Easy Ways to Give Your Bedroom a Major Refresh

Author: Stephanie Fehrmann | Updated: October 21, 2016

Easy Ways to Give Your Bedroom a Major Refresh

Change is good. When you’re talking about redecorating, switching things up can give you a unique perspective. A bedroom facelift, for instance, gives you a brand new start to the day and a fresh space to retire at night. Of course, completely overhauling a bedroom can be costly, but luckily there are many ways to makeover a bedroom without dropping a ton of cash. You just have to get a little creative. So, if you’re looking for a bedroom refresh without the hefty price tag, here are some ideas to get you started:

 

DIY Headboard

 

Whether you don’t currently have a headboard or have one that needs an update, changing up this feature can really set the tone for a bedroom. When coming up with ideas for a DIY headboard, think about your personal style and the overall feel you’d like your new bedroom to have. Once you have a concept in mind, browse the internet for DIY headboard inspiration. There are countless things you can create your one-of-a-kind piece from. For instance, some suggestions from HGTV include old shutters, a headboard wall decal, and an embellished canvas board. If you’ve recently remodeled and have leftover ceramic or porcelain tile, don’t throw them out- you can create your own headboard using tile as the raw material.

 

Repurposed Masterpieces

 

Buying official artwork is pretty much out of the question when you’re working with a tight budget, but that doesn’t mean you have to do without creative pieces. Many items can be repurposed to become stand-out decor. Start by browsing your own home. You’ll have to look with new eyes to see things in a different way. Dusty old books that you’re never going to read again may have amazing pictures in them that can be cut out and framed. An elaborate blanket may become a wall hanging. You can even frame and display meaningful letters you’ve received over the years or create a photo collage from a bunch of your favorite shots. The sky's the limit but, with a bit of imagination, the price doesn’t have to be up there too.

 

Create a Feature Wall

 

Painting your whole bedroom may exceed your budget, but if you choose one small area of the room to paint you can add a pop of color without dropping a lot of money. Adding a splash of something bold can really bring your bedroom to life, especially if it’s painted entirely in neutral hues. According to Houzz, “Instead of trying to cram too many ideas into one room, think carefully about one main feature you would like to create in the space.”  If you choose a small wall, you’ll only need a small can of paint to create your bold statement. That said, paint is not the only medium for designing a feature wall. There are many other options to consider including wallpaper, decals, fabric, and other textured elements.

 

Add Punch with Pillows

 

There are the big fluffy pillows that you sleep on and then there are the decorative ones that you toss on the bed to add some personality and interest to a room. If you don’t currently have decorative cushions on your bed or if you’ve just grown tired of your current ones, adding some new pillows is an easy and inexpensive way to shift the vibe of a bedroom. That’s not to say that all decorative pillows are reasonably priced, but if you watch for deals or create your own you can truly inject some charm on a budget. Browse the clearance section of home decor stores and peruse their online options for the best deals. Choose an array of textures and designs that reflect your particular style.

 

This is just a small sampling of ways you can invigorate your bedroom space without emptying your wallet. No matter the redecorating route you choose, the most important tip is to keep an open mind. It’s often the little touches and the new ways of seeing objects that make a room really stand out.