You’ve probably seen hundreds of pictures on Instagram of beautifully decorated rooms with hanging fairy lights and plants on the windowsill. Now, you might want to recreate that aesthetic for yourself. We’ve put together some tips and tricks to achieve the same look without breaking the bank. Your bedroom will look gorgeous in no time!
Fairy lights are possibly the most instagrammable part of your room. Their soft light makes everything look great and can be really soothing when you’ve had a tough day at work. You can buy them shortly after Christmas for a massively discounted price. Make sure you buy ones that plug into the mains so you’re not constantly paying for new batteries. Drape a strand around your bed or over your noticeboard if you have one. Remember to turn them off before you fall asleep, though.
Print Out Family Photos
A good way to stay connected with your family is to print out pictures of them along with ones of your friends and pets. Having these familiar faces around you can be really comforting if you’re having a bad day and can really cheer you up. There are many online services that allow you to upload your pictures, print them as polaroids and have them sent straight to your door. You can then hang them from a piece of string with wooden pegs you’ve decorated yourself.
A great way to make a room prettier is to buy some potted plants. They boost your mood and add a splash of colour and lots of oxygen to your room. Given that you’ll probably forget to water them from time to time, we recommend going for hardy cacti. If you know you’ll never remember, consider getting some realistic plastic plants to brighten up your room.
New Bedding and Pillows
Your bed will obviously be the most noticeable thing in your bedroom, so really make it stand out with some new bedding. You can go for something plain, something wacky, or something nostalgic (Disney duvet cover? Don’t mind if I do…). You can often find duvet covers and pillow-cases on sale at Primark. If you really want to go all out and make your room extra comfy, get some more cushions from a charity shop.
Show off your individuality with a few posters. They might be of your favourite TV show or film, or your favourite band. Make sure you don’t use something to stick them up that will leave a mark though, such as greasy blu-tac.
Keep Things Tidy
Buy a laundry bag so you don’t have to wade through mountains of clothes when you wake up every morning. Tidy up the rest of your room by putting your books and folders on shelves and buy storage boxes that fit under your bed to put some of your stuff in.
Whether you plan to rock out to your favourite tracks, or host film nights for you and your friends, a good pair of speakers is essential. There are lots of cheap options available online.
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