For many, the bedroom is their ultimate comfort zone. It’s one of the few places in your house where you can be completely yourself and be as creative and expressive as you want. Your bedroom is also where you recharge and get a good night’s rest. Thus, you shouldn’t hesitate to invest some time and effort in sprucing up your bedroom every now and then to ensure it is sleep-conducive.
As per research, your bedroom’s design and environmental conditions significantly impact your sleep quality. Soothing shades, functional layouts, and comfy decorations are all crucial to creating a bedroom space that promotes relaxation and deep slumber. However, some people may skimp on their bedroom’s aesthetics due to the assumption that it’s costly.
The truth is, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to design a beautiful and comfortable bedroom that promotes better sleep. If you’re unsure how, this article will show you some tips on revamping your bedroom without blowing your budget.
- Know where to shop for affordable bedroom decors
Before you start buying new stuff for your bedroom, it’s a good idea to research where you can find some affordable yet good-quality bedroom decor and items. Shopping without a plan or a specific store in mind might lead you to shop in expensive stores and get tempted to go over your budget.
For example, if you’re looking for new sets of pillows, you can look for reviews online about the best pillows that qualify under your budget (e.g., USD$ 50 or below). Remember, it’s not only your mattress that affects your sleep quality but also your choice of pillows.
Although you’re looking for some new pillows that fit your budget, be sure not to compromise on quality and comfort, as they’re the essence of revamping your bedroom in the first place. Once you’ve found the best pillow that fits both your budget and your sleeping needs, you can buy some colorful or patterned pillow covers that best suit your bedroom’s aesthetic.
- Swap your furniture pieces
Revamping your bedroom doesn’t always mean buying new stuff. You can still make your bedroom look new and stylish without spending a buck, such as by swapping some furniture pieces around the house.
For example, if you want to update your bedroom chair, you can swap it for the lounge chair you have from the living room or other rooms. Or, if you have unused, old, but still good-condition bean bags stored away in the attic, bring them to your bedroom and create a cozy reading spot. Think of this as mixing and matching some of your furniture around the house with your bedroom. Of course, this tip may only work if the said furniture pieces blend well with your room’s aesthetic.
- Use leftover paint
Are you thinking of repainting your bedroom walls for a change? Consider asking for some leftover paint from your friends and family. When you know people who often DIY their wall painting, there’s a high chance that they have overbought some cans of paint that are left half-full and are unsure what to do with them. You can save money by asking your friends or loved ones for their leftover paint instead.
The best thing about this option is that you can explore and test different colors without spending a dime. If your friends or family happen to have the same colors that match your room’s aesthetic, you might even have enough leftover paint to cover all the walls.
Brown, white, and gray are the top three most popular bedroom colors most homeowners use. That’s because these colors can effectively make your room more relaxing and suitable for hanging out with friends. So, if your people have these colors as their leftover paint, see if they can share them with you.
Aside from the leftover paint cans, don’t forget to ask for their paint thinners, brushes, and trays. Or, if they have none, you may buy them yourself. Paint brushes or rollers may only cost you around USD$45 to USD$75, which is already affordable because you no longer need to spend on new paint cans.
- Make use of your personal photos
About 36% of homeowners tend to overspend on decorative accessories like frames and wall art when sprucing up their homes. But if you want to save money when revamping your bedroom, you can use your personal photos or art instead of buying expensive artwork and canvases.
Nowadays, most people don’t print out their family or other personal photographs since social media platforms allow everyone to save images online. However, these photos should not only be flexed on social media, but you can also get creative and use them to spruce up your bedroom.
For example, to create a wall art on a specific bedroom wall, gather all your personal photos and print them out in polaroid style. Then, arrange them in tiny frames to create a collage. Or, instead of using frames, you can use fairy lighting as a rope wherein you can clip these photos and hang them on your wall.
If you want to create a nature-inspired display on your bedroom wall, pull out those nature photos (e.g., pictures of flowers, mountains, fall season, etc.) you have on your phone and print them out. Then, you can frame each one to create nature-inspired or green-inspired wall art. Filling your bedroom with your personal photos will not only improve your room aesthetic-wise, but they can also be a great source of comfort and warmth.
Revamping your bedroom can be fun but challenging when you have a limited budget. Fortunately, these tips can help retouch and spruce up your bedroom without burning a hole in your pocket. With a bit of creativity and proper planning, you can improve your bedroom’s aesthetic and make it more sleep conducive without breaking the bank.