Magazines are filled with makeover ideas, fashions and the latest hair trends, but relatively little attention is given in the media to changing up our environments. The spaces you spend your time in have a big impact on your mood and mindset, so we’ve decided to give you some ideas about ways to change up your bedroom this Fall.
If your walls are filled with posters of celebrities you’re no longer that into, perhaps it’s time to take them down. You can keep them in a box for the times when you feel nostalgic about the past (and trust us, that time will come eventually), or for your future children and grand-children to see, or you could get rid of them altogether in a cathartic cleanse. Then you get to enjoy the fun process of putting up new, up-to-date decorations which match your personality now.
Creating a well-structured planner can take the stress out of your mornings; when you write something down, you no longer have to think about it. You could use a white board and marker pen, a notice board, or a desk calendar to help you visualize your week, month and year. It helps you to keep on top of homework, exam prep and birthdays. Less stress = better sleep!
3. Furniture positioning
One of the simplest ways to change up your room is to simply rearrange the furniture. If your bed normally faces the door, why not move it to face the window instead so you can wake up to sunshine in the mornings? Rearranging space also opens up lots of possibilities in terms of how you use that space – especially if it’s small. By assigning zones to a space, you make it more functional, less cluttered and roomier. Shoes in one place, homework in another.
4. Multi-purpose furniture
A good place to store things is under your bed. You can arrange summer clothes into boxes, slide them under and free up the wardrobe for your winter clothes. Use collapsible furniture – like chairs and tables – so that when you’re not using them you can put them away easily and make space for Pilates or playing guitar or whatever other hobby you’re into. A window ledge can also double as a book shelf, which is extra cozy for fall. Yay for efficiency!
If your room lacks coziness, a quick fix is to change up the lighting. Simply adding some fairy lights to your room can turn it from a cold space into a fantasy fairyland. Placing a pretty scarf over an otherwise too-bright lampshade can have a very pretty effect, casting lovely colors and patterns over the walls. For Fall you could go for some light blues and golds.
A carefully placed mirror can have an enlarging effect, reflecting light to make the room feel more spacey and light. Mirrors are also great for decorating; if you like the vintage feel, going for an ornate mirror from a second-hand shop bam be both inexpensive and pretty.
Adding a rug to any space instantly adds another layer of character to it, and feels lovely beneath your feet on a chilly October morning.