Of all the rooms in your house, the bedroom is probably where you spend the most time. Whether you use it strictly for sleeping or you love a work-from-bed set-up, we all dream of a gorgeously decorated space to lay our heads.
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However, life can make that tricky. Renovation can get very expensive, very quickly. We believe that everyone deserves a great living space, which is why we’ve come up with three easy ways to keep the cost of your bedroom renovation down without ever sacrificing quality.
1. Invest in Great Quality Furniture
When renovating your home, it can seem tempting to buy the cheapest furniture you can find to cut costs. However, this can be even more expensive in the long run. It’s best to invest in high-quality items that will last for years — or even decades.
A lot of furniture nowadays is not meant to last — tables made of particleboard and cheap laminate, chairs made of flimsy plastic, and couches with pleather upholstery. These are all consequences of a fast furniture industry that focuses on mass production, not product longevity.
Quality furniture will last longer, meaning you might pay more upfront, but you won’t pay as much on replacing it.
As you shop for quality furniture, also pay attention to how you set it up. An incorrect assembly also can contribute to breakdown, as pegs may be loose or other items incorrectly installed.
If you need help, look for professional installation & assembly of furniture to help you out.
2. Make Your Artwork
It can be tempting to splash the cash on your favorite piece of artwork to jazz up your room. However, this can be very pricey — in fact, a Leonardo da Vinci painting once sold for $450.3 million at auction. Although we doubt you’re looking to spend quite that much on a nice picture for your bedroom, these costs can add up and land you with a hefty bill.
To avoid this, save money and have fun by creating your artwork. The item you create can depend on your personal choice. For example, why not create a photo collage of fun moments in your life with your loved ones. Not only is it cheap, but it’ll make you smile to look at it.
If creating art isn’t your thing, no need to worry. Why not pop down to your neighborhood craft fair and support a local artist. You’re saving money and helping small businesses at the same time — a great combination.
3. Aim for DIY Creativity
Some aspects of renovation call for a professional — particularly electrics and plumbing. However, hiring someone else to do things like deep cleaning or painting can waste money on a task you could do yourself. Because many people don’t want to do these tasks, professionals can charge large amounts of money to do them for you — something you want to avoid.
Although you’ll have to invest in some basic items like a roller, paint, and dust sheets, it’s surprisingly easy to do. You can easily find tutorials on the best way to clean and decorate your bedroom to a professional standard. Just make sure you’re not wearing your best clothes to do it!
Renovate Your Dream Bedroom
Now that you know these three great ways to save money, all that’s left to do is try them out and create your dream bedroom. Not only is renovation fun, but it can be surprisingly cheap too if you’re following our advice. The only thing that’s left to do is try it yourself — and enjoy.