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4 Easy Steps to Updating Your Bedroom

For a quick and easy lift to your bedroom follow these simple steps.

Your bedroom is a place of retreat. It is your own personal sanctuary where you can escape the stresses and strains of the world. However, should your bedroom lack that certain something, or if the decor has grown tired and worn, you may find it's not so easy to relax. If your bedroom is crying out for an update but you don't have the time or money to undergo a full blown makeover, there are some simple steps you can follow for a quick and easy lift.

Window shopping

Windows are a key feature of a room and how they are dressed can make or break the overall feel. A pair of drab curtains can be easily replaced with chic blinds, which will add a sleek, modern edge while allowing you to have full control over privacy and the level of sunlight that's allowed in. Hillarys made-to-measure blinds are the perfect place to start for tailored shades.

Lovely linens

Much of the colour in a bedroom will come from the bedding. If yours has lost its brightness or if they don't coordinate with the rest of the decor, it will have an impact upon the look and feel of the room. If you're starting from scratch with your decorating, linen can be a great way to kick start your colour scheme, either working together with other accessories or offering an effective contrast. For an even quicker update, a throw can add instant style, as can a selection of chic cushions.

Fresh paint

A fresh lick of paint is the best way to alter the overall feel of a bedroom. A soothing shade, such as light green or blue, is a wonderful choice or if you're looking for something with a contemporary edge. A grey-based hue will give that slick, modern feel. Alternatively, for a more masculine atmosphere, opt for a darker tone, such as chocolate brown paired with deep red accessories. Whatever colour paint you go for, make sure it's not too bold. You don't want it to keep you awake at night.

Arty accessories

Decking out a bedroom with typical fittings and furnishings such as a dressing table and a wardrobe is all well and good, but without those few finishing touches it can look a little bare. A group of picture frames hung in a mismatched fashion can create a great focal point, adding a quirky edge to a bedroom and you don't have to be particularly artistic to get the look right. Other ideas include investing in some trendy lamps, a cosy rug, and perhaps an armchair or two if you have the space, for an easy solution to a stylish bedroom.

Hillarys offer a gorgeous range of blinds including Roman, Roller and Venetian blinds. Their advisors are fast, flexible and experienced ensuring when you purchase blinds direct from Hillarys you'll find the perfect solution for your interior design needs.