You don’t need to consult an interior designer to give a fantastic refresher to your bedroom. You can work on a budget, with great results. Here’s how:
Take what you have, and upscale.
Upscaling is an excellent way to really sink your teeth into a bedroom makeover and it can be done with almost anything. Seriously, your mattress is probably the only exception. So, what can you upscale and how? Start with your bedside tables. If they’re starting to look drab and outdated, don’t just get rid of them – give them some love. It could be as simple as a lick of paint. But how about a shabby-chic revamp? Usually this is done by painting the unit in a pastel or light shade, and then lightly skimming over the surfaces with sandpaper. You’d be amazed how this look can being a drab piece of furniture to life. Perhaps you have a bedframe that could use some attention? We can’t really help you if your divan is starting to sag (in fact, this is an SOS and won’t do your back any good, so if it’s time to replace it, do it!!). But, if you have wooden bed posts, a coat of paint or furniture polish can really lift the look. Like the divan, a metal frame doesn’t leave much room for upscaling but quite often, they’re easy to replace on a budget if you know where to look.
Never underestimate the power of a rug.
Carpets don’t stay fresh forever. But replacing them can be very costly. If you’re on a budget, consider shopping around for rugs and throws that can bring colour and style to your bedroom, brightening up worn carpets. Most furniture shops ae likely to have throws and rugs on sale. Or you could look at …