Are you sick of your bedroom and dreaming of a complete makeover on a budget? But not sure how to do it without spending hours researching interior design ideas or hundreds of dollars on new decor?
A complete (and cheap) bedroom makeover can seem like a daunting and almost unachievable task -- nobody wants to pay an arm and a leg for an interior designer, yet nobody really wants to spend hours painting their walls or breaking their back while pouring over IKEA manuals!
If only there was an easy, simple and cheap way to makeover your bedroom…
Alas… There is! You don’t have to spend a ton of time or money renovating your room to achieve an amazing new look. The secret is this:
You can completely transform your bedroom for cheap using 5 few simple tricks.
A bedroom makeover on a budget starts with swapping out your old bedspread for a brand new one -- your bed is the main focal point of your bedroom, and you can achieve a total transformation with your bed alone!
And you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on designer bedding. Instead, shop at stores that offer luxury bedding that looks and feels designer quality for affordable prices -- like SouthShore Fine Linens!
A little bit of color goes a long way in transforming the entire look of your bedroom. By simply adding just a couple of colorful items to your bedroom, you will give your room various eye-catching focal points.
Vibrant throw pillows and/or a throw blanket pair perfectly with less colorful bedspreads. You can also add small decorative items like flowers, a colored globe, a colored lamp, beautiful tapestries, rugs, etc to liven things up and add a “complete” feel to the design of your bedroom.
A word to the wise, however; don’t overdo it! While a few pops of color can look great, there is definitely such a thing as color overload! Which makes a room look overdone, too busy, even childish. So stick to a few elegant colorful items to get the gorgeous result you’re envisioning!
Have you ever stepped onto a patio draped in hanging vines and twinkling fairy lights? Or a restaurant immersed in dancing candlelight, a garden strung with glowing lanterns, or a nook drenched in dancing spots of afternoon sun? And instantly fell in love with that space?
Whether you’re seeking a beautiful, peaceful atmosphere or a good napping environment, beautiful lighting can make all the difference in the ambience of your bedroom. Add soft, warm lights to illuminate your room in the evenings with a mellow and cozy glow, such as string lights, hanging lanterns, candles, Himalayan salt lamps, night lights, etc. And for gorgeous day-time lighting you can hang rainbow-casting crystals and colorful stained glass decor on fishing wire in sunny windows.
Hanging curtains, drapes or gauze around your bed frame gives your entire room a royal, luxury look. And not only will this give your room a “palace” feel, it can also add an extra touch of privacy and coziness to your bed.
If you’re fortunate enough to own a four-poster bed, consider buying some canopy or silk gauze bed curtains. These curtains let ambient light through, creating a beautiful illuminating look during the day. Don’t have a frame you can hang your curtains from? Simply hang some transparent, gauze curtains from your windows to tone down overly bright sunlight and add a soft and beautiful look to your room.
Nothing makes a room feel more boring and unfinished, or signals the desperate need for a bedroom makeover, than barren walls. By simply hanging some prints or art on your blank wall space you will entirely change the look of your room.
Contrary to popular belief, art and canvas prints don’t have to be expensive. You can purchase customizable self-adhesive wall murals for cheap, as well as affordable prints on stretched canvas and surprisingly-priced framed art from websites like Etsy.
Another cheap and easy method? Print some pictures at a printer and buy your frames on Amazon! You will be surprised at how easy it is and how much of a transformation decorating your walls can have.
Making over your bedroom doesn’t have to be a nightmare, a huge time-consuming project or cost you an arm and a leg. By making even a few of these small changes, you won’t be looking at the same room afterwards, and will feel like you’re in a whole new space! Who knew you could completely transform your bedroom in just a few easy steps!
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and get started creating your dream bedroom!
Your dorm will be your home throughout your time in college, and it’s incredibly important to make it feel as comfortable as possible. It will be your space to relax and recharge after a long day, a place to do your schoolwork, and likely a spot to socialize as well.
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