How to Do a Full Bedroom Makeover on a Budget
Could your bedroom use a bit of a makeover? Same. We often talk about how our bedrooms should be serene sanctuaries that we can turn to at the end of a long day to catch up on rest and reset our minds. But, with work and other life commitments, it can be hard to find the time (and money!) to give your space the overhaul it deserves. We're all about affordable decorating hacks to completely transform a room, and today we're focusing on the bedroom. Everything in this makeover list is achievable within an afternoon, so there's your weekend plans sorted.
If you've got a cool landlord or happen to own your home, freshening up the walls with a lick of new paint is hands down the easiest way to make it look new again. If you're living in an older home or building, chances are your walls are some sort of beige tone which is hardly inspiring. Give yourself a cheap blank slate to work from with a new tin from the hardware store.
Fresh bed linen
Sleep is one of the most important priorities for us, and we give a lot of the credit to our luxuriously-soft French flax linens that make falling asleep a breeze. Besides, our extensive colour range makes it super simple to pick out a new tone to brighten your room and give it a whole new look. Warning: picking your favourite colour combination might take a while!
Do you have a couple of daggy pendant lights in your bedroom? Ditch them for modern alternatives that will only set you back a couple of hundred dollars. You can even pick up a new cover for those dreaded ceiling lights that remind you of a hospital, and you should pick up a warm globe replacement while you're at it to give off a softer glow. Consider table and floor lamps in the bedroom as well to up the ambience and create that cosy mood you're after.
There's nothing that brings a bedroom design together better than a stunning piece of art that draws in all of your favourite colours and tones and complements your bed. On a budget, framed canvases work really well, as well as framed prints of your travel photos in a collage. Where possible, try to support a local artist who might even be able to create something custom for you!
To avoid buying brand new furniture, the easiest (and cheapest) way to elevate a bedside table or dresser is to replace the handles or knobs to something more luxe. Simply remove one and bring it along to the hardware store where you'll be able to find a wide range of replacements, from brass to matte black and more decorative options. You'll be surprised at how effective this method is at creating a fresh, custom look.
Got a boring corner that needs a little love? Add a houseplant. Bookshelves looking blah? Add a houseplant! The more greenery in the bedroom the better in our opinion. Pick up an affordable planter or basket to house your new leafy pals and that's it—you're done. Greenery adds depth and looks like you've spent a lot more time considering your bedroom styling than you actually have. Just make sure you choose plants that will thrive in your bedroom environment.