10 Budget Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

I'm sure that there are a lot of us out there who sometimes feel like the decorating process is never over, or you may have suddenly found inspiration and the urge for a change, but you may not always have the budget for it. Fortunately, there are a lot of inexpensive DIY updates that you can make. Best part? You can use what you already have in your bedroom!

So here's my top 10 Budget Bedroom Decorating Ideas.

1. Faux Frame
Left image courtesy of www.popsugar.com Lizzie Bailey
Right image courtesy of Angus Fergusson
If like a lot of people you have a mirror attached to a bare bedroom wall, (a mirror on the wall and nothing else) you can dress the wall up by painting on a faux frame around the mirror. It works really well if you have a dressing table with a mirror which it attached to the wall as it adds and artsy, decorative element to the room and gives much more interest to the room as at only a small cost as it can be painted with tester paint pots which are only an couple of pounds.

2. Wall Decals 
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 If you're like me and you swoon over fabulous patterns and colours you have seen my home décor magazines, but they are way too bold to be in your own home, do not fear as I have a solution for you. Wall Decals are an inexpensive way to give your walls some personality or artist flare and it may even ease you into daring wallpaper!

3. Painting Furniture
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Painting old furniture is an affordable way of updating old furniture and a great way to get the shabby chic, old but new look! This can be done by purchasing Annie Sloan chalk paint - which I have previously written a blog about so I won't go into too much detail!

4. Hardware upgrade 
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After painting old furniture and bringing it a whole new lease of life, the nest best change you can do is change the hardware, such as getting rid of wooden draw knobs to replace them with glass knobs or adding sleek silver draw pulls if you want a super modern look! its super easy to do, and a very inexpensive way of updating what you already have into your own unique style.

5. Faux Headboards
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If you're struggling to find the right fabric to upholster an existing headboard, or you don't have the funds to buy a readymade one, paint your own! Whether you prefer a tufted, solid, or patterned it won't matter, because if you're painting it, it will all cost the same!

6. Decorative Books
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Decorative books can always add interest to a room in my opinion and if you don't already have some lying around the house, they can be bought cheaply from antique shops, Ebay ect. Better still if you do not want to go out and buy new/old books simply buy some pretty paper and made slip over covers for your books. Decorative books can either be displayed in an open bookcase or simply piled on top of a dresser or bedside table.

7. Chalk Board Wall

Image courtesy of Kim Christie
A chalkboard wall is a great way to realise your creativity and it enables you change it as much or as little as you like! It's a grown up version of naughtily drawing on the walls like I'm sure everyone has done as a child! Chalkboard walls can make a slightly different but fun focal wall. Chalkboard walls are made by applying chalkboard paint to an entire wall, and you cannot go wrong as a chalkboard wall can always be erased.

8. Tie-Dyed cushions 

 A great way to add needed pops of colour to any bedroom is to get funky with your decor and do some DIY tie-dyed cushions. Some of you are probably thinking it's only for hippies and resembles Woodstock, circa 1969. Don't worry! There are various tie dying techniques that can create blocks of colour, stripes and prints so do your research before you give it a go!

9. Recover lampshades 

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Covering your lampshades with a beautiful fabric, is a simple decorating idea that can change any old boring light fixture into a showstopper! It's a great way of using any leftover fabric scraps you may have or treat yourself to a small amount of fabric you couldn't afford to have elsewhere in your bedroom!

10. Painted hooks
Image Courtesy of  Angus Fergusson
Another great way of adding interest to a blank wall is too add some coloured coat hooks. You can find any old plastic, iron or chrome hook at any hardware store, antique store or on Ebay. Then simply paint the hooks to match your bedroom colour palette and these practical little organisers will double up as wall accents.

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