If you recognize the need to enhance the look of your bedroom but find yourself constantly postponing the project until you have more money, you are not alone. It seems that many homeowners push home improvement to the bottom of their to-do list as they wait out the financial storm. But this does not need to be the case. There are several surprisingly affordable ways to spruce up the look of any bedroom- read on to discover 5 bedroom design ideas that will create a beautiful space without emptying your bank account.
1- It may sound obvious, but one of the easiest ways to update the look of your bedroom is to purchase new linens. New sheets can be found starting as low as $10 a set. If new comforters are too expensive, consider purchasing new comforter covers, or making them yourself out of affordable top sheets. Use your new linens as a way to introduce new patterns and colors into your bedroom, and you’ll be amazed at how the room looks instantly refreshed.
2- One of the most inexpensive bedroom design ideas is to replace your cabinet knobs or pulls with new cabinet hardware. There are many brands that offer inexpensive options that look terrific despite their reasonable prices. Some brands that pride themselves on durability and affordability include Amerock Hardware, Belwith Hardware and Liberty Hardware. Because most bedroom armoires and furniture have only a handful of pulls or knobs, homeowners can consider splurging on styles that may cost a few cents (or dollars) more than they’d thought of spending, because they only need a few pieces.
3- Organizing the inside of your closets can really improve the look of your bedroom. If you struggle with piles of clothing, paperwork, stray shoes or junk on the floor of your bedroom, you’ll likely enjoy the benefits of closet organizers- not only will having a tidy bedroom make your bedroom look better, but it will make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for (who knows, you may enjoy not having to scramble to find your lost shoe!).
4- Both homeowners and renters can easily update the look of their bedroom by changing their bedroom rug- or adding one if they don’t currently have one. Even a small area rug can add warmth to a bedroom, both physically and stylistically. Consider replacing a floral rug with a plain or geometric design, or a shag rug with a plush rug or a berber style piece. Even changing the color of your area rug can modify the look of your space.
5- Lastly, if you have $300-$500 to spend on your bedroom design, you can invest in a new headboard that will serve as a fabulous centerpiece in your space. For just a few hundred dollars, you can turn a plain bed into a gorgeous and exciting place to sleep. Even without a footboard, a headboard can add class, elegance and sophistication to your space. What’s more, it will draw your eye to the bed, instead of to the mess, the outdated furniture, or a ragged rug.
Of course, it would be nice to be able to implement several of these bedroom design ideas at once, so that your room could be fully transformed. But in the absence of sufficient funding, you’ll be amazed at how even a small investment can increase your enjoyment of your bedroom. Since you spend such a significant amount of time in your bedroom, you deserve it to be beautiful. So stop waiting for the future, and start enjoying your newly-revamped bedroom today!