Bedroom refresh on a tight budget
We want the bedroom to be a calm, peaceful space where we can deeply rest. But if the reality isn’t quite matching up to that wish, it could be time for a bedroom refresh.
Bedrooms can be such easy rooms to update, switch out a cushion here, paint a wall there – you can have a totally different feeling room by the end of a weekend. But how do you give your space a truly luxurious bedroom refresh on a budget?
Sometimes all it takes for a cheap bedroom makeover is a fresh lick of paint, a gorgeous new candle or a new throw pillow. None of which will break the bank but will all make your bedroom feel refreshed and instantly more expensive
Want to try a new wall color? Rejuvenate a tired room with stylish color. Soft blues can make a room feel tranquil, a bright pink or yellow can make it feel cheerful and a deep gray or even black can bring a touch of sophistication. Paint is potentially the cheapest way to give your bedroom a whole new look. Even if you are renting so going for something bold isn’t an option, just giving your walls a fresh coat of white paint can instantly make it feel brighter and cleaner.
Plants can help make a room feel fresh and inviting. You don’t have to have a green thumb to refresh a room with plants, just look for ones that thrive in your home’s environmental conditions. If you’re worried about maintenance there are indoor plants you (probably) can’t kill. Take into consideration how much sun the room gets, if the plants are safe for pets and children and how much they will need to be watered.
Ah, pillows, the most versatile of the soft furnishings and such an inexpensive way to update your bedroom. Switch up your pillows and your bedding when you start to feel uninspired by your space and pick different colors and patterns from your previous lot so you really feel a difference. Over stuff your cushions too if you want to give them that plush hotel vibe. Do this by either ordering an inner that’s slightly too large or filling your cushion with two inserts. Then do the chop technique to get them looking extra full and fancy.
Rugs can tie a room together as they add warmth and help define spaces. Make sure you have the right size rug for your space. Experts agree that some of the flooring around the rug’s edges is fine, but you should make sure at least some of the furniture rests on the rug. With this simple hack, you’ll be able to make any rug extra cushiony.
Refreshing a room can be as simple as just updating the window treatments and the options are nearly endless. Try sheer curtains to let in more sunlight or replace vertical blinds with roman blinds. Try out these trending curtain ideas for your bedroom refresh.
For an easy way to make a bedroom refresh, try swapping out some accent pieces. Replace your bedroom throw pillows and blankets with new ones in a different color or print. Try a new lamp or hang a new piece of artwork. Change out dusty candles for fresh, seasonal colors and scents. The list can go on, but there are plenty of cheap decor ideas, like these, that look expensive.
Need a major update? Try an oversized piece of artwork that makes a statement. Or, for a more eclectic look, consider propping up a large piece of artwork against the wall. Hanging a large, oversized mirror can also make a statement and help small rooms appear larger. Did you know that artwork has the ability to make a small room look bigger?
For a simple bedroom refresh that takes very little time, replace the hardware on drawers and cabinets. Try brass pulls for an on-trend look on a media console, or wooden pulls for a farmhouse look. Take inspiration from the best modern cabinet hardware.
Sometimes refreshing a room is as simple as rearranging some furniture. Try something new, such as using an open bookshelf as a room divider or move the bed away from the wall. Opening up the space or simply using it in a different can make it feel like a new room.
When was the last time you rearranged your knickknacks? Take a look around the room and see if there’s a way to rearrange your display items. Sometimes regrouping items such as framed photos, books and candles in different spots helps the room feel like a whole new space. Also, consider whether or not there is anything you no longer want on display.