Sometimes you want to refresh the look of your bedroom, and other times you want to revamp it altogether. If a refresh will no longer do the trick, and you don't have a stack of cash to throw at it, here are some budget friendly ways to revamp your bedroom.
Budget Friendly Ways to Revamp Your Bedroom
Redecorating a bedroom does not always have to involve costly remodeling projects. There is plenty we can do without having to hire a general contractor and breaking down the bedroom walls! On that note, let us look at some ways you can revamp your bedroom on a budget.
Adopt a Minimalistic Design Approach
I've been known to joke that I'm a minimalist. Not necessarily because I'm truly a minimalist, but because I don't know how to decorate. One thing I do know is that clutter is a minimalist’s enemy. Whether you are really a minimalist or not, like me, cluttered bedrooms are not ideal for getting restful sleep. Clutter leads to stress. If you need to declutter your home, I suggest starting in your bedroom. Having more floor space can make the room look and feel a lot bigger and more relaxing to sleep in. Follow the steps as described next to start the revamping with a minimalistic design.
- Remove everything from your bedroom which is not functional and then deep clean the room
- Remove at least one piece of furniture that is not aesthetically suited, or just too big for the bedroom’s dimensions
- Put things AWAY in the nightstand or dresser that don't need to be out.
- Use multifunctional furniture pieces that suit the bedroom in terms of both aesthetics and size. Whether you choose modern bedroom decor or stately vintage pieces, make sure they “fit” the room.
We recently purchased two recliners for our bedroom, which I absolutely LOVE having in there. They did, however, make the space seem smaller. To compensate, I moved a bookshelf out of the room, and moved the full length leaning mirror to a different corner of the room. Just having the mirror in the corner made the room feel bigger.
Change the Mattress
In terms of change, what can possibly be more impactful in a bedroom than to change the bed itself? Surprisingly enough, it does not have to be a costly investment either. For starters, there are plenty of great deals during the Labor Day mattress sale on even the most premium mattresses from the top manufacturers. Then there is the fact that you do not necessarily need to buy a new bed frame to lay these mattresses on.
Just use the old frame but if you wish to get a bigger or smaller mattress than what would be suited for the old frame, lay the mattress down directly on the bedroom floor and get rid of the frame. Top it up with a mattress topper if you need to and you will soon start to wake up better rested than you might have in a long time.
Add a Fresh Coat of Light-Colored Paint
This tip is going to require a bit more time and effort than the others, but it is still a budget-friendly suggestion which you should be able to carry out on your own. However, this is assuming that your bedroom walls do not have preexisting lead paint on it, and you know how to paint a room. Check out a how to paint a room video, or read a how to paint a room tutorial if you need to. Whether you check out tutorials, or not, do not forget the safety measures! To make a bedroom look relaxing and spacious, choose off-white, cream, beige, or any other color which is lighter in shade, without being too loud or hospital-like!
Add a Dimmer Switch
Our perception is almost entirely dependent on natural and artificial lighting in the room, so it is almost essential to change the lighting to truly complete the revamping. Dimmer switches allow us to control the brightness of artificial lighting. Most of them come with photo-responsive, smart sensors in them these days, making it possible for the switches to automatically increase or decrease the luminescence in a room, depending on how much natural light is available at the time and people’s presence in the room.
If you don't have an electrical engineer in the house, like I do, this one is a bit more involved. You could follow a tutorial on how to install a dimmer switch, but hiring an electrician is a great option, too. A new dimmer switch and a few light bulb changes, and *maybe* even a new pendant light fixture can make a HUGE difference. Nevertheless, just adding a few extra light fixtures and changing the bulbs should not break any budgets. Besides, the ecofriendly installations can help lower your electricity bills quite significantly.
Even though none of the ideas discussed here are going to be heavy on the wallet, budget friendly bedroom makeovers don't have to be done over night. If your budget is tight, make one or two changes at a time. It’s a step-by-step process for sure, but each step will make your bedroom feel new, even all on their own.