Revitalize Your Bedroom on a Budget: Decorating and Staging Tips
The bedroom is often one of the last rooms to be considered when it comes to decorating. After you’ve spend a fortune on a new three-piece for the living room, and perhaps a new fitted kitchen, there isn’t a whole lot of money left for the rest of the house. Fortunately, through some careful choices such as budget beds from mattress discounters, and thrifty decor choices from department stores, you can save a lot of money on your decorating bill.
Save With Budget Beds
If the thought of budget beds doesn’t appeal to you, perhaps it’s time for a trip to a mattress discounters. You’d be amazed at the variety of budget beds available these days. Many mattress discounters sell the same stock as department stores, just from last season – so you can find some amazing deals on attractive, high quality beds at budget prices.
The bed is the centrepiece of your room, but changing just the bed won’t do much. Ideally, you want to do out the rest of the room too. If you already have nice fitted cupboards, why not get a stick-on full length mirror for the doors? Lining one part of your room with mirrors gives the illusion of the room being bigger than it really is, and can make the room much brighter, and more inviting.
Mix and Match
You can work wonders with a few accessories. Pick a theme, and weave it throughout the room. For example, you could pain the room blue and go for a naval theme with boats, sailor outfit print, and waves worked into your curtains, cushions, and other accessories. For a kid’s room, you can really go wild with the theme, and turn the bedroom into an adventure area as well as a sleeping area.
Or, you could go for a natural theme with muted greens, and furniture made of bamboo, wicker, and cotton. Things don’t have to match perfectly, just fit with the theme.
Even if you’re not giving the room a complete overhaul, it’s amazing what getting rid of the clutter can do. Just by throwing away things that you don’t want, you can make your room a much more inviting place. If you can’t throw everything away, invest in some stylish storage boxes so that you can keep things organized.
Decorating doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money. If you’re the crafty type you could make your own curtains and cushions, put up your own shelves, and get most of a makeover done for just the cost of the materials. Don’t be pressurised into paying high-street prices for designer goods if you don’t want them or don’t need them. Thrifty decorating can be a lot of fun, and you’ll appreciate the results all the more when you can say that you made the design yourself.