7 budget-friendly ways to decorate your bedroom

‘Change is good for you’ – so they say.

But let’s face it, habit is comforting. Making big changes can be hard. Changing your job, your diet or your exercise regime takes a bit of work.

To get the ball rolling it’s often good to start with something small.

Changing your immediate environment can help make you feel good. And, as sleep is such an important ingredient for a healthy and happy life, starting with a simple bedroom makeover is a great place to begin.

Here are 7 budget-friendly bedroom decorating ideas to get you started:

1. Launch a colour makeover

According to the gurus at the Pantone Color Institute, the 2019 Colour of the Year is ‘Living Coral’.  They describe this colour as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.” So, if you’re keen to stay ‘on-trend’, choose your new doona cover, sheets and cushions in tones of Living Coral.

2. Create a feature wall

Create a whole new bedroom look by changing just one wall!

Grab a paintbrush and create a feature wall in your favourite colour. Or for a bit of interest, select one of the latest designer paint finishes with a sophisticated textural or glamorous pearl or metallic effect.

An even simpler and more dramatic way of decorating your feature wall is by using the latest custom-made wallpaper. It’s really easy. Go online and choose your favourite photo or select from a huge range of pictures or graphics. Just peel and stick and you’ve got a ready-made feature wall like nobody else’s.

3. Rearrange your room

There’s nothing like a change of scenery to give you a different perspective on the world – even if you’re simply moving around the furniture in your bedroom.

If you’re a believer in Feng Shui you may want to follow certain guidelines to ensure you’re creating the right energy in the room. Check out these bedroom layout tips.

4. Declutter that bedroom!

If you do nothing else but reduce the amount of ‘stuff’ in your bedroom, you’ll make your bedroom look bigger and better. You might even find you’ll sleep better.

  • Avoid using your bedroom floor as a wardrobe.
  • Choose just the one book for your bedside table.
  • Consider using under-bed storage so things that you need are out of sight. Better still, throw out things that you’re not using.

5. Go for comfort

Your bedroom is an oasis from the world. It should be relaxing and your bed should be comfortable.

If you’ve had your mattress for a while, it might be time to replace it with a new one. But if your budget is an issue, consider buying a mattress topper. A mattress topper adds an extra layer of comfort and support. It’s a good interim measure if you’re not ready to invest in a new mattress.

6. Add some mood lighting

Decorative lamps or a string of colourful lights or delicate lanterns can add a touch of elegance or whimsy to your bedroom. Illuminate your bedroom with warm light to create your cosy sleeping space.

7. Hang your favourite art

Are you a budding artist? Art canvases and paints can be economical and give you a chance to let loose your ‘inner Picasso’.

If you don’t feel confident about your own artistic abilities, you can buy some excellent prints online or buy a poster of a famous masterpiece online at one of the larger art galleries.

Happy decorating!