Susan Palmer, August 13th , 2019.
If your bedroom furniture is looking a little tired, a fresh coat of paint goes a long way towards creating a new look in any space. You can paint anything and everything, not just the walls. Reinvent a piece of furniture by changing the colour, or give a tired, dark brick fireplace a second life by painting it creamy white. Replacing doorknobs on a wardrobe or re-upholstering an old chair are also quick, easy projects that will transform your bedroom furniture. If you want a more dramatic update, work out a budget and identify any shabby old furniture which should be replaced. The starting point should be your bed. As this is the centrepiece of your bedroom, a new bed will make a dramatic difference.
Your bed should be the focal point of your design scheme, so accenting it with a new throw or bed linen set can instantly enhance your theme. For a delicate, feminine room, look for lace and pretty floral designs. For something more contemporary, go for bright colours which will really pop against neutral walls and floors. In the summer months, make your room bright and fresh with yellows and spring greens. Bold floral patterns are always popular during the warmer months, but if they are too quaint for your taste look for striking geometric shapes which lend a contemporary feel to your space. In winter, create a cosy hideaway with cosy knits and faux fur throws, and darker colours such as deep purples and plums. Finish with a scattering of cushions whose designs complement your theme.