Moving out of home for the first time is pretty exciting, at least once you finish the dreaded task of packing and unpacking all of your stuff.
Whether it's a cosy one bed apartment or a share house with your mates, it’s all about your new found freedom and making your new space feel like home.
To help you out, we've pulled together some handy hints that'll get your bedroom looking great in no time. No floordrobe required.
Here are our 4 easy ways to style your bedroom when moving out.
Without Tetris level storage skills, you'll probably run out of places to put things pretty quickly. When you do, you might be tempted to start piling stuff up on the floor or using your armchair as a makeshift wardrobe - but we’ve got a better solution!
Look for a bed that comes with additional storage space, hidden away under the bed or in the headboard. Storage beds are perfect for turning wasted space into a storage lifesaver without sacrificing on style.
If you are struggling for space, check out our range of bed frames that feature additional storage.
Indoor plants are a great way to freshen up your new room without breaking the bank. And who wouldn't want their own personal supply of purified oxygen?
Most plants can be near impossible to keep alive, even when you’re following all of the instructions.
Luckily, there are some plants that don't need much attention, so even the worst offender among us can still enjoy a splash of greenery at home.
For a modern industrial look, try adding a Zanzibar plant in a concrete pot to your bedroom, or add a touch of elegance to your space with a bronze metallic canister and mother-in-law's tongue.These plants thrive on neglect, tolerate low light, and can go for long periods without needing water - perfect for the forgetful plant owner.
Moving house is exhausting, so you'll need a good night's sleep to recover after all that lifting, carrying and sorting. But how can you, when your mattress is nearly as old as you are?
Quality sleep is important at any age, but it’s a must for young adults. Taking on new adult responsibilities is stressful enough when you’re well rested - you don’t want to be doing it when you’re tired!
Sure, you might think your trusty mattress is doing the job but it's probably impacting your sleep more than you realise. Mattresses degrade over time, so if you’ve had yours since you were a teen, it’s probably not doing you any favours!
We know it’s tempting to put off getting a new mattress when you’re living on a ramen noodle budget, but add one to your list of ‘move out’ essentials and we know you’ll thank us later. Mattresses don’t need to break the budget. At Bedshed, we stock a wide range of mattresses from leading brands in a variety of sizes at very affordable prices. If you’re moving into a dorm, you should check out our selection of king single mattresses under $500. Our double mattresses under $500 are also a popular choice for young adults. For maximum longevity (and if you’ve got a little bit of extra space to work with) we recommend a queen mattress under $500 or $1,000.
If you want to try out your new mattress (before you take it home and commit to sleeping on it for the next 8 years!), pop into your local Bedshed store. If you’re shopping online, try our Mattress Selector tool. Choosing the right mattress is an important decision and we’ve condensed over 30 years of experience into a handy tool to help you decide which mattress is right for you.
And, even after you’ve taken it home, if it doesn’t feel quite right you can exchange it under Bedshed's 60 Night Comfort Guarantee (T&C’s apply).
If you're renting, walls are often a no-go area. However, that doesn't mean you can’t add a bit of personality to your new space.
A brightly coloured chair, some textured cushions or a patterned rug can be the perfect feature against neutral walls and floors.
Even if you’ve bought your first home, keeping the walls and floors clean and simple means you can easily mix things up with a new style - rather than patching and painting every time you want to try a new trend.
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Bedshed is one of Australia's largest mattress, bedding and bedroom furniture retailers. We carry ranges of beds, bedroom suites, children's bedroom furniture, headboards & bases and mattresses from brands like Sealy, Sleepmaker, Tempur, Kingsdown, Dreamsense and Insignia, as well as a wide range of manchester and pillows.