The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in anyone’s home. It’s a place of rest and recuperation and a private space that only a lucky few are allowed to enter. It also needs a makeover every now and then, although not everyone has a big budget to spend on redecorating.
The good news is there are plenty of ways you can save money on a low income that can be put towards creating a stunning budget friendly bedroom. Take a look at some of these simple suggestions below.
Change the lighting
With the right use of lighting you can make almost anything look fantastic. Remove the existing ceiling fixture and replace it with something a little more stylish. Go for a pendant or chandelier-style – there is a whole world of options available to choose from. Then simply find the right bulb wattage that strikes the right balance in the room and also brings out the best in your other furnishings.
Lift up the curtains
Another easy trick is to simply raise the curtains. This creates the illusion of more space in the room just by changing the position of the curtain rod. With it now sitting just below the ceiling line and the curtains hanging just above the floor, it gives the room a grander, more expansive feel. It really makes a big impact on anyone walking in for the first time.
Make a statement
A statement piece anywhere in the home really says something about you as a person and the room itself, and the bedroom is no different. It can be anything from hanging a piece of artwork in a prominent position above the bed, or placing a stunning rug in the middle of the floor. Just make sure it fits in with the rest of the décor. Finding the right piece to suit the room doesn’t have to cost a fortune either, as there are plenty of homeware stores that offer great products at affordable prices.
Update your hardware
Buying new dressers and wardrobes is expensive, and not something everyone can afford to do on a whim. Instead, concentrate on the smaller items such as drawer pulls and knobs. They can be upgraded to metal or glass alternatives. This is a cheap way to make a powerful change in every corner of the room. And changing the hardware is easy, as you can just simply screw them into place to make a fast and cost effective transformation.
It’s amazing what a lick of paint can do to your bedroom. You can choose to go with the same colour, or something brand new and exciting. There is no expertise required when it comes to painting, and if you need tips there are an endless amount of resources available to rely on. Opting for neutral colours creates a fresh canvas for the rest of the room, with cream and white usually a popular option that is modern, while also setting a calming atmosphere for the space.
Add some greenery
The simple addition of some plants and flowers to the bedroom can really make a difference. It can be anything from a few potted plants that sit on your dresser, to something a little larger positioned in the corner of the room. And not only will some extra greenery make your bedroom look luxurious, but it will help to purify the air, which is ideal, given how many hours you spend there every night.