We’ve talked plenty of times about how to upgrade different areas of your home, and we’ve even covered some home decorating tips that you can do on a budget. But, what if you want to upgrade your bedroom and you’re trying not to break the bank?
The good news? It’s totally possible!
Your bedroom should feel like your own personal sanctuary within your home. Unfortunately, far too many people neglect their own rooms when it comes to design and decor because they’re more concerned with how the rest of their house looks and feels. That can be especially true if you frequently have company.
But, your bedroom is important, and shouldn’t be neglected. Having a bedroom that feels relaxing and showcases your personality can help you to feel more relaxed, reduce stress, and even help you to get a better night’s sleep (especially if you’re not getting the 7-9 hours a night that your body needs!).
It’s estimated that a complete bedroom remodel costs about $7,800. Keep in mind that includes things like new windows, carpet, and moldings. But, even if you don’t want to change/replace everything, a typical bedroom makeover can cost hundreds (or thousands) of dollars.
If that simply isn’t in your budget right now, don’t worry! Let’s cover a few easy and inexpensive ways you can completely transform and upgrade your bedroom without blowing your budget.
Invest in Your Bed
If you’re going to spend any money to upgrade your bedroom, splurge on a new mattress!!! Make sure you have a sturdy bed frame and invest in a good mattress that will allow you to sleep well. There are so many brands on the market today, so it’s worth doing your research when it comes to special features. For example, Purple mattresses have become popular in recent years due to their cooling design that will help you from feeling too hot while you’re trying to get some rest.
It’s also a good idea to invest in sheets and bedding that you enjoy. Your bed should be inviting and comforting, so make sure it fits both your personality and your needs as you consider redecorating or upgrading.
Rearrange or Re-Frame Artwork
If you already have artwork in your room, whether it’s pictures of your family or actual framed art pieces, an easy way to change the look and feel of your space is to move it around. Create a gallery wall that can draw attention to one area of the room. It can make your room seem more spacious and add visual appeal.
Another easy idea to upgrade your bedroom is to change the frames you currently use for your artwork. By choosing similar frames for each piece, you can actually make your art feel more like a ‘gallery,’ and it can help to tie the room together without having to spend a lot of money.
Get Rid of Clutter
If you have a small room, having extra pieces of furniture or items you simply don’t need can make it feel small and cluttered. It doesn’t cost any money to declutter a room, and it can change the entire look of the space. Decluttering is a great way to upgrade your bedroom for no cost! Just takes a little time and elbow grease.
Give yourself a day or two to go through your bedroom and decide on the things you don’t need to keep. From furniture to clothes, decluttering is a great way to feel more organized, change the look of your room, and even do something positive by donating items you don’t need or want.
Utilize the Psychology of Color
Did you know that the colors in the rooms of your home can actually make a difference in how you feel? It’s called Color Psychology, and you can use it to your advantage.
Different colors can trigger different emotions and feelings within your mind. For example, blue tones are typically associated with peace and tranquility, so they are great for the bedroom if you want to relax after a long day. Or, if you have a large and sparse room, more neutral shades like linen and taupe can help it to feel warmer and more inviting.
Try to avoid vibrant colors like reds and oranges when you upgrade your bedroom. While they can be good for areas of the home where you want a lot of energy, your bedroom should feel more like a place of serenity when you enter it, and color can make a big difference.
Thankfully, it doesn’t cost a lot of money or take a lot of time to repaint your room. Give yourself a weekend to get it done, and you might be surprised at how much of a difference a coat of paint can really make.
Spruce Up Your Furniture
If you don’t have the budget to buy new furniture, you can get creative in sprucing up what you already have! Again, a fresh coat of paint on pieces of furniture can go a long way. Or, you can use patterned wallpaper on things like dresser drawers to add a colorful accent without having to spend a lot of money.
Another great option to upgrade your bedroom, especially for a large room, is to check out thrift stores or even local garage sales for pieces of furniture. You’ll never know what you’ll find on “treasure hunts” like these, and many times an old piece can be brought back to life with a little TLC! An old antique trunk makes a great seat at the end of your bed for storing all those throw pillows in! You can also update your home’s interior with a modern rug.
Stack Up Your Pillows
What looks better and more luxurious than walking into your bedroom and seeing your bed piled high (neatly, of course) with throw pillows? They’re simple accent pieces that can make a big difference in how comfortable and inviting your bed can be.
Again, don’t be afraid to let your creativity shine when it comes to choosing and bedecking your throw pillows. Try different colors and patterns that work together, and let your personality shine when it comes to choosing the right ‘look’ that fits your sense of style. When you upgrade your bedroom, you can choose individual pillows that appeal to you or select a set of coordinating pillows from Pillow Pops. You can easily turn your bed into a lush space that you can’t wait to dive into!
Change the Lightning
Aside from a coat of paint, nothing can change the overall look and feel of a room faster than switching out your lighting.
It’s best to avoid bright, stark lighting when you upgrade your bedroom. Instead, go for more golden/yellow lighting that you can adjust. For example, choose a bedside lamp over a bright ceiling light. Or, use twinkle lights or LED strip lighting to make your room feel like something out of a fairy tale.
Choosing the right light bulbs can be important, too. While you want to make sure you have bulbs with enough wattage/power, they don’t have to give off such a bright white light. Try something like an Edison bulb for a warmer glow that can make your room more comfortable, peaceful, and inviting.
Building a Better Bedroom on a Budget
As you can see, you don’t have to completely empty your wallet to upgrade your bedroom. Many of these upgrades can also be completed with every little time or effort, and you don’t need to be an interior designer or even be great with DIY projects to get them done!
Remember, your bedroom should be a reflection of your personality and your own sense of style. How you choose to upgrade it should be based on your likes and needs, not someone else’s. Get creative with your choices and upgrade your bedroom into your own personal safe haven – you’ll be glad you did!