It’s the room of the house that we easily spend the most time in, so it pays to invest in our bedrooms. But what exactly can be done to spruce up your sleep space? From lighting to bedding, artwork to plant-life, here are eight simple upgrades that’ll instantly transform your bedroom. 

8 items for an instant bedroom upgrade

Bed: noo.ma

First things first: a new bed frame will instantly refresh your room and help create a dreamy interior. We love this one from noo.ma, a homewares brand that specialises in elegant, minimalist furniture designs. Its sleek shape and light wood construction will complement any design scheme, meaning that you'll love it for years to come.

Bedside table: Hem

A bedside table is a bedroom must-have. This sleek and simple side table by Copenhagen-based studio GamFratesi for Swedish furniture powerhouse Hem is the perfect minimalist addition to any bedroom, serving as an ideal perch for books, candles and other bedroom essentials.

Bed linen: Beddable

Good quality, breathable bed linen will give you the best chance of a good sleep, every time. For luxurious, high quality bedding that doesn't break the bank, look to Beddable. Using sustainably-sourced cotton, the brand produces specially designed sets that include everything you need to make the perfect bed. This grey duvet set in ultra soft washed cotton will help to regulate your body temperature while looking great in the process.

Plant pot: Vitamin

Bring some life – literally – to your bedroom with some greenery in the form of a plant pot. For something with a bit more character than your standard pot, you can't go past this statement-making metallic Pitch Planter from London-based homewares label Vitamin. Its sleek, contemporary aesthetic will look the part in any bedroom.

Art: The Skateroom

The quickest and perhaps easiest way to spruce up a bedroom is to fill those empty walls. Artwork can work on many levels, from providing a colour contrast, to offering inspiration to those who work from home. A good place to start is The Skateroom, which donates an amount from each sale of its limited-edition decorative decks to a number of charities for vulnerable youth.

Pyjamas: Piglet 

While not strictly bound to the bedroom, pyjamas are so closely associated with it, it would be rude not to include them here. This Piglet pair is about as good as they get. Made with 100% natural stonewashed flax, this set comes with white pearl buttons and navy piping, ensuring they look as good around the house as they feel to sleep in. 

Bedside wall light: Industville

An alternative to a bedside lamp, a wall light is an elegant option that makes reading at night a breeze. Industville’s space saving light takes on the brand’s distinctly industrial feel with its pewter finish and built-in cage, bringing a rustic edge to your bedroom.

Clock: Beyond Object

Beyond Object is renowned for its imaginative homewares that defy expectations and this wall clock does exactly that. It acts not only as a functional timepiece but as a sculpture in its own right, with a unique shape that's designed to curve along corners, columns or shelves. It's just the decorative element you need to pep up your bedroom.

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