Tips on how to upgrade your bedroom

You spend a lot of time in your bedroom and even though most of that might be with your eyes shut it is still really important for it to be somewhere you love. The décor of the room plays a large factor of how you feel in a room, so here are our top tips of how to jazz up your bedroom!

Walls

Your bedroom walls or any walls in your house play a massive part in the overall feel and décor of the room. People either normally like to make their walls basic and decorate the room personally with features and furniture, be really bold and creative with their walls or both! Whatever you want your bed room to look like is up to you. However, a bed room is somewhere you sleep and relax so try to focus on more calming, neutral designs and colours. Yes neon yellow and pink may be a marvelous combination in some people’s eyes, but when you’re trying to wind down it might not be appropriate.  So think careful about your walls prints, or opt for the safer option of one colour painted or wall paper walls. Adding a feature wall is a popular trend at the moment but this doesn’t have to mean anything dramatic, maybe just a deeper version of the shade your other walls are.

Bed Sheets

The best thing about having a neutral themed bedroom is the opportunity to jazz it up with some really funky bed sheets.  Having fresh, new bed sheets for each season can really motivate you and also make your room feel like it’s just had a mini seasonal make over. Also cushions are a brilliant way to add more to your bed and make it more decorative. However, don’t go over board as they can end up on the floor most nights and you don’t want making your bed to become a 10 minute morning chore.

Fitted Wardrobes

This is where we can really help! Bespoke fitted wardrobes may be the perfect way to update your bedrooms style, quality and functionality.  Having fitted pieces instead of free standing adds a lot to a room, it also utilises the space available whilst looking sleek and sophisticated. Adding fitted pieces like wardrobes can actually increase the value of your home… another positive! Upgrading your wardrobe it the perfect way to refresh your entire bedroom!

Go bespoke

Bespoke is the perfect way to furnish your room with pieces that represent your personality and style. Bespoke furniture is also a much higher quality than an off the shelf piece. The beauty of bespoke is the complete freedom in design, allowing you to adapt your furniture so it’s just right for you. You can think creatively and bring your dream furniture to life. We work daily in creating beautiful, high quality pieces for clients which are unique to them made with the highest level of craftsmanship.

Spring Clean

Have a clear out! This includes your wardrobe, drawers, cupboards, shelves, vanity… all the places you will definitely be storing unloved goods. The reality is that for the majority of people, over 80% of your wardrobe you don’t even wear. The average person only wears 20% of the clothing pieces they own! Think of all that wasted space. Have a massive clear out and just think of the space to fill with new stunning pieces, but still don’t over buy and consider each purchase carefully. Have a good clean, dust and touch up marks on the wall with a splash of paint. You will be surprised how much of a change this can give to a room without spending much money.


We are happy to discuss any furniture projects with you and help transform your bedroom! Visit our workshop, call 01962 733016 or email info@alresfordinteriors.co.uk today!

Why Choose Fitted Bedroom Furniture

Buying bedroom furniture can often come with a number of complications. You can find the perfect piece of furniture that compliments the style and image of your home, but often it’s just that bit too wide, too short, too chunky or could just do with a few more drawers (the list is endless!). This is where bespoke fitted furniture provides the solution, letting you design the perfect piece for your bedroom that fits seamlessly in your bedroom with as much, or as little, input from us as needed.

What really sets fitted furniture apart from the mass-produced flat packs is the full range of choice in every aspect of the design, from the type of wood, such as oak, sycamore and walnut (to name just a few), to the colour, style, size, finish and so on. As an example, we have recently had two separate walk in wardrobes commissioned; one designed with a more masculine feel, fitted out with walnut cabinetry, the other fitted out with sycamore, creating a soft feminine feel, but both emitting an equal sense of luxury.

Within the design process, it’s important to start by deciding which centrepiece you’re designing your bedroom around. More often than not, this is the bed, but occasionally there are alternative centrepieces such as an oversized grand mirror or french dressing table. Whatever it is, placement of fitted furniture needs to be carefully considered to ensure the space in the room is used to its maximum potential. If your bed is in the centre of the room then how much room do you have to spare for furniture each side? We tend to assess whether there are any recesses within the room, where the depth can be taken advantage of to design fitted wardrobes, cupboards/shelving, chest of drawers or any other piece with a minimum impact to the size of the room as a whole. Bespoke furniture is designed to suit you and your space best, meaning you won’t have to put up with having to shuffle sideways down your bed to escape from a cabinet that’s too wide.

Once the design and positioning process has been completed, it’s time to plan the interior of the cabinetry. This is where we can get even more creative! We will create storage solutions catered for your precise needs to design your ideal bedroom, with the bespoke option allowing all of the storage space to be utilised perfectly. There is a large array of hanging, shelving, drawer, and interior/exterior lighting options for you to consider and we will assist you along the way with your ideas and wishlist. Whatever you decide, with your ideas and our experience we can together create the ideal solution for your bedroom furniture requirements.

For any more help and advice please feel free to call us on 01962 733016, email info@alresfordinteriors.co.uk or pop into our workshop and we can get your bedroom project off the ground today!