We spend about a third of our lives sleeping. So, shouldn’t we make sure our bedrooms as beautiful and peaceful as possible? And while it may be a nice idea to hire a professional to create the perfect restful space for us, this isn’t always an affordable option. However, there are plenty of DIY bedroom ideas to fool both you and your guests into thinking you did.
Here are some amazing budget-friendly ways to update tired bedrooms without breaking the bank.
Easy To Remove Wallpaper
Wallpaper used to be a long term commitment. You needed to spend tons of time searching for a pattern you loved and were sure you wanted in your space. However, thanks to removable wallpaper, you can easily spruce up your room without worrying about whether or not you will grow tired of it in a few months.
You can hang paper you love this moment and then pull it down without damaging the paint under it whenever you need another change. It is perfect for commitment-phobic designers.
New Duvet Covers
One of the easiest ways to give your bedroom a new look is by simply swapping out your quilt covers for new ones. The best part about this DIY hack is that is it relatively inexpensive and you can do it as often as you like.
So, if you like change in your life but don’t have a lot to spend on complete overhauls of your bedroom, having a couple of different duvet covers on hand is a great way to keep your bedroom looking fresh and luxurious. Plus, as long as your walls and furniture are fairly neutral, you can change color schemes with your mood or the season, whichever comes first.
While most sleep experts suggest decorating your bedroom in calm and soothing colors like deep browns and soft blues. However, if you are the type of person who just needs a splash of vibrant color in your life, throw pillows are the perfect option. So, choose bright jewel-toned pillows in rich looking fabrics like velvet or brocade to add some visual interest to your muted room.
Plus, just like with the duvet covers you can swap them out as often as you like for a little change when you feel like you need it.
Mix and Match Patterns
Is your bedroom a solid color? Or maybe you have only incorporated a single pattern into the decor? Well, mixing and matching patterns can make your room look luxurious and professionally put together.
Now, we know that mixing and matching can scare a lot of people, but don’t worry. You can always start small with stripes and polka dots and move into bigger and bolder choices like gingham and paisley or plaid and stripes. Just remember, to keep the proportions balanced by choosing one small print to go with a bigger one.
One of the things lighting is great at doing is directing the eye to where you want it to go. And a great new lamp or lighting fixture can also add visual interest to a room. So, by getting some new lighting for your bedroom you can highlight parts of the room you find interesting while breathing new life into a tired space.
Whether it is a great statement chandelier or a beautifully delicate bedside lamp, switching up the lighting in your room can be a great DIY hack to make it look like a million dollars.
It is amazing how adding some art to the walls or statement pieces to dressers and bedside tables can spruce up tired spaces. Do you have pieces you have been meaning to put out or display, but can’t find a spot in the common areas? Well, why not add them to your bedroom.
Or, if you have friends who are artists or sculptors, think about commissioning a one of a kind piece from them. That way you are supporting a friend and getting something you know you will love in colors that work perfectly in your space. If that isn’t an option, think about reframing stuff you already have in there to change it up a little.
Tidy Up and Rearrange Your Space
This may actually be the most inexpensive and easiest way to breathe new life into your bedroom. Simply getting rid of anything that doesn’t make you feel relaxed (or romantic) can make it look like a brand new room. Plus, sleep experts say having a bedroom clear of clutter, including the TV, can actually help promote a better night’s sleep.
Add to that, by rearranging your furniture can completely change the appearance of the space. Maybe you can position your bed so it looks out the window for a new view first thing in the morning and helps you get a little extra vitamin D as a mood booster first thing.
Add Some Mirrors
If you have a small space, some strategically placed mirrors can actually help it look bigger. Plus, with the right frame, they can also double as art and help the room have a polished, sophisticated look. The best part is you can often pick up some really great mirrors in second-hand stores or at estate sales, meaning you can add interest without breaking the bank.
DIY Bedroom Ideas For Lovely Rooms
These are just a few easy DIY bedroom ideas to help you create a show-stopping bedroom without having to spend a ton. There are plenty of other great ways to add a little something new to the place you spend a third of your life. Whether it is paint or new curtains or any other great idea you have, don’t be afraid to experiment as often as you like and can afford.
For more decorating tips, check out our blog. You are bound to find a ton of great ideas on how to create your dream house.