The Easter holiday is coming up in a couple of weeks, and the four day holiday is the most popular DIY weekend of the whole year. Four days at home with the family is a great time to catch up with all those odd jobs that you have been putting off. Whether it’s fixing a fence, putting up shelves or clearing out your clutter – stay focused and spend a little time getting your house up to scratch.
As most DIY and furniture shops will tell you, the Easter weekend is the most lucrative for them as we flock in droves to buy paints, paper and even new furniture as we attempt to cash in on the four day holiday. With the kids off school as well, it can be a good time to concentrate on cleaning, clearing or even redecorating your children’s spaces. Revamping the bedrooms in your house can be one of the easiest projects to make a start with.
We’ve found some easy but effective, budget friendly ideas for your bedrooms revamps over the Easter break.
1. Make The Most Of Your Mirrors
Is your mirror standing naked against a stark wall? Dress it up by painting a faux frame around it. It adds an artsy, decorative element to the bedroom at a fraction of the cost of buying a frame. If you are talented enough your can draw around it freehand, or you can buy frame decals online for a fairly small amount. Reuse and recycle any old furniture to make more of a feature, and turn it into a dedicated dressing area.
2. Decorate With Decals
Decals are easy to find, cheap to buy and easy to use. Whether you are looking for childrens cartoon characters, fancy architectural additions, sweeping script or even just little decorative touches, they are quick and easy to apply and can make a real difference to a room.
You can use a small amount just to add some colour, or fill entire walls with words and images to completely change the look of the room.
3. Plump Up The Pillows
Pile on the pillows, and don’t shy away from mixing patterns. Combine large prints with small ones, florals with geometrics – be brave and go bold!
Pillows and cushions can add texture, comfort and interest to a bed or a chair. Best of all, they are a cheap as chips accessory that you can pick up almost anywhere.
4. Replace Your Bedlinen
The bed is normally the focal point of any bedroom design scheme, so adding a new throw or set of bedlinen will instantly transform your sleep space. In summer months, add some colour with bright yellows and spring green bedding. Bold floral patterns are always popular at that time of year – but, if that’s too girlie for your taste go for geometric patterns or stripes. Create a warmer, cosier atmosphere in winter with darker shades, such as deep purples, plums, greys and metallic. Cosy knit and faux fur throws can also help change the look in your bedroom and won’t break the bank. Even a scattering of cushions will make a real difference. Why not have a go at making contemporary envelope cushions or ribbon cushions?
4. Declutter and update bedroom storage
A cluttered, chaotic bedroom is not sexy and it’s certainly not zen. Avoid clutter and create a calm, restful space by spending an afternoon clearing out unwanted items to create more space. You’ll be amazed how different a room can look. Store unseasonal items under the bed or in decorative boxes on top of the wardrobe.
However you chose to update your sleeping spaces, don’t forget that Maid In Essex can come and keep it clean for you. Call us on 01277 812220 or click here to contact us by email.