9 Trending Ways to Redecorate Your Bedroom on a Budget

Paint

Most design experts agree there’s no better “bang for your buck” than paint to make a statement in any room. Your bedroom should be a relaxing and reflective space, and color is a great place to start. Paint can completely change the mood of the room, as well as perceptions of size and space. Cooler colors tend to recede and make a room look bigger, while warmer tones feel like they’re coming toward you, making a room feel cozier. Paint is a great way to address unsightly issues in the room, like an old water stain or paneled walls. You can paint the entire room for a cohesive vibe or paint one accent wall to make a statement and draw attention.

Add Inexpensive Art Accents

You don’t have to invest in a Picasso to make an impactful artistic impression in a room. Consider attending a student art show or your local gallery. They often have very affordable pricing, and you can support small businesses and artists in your community.

Add a Throw Rug

Adding a throw rug to your bedroom is another efficient decor choice for defining a space inexpensively. Large, room-sized area rugs can be expensive, but smaller throws are cheaper and generally more than sufficient for a bedroom. A white jute accent rug is a fun finishing touch that complements many styles, from contemporary to shabby chic. Crafted from neutral natural fibers, it features a unique, hand-painted design that only looks expensive.

Shop at Home

While it can be tempting to start filling a cart when you tackle a redecorating project, keep in mind that your home is likely full of things you already love. Relocating a dining room mirror or repurposing an entryway bench are smart and free ways to dramatically change the look of your bedroom no matter your budget.

Visit a Thrift Store or Flea Market

Layering of the old with the new is one of the hottest design trends for 2020, and there’s no better place to find that perfect diamond in the rough than a thrift store or flea market. Gently used items from the thrift store typically cost pennies on the dollar you’d pay for something brand new. Secondhand shops or community markets often have the kind of unique finds that will define your space. The fact that your recycling is also helping the environment is a bonus.

Bring the Outside In

Natural elements in a space create a sense of relaxation that every bedroom should have. Succulents (real or faux) continue to be a popular choice in home and garden design. They’re typically inexpensive — or free if you can acquire a few clippings from a friend or neighbor — and they’re easy to care for, so you run less of a risk than investing in a higher-priced orchid plant that may require a greener thumb.

Upgrade Your Bedding

Because your bed likely takes up most of the space in your bedroom, just changing out the bedding can make it feel like a completely different room. Keep an eye out for sales at your favorite department store chain for cost-effective bedding sets that include sheets and shams in addition to the bedspread or comforter. There are usually some good deals to be found around back to school time when dorm room decor is in high demand.

Rearrange Furniture

Sometimes all it takes to alter the look of a room completely is a little rearranging and reorganization. You could move your bed to the wall opposite the bedroom door or place a small dresser you don’t love in the closet for storage, not on display. Taller furniture like a bookcase tends to function better in a corner, while a low profile desk may fit best under the window. Small items like an accent chair can be positioned at a catty-corner to create more visual interest.

Express Yourself Inexpensively

Redecorating on a budget is relatively easy if you’re willing to think a little outside the box and make inexpensive changes with maximum impact. Your bedroom can become the sanctuary of your dreams with some cozy, personal adjustments that don’t have to cost a lot of money to be highly effective.

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