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Think about it – where do we spend most of our time at home? Whether you know it or not, the bedroom is the most used room in our house so why not give it an update this month without breaking the bank balance? Maybe you fancy a complete overhaul or simply want to uplift your interior without spending a fortune – either way, there are a number of cheap updates you can do. The indoor plant trend is back with a vengeance and there are a number of varieties to choose from. Adding a few potted plants, which differ in type, size and colour will give your room a fresh look and you’ll be surprised just how different it does look. As well as looking nice, indoor plants also have a number of health benefits as they purify the air. Headboards are growing in popularity and an upholstered one is a great way to update your bedroom. Online retailers and high street stores have a number of options from trendy cork to plush crushed velvet but if you want to save money, then upholster your own. Choose your favourite fabric and pin over your old headboard or alternatively, secure your chosen material on a wooden board for an instant refresh. What’s more, you can easily change the fabric depending on your colour palette and season. DIY just got easy! If you don’t have any budget to play around with, then simply play around with your furniture. Moving the position of your bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers will make your room look entirely different and whilst it may take some time to get used to, you’ll be impressed by the effects. Angling the position of your bed is also an easy and effective way to make the space seem bigger. Adding bedside tables, decorative vases, mood lighting and a statement rug will also create interest and your room will look like it took ages to design. Bedrooms can often lack display and look bland, so get creative. Visit charity shops in search of unique trinkets, vintage vases and jewellery stands and show off your belongings. Place perfume bottles on a mirrored tray and why not install some shelving to show off your handbag or shoe collection? Use items from around your home to double up as something else such as a wooden kitchen chair for a stand, an old suitcase as a trunk and a coat stand for your cosy dressing gown. Fresh flowers will always brighten a room but artificial stems also have the same effect. Finally, if your bedroom is still lacking something then one tub of paint is all you need - painting one wall or an alcove will make a dramatic difference n Credited: Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com Credited: Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com Credited: Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com


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