If you're looking for a new start this spring, one of the best ways to start off in the right direction is redecorating your home or apartment. Creating a brand new environment will completely change the mood and give you more options on how to use your space. And when it comes to redecorating, starting with a bedroom makeover should be your highest priority because it's your most personal space and the space you spend the most time in.
Obviously, the first thing you need to think about is your budget. People often get carried away with redecorating projects and end up spending more than they can afford. Fortunately, it doesn’t really matter what your budget is. We’ll give you plenty of bedroom upgrade ideas and tips to achieving a dramatic makeover whether you have $200 or $2000 to spend.
Three Cheap Bedroom Makeover Ideas
Idea #1: Start with the Fundamentals
Your bed is the centerpiece of your bedroom, so refreshing your bed will be the most impactful to the makeover. A big part of creating the makeover lies in creating a comfortable, cozy, and clean environment. That’s why it’s almost always worth it to get new sheets. It helps to get high thread count sheets and quality sheets that will last a long time. The Pima Cotton bed sheets are perfect as they have a 300 thread count and are made in the USA.
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Idea #2: Accent Your Bed
Once you’ve gotten the fundamentals down, you can start accenting your bed. A great way to do this is to add a new throw at the end of the bed. The throw will add another layer to your bedding while being a functional blanket that’s less thick than your comforter. Another great way to accent your bed is to use accent pillows and Euro shams. You can mix and match solids and patterns to create a unique and personal look for your bed. The Aqua Greek Key accent pillow is one of our best sellers and an affordable option:
Idea #3: Get a New Paint Job or Wallpaper
A paint job is a perfect way to refresh your bedroom if you feel like you need a completely new atmosphere. While a paint job can get messy, it’s one of the best ways to create a dramatic transformation for your bedroom. If you want to go forward with a paint job, make sure you do it before you start buying dorm and home bedding products. You want to make sure your bedding matches the color scheme of the paint and the general environment of your bedroom.
An alternative to going with a paint job is using wallpapers. Wallpapers are great because they are inexpensive but make such a big impact to how your bedroom looks and feels. Another great thing about wallpapers is that adding them on even one side of your wall can be enough to change the entire look of your bedroom. Adding patterned wallpapers in a monotone room creates contrast that can bring any room to life.
Five Bedroom Update Ideas for Bigger Budgets
If you have some leeway with your budget, you can have more fun with your bedroom makeover. While you can go crazy buying with new furniture for your bedroom, less is often more. It’s better to add small and functional upgrades to your bedroom that make a big impact to your space. Plus, furniture takes away space from your room which really creates clutter if you have a small bedroom.
Idea #1: Keep Your Feet Warm with a Nice Rug
A nice rug can be one of the best upgrades for your bedroom. It adds to the décor of the room without taking away any space. It also adds another element of comfort that you never would’ve thought of. You no longer have to worry about waking up in the morning and making contact with the cold hard floor right before putting on your slippers.
Idea #2: Invest in a Quality Duvet
A quality duvet goes a long way for your bedding. A duvet will protect your comforter from dirt, oil, stains, and sweat. It will also extend the life of your comforter since you won’t have to wash the comforter as frequently. Design-wise, a duvet can serve as the centerpiece of your bed’s décor during the colder seasons. The Navy Metro duvet set has an attractive geometric pattern and comes with everything you need to complete your bedding décor.
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Idea #3: Hang Up Some Art
Adding art to your bedroom adds a ton of personality to your bedroom. While art doesn’t have to be expensive, it doesn’t add any additional comfort or functionality, so you should consider purchasing art after you’ve set up your bedding. Some great places to hang up art is above the headboard of your bed or the wall opposite to your window.
Idea #4: Add a Mirror
Mirrors are a great addition to your bedroom because they are functional and add depth. Mirrors also illuminate the entire room when placed opposite or adjacent to windows and lamps. While it is a piece of furniture, mirrors do not take away space from your bedroom since they are installed right on your walls. The downside is that a full length mirror can be very costly. You also want to avoid getting too big of a mirror as it can make a room too bright.
Idea #5: Get a Set of High Quality Curtains
No modern bedroom is complete without a set of great curtains. Curtains add another layer of décor, act as a frame for your windows, while also being functional. While you may be attracted to all the beautiful curtains you can choose from, don’t forget that the purpose of curtains is to maintain privacy and to block out unwanted sunlight. That’s why you should go for curtains that are easy to use and have enough thickness to block out sunlight. Most importantly, pay close attention to your budget as curtains can often get expensive.
Some General Tips for Redecorating
Now that you’ve gotten some great ideas for refreshing your bedroom regardless of your budget, here are some general tips that can help you along the way.
Tip #1: Declutter, Reorganize, and Rearrange to Reinvent Your Space
It doesn’t cost anything to rearrange your bedroom furniture and organize all your belongings. You should start the decluttering process by getting rid of anything that you no longer use. Give away unwanted items or donate them to charity. Then, organize your belongings and place them into the space where they belong. After you’ve done that, move your furniture around to create more open space for your bedroom. A big part of comfort comes from having enough space to move about and relax.
Tip #2: Make the Most of Your Wall Space
Hangers and wall shelving are some of the best ways to refresh a bedroom while adding the necessary functionality. Not only are they cheap and easy to install, they allow you to create space for all your belongings without taking space away from the actual room. Anything from book shelves, coat/jewelry hangers, to retractable desks can go a long way for smaller bedrooms.
Tip #3: Perfect Your Lighting
Lighting can change the mood of a room instantly. Make sure you have the right lighting set up to create the desired mood. Sometimes you’ll have to experiment with where you place the lamps and you may have to invest in bedside lamps to go with your larger lamp. One of the best ways to create the perfect lighting is to invest in a lamp with a controllable dimmer.
Tip #4: Update Your Bedside Space
The easiest way to add more comfort to your bedroom is to update your bedside space. You can start by reorganizing the space so that everything you need has its place. The goal here is to go with a minimalist approach to stay clutter free. If you have a small bedside cabinet or table and need more space, then you can install wall shelving to get additional real estate for all your personal needs.
Tip #5: Add a Bedroom Bench
A bedroom bench is basically a small bench placed on the bottom of your bed. They are an awesome addition to the bedroom décor as they are incredibly useful and inexpensive. It’s the perfect piece of furniture for getting you started with your day. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself sitting on the bench to put on your shoes, socks, and pants. For added functionality and extra space, you can go with storage benches.
Hopefully, these ideas and tips have inspired your upcoming bedroom makeover project for the New Year. Remember, that you don’t always have to make dramatic changes. Less is often more when it comes to redecorating. You also don’t need a big budget to reinvent your bedroom as long as you focus mostly on home bedding products. It’s all about being creative, having fun, and having a focused approach to design.