7 Tips To Redesign Your Bedroom on a Budget
For some reason it always seems like the bedroom is the last space that people spend time and money on when they are thinking about redesigning their home. Maybe it’s because its not the first room you see when you enter your house, or the place that your friends and family gather to enjoy a holiday dinner. Whatever the reason, the bedroom is usually the place where the hand-me-down relics and the old college furniture pieces that you vow to eventually get rid of always wind up.
Your bedroom should be a place that you love to spend time and be a relaxing retreat from the pace of the day. With this in mind we’ve asked Ashley Redmond, Head of Design Services at Decorist, for 7 design tips that will help you redesign the space without a major investment of your time or your money.
1. Switch it up.
Changing the layout of the bedroom is so cost effective that it’s free! With a little time and energy, you can give your space a whole new look just by changing around the location of your furniture. When you are moving things around, consider omitting some of the unnecessary pieces. Less is often more. Getting rid of extraneous furniture pieces can help to open up the space and make it feel more airy. Just changing the direction that your bed faces can make all the difference in creating a new orientation for your room.
2. Change your throw pillow and bedding.
As the bed is the focal point in the bedroom, changing out throw pillows and/or your duvet can be one of the most effective small changes you can make. Selecting bedding in a color that is completely different from what you currently have can make a huge impact. White bedding is Ashley’s personal favorite. She explains white bedding works in all season and can be easily layered with cozy wool blanket in the winter and lighter boho inspired pillows in the summer. And don’t be afraid to try out a pattern!
Lighting is a key element in any room, but is especially important when you are thinking about creating an inviting and relaxing atmosphere like a bedroom. For an impactful change, look to your bedside lamps. It can be as simple as switching out your existing lamp shades or you can consider swapping out your bedside lamps completely for elegant wall mounted sconces. Who doesn’t like to read in bed?
Paint is an important and low cost thing to consider when giving your space a new look. A moody accent wall can give the space a sophisticated richness, and light grey or pale blue are always great options to give your room that restful and relaxing feel. Paint can also be used to liven up a old piece of furniture. Consider sanding down a tired dresser or nightstand and painting it a bright, fun color. Some new hardware and you’ll have a brand new piece of furniture to wake up to!
5. Think about your floor.
Like changing out your duvet, adding or changing a rug can have a big impact and is a great place to get creative with patterns. Who doesn’t want to wake up to something soft under their feet? Think about adding a thick shag or an eye-catching vintage kilim. Rugs are a fantastic way to pull a room together and don’t be afraid to layer a few to give the space a collected and relaxed feel.
Bedroom should be a restful place so adequate storage should be utilized to keep clutter to a minimum. Consider closet organizers, fabric storage bins and nesting baskets as options to keep miscellaneous items from piling up.
Don’t forget about your walls! Ashley shares with us that art is the most important aspect to any room and the bedroom is no different. Art should reflect your personal interests and passions – plus can be uniquely displayed. Consider a gallery wall, you can continuously add to it. Frame special cards, source pieces from local makers and prints special photos in black and white. Select frames in a consistent style from simple black to ornate gold vintage. Adding ledges and creating a collection that both lean and hang is an inexpensive way to display as well.
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