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 If they’re starting to look drab and outdated, don’t just get rid of them – give them some love.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 going second hand if you’d rather make those pennies stretch even further. Throws can also give a lovely finishing tough to your bed.
Budget beds and mattresses.
A new bed doesn’t always have to cost a fortune. In fact, there is a huge range of styles, bedframes and mattresses to choose from these days. You’d be surprised just how much the style of a new bedframe can bring your room to life while watching your spending at the same time. We would recommend investing in a mattress protector, either way. Mattress protectors will keep a new mattress fresh and clean for much longer than those without, and can lift older mattresses with a cleaner, fresher look.
Lighting! Budget lighting is easy to find. Battery-powered fairy lights, picture frames and mirrors can all be found cheaply and can transform a standard bedroom into a gorgeous snug with minimal effort and cost. The rest is all down to your taste. But check out budget furniture shops and charity shops on the high-street. You never know what you might find that could just finish off the perfect look for your new room.