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10 ways to update your bedroom

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Updating your bedroom is a great way to create a relaxing retreat that reflects your personal style.


From changing furniture to reorganising, Bunnings Workshop members have shared several ways to make their bedrooms more comfortable and functional.


Check out some examples below for inspiration.


1. Paint


Give your bedroom an instant refresh using paint. Michelle (@MEalson) used Porter's Paints in the colour Yacht Race while building a VJ panelled alcove in her bedroom, brightening the space.


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Learn how to paint like a professional from experienced Workshop member Rob (@Peggers).


2. Upgrade furniture


Adding, upcycling or replacing furniture can be a quick and easy way to refresh your bedroom. Laura (@lauraahearn) glued Terrazzo tiles onto MDF panels to create matching bedside tables.


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Find more related ideas in Upcycled bedside drawers and tables and Top 10 most popular indoor furniture projects.


3. Make a feature wall


Add interest to your bedroom by building a feature wall. Kelly (@kellyyang) transformed a plain wall into a bedroom feature using MDF moulding and paint.


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Don’t miss 3 ways to create a feature wall and 5 feature walls with wainscoting.


4. Declutter and organise


Decluttering and re-organising your bedroom can make it look more presentable. Pete (@ProjectPete) used a custom floating timber shelf to organise essentials in his son’s room.  




Find more ideas for your space with 10 ways to organise your home.


5. Build your own bedhead


Create a custom bedhead that reflects your personal style. Kirsty (@EleventhCoastal) created an impressive feature wall bedhead with VJ panelling and provided step-by-step instructions on how to build your own.


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Check out our collection of bedheads and picture ledge feature walls.


6. Create privacy


Adding privacy to your bedroom allows you to relax. Nicole (@nicoleherrick) installed new curtains while giving her bedroom a luxury makeover


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Have a look at these 6 ways to add privacy to your home.


7. Add greenery


Indoor plants can improve air quality, making them a great addition to your bedroom. Jo’s (@joineryjo) stylish timber plant stands are an effective way to display your potted plants.


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Joe (@JoeAzza) shares step-by-step instructions in How to build a planter stand.


8. Redo your wardrobe


Store your bedroom essentials in a functional and stylish wardrobe. Alyce (@Alyce_Pham) used new shelves, hanging rails and storage baskets to maximise storage space in this wardrobe transformation.

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For more inspiration, don't miss our Top 10 most popular storage projects and 5 ways to add more storage to your wardrobe.

9. Change lighting


Lighting is great for creating ambience and can dramatically transform the look and feel of your bedroom. Sandra (@sandy_d) repurposed wooden slats from old Venetian blinds to create a D.I.Y. pendant light fitting.



The Bunnings guide Choosing the right interior light contains handy tips.


10. Personalise with accessories


Art pieces and decor can help add personality and warmth to your bedroom. Rylie (@LePallet)'s pallet timber photo frames are a great way to display photos of loved ones in your bedroom.




The Bunnings guide How to make a D.I.Y. picture frame  contains step-by-step instructions.

More advice and inspiration for updating your bedroom


The Bunnings team has shared several guides on updating your bedroom, including How to redesign your bedroom and How to build a storage bedhead.


If you need more assistance with updating your bedroom, don’t hesitate to ask a question. The Bunnings Workshop community is here to help.


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