We all get bored easily, and our likes and dislikes can change quickly without warning. One day you wake up, and you just no longer like the design of your bedroom. What do you do? You could redecorate, of course, but it isn’t always that easy – not to mention pretty darn expensive. But with these simple and cost-effective tips, you can transform the look of your bedroom without too much difficulty.
Granted, if you’ve got a red-painted room, and you suddenly decide you hate the colour red - there’s not a lot you can do other than repaint the walls. However, you could try dressing your walls, minimising the amount of wall on show.
A mirror collage has the added benefit of reflecting light making your bedroom appear bigger and brighter.
Wall decals are a fantastic way of transforming and updating your bedroom on a budget. Make a statement and draw the eye with a large decal - you can even customise your own decals through some sellers, for that added personal touch.
Drape tapestries and fabrics across walls, creating an alternative boho look.
A headboard is a eye-catching bedroom feature, and you’d be surprised how much of an effect they have on a room. If yours is dated, faded or worn it can also make your bed look old and uninviting. Changing your headboard is a cheap way to re-design and uplift your bed frame.
Create an impact with a feature-wall 'headboard'.
Take a look at your furniture, is there anything that could be re-purpose as a headboard? A screen? A peg-board? A shelf? Even a bookcase could serve as a headboard-with-storage, and possibly free up some space in the rest of the room.
A dab hand at DIY? Get creative and make your own headboard! Use anything you can get your hands on, make it useful (i.e. incorporate pegs/shelves into your headboard) or just go for decoration - the world's your oyster (...sort of)!
Your layout might be part of the problem. Is your bed pushed right into the corner? Placing in the centre of the room can a small room look much bigger.
Take a look at this example. All the owner did is move the bed, and it's had a powerful effect on the room:
Simply buying new bed sheets and curtains can change the design of your bedroom. I personally like to keep neutral-coloured walls, so I can easily change the furnishings and accent colours when I’m feeling like a change. In the winter warm, rich colours make my room feel warmer and cosy, whereas I opt for lighter fabrics and colours in summer.
Save yourself some pennies and do-it-yourself! I find Pinterest an absolute inspiration when it comes to DIY projects and tutorials. So if you're stuck for ideas start there.
Fed up of your wooden furniture? Give it a snazy makeover just using paint - you won’t believe the difference! Not sure where to start? Use this tutorial.