Autumn is the perfect time to spruce up a tired-looking bedroom, as the cooler weather sends most of us into hibernation to binge-watch the latest Netflix series under a cosy doona.
Home renovations can be expensive, but we’ve found some great ways to make an impressive difference to the look and feel of your bedroom sanctuary on a tight budget. Check out our favourite five below.
Inject a Little Personality
Pick up a quirky lamp at a second-hand store, or a throw rug for your bed to add some personality without too much commitment. You could also grab a couple of cheap cushions to add a pop of colour to a bland bedroom. Fantastic Furniture has a range of on-trend colours for reasonable prices, ranging from $9-$35.
Update Your Linens
You’d be surprised what a difference higher thread counts can make to your bed’s comfort levels. Good quality sheets are definitely worth investing in and are nowhere near as expensive as they used to be. You can pick up a queen-size 1000-thread count set at Target for just $89.
Give Your Mattress a Healthy Makeover
A dirty mattress could be the reason for that runny nose or pesky cough that won’t go away. Your mattress may be home to thousands of dust-mites whose excrement can cause a range of health problems. An Electrodry Healthy Mattress Clean is a really affordable way to freshen up your mattress and improve your sleep. And at just $119 for a queen-size mattress, it’s a total bargain!
Create a Feature Wall
Embrace your inner Picasso and splash some colour on your wall. It doesn’t need to be extreme; you’d be surprised how just a slightly different shade can revive the overall vibe of your room. Geometry wallpaper is popular right now, and really easy to do! Whether you want to do a paint job or experiment with wallpaper, Bunnings can help out with some great DIY tips for the novices among us.
Bring The ‘Outdoors’ In
Have you ever thought about having a plant in your bedroom? Me neither! But there’s a great range of indoor plants available at most nurseries that require minimal maintenance and can create a calming atmosphere for sleep. As an added bonus, certain varieties of indoor plants are known to improve air quality by absorbing potentially harmful toxins, while others are great at keeping insects away.
Most of these jobs can be done over a couple of days, making this the perfect indoor activity for a rainy weekend. Best of all, while our tips will definitely rejuvenate the space, they will help you get a better night’s sleep as well.
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