Giving your bedroom a décor overhaul can be a brilliant way to inject a new lease of life into your own little haven. A lick of paint here, a change of upholstery there – all contribute to giving your room that fresh vibrancy again, but at what cost? Redecorating can be a huge expense and, with the current Christmas season, every single penny counts. Here are our top 5 tips for redecorating your bedroom on a budget:
Fallen in love with that high-end makeup holder but can’t really justify the price tag? Get your crafty head on and try your hand at creating your own. You can buy cheap plain plastic pieces and customise with a pattern – look for wallpaper pieces or magazine cuttings. This way, you can save that little bit of cash and forever admire a unique piece that you created yourself. This method is especially handy if you’re redecorating a child’s room, purchase basic pieces and buy stickers and decals of your child’s favourite characters – avoiding overpriced merchandise will save those extra pounds.
- Mirrors, Mirrors, Mirrors
Everybody knows that the best way to create the illusion of vaster space in your home is to use an excess of thoughtfully placed mirrors around the room. Placing a mirror on the largest wall of the room can open up the space – be sure to hang the mirror in the line of the lighting, as sunlight will bounce off the mirror to both illuminate and extend the room. To save money, avoid the fancy designed mirrors and opt for large, block designs: focus on the size of the surface area for the price.
- Savvy Shopping
Don’t rush into buying all your products for redecorating. Instead, write a comprehensive list of every little thing you need, with the designs and colours you have in mind. This will ensure that you don’t lose sight of your vision and more importantly, that you don’t blow your entire budget on superfluous pieces that you mightn’t even use – especially given they haven’t been incorporated into your design plans. Wait until items on your list are discounted, the key to savvy sale shopping is to just always make sure you’re prepared and don’t get bamboozled into buying things you don’t need.
- All in the Details
You don’t need to completely overhaul the design of your bedroom to give it a refreshing new look. Just changing little details like bedding or hanging new curtains can make a huge difference and give your bedroom a new lease of life. Don’t waste time painting: invest that money elsewhere with a new lamp.
- Think Outside the Box
Enlist the help of friends and family, with regards to having more hands to help with decorating, and ask whether they have any pieces that are no longer wanted. This way, you can recycle and reuse, even incorporating a bit of a stylish vintage look in your design. Get networking – it’s always handy to have a painter or decorator in your phone contacts!
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