If you’re tired of the present decor in your bedroom, there are plenty of affordable ways to give it a new look! You don’t have to buy new furniture, replace the carpet or add expensive artwork. This article offers tips and ideas for giving your bedroom a fresh new look without spending much money.
Change up the walls
The single most noticeable thing you can do to give your bedroom a new look is to change up the walls.
Paint is one of the most affordable ways to transform any room in your home. In the bedroom, consider painting two opposite walls a shade that complements the color scheme; alternatively, try giving the walls texture with techniques such as sponging or rag rolling.
If you’re artistic, paint a mural on the wall! You might also consider taking some of your photographs, blowing them up and crafting frames yourself out of old worn wood.
Dress up the bed
Since the bed is usually the biggest piece of furniture in the room, it is often the focal point.
If you are tired of your headboard, remove it! Paint your own headboard on the wall using bold colors, or create a romantic look by draping long satin or sheer curtains on the wall above the head of your bed. If you don’t currently have a head board, make one out of an old door; you can paint it a bold color, sand it down to give it a worn look – just use your imagination!
Adding a few throw pillows to the top of the bed can also dress it up a bit.
Accents make the room
Tired of your old accents? Use the things you have stored in the attic or basement. Cracked pitchers and old vases are perfect for displaying fresh flowers on the dresser or nightstand.
Consider a new lampshade for your bedside lamp, paint the one you have or add tassels or bead-work to create a unique and appealing look.
Candles are a beautiful and affordable way to add a splash of color to the room. Today, you can find solid colored candles as well as those with abstract and unique designs that really stand out.
Area rugs are another easy way to change the look of your bedroom. Whether you have wood floors or carpeting you can place coordinating accent rugs on either side of the bed.
For a really noticeable difference, move your furniture away from the walls! Place your bed in one corner at a diagonal; the look is unique and appealing.
Instead of a plain light fixture, consider a small and romantic looking chandelier. You can often find accents like these at flea markets and second-hand stores. These are great places to find new artwork for the walls as well, or even second-hand furniture that you can refinish yourself to create a new look for your bedroom.
Use your imagination and come up with a few creative ideas of your own. You truly can create an entirely new look for your bedroom without busting your budget!