Essential Bedroom Renovation Hacks Everyone Should Know

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If you have finally decided to do something about your bland bedroom, this article was written with you in mind. Of course, there are many ways to refit a bedroom, and with that in mind, here are a few cost-effective ideas that will achieve the desired result.

1. Rearrange the Layout

 Prior to looking at renovations, it is worth noting that you can rearrange furniture, which is one way to change a room. Take a critical look at the available space and you can experiment with the bed position and other major furniture options, which might improve things. You might want to take precise measurements and create a to-scale floor plan, which will allow you to experiment with placements, and with some trial and error, a good rearrangement is possible.

2. Antique Mirrors

 If you search for online antique dealers, you will find a range of overmantle mirrors for sale, which is ideal if you have a fireplace in your bedroom. If you don’t have a fireplace, you can still source a nice antique mirror that will look great in a modern or contemporary setting.
3. Antique Lighting
 Lighting can dramatically change any room, and a couple of Victorian wall lamps or a pair of Elizabethan bedside lamps would add a touch of character to any bedroom. Talk to your local antique dealer, who would have an extensive catalogue of antique and vintage lights, and even in a modern setting, antique lighting looks great. There is a great article that examines combining antique furniture with a modern or contemporary setting, which might give you some inspiration.

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4. Furniture Restoration
 If you have a wardrobe or chest of drawers that has seen better days, rather than replacing them, you should consider repainting, or possibly staining timber finishes. Restoring existing furniture is a very cost-effective way to brighten up a room, plus it can save you a lot of money, so do consider this option. Alternatively, you could talk to a local furniture restoration expert, who would be happy to quote you for any item you would like changed.
5. Introduce Cushions 
The bedroom should be a place for rest and relaxation, and if you don’t have any cushions or bean bags, why not introduce a few? A couple of bean bags are a great idea for kicking back and watching your favourite movie, plus you can bring in some rich colour and textures. New bedding can also introduce some colour, with perhaps a new quilt or bed covering, and there are online suppliers of bedding if you would like to browse a wide selection.

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Mixing old and new furniture is definitely trending right now, so talk to your local antique dealer and see what items he has in stock. In the event he doesn’t have what you are looking for, he would certainly be able to source specific items on your behalf. Once you have calculated a budget for the renovation, you will have a better idea of what is possible, and with some careful purchasing, you could acquire some second-hand bedroom furniture that would be ideal for your setting.


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