you want a dream room to be about, enjoying the little things.

The Glamour

Dreams tend to lean toward the unattainable, the luxurious and the glamour; so why not add a little splash of something wow, and a little dash of something special. It could be a chandelier above your bed or a dressing table lined with flower and perfumes. It could be throws and pillows, fairy lights and mirror decorations. Luxury is subjective, so whatever makes you feel a little more special is what you should get. Don’t worry about the expense either, there are always ways to save a bit, it’s just about hunting for a bargain.

From dusk till dawn: Bedroom of your dreams

The Fireplace

A lot of old houses would have had fireplaces in every room. It was just what they did back then when the world was freezing and double-glazing was as mythical as unicorns. However, there is very little that oozes luxury like having an exposed fireplace in your bedroom. It just adds to the dimension. It brings in a focal point that wasn’t there before. Of course, you don’t need to expose an ornate fireplace in order to realize this dream because electric fireplaces are becoming less and less expensive. Oh, and did we mention the remote. Oh yeah, you could lay in bed and turn on the flames with just a flick of a switch. Hello, dream bedroom.

The Little Things

Life is all about the little things and your bedroom should be no different (stop it!). That’s where adding something like a bunch of fresh flowers once a week can really make a bedroom pop. Something bright and wonderfully smelly, that’s what you want. Or why not add a little tea set to your room. Not only will this look beautiful sat on your freshly made bed each day, it will encourage you to use your room to relax in. Cuppa in one hand, book in the other, no noise or distractions around you. Bliss. That is another word for luxury.

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