Your bedroom is your sanctuary. Here are a few easy very affordable suggestions to you’re your room into a stylish and calming retreat. All you need is a quick trip to a home store and a free weekend. And even if you’re not a master ‘DIY’ guy, we promise that you can do these with very little tools… and almost no risk of making an ugly mess.
Cheap bedroom makeover idea # 1: Revamp your walls
Painting walls is one of the easiest and cheapest ways of changing the look of a room. The hardest part is really just moving out the furniture—everything else is as simple as swish, swish, swish! Just pick one flat color and paint the entire wall. Then, add a few stripes. Can’t draw a straight line? No problem. Create a ‘mask’ by taping off sections. Then, choose a glossy version of the same paint color. You instantly create stylish, subtle stripes. If you don’t feel like having stripes, add a strip of wallpaper at the edges for a beautiful accent instead.
Cheap bedroom makeover idea # 2: Add a rug
It’s great if you can change your flooring, but if that’s too expensive, consider buying a rug and using it as a dramatic focal point. You can even change it every season to give your room a new look. Rugs or carpets can also muffle sound and insulate temperature, so they can also help you sleep more comfortably, too.
Cheap bedroom makeover idea # 3: Change your curtains
Go to a fabric store and pick a new material for your curtains! You instantly get a designer look by coordinating the pattern and color of your curtain with that of your beddings (read this article on how to choose and care for beddings). You can also find many beautiful decorative curtain rods which serve an obvious practical function but also add a touch of luxury and beauty to your room.
If you prefer Venetian blinds, look into getting those with an earthy color or wood finish, which can match your cabinets. They’re very stylish!
Change your lighting
Lighting can help create your bedroom’s ambiance, and cast a warm, inviting glow as soon as you step in. Consider beautiful pendant lights, or a classic floor lamp. You can even scout the flea market and rummage sales for antique lamps and then just change the lampshade.
Replace the cabinet handles
You don’t have to actually change your cabinets, but you can change their look by replacing the handles. Look for one that matches the look of your room. Modern? Victorian? Asian?
Put your favorite family photos in matching frames and then group them on a bare wall. These act as a design element and also remind you, every time you wake up and go to sleep, about the people who really make a house a home.
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