We all take pride in our living room, kitchen and bathroom when there’s a chance they’ll be seen by guests visiting our house, but it’s so easy to neglect the areas that go mostly unseen like the bedroom. Yet it’s so important to create a space that makes you feel relaxed and comfortable to switch off from the world and get a great night’s sleep. You don’t need to spend a fortune to create a room that reflects your personality perfectly though – here are six easy ways to give your bedroom a makeover on a budget!
A tip that can apply to any room in the house, decluttering is the easiest and cheapest way to inject a breath of fresh air into your room. Go through your room and donate or sell anything that isn’t useful, meaningful or adding any aesthetic appeal and hide away all other clutter. You might want to pick up a stylish basket to hide away dirty washing and a few pretty tins to keep your dresser tidy too.
Get rid of the TV
TVs don’t add much in terms of aesthetics and research has shown that having one in your room isn’t conducive to a good night’s sleep. Move yours to another room and try taking a book to the boudoir instead if you need a way to unwind before sleeping.
Bring your room to life
Literally. Houseplants help to generate oxygen and remove toxins from the air and they look great too. If you’re not particularly green-thumbed, go for plants such as cacti which require little effort to keep and are notoriously difficult to kill.
Change your sheets
There’s nothing like the feel of fresh bedding when you’re finally settling down to sleep so why not take it a step further and treat yourself to a new duvet cover for the upcoming season? Something as simple as a change in bedding can completely transform a room, especially if your walls are a plain white colour. Whether you want to mimic the seventies trend or just keep it simple with a girly floral pattern, a new duvet cover is instant (and cheap) chic.
You don’t need to be a feng shui master, but simply rearranging the furniture in your bedroom can make a huge difference to your space. Take some time to consider the placement of your furniture and how a shift around could maximise floor space and make the most of the room’s natural light. While you’re there, flip over your mattress too as it prevents it getting too worn on one side.
Get a handle on it
A great way to inject some quirky, expensive taste to your room is to replace your drawer handles with some new, more decorative choices. Drawer knobs can be found in all manner of DIY shops and websites and they don’t have to be boring – you’ll find them in a variety of patterns and colours so you can go as simple or crazy as you like!