A New Year is an ideal time to start thinking about a change, particularly if that involves redecorating, or even completely reimagining, the spaces within your home. As one of the most personal rooms you’re likely to encounter, your bedroom is a great place to start. Where else can your imagination run so freely?
Creating Your Ideal Bedroom Space
There are a few things you will need to think about before you start filling your bedroom, namely the space you have available, the kind of layout you’d like, and whether you’re going to create a theme or not. Do you have a big or small bedroom? Does the space have any odd angles or edges that may be difficult to furnish? If you’re starting from scratch you may as well do things properly, so draw out a plan of exactly how you’d like your finished bedroom space to look. Are you planning to fill it with color, or keep things simple? Your bedroom is the one room in your house where your personality can really run wild, so be as big, brash, or beautiful as you can muster.
Scattered cushions, throws, rugs, and wall art are a fantastic way to add color and texture to a room without over-decorating it; while photo montages, posters of your favorite movies, musical artists, or hobbies will ensure each of your visitors knows what you’re in to! Once you’ve got the essentials, such as a bed, closet, and chest of drawers, think about what else you need, or would like, and where such items will fit. Can you use shelves, a clever storage option under your bed, or window ledge space?
Your Bedroom on a Budget
You may be starting to panic a little. All of these ideas sound fantastic, but won’t they be expensive? The answer is a little of both; your perfect bedroom could cost as much, or as little, as you’d like, and there are plenty of hacks out there to ensure you get what you want.
While some bigger, more important items, such as your bed, can’t be skimped on, there are plenty of ways you can cut costs, rather than corners. For example, if you’d like to try a splash of color in your room but feel that wallpaper is simply too costly, why not stick to papering just one wall, or even creating a border effect with leftovers, or stencils and paint samples?
Choosing expensive curtains or drapes can increase the cost of your perfect bedroom, so explore the idea of making your own from sample fabric or offcuts. If you’re looking for something a little bit different, what about solid wooden shutters? While they may be a little dearer in the outset they will often last much longer than fabric curtains, as well as enabling you to let in little or as much light as you’d like, and help to control the temperature during hot summers or colder winters. If you are a light sleeper you will no longer need to purchase separate blackout material to keep your room dark. How’s that for ideal?
Of course, budgeting needn’t just apply to the bigger buys in your bedroom; keep things simple by making your own accessories and soft furnishings, or visit thrift shops, flea markets, and table top sales for the ultimate bargain. Your bedroom is the space that often reflects you most, so go crazy.
So, there you have it. Your dream bedroom space with as much, or little, effort and expenditure as you wish. Enjoy extravagance or keep things simple, the choice is yours.
How do you decorate your bedroom?
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