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Ten Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Bedroom

My list of Ten Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Bedroom is perfect for anyone who is spending more time in this room during the Covid lockdown. Bedrooms have become a refuge from other people in your home. Whether you like to hang out in your boudoir to watch TV, work from home, read or contemplate, it’s time to make it beautiful. My list of Ten Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Bedroom includes buying a better bed frame, mattress and bedding, splashing out on storage and filling the room with beautiful art and adorable objects. I found myself spending much more time in my bedroom, so I treated myself to a large Berber style rug and a velvet touch bedspread, both made me very happy.

Ten Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Bedroom:

  1. Upgrade your bed frame
  2. Buy a better mattress
  3. Invest in quality bedding
  4. Dress your bed
  5. Splash out on storage
  6. Add a dressing table
  7. Hang blackout curtains
  8. Get the lighting right
  9. Warm the floor with rugs
  10. Fill the room with beautiful objects

My Ten Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Bedroom

A beautiful bed should be the focal point of a bedroom. It may be time to upgrade your bed frame to a visually appealing design. Choose a bed that enhances your interior theme. Four-poster beds and upholstered beds with high headboards always add a sense of drama. If you have space, buy a king-size or a super-king. Soho Home Ltd (Affiliate Link) specialise in boutique hotel luxury bed styles. And So To Bed (Affiliate Link) is best for upholstered beds. Bed Star Ltd (Affiliate Link) has a wide selection of fabric beds. Get Laid Beds (Affiliate Link) is ideal for wooden bed frames that work well in Japandi interiors. Happy Beds (Affiliate Link) has plenty of storage beds.

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Belsa Bed (above and featured image), £1526-£1795 from Soho Home Ltd (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

When you have bought your dream bed, it is time to splash out on a super comfy mattress. You will need to narrow down your search to the firmness and type (memory foam, pocket sprung, hybrid, natural filling, etc.). The bed shops I referenced above all sell mattresses. A few mattress specialists to try are Mattress Online (Affiliate Link), Mattressnextday (Affiliate Link), simbasleep.com (Affiliate Link) and Tempur (Affiliate Link). Always read the money-back guarantees and returns policies should you not enjoy the mattress you buy.

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EcoMattress (product code: 80076111), £799 King Size from John Lewis & Partners (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

Investing in quality bedding (duvet, pillows and bed linen) will help you enjoy your new bed and mattress to the maximum. Choose crisp white bedding if you want to achieve a hotel bedroom look. If you wish to introduce colour, you can do that with the bed linen. You may like to use cooler Egyptian Cotton bed linen in the summer which you can buy from Soak & Sleep (Affiliate Link). MayfairSilk (Affiliate Link) is the best online shop to buy luxury silk pillowcases, sheets and duvet covers.  Bedeck Home (Affiliate Link) has plenty of pretty pattern duvet sets. Julian Charles (Affiliate Link) has luxury bed linen. Rise&Fall (Affiliate Link) specialise in ethically sourced bedding. The Fine Bedding Company (Affiliate Link) sell ethically sourced duvets, I’d buy the boutique duvet which is pure luxury. Pillows are essential, and you should choose one that is designed for the way you sleep, whether that is on your side, back or stomach. Tempur (Affiliate Link) sell ergonomic pillows which provide neck support for side sleepers.

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Peacock Blue Hotel 300 Thread Count Plain Dye White Bedding, £30-50 from Bedeck Home (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

Dress your bed so that it looks inviting. Treat yourself to a beautiful bedspread. Add a throw and boudoir pillows or cushions for the wow factor. Don’t go too overboard because having to take all those cushions off before you get into bed is a chore. Urbanara (Affiliate Link) has a wonderful selection of 100% cotton and linen cushions. Try Dunelm (Affiliate Link) for inexpensive boudoir cushions.

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Arianna Grey Boudoir Cushion, £8 from Dunelm (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

Plenty of storage is a key part of keeping a bedroom tidy and clutter-free. Whether you have a large, fitted sliding door wardrobe or stand-a-lone bedroom storage, quality is key. If your bedroom isn’t spacious try under bed storage. John Lewis & Partners (Affiliate Link) has a wide range of large wardrobes in contemporary and traditional styles. Alternatively, you can commission a local carpenter to build you a bespoke wardrobe.

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Marlow Mirrored Sliding Wardrobe (product code: 80316108), £1599 from John Lewis & Partners (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

Including a dressing table in the bedroom is always handy as a place to put on your make-up. Place the dressing table close to a window so that you can benefit from natural light. Arrange your scent bottles and jewellery box on the top of the unit and the drawers are useful for lingerie. The dressing table can double up as a laptop desk should you need to work from home. Made.com UK has some super stylish dressing tables.

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Ebro Blue Dressing Table, £299 from Made.com UK (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

Installing blackout curtains is a good way to ensure that you can fall asleep in your bedroom not matter if it is daylight outside. If you don’t like your bedroom to be totally dark, I’d advise layering your window dressings. For example, you could fit a roller blind and curtains which provides options for darkness. Lavish curtains that fall to the floor always look particularly gorgeous in a bedroom. Curtains are a good way to add a splash of colour or pattern to the room. For made-to-measure bedroom curtains try Plumbs Ltd (Affiliate Link) or John Lewis & Partners (Affiliate Link). If you want window blinds or roller blinds go to Make My Blinds (Affiliate Link).

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Bluebellgray Peggy Pencil Pleat Curtains (product code: 66121502), £140-240 from John Lewis & Partners (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

Get the lighting right. Hotel bedrooms don’t usually have ceiling lights; instead, they have floor lamps and bedside table lamps. This is a lighting style you can adopt for your own bedroom. If you already have overhead lights fit a dimmer switch to control the brightness. Pretty boudoir lampshades can help achieve a softer and relaxing effect in the bedroom. Pooky (Affiliate Link) is the place to shop for lovely lampshades, lamp bases and additional lighting. Lights4fun (Affiliate Link) has a large selection of TruGlow candles which look exactly like real candles but are battery operated so you don’t have to worry about starting a fire.

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Peardrop Table Lamp Base, £108 sale price from Pooky (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

Warm-up your feet with a rug. If you have a wooden floor in the bedroom, a bedside rug to put your feet on in the morning is a welcome idea. Larger Berber style rugs look adorable in the bedroom. Cox and Cox (Affiliate Link) and Olivia’s (Affiliate Link) both stock gorgeous rugs.

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Souk Printed Bedside Rug (product code: 1628222), £35 from Cox and Cox (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

Fill the bedroom with lovely things whether that’s a vase full of flowers, plants, art or wall hangings. A full-length mirror is always useful and can look amazing if you choose one with a fabulous frame. Buy an original piece of art from Artfinder (Affiliate Link). If you want to create a gallery wall using inexpensive prints, Abstract House (Affiliate Link) sell ready-to-buy collections. India Jane (Affiliate Link) and BTFY (Affiliate Link) have a great selection of dressing table accessories and decorative objects.

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Blush Pink Velvet Jewellery Box, £27.99 from BTFY (Affiliate Link and Picture Link)

For more inspiration, please take a look at my Bedroom Inspiration Pinterest Board.

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Author: Homegirl London. Photographs are from the following online shops/websites: Soho Home, John Lewis & Partners, Bedeck Home, Dunelm, Made.com UK, Pooky, Cox and Cox and BTFY. If you are unhappy with me using one of your pictures, please contact me. Disclosure: This feature includes the following affiliate partner links: Soho Home, And So To Bed, Bed Star Ltd, Get Laid Beds, Happy Beds, Mattress Online, Mattressnextday, simbasleep, Tempur, John Lewis & Partners, Soak & Sleep, MayfairSilk, Bedeck Home, Julian Charles, Rise&Fall, The Fine Bedding Company, Urbanara, Dunelm, Plumbs Ltd, Make My Blinds, Pooky, Lights4fun, Cox and Cox, Olivia’s, Beautify, Artfinder, Abstract House, India Jane and BTFY (if you click through from my website and purchase items from the affiliates, I will earn a small commission).