Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Rookie Decorating Mistakes

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Rookie Decorating Mistakes

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Byline: Chris Carroll

IT MIGHT pain you to hear that you're making huge mistakes in the bedroom (style mistakes, of course). The good news is there are some simple ways to overcome these common problems.

Let's delve into a few of the more typical issues you're experiencing with the decor and furniture in your boudoir -- and give you some quick fixes to sort them all out.

Rookie mistake 1: Your bed is flatter than week-old soft drink

The bed is your little cocoon and you need to make it plush. Minimalism is cute and all, but not when it comes to this area of your home.

It all starts with what's happening under your doona. On my mattress, I have a mattress topper, quilted protector and wool underlay.

Then I pop on the fitted sheet, flat sheet, and quilt cover. I know, it sounds like a lot of ingredients, but these layers make the bed feel (and look) soft and cosy.

You also need to ensure the bed is covered in oodles of pillows. Think two Euros, four standard pillows and tonnes of cushions.

I also like to lay a blanket across the top of the bed, and then pop a throw on the end of it, too. This might seem like overkill, but trust me -- it makes for an inviting bedscape.

Rookie mistake 2: Your walls are barer than freshly shaved legs

The bed might be the wow moment in the room, but the walls are the next essential layer, and they need to be decked out.

A piece of wall art (framed or canvas) is an obvious choice and will work wonders above the bed. That said, do think outside the box and consider some alternative wall coverings.

Things like fairy lights, macrame wall hangings, picture rails, shelving, wall decals, or a mirror are also a good idea.

Bare walls in a bedroom make the space feel incomplete, so ensure you have something above the bed, and then a few other pieces on adjacent walls. …

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