It’s the first room we see in the morning and the last one we see it at night, so it’s no wonder that our bedrooms should be our perfect personal havens. But, when you lead a busy life, filled with work, children and duties, your bedroom just isn’t a priority.

You’d love a beatifically decorated boudoir, with the plenty of space to house all of your worldly possessions, but realistically you just don’t have the space – nor budget – to have one.

Well, it’s time to finally make your bedroom a priority – because you deserve a beautiful bedroom to relax, unwind and get a good night’s sleep in, and getting one is easier and more affordable than you think.

Don’t believe me? Well, here’s how:

Bedroom mirror

Add Mirrors

Now, I know many of you will be wondering that although it’s all well and good saying transforming your bedroom is easy to do, but what happens if you haven’t physically got the space to transform in the first place?

I’m more than aware that the average family home isn’t particularly forgiving when it comes to room, but just because you don’t think you have enough room, doesn’t mean you have to give up and do nothing about it.

Believe it or not, you can create space by creating the illusion of space. Think I’ve gone completely mad? Then hear me out. Because, buying yourself some large mirrors that either have an extremely thin frame or not one at all, will really help to open up your room and create the illusion of it being much larger.

built in sliding wardrobe

Work With the Space You’ve Got

So your mirrors have helped you to visually make your room a little bit bigger, but now you’ve hit another hurdle; despite helping to visually open up your room, these mirrors won’t exactly help you physically great more space – so where are you meant to put everything? You can’t exactly down knock down a wall to make your room a little bigger…

Well rather than worrying about physically trying to create more space, focus on working with the space you’ve already got – work with your space as effectively as possible by using the oldest tricks in the book.

Items such as built-in, sliding wardrobes can be added into your bedroom to discreetly and neatly tuck away all of your belongings, whilst being effectively disguised to blend in with the rest of your room – so you don’t have to worry about where to put everything, nor worry about the space looking smaller.

Many of these wardrobes may also even have mirrored doors on them, helping to further open up your room.

Bedroom color

Choose Colour Wisely

One of the most common faux pas when it comes to home improvements often lies with the choice of colour scheme.

The rule is simple: if you have a smaller room, don’t go for dark colours – pick light pastel colours that’ll make the room feel more ‘airy’ and spacious. Choosing darker colour schemes will only make the room feel darker, and a lot smaller. A good idea might be to go for classical French provincial style furniture which usually comes in pastel colours. You can buy French bedroom furniture from Lovers Lounge. But, when I say pick pastel colours, it doesn’t mean that you only have to have that boring old magnolia on the walls – you can experiment with colour, but do so carefully.

If you want to use a colour, pick a ‘feature wall’ to put the colour on (or use decorative wallpaper) rather than painting the whole room, doing so will help to add a little character to your room and make it look fabulous without going overboard.