We all get to that point where we feel like our bedroom is in dire need of a makeover. But often, we don’t have the time or capacity for a complete overhaul. Luckily there are a few simple ways to style your bedroom into a completely new space. Genevieve Rosen-Biller, founder of Bed Threads, shares five easy tips on how to give your room a stylish spruce up.
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Mix and Match
“One of the most impactful and cost-effective ways to update your bedroom is to swap out your bedding. Decide what kind of vibe you want to create and choose a colour palette that evokes that. If you’re trying to create a feeling of calm, opt for soothing, cooler-toned shades like white, sage, mineral or natural oatmeal. If warm, sunny hues are more your style, try combining pink clay with turmeric or terracotta with rust. Linen is perfect for creating a comfortable and cosy bed year-round, as it’s cool in summer and toasty in winter – plus, it’s extremely breathable, so you can layer it up without getting sweaty.”
Bed Threads 100% French Flax Linen Scalloped European Pillowcases (Set of Two), $200 at Bed Threads
Nice and Natural
“Lighting can make a huge difference to the look and feel of a room. Lend a light and airy feeling to your bedroom by swapping heavy drapes for sheer floor-to-ceiling curtains that allow as much natural light in as possible while providing privacy. Aside from the aesthetic benefits, exposure to sunlight first thing in the morning is proven to help tap into your natural circadian rhythm and boost serotonin levels.”
Cosy up with Candles
“Candles are a simple and inexpensive way to transform the ambience of your bedroom. They omit a warm glow and deliver fragrance that can affect your mood, so opt for scents that help to create a sense of calm – like our Bed Threads Peace and Quiet candle, which has a soothing lavender, chamomile, fir needle and cedarwood scent that instantly relaxes you.”
Peace & Quiet Candle, $50 at Bed Threads
Keep it clean
“A neat and tidy bedroom is much more calming than one that is busy and cluttered. Start with some functional storage solutions to ensure everything has a place. With some simple systems, it is much easier to maintain tidiness and avoid overwhelm. Beds with inbuilt storage are amazing if you are limited on space. Another big tip is to make your bed! When the bed is unmade the rest of the room looks chaotic. Opt for a cohesive palette of solid colours instead of busy prints and curate what you have on display.”
Home Trading Company Rattan Bedside Table, $65 at Big W
“House plants brighten up any space and turn it into a tranquil sanctuary – plus they purify the air, which can help to optimise your sleep. If you’re not quite a green thumb, choose low-maintenance options such as cacti and succulents, or treat yourself to a vase of fresh flowers instead.”
Bed Bath N’ Table
Morgan & Finch Totum Vase, $29.95 at Bed Bath N’ Table