Tips on Giving Your Bedroom a New Look

Tips on giving your bedroom a new look

When we say a new look, what usually comes to mind is a new coat of paint or a new set of beddings. While on point, there are a lot more things we can do to upgrade the look of our private sanctuaries.

And yes, without breaking the bank. So here our our tips on how to renovate a bedroom on a budget:

  • Upgrade the fifth wall
  • Invest in new set of beddings
  • Use curtains as a headboard
  • Disguise a space’s quirk
  • Create a statement gallery wall
  • Consider a built-in bed
  • Use wallpapers
  • Add smaller spaces
  • Rearrange your furniture
  • Declutter
Upgrade the so-called “fifth wall”

Upgrade the so-called “fifth wall”

Interior designers refer to the ceiling as the “fifth wall” of the house. By upgrade, we mean pay attention to it apart from just being a bare ceiling. Painting it a new color different (but complementary) to the ones you have on your walls would be a nice change.

You can also opt to decorate it. A quaint chandelier or some creative funky lights that go well with the rest of the furniture would add a much-needed personality to your room. A plaster ceiling design is also a nice option, or a designer ceiling fan to help ward off the heat during the summer months.

New set of beddings

New set of beddings

Choose designs that break the pattern in your room without being too much of an eyesore. For example, if your room is full of blues and greys, try beddings in the yellow or white colour palette to complement.

If your room leans toward brighter themes, try dark colored beddings for a change. Example: if you have orange as the majority of the color scheme in your room, try dark gray or navy blue for your beddings.

Using curtains for a headboard

Using curtains for a headboard

The most common type of headboard are made of cushioned wood. For a change, why not try curtains? Not only does it add a softer effect to the room, it also looks more cozy. You can use a sheer curtain for the headboard or you can have a curtain headboard with lights. Play with these elements for a change in design.

Disguising a space’s quirk

Disguising a space’s quirk

You know how we all have that space in our rooms where the floors aren’t even or the ceiling droops a bit lower than the rest of the room? How about that area where the paint colour is a little bit darker than the rest of the room or that corner where the wallpapers just didn’t quite align?

You can disguise these space quirks by covering them up with accessories, small furniture, or art. This way, the attention would be directed towards them and not the uneven spaces.

Statement gallery wall

Statement gallery wall

For those who are into statement walls, dedicate a portion of your room for a statement gallery wall. It could be anything.

You miss traveling? Fill your photo gallery wall with your favourite printed travel memories or pictures of your bucket list of travel destinations that you want to go to in the future once we’re all allowed to freely travel again.

You enjoy seeing your loved ones’ faces all the time? Dedicate a corner for your snapshots of your favorite memories with friends and family. Or it could be a memento corner where you have letters, souvenirs from shared adventures, or anything that fondly reminds you of them.

Are you a fan of delicious quotes from books and films? Print those out and hang them on the wall to remind you that life is beautiful and to inspire you to be a better version of yourself. Try a mismatched gallery wall or a 3D gallery wall to add character to your room.

Consider a built-in bed

Consider a built-in bed

If you have a smaller bedroom and storage is usually an issue, consider having a built-in multi-purpose bed with storage areas under it. This way, you can maximise the space that the bed occupies and can still have extra space to store your belongings.

Wallpapers

Wallpapers!

Wallpapers are just so underrated. It’s more than just a background design for the room. Wallpapers also help define the ambiance of a space and make sure that everything in the room, from furniture and accessories to pattern and texture of the fabric, wood, and other materials all align and make sense. Think of it as a unifying element.

Add smaller presents

Add smaller spaces

A small area where your friends can sit or a quaint nook on right side of the huge window where you can sit and read or spend time on the phone without being disturbed; these smaller spaces will add to the new look of your room.

Rearrange your furniture

Rearrange your furniture

A classic and very traditional take on redefining your bedroom space, this is a foolproof approach to getting a new look for not only your room but also anywhere in the house.

You can try different bedroom layouts depending on the season. If it’s the summer and you prefer to sleep longer, then put the bed away from the window. For those who enjoy natural light first thing in the morning, you can position your bed next to the window.

Declutter

Declutter

Decluttering isn’t just about keeping your room tidy and organized. It’s also an extra “oomph” if you want to achieve a new look. Sometimes, our room picks up so much clutter, but because it’s a place where we relax and rest, we have the tendency to overlook them.

Dedicating a time to declutter your room before all the major bedroom renovation is an ideal first step for htat fresh new look.

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