Your bedroom should be a sanctuary from the outside world, a place to rest, relax and recharge. No matter how big or small your bedroom is, Selleys DIY tips and easy projects will guarantee you have sweet dreams.
Following some basic decorating principles can transform your space and your outlook. Decorate your room to reflect your personality and style. The mood of your room will be heavily influenced by your colour scheme. Many people find a white room restful and refreshing. Or, if you are looking to inject a little romance into your life, a feature wall is a great way to add character to the room. Choose a deep red or ochre colour to create depth, or a bright primary colour to create a lighter atmosphere. See our DIY painting section for more tips and advice.
Smart storage is another important part of bedroom planning. Avoid clutter by having a designated place to store clothes, jewelery and books. A built in wardrobe with compartments for shoes, clothes and other accessories is a great way to streamline your room.
If space is limited, consider other creative storage options such as installing pull-out drawers under your bed, making creative use of doors with hooks and hanging shoe racks, and choosing functional furniture such as bedside tables with drawers and compartments to store books and trinkets.
Sometimes, it’s the details that make a room really stand out. Updating your skirting boards and architraves is an achievable DIY project that can add a luxurious touch to an otherwise simple bedroom. A new bedhead is another great way to bring your room up to date without buying new furniture.
A headboard is a versatile way to give new life to your bedroom. There are several ways to create a headboard, from the traditional approach, to more flexible space saving modern solutions.
Sometimes the features that we take for granted can make a world of difference to your room. With some careful planning and the right tools, you can update your own skirting boards to lend a new sense of elegance to your bedroom.