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Home Improvements Go Fast: A Room with a View

Home Improvements Go Fast: A Room with a View

Home Improvements Go Fast: A Room with a View

By: Nick Marr -  Category: United Kingdom - Added: 2012-08-17

While lots of people tend to do their home improvements just before they sell their house to keep the property’s value high, there’s no rule that says you can only do DIY when you’re about to move.

So stop house hunting and start planning how to spend another night in your soon-to-be-improved home as Home Improvements Go Fast turns its attention to the most important room in the house: the bedroom.

Four ways to make your bedroom less boring

When you’re hosting guests for the evening, you may not have many people up to visit, but that doesn’t mean your bedroom should be any less impressive than the other rooms in your house. How can you make your sleeping quarters as stylish as possible?

Here are four favourite ways to make your bedroom less boring:

1. Get a new bed

What’s a bedroom for? A bed. That’s the most important function of a bedroom: it’s a place to rest your head. So you need to make sure your bed is as comfortable as possible. It’s now even easier to look at potential beds thanks to online retailers, such as Revival Beds, so there’s no excuse not to think about it.

Is your mattress too hard? Too soft? Is your bed too high? Too low? You may sound like Goldilocks, but don’t forget that 450 people die every year in America by falling out of their bed. And with 1.8 million emergency room visits also coming from falling out of bed, it’s important to get it just right. If not, you may end up with a bad night’s sleep – or worse.

2. French up the place

A bit of culture goes a long way, so don’t be afraid to style up the place. A candelabrum here, a vintage cabinet there, even a retro doorknob can make a difference to a room’s aesthetic. See what shabby chic options are at melody maison.

3. Hang some pictures

Wallpaper and paint is all very well and good, but a picture can bring a wall to life. Paintings can add a trendy contemporary flair or classical elegance to a pad, while photos can bring a modern atmosphere to a minimalist room. Once you’ve found the picture that matches your vibe, a quick visit to a frame-company and you’re all set.

4. Lighten up

You’ve got some new furniture, some matching pictures and you’re all ready to lie down in your comfy bed, but you know what really sets the mood? Lighting. Bright Lights, low lights, colourful lights, romantic lights; whatever your choice, a tinted bulb or darkened shade can change the feel of a room from formal to intimate, from exciting to peaceful.

And that concludes Home Improvements Go Fast for this summer. Whether you’re wiping down your windows, pottering around in the garden or beefing up your bedroom, happy DIY!

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