Your bedroom is the one place in your home where you should be able to relax, recharge and rejuvenate; it’s basically your own private oasis. That’s why it’s important to create a space that is free from clutter and chaos. If your bedroom looks like a tornado has torn through it or your grandmother decorated it, it’s probably time for a change. Change, however, doesn’t have to come with a high price tag. Check out these affordable bedroom makeovers that can turn any bedroom zoo into a solitude of serenity.
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
One of the easiest and most affordable ways to change your bedroom is to brush on a fresh coat of paint. You can go bold and make a statement with a pop of color on one wall, create a romantic vibe with a rich hue, or lighten things up with clean, white walls. Depending on the size of your room, this project can be completed in a day and for less than $100.
Change Your Headboard
Looking for a quick project that will make an instant change for not a lot of change? Try updating your headboard. The possibilities are virtually endless! You can go the traditional route and simply change the material, such as swapping wood for fabric. You can also alter the height to create a more dramatic effect. Other options include using tapestries, textured tiles, artwork and more. If you’re looking for a headboard that also provides storage options, consider ditching your current headboard and putting up a shelf instead. You can paint it to blend into your walls or use a contrasting color for a bolder look. If you’re feeling crafty, check out the upholstered headboard DIY from This Old House. This affordable makeover could cost as little as $10 (check out tapestries on Amazon), depending on the direction you take.
Upgrade Your Bedding
On average, you’ll spend a third of your life sleeping. Don’t waste your time tossing and turning in bedding that doesn’t make you feel amazing. Layer your bed in materials that soothe your body and your soul. For some, that may be cotton and faux fur, while others may enjoy the cool feel of satin. There is no right or wrong. The key is using layers and throwing in a pop of color. You’ll also want to change your bedding out seasonally. Lighter linens in summer to keep cool; thicker comforters in the winter for added warmth. Don’t forget to pick out the perfect pillows, too. Find ones that provide ample support, as well as those that add a decorative touch. Depending on your tastes, and the size of your bed, new bed linens will typically run $200 and up. Right now, however, you can score a set for as little as $30 at the January clearance sale at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Light Things Up!
Another easy and affordable way to change the look and feel of your bedroom is to update the lighting fixtures. A bedroom that is overly dark and has very little natural light can affect your mood over time. To ensure you maintain your Zen, create mood lighting that will easily adjust to your needs. This can be as simple as adding some hanging lamps over your side tables or sconces flanking your headboard. You can also add in recessed lighting that dims or brightens as needed. For a teenager’s room, a headboard made of fairy lights can set a whimsical tone. To create a more rustic look, try carriage lanterns and iron chandeliers. New fixtures can be installed in just a few hours and can range in price from just a few dollars (string lights) to over $200 (chandeliers) a piece. For something unique and inexpensive, try your luck scavenging at local flea markets and estate sales.
Worried that you won’t like your new updates? Here’s the beauty of these affordable bedroom makeovers – you can easily change them out. In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to tire of their bedroom look after a year or two. Thankfully, these projects won’t cost you an arm and a leg, so it’s easy to make a change whenever you want to shake things up. Just have fun and go for it!
About Kelly Perkins
Kelly lives in Northeast Florida and owns Kelly Perkins Real Estate. She has extensive experience in interior design and home renovation. As a Realtor®, she has helped many people make their dream of owning a piece of Florida paradise a reality.