You want to change the look and feel of your bedroom. Perhaps you have kept the same arrangement for several years and are in desperate need of a major change but have no idea what to do or where to start. Even though you may have a lot of ideas and plans, the one thing that may be holding you back is your budget (or the lack thereof). Here are 4 ways that you can creatively and strategically beautify your bedroom even when you have a limited budget available:
Change the Position of Your Bed
It may seem as if the “traditional” location of your bed is up against a certain wall in your bedroom or even tucked away in a corner. However, the key to beautifying your bedroom on a budget is to realize that “traditional” is not always the best available option. Focus on the floor plan and design of your room with a little imagination to determine a different spot to place your bed. You will be surprised to see just how much of an impact this small change will make to your room décor.
Buy a New Set of Stylish Sheets
Instead of focusing on drastic changes and major renovations, you can accomplish a lot regarding the beautification of your bedroom with just a few minor changes or upgrades here and there. For instance, when was the last time that you changed your sheets? No, not in the sense of doing laundry – which is also important. However, when was the last time that you replaced your sheets? It is easy to get into the habit of replacing comforters, pillows and other bedding accessories that are more visible than the sheets that usually lie underneath these things. By investing in a new set of high-quality sheets, though, you will expand your decorative options – especially if you are the type who likes to fold the sheets over in a hotel-esque manner when making your bed.
Add an Accent Chair to Your Bedroom
Your bedroom does not always have to be reserved exclusively for sleeping. It makes sense why so many people assume that is the case – especially when you consider what the name of the room implies. However, you can beautify your room in ways that you never imagined just by adding an accent chair to the arrangement. Wouldn’t you love a place to read, relax or even study within your room? Perhaps you would just like to sit and meditate after a long, hard day at work. An accent chair allows you to have this designated relaxation area without having to climb into your bed. In addition, by choosing a color pattern or theme that flows with your existing décor, it can do wonders with beautifying your bedroom.
Remember to Show Love to Your Walls
Instead of putting too much focus on your actual bed itself, remember to show love and appreciation for the other parts of your bedroom – such as the walls. The beautification of your bedroom is more of a packaged deal, which is why it is important to pay close attention to how you care for your package.
Most home décor concepts focus on the walls being covered with various elements in more visible parts of the home – such as the living room, family room, or even the dining room. However, would you not enjoy being able to enjoy beautiful artwork or even a well-placed family portrait in your bedroom?
When it comes to any type of wall hangings in the bedroom, though, you always want to make sure that you focus on moderation. If you tend to go overboard in this area, strive to narrow down your list of options to just one or two cherished photos or art pieces that will breathe life into your bedroom décor without making this space feel cramped and cluttered.
Sebastian Morales is Founder and CEO of Good & Bed. Prior to Starting Good & Bed, Sebastian was an investment banker based in New York City.