Bedroom Decorating – When Everything is on a Budget


Giving your bedroom a nice new do is always a welcome challenge and so is doing it on a budget. Don’t worry, it’s not as challenging as it sounds because there are bedroom decorating ideas you can implement without draining your pockets dry.

First off, you’ll want to give your room some real hardcore cleaning. That means you should remove everything that should’t be there. In other words, take out the clutter and let only things that belong to the bedroom stay in the bedroom. Pay attention to those that tend to interfere with getting yourself a good sleep. That Play Station, for example, could be a major source of distraction. Your bedroom should be every inch a bedroom which is a place for rest and relaxation.

Now you’re ready to take on those little decors and trinkets in the room. Imagine a worst case scenario with each item if you took it out. If the picture is not that bad, remove the thing. You should also assess the reasons why you want to keep those knickknacks n the bedroom. If you’re keeping them just because you’ve had them for years, that’s not reason enough. You don’t have to throw them out, though. Just find them a better place. Maybe a small cabinet or give them out to friends. Bottom line, if you don’t need something in the bedroom, don’t keep it there. Things always end up better when started on a clean slate.

Then you’ll want to look at your bedroom as though it was your first time in it. Forget that you’ve had really great memories here. Just look at it and judge it. Will it provide the best ambiance you need for you to appreciate those quiet moments by yourself? Is it a reflection of who you are? If you like the way your clutter-free bedroom now looks, you probably don’t need any major changes. Maybe just get some accessories to spruce up what you already have. Changing the pulls on your drawers, for example, should work. Maybe get a new headboard. If your pine bedroom furniture cries out for a fresh layer of coat, give it.

Your linens, duvet, pillow cases, curtains and other draperies are things to focus on next. If they’re still good, no reason to replace them. Or if you really want some big, noticeable changes, get some new sets. Stick to neutral colors like beige, tan or gray. They’ll be easier to match with whatever furniture and decor you have now or in the future.

Now it’s time for the fun part – choosing your color palette! For a laid back atmosphere, get pastels. For drama, get bold contrasting colors. Remember, the hues and shades you choose are very powerful elements of your design. So make sure the ones you go with are truly what you want. Different weights in color will also matter in creating a certain look. The standard way to balance them is to have at least 60 percent of your design in a dominant color, thirty percent in a secondary color and ten percent in accents.