How to Makeover Your Bedroom- A Guest Post

How to Makeover Your Bedroom- A Guest Post

Welcome to Monday friends.
I trust you all had a good couple of days….my weekend was busy but fabulous.
I spent Saturday at Blogpodium and it was so amaze…more on that tomorrow.
Sunday was devoted to meeting a new client who PS, has a house that I literally can’t wait to get my hands on…such incredible bones…more on that one later in the week.
We also did some major house de-cluttering thanks to our new dumpster friend in the driveway…have I mentioned lately that my new favourite thing is throwing shit out? LOVE.
And in other happy news, our ‘new old house’ has officially been rented out thanks in part to our little 
mini-reno…good stuff.
Perhaps the best part of my weekend though, was watching my red on TV…her show
This is Scarlett and Isaiah‘ aired on Saturday…

..and I literally could have watched the episodes over and over and over again.

The way the show manages to really capture her personality is just so ridiculously fun to watch…what you see up on that screen is EXACTLY what Scarlett is like in real life- I know I’m incredibly biased of course but her quirkiness is hilarious to watch…so so proud.

And I think that sums my very jam packed weekend up.

Thankfully, one thing I didn’t have to do over the past few days was dream up a blog post…the lovely Jessica from 4interior design sent me a note a while back offering to whip up a guest post and I of course, happily said yes…after this gorgeous post from my sweet friend Tim, I’ve kind of come around again to the joy that is someone else writing a post for you…going to look into that more;)

For today, here’s Jessica’s thoughts on the what’s what of making over a bedroom….enjoy!


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7 Tips for a Bedroom Makeover 
The problem with redoing a bedroom is that it is our ‘safe place’ in the house, the one place that we can go to ‘get away’ from it all! The following tips will help you to get through your bedroom redo quickly and relatively painlessly!

Measure, Check and Measure again!
There is nothing more gutting than happily bringing home your new five-door wardrobe, readying yourself to build it then realising that it is too big for the available space! Discovering that the wardrobe is just two inches too big for the available space might be worse! Measure the available space before you buy any furniture, taking into account skirting boards and allowing for the walls to be uneven. Leaving extra space may be annoying, especially if it means smaller furniture; but being able to put the furniture easily into place is much less stressful!

Scrub, Paint, Dust and Clean!
Try to arrange different sleeping arrangements for a couple of nights as the bedroom decoration is ongoing. Remove the old furniture that is being scrapped, move everything that is being kept into another room, and set to work cleaning hidden spills, dust, webby corners and getting the floor and walls as clean as possible. Paint and wallpaper should be applied, leaving enough time for both to completely dry before any work is done in the room. This is very tiring but the whole room will look amazing and fresh once everything is complete. Be prepared to sweep or mop again after the new furniture is built and ready as there will inevitably be small cardboard scraps, a light scattering of sawdust and so on. 
Think ahead
While in the planning stage, think about the future of the room. Your little girl may be seven and sweetly in love with everything pink, but in three short years she may well morph into the complete tomboy and hate pink and frills! Choose basic colours that will not age in this way, and let the soft furnishings add the thematic touches – they can be changed very easily, without too much expense! 
Soft Furnishings to Suit 
Use your soft furnishings, curtains, rugs, cushions and bedding, to describe the theme and tone of the room. There are a wealth of fabulous bedding options, in a wide variety of fabrics, colours and styles, just begging to be allowed to transform your bedroom! Have a look and you are sure to find the perfect bedding that will make your bedroom a perfect and comfortable haven; one of my favourite places to shop for this happens to me my aunt’s store Yorkshire Linen Co :)))
Save Space and Go Up!

In children’s rooms you can opt for loft beds or high sleepers. These innovative beds effectively give you back the space taken up by a regular bed, space that can be used to hold a chest of drawers, desk, or even a play frame. As children usually end up with the smallest bedroom, making the best use of space is a must.
De-clutter
This one is obvious! Having taken everything out of the bedroom, make sure that you only put back everything that you want to keep.

Lighting
Bedrooms should have a bright overhead light – or pair of lights to soften shadows, but should also boast a couple of softer, warmer lamps, usually, but not always, bedside lamps. Uplighters work well in bedrooms as they make the room bright enough to see comfortably, without dazzling your eyes.

Aim to finish the room so that you are not too disrupted by the work but do work carefully; poor workmanship makes itself apparent in a surprisingly short time.  Most of all, enjoy making your bedroom into the perfect haven that you crave.
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A big thanks to Jessica for this super duper post and a happy week to you love fritters.
xo
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7 Comments
  • Lauren
    Posted at 10:20h, 23 September Reply

    This is a wonderful guest post full of tips! I am absolutely in love with the bedroom {the 4th photo}!

    Lauren,
    http://atouchofsoutherngrace.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 10:20h, 24 September Reply

    Love your blob!! When I need a good larf, I know where to go!

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    Thanks,
    Nina

  • BKCsquared
    Posted at 18:16h, 24 September Reply

    Congratulations to your little girl on her show!! That’s so exciting! Being red-heads ourselves, we have to say 9 year old us is pretty jealous!!

    xo, B
    BKCsquared

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