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Bedroom refresh for DIY beginners

Your bedroom is a place to relax and unwind after a busy day, some would say it’s the most important room in the house. The bedroom has many roles but its main purpose is a place to get some shut eye ready for the next day. So if you’re thinking of investing some of your time in this room and dusting off your DIY overalls here’s a few tips to help you get started.


This is the fun bit, finding some inspiration to help you decide how you want your room to look. Pinterest is a great resource for this, you can set up a board, search for bedroom ideas and anything you like the look of pin it to your board. Once you’ve brainstormed you can start narrowing down your options and come up with a mood board to help you pick colours, furnishing, window dressings etc.


This really is the key to any DIY success story. The best place to start is clear the room, get as much furniture out as possible and cover everything else in dust sheets. If you have removed pictures from the walls and won’t be putting them back up fill the holes and sand. If your skirting, window sills and door frames need a bit of attention, get those rubbed down now before you start on the painting.

Trip to the DIY store

With room prep done you’re ready to paint or wallpaper your walls. There is a wealth of knowledge at your local DIY store so make the trip and ask for help. By explaining your room set up and what you are trying to achieve you will get the best product for the job. For example, if you know your walls aren’t the smoothest and your budget doesn’t stretch to re-plastering then a textured or patterned wallpaper could be the solution.

Get decorating and have fun!


Pot plants for your bedroom to aid sleep


Lavender is one of the most well known plants to promote sleep. This is backed up by countless research studies and has led to lots of products containing the lavender scent to help you drift off to sleep. Why not opt for the real thing and have a lavender plant in your bedroom to see if its sleep inducing powers work for you.

 Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is used to heal lots of minor ailments, sunburn, cuts, dry skin and insect bites are just a few. It is lesser known for emitting oxygen into the air and if kept on a bedroom window sill can aid sleep. It’s also one of the easiest plants to maintain being a robust plant that doesn’t require much watering.

Spider plant

The good old spider plant is a great plant to share your bedroom with. It works to cleanse the air of some of the nasties found in paint, grout and cleaning products. It also absorbs odours and fumes creating a more restful sleeping environment.

Peace lily

This plant can increase a rooms humidity by up to 5% from the moisture given off by its leaves. This can help to relieve an irritating dry nose or throat which might be preventing you from getting off to sleep at night.

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