Moving into a new home is an exciting experience for so many reasons. There’s a whole new area to explore and a new community to embrace, but most of all there’s the unbeatable feeling of knowing the place you live is yours to make your own. The same applies with a Shared Ownership home, it’s yours to decorate as you like.
There are few spaces more personal than your bedroom, so we’ve put together some DIY bedroom ideas that will give you all the inspiration you need to add your own style.
Every apartment at Leaside Lock has been pristinely finished to provide you with a completely blank canvas – all you have to do is get creative.
Create your own wallpaper
Love it or hate it, wallpaper has seen a resurgence in recent years, with bold, statement designs very much on trend. The only problem with wallpaper is that 1) it can be expensive; 2) it can be hard to put up; and, 3) it can be difficult to remove.
With this in mind, why not use stickers or a marker pen to design your own wallpaper, directly onto the wall? It’s cheap, its quick and it’s easy. And with good planning, a simple design can look fantastic.
Experiment with spots, stripes and other simple shapes, or if you’re feeling confident, more intricate designs can also work to great effect.
And remember, don’t be afraid to give something a try – if it doesn’t work, you can simply paint over it!
Give your furniture makeover
Furniture can be expensive at the best of times, so trying to find something you actually like can often feel like it’s out of reach.
In that situation, it can be easy to settle for a look that doesn’t quite fit. But instead of just living with a piece of furniture because it serves a purpose, why not do something to make it work?
We all know the benefits of upcycling old furniture, but if you’re craving modern design, try putting your own stamp on something new – it can open up a whole new world of possibility.
For example, use stickers to create a colourful geometric pattern on a set of plain white drawers, paint through a stencil to add a beautiful inlay effect to a wooden wardrobe or use vinyl to add some style to a budget side table.
With so many options available it is possible to create something truly unique.
Install some bespoke shelving
Ah, the humble shelf. You’d be surprised how much this simple stalwart of interior design can bring to a space.
Not only do shelves provide always-welcome additional storage space, but they can also add a wonderful splash of colour to your wall. It could be the spines of books, the greens of a houseplant or the interesting outlines of your favourite ornaments and trinkets.
It’s easy to buy shelves… off the shelf… but why not try creating something completely bespoke?
All you need is some timber, furniture wax and your choice of brackets from a local ironmonger and you can achieve a beautifully minimalist, yet wonderfully textured DIY bedroom feature.
Visit our Show Homes and get inspired
Our Show Homes were designed by interior design specialists and offer some excellent inspiration for how to make the most of any apartment – especially the ones at Leaside Lock. Why not request a viewing?