You spend more time in your bedroom than any other room in your house. Sometimes giving the most important room in your home a fresh, updated look can seem like an expensive and time consuming task. Can you decorate a bedroom on a small budget? You can absolutely accomplish this without breaking the bank. In fact, you might not even have to leave your house to give your room a new look. You can turn any dull looking room into a stylish crib where you will want to spend even more time. Let’s look at a few easy ways to give your room the look you’ve desired without spending all of your hard earned cash in the process.
Pick up a bunch of throw pillows from a local discount store and accessorize your bed. It’s incredibly easy, and just a handful of pillows can make your room feel like a different place. Aspiring Do-It-Yourselfers can even take fabric from old clothes and use it to design your own pillows! The right combination of throw pillows can take even the most normal bed and turn it into a work of art that looks fit for royalty.
Under a new light
Chances are likely that your room has some pretty average looking lamps. You can often fix this without even buying new ones by giving your old paper lampshades a new look that even the non-artistically inclined can do. You can also pick up some embellishments for your lampshades pretty cheap from just about any craft store. Looking for ideas? Try Pinterest – if you can navigate the various boards you are bound to find dozens of ways to give style to just about anything with items that you probably already have in your home!
Pictures and art
Wall art can really add style and personality to your room. You can even paint your own masterpiece with no skill at all. Pick up a stretched canvas and some acrylic paint and then fill in the canvas with a background color of your choice. After that dries, you can get some stencils and use them as a guide to give your room a truly updated look. Yet another option is to simply pick up some paintings or photos and hang them all over your walls. I have an entire wall dedicated to photos I’ve taken on various trips around the world. It works as a great conversation piece and adds a very unique feel to the room. Creating your own art or photos is something anyone can do all the while staying on a tight budget!
Change the drapes!
How you treat your windows can alter the entire appearance of a room. Your drapes and curtains can be spiced up for next to nothing. You can pick up some fancy scarves or even recycle some old sweaters and turn them into beautiful, stylish drapes. Curtains also make a huge difference, but most will shy away from updating them as they are not even remotely cheap when you consider everything that goes into buying them. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a fortune on them if you follow some of these excellent tricks and customize your own.
Updating your mattress
Probably the most important item in any bedroom is the mattress. Updating your old, beat-in mattress for something new and extravagant can be good for your physical health and even update the style of your room. You don’t always have to spend a fortune on a good mattress and keep your eyes open for good mattress sales. You spend a third of your life on a bed, so you might as well make it one you love.