Beautiful, comforting, relaxing, cozy, and peaceful….These are the words that you would hear if you ask people to describe their dream bedroom. You see them on home decor magazines, interior design websites, as well as home renovation TV shows all the time. But the question is, have you looked at your room lately? Were you able to achieve your ‘dreams’? No? Why not?
I’m sure you would say it’s because you don’t know where to start, and worse, you don’t have the budget. But I’ll tell you right now, giving your bedroom a makeover doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. You don’t have to hire a professional interior designer since you can be the designer yourself. You just have to get some inspiration. And to help you out, here are the best and the most affordable approaches to give your sanctuary that long-due makeover:
No bedroom makeover is complete without new sheets, blanket, and pillowcases. This is one of the simplest things that you can do to give your personal sanctuary a fresh look. With the endless options when it comes to the colors, prints, or patterns of bedding, you should be able to create a very welcoming environment.
Also, do you remember when you bought your mattress? Take note that a mattress should be replaced every 10 years, and if yours is older than that and you have the budget, it is highly recommended that you purchase a new one. Oh, you would feel and see a huge difference!
Is your headboard plain-looking? If it is, take advantage of that to come up with a unique and impressive decor. Mirrors, big or small, are a popular choice since they can easily create a focal point above the bed. You can also consider photographs or artwork.
Got an antique-looking piece of wood laying around? That right there would be an excellent decor as well, especially if you are trying to achieve a rustic look for your bedroom. Just make sure to secure it above your bed. If your headboard is thick enough, you can even display some books or even your guitar.
Comfy Recliner Chair
Although a bed is the most important piece of furniture in a bedroom, adding a comfy chair can help make a huge difference, too. First of all, it would give you an inviting place to sit if you simply want to relax without laying down. Or, you can also use it to read the newspaper or your favorite book.
Regardless of the theme that you are aiming for in your bedroom, there is always that one chair that would fit in perfectly.
Huge Glass Vase
Vases are a perfect addition, be it for the bathroom, kitchen, living room, entryway, or your bedroom. While it is true that they always look good with flowers or plants, some pieces, especially the huge ones can actually accentuate your room even if they are empty. You may opt for a minimalist glass vessel, geometric beauty, or a quirky vase. There will always be one that suits your budget. In fact, if you are diligent enough in shopping around, you’d surely find great deals.
Aside from the ceiling and wall, you also have to pay attention to your bedroom flooring. Does it look worn down already? Well, you can conceal the flaws by adding a new rug. But you have to be smart as well when choosing.
You have many options, but try to look for something that blends well with the colors, patterns, and texture that you already have in your room.
Accent pillows are an incredible way of breathing new life to your private space. Instead of going for the traditional ones, opt for something with a unique shape, texture, or perhaps prints. Believe me, this is a single touch that could provide an entirely different look.
Rich Wall Color
Simply changing up the paint in your bedroom can cause a dramatic change. One good thing about this approach is that it doesn’t cost as much as when you buy new pieces of furniture or buying lots of displays.
Switching to a richer color can definitely help achieve a major facelift. This time, avoid neutral colors and go for something bolder.
Aiming to achieve a romantic atmosphere in your bedroom? I’m sure you’ve seen those decorative canopies in the bedrooms of wealthy people in the movies. Mind you, those looks are not only for the elite. With inexpensive fabrics, you can create your own decorative canopy or bed curtains.
When giving your private sanctuary that much-needed makeover, it’s not only the looks that you should consider. Adding scented candles would also make your room smell fresh. Plus, these candles come in various styles, too, so they make a nice display as well.
Needless to say, curtains can make your room look different. With thousands of designs and colors, you can pull together a theme that you want for your space. Consider gradient curtains this time instead of the traditional ones.
Giving a bedroom a facelift is very much possible without spending a lot of money. Switching out a few things can certainly breathe in new life and fresh look. It is your private sanctuary, so you can make it look like anything you want!