Many people want to give their bedroom a quick and cheap makeover but don’t know where to start. If you’re one of those people, you’re in luck, because we have a perfect little guide to help you freshen up your bedroom and not have to dip into your holiday money in the process. Take a look at this guest post from Diana Smith.
Freshen up your bedding
If you don’t own a duvet or comforter, or you have one that’s seen better days, it’s time to spice things up with some new bedding. By changing this one simple thing, you can easily create a whole new look and freshen up your bedroom in the blink of an eye.
You want to move it, move it
Even the smallest rotation in the furniture layout can make your bedroom seem like a completely new space. And best of all, it’s completely free!
Spice up your dressers
Freshen up your old dressers with a fresh coat of paint or some interesting wallpapers. It’s an easy way to add some new colours and design elements to your space, and it costs next to nothing.
Devil’s in the details
Here’s a little low-effort and low-cost trick you can try. Replace your old door and drawer handles with some new and shiny ones for a touch of style and personality.
Wow with your windows
You can always refresh your windows and curtains with an interesting valance. You can even make it yourself with some fabric and a few common tools you can find in your home.
Introduce some nature
By introducing some plants, you will make your room feel fresher, healthier and more natural. It’s a great tip for all of us who like gardening, while those who don’t have a green thumb can opt for some low-maintenance plants.
Add some colour to the walls
This will make a huge difference in your bedroom. You can paint your walls a new colour or simply repaint them for a fresh look. If painting’s too messy for you, you can always put up some interesting wallpapers or stencil borders. Either way, you’ll end up with a whole new room!
Light it up
Bedside lamps are useful, relatively inexpensive, and they look super cute and cosy. If you want to achieve some extra elegance, you can install some wall sconces above your bed or near the dresser, and you can also add some mirrors for a beautiful effect.
Bring in some tech
Although some people don’t like having electronics in their bedroom, who wouldn’t like to watch a movie from the comfort of their own bed? All you need is an appropriate TV stand and you can enjoy your favourite programs and movies far into the night. You can also hire some professionals in TV wall mounting from Brisbane to install your TV and make it almost invisible when you’re not using it.
Make it arty
You don’t have to invest in any expensive pieces in order to spice up your bedroom with art. You can put all different sorts of prints, posters, or photos that you can get cheaply, or you can use some that you already own. You can also refresh your old artworks by putting them in a new frame. Simple and affordable! If you’re crafty, you can also make some wall hanging arrangements with different family photos. Some people dislike this idea because they think that a bedroom should be a private place, a place reserved for you and your partner and no one else. If you don’t feel that way, put up those photos and don’t worry about what others think.
If you have a vinyl cutting machine you can get even more creative by whipping up your own wall decals to add some real emphasis to empty wall spaces. Or why not use your vinyl machine to create your own vinyl heat transfer graphics or quotes that you can heat press onto items such as pillows. See a list of some nifty vinyl cutters here.
Now that you know where to start and what simple yet effective changes you can make, go ahead and start redecorating. Let your imagination fly free, and soon you’ll have a whole new room and still save up some money for a holiday after all these projects.
About the author
Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in home decor and latest DIY Projects. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for hear family. You can find her on Twitter and Google+.