I’m a firm believer in the idea that your bedroom should be a sanctuary, which is why my bed is big and comfortable and decked out with lots of pillows. But even if you’re not into fluffy bedding, it’s still important to make sure that your room feels like a refuge whether it’s with soft lighting or cozy throws or simply by making sure all the home furniture matches.
So, to help you get started on this process of upgrading your bedroom while also sticking to a budget, here are some ideas for inexpensive but smart upgrades:
Add a splash of color with a chic throw.
Add a splash of color to your room by adding a chic throw. Throws can be used on beds, sofas, or even the floor! You can add style and personality to any space with this easy trick.
Add art to the walls.
Art is a great way to decorate your bedroom and add color, but it can be costly. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to add art, consider choosing small pieces of art and hanging them on the wall in a large group. This looks really nice and will give the room an eclectic look. You can also choose one large piece of art that you really love and hang it prominently above your bed or desk (if there is one).
If you aren’t interested in creating a gallery wall, another idea is to find pictures of things that inspire you or reflect who are. For example, if nature inspires you then find some pictures of nature scenes or animals that represent how they make you feel when they appear around your home—you’ll likely feel calm when seeing these pleasant sights!
Update your curtains or shades.
If you’re looking to update your windows, consider changing the curtains or shades. Curtains should be at least 1″ shorter than the width of your window, and they should have an overlap of about 4″ on each side. If you don’t want to buy new curtains, consider spending a few dollars on new curtain rods and adding fabric to them so that they match your room decor better.
When choosing colors for window treatments, keep in mind that dark colors absorb heat; light colors will reflect it back into your home instead (which is better for keeping warm during winter months). For example: A red shade will make it feel warmer inside because it absorbs more heat than a white shade would!
If you’ve got neutral walls with lots of color happening elsewhere in the room (say with rugs), then pick up some cheap bedding from Target or Ikea—and maybe even some throw pillows on clearance too!
Add some lighting for ambiance.
Lighting is key to setting the mood in your bedroom. Ambient lighting, accent lighting and task lighting are essential elements that can turn a room into a dreamy haven.
Ambient lighting works best when it’s subtle or even non-existent. It creates an overall glow to help you feel relaxed and calm in any space, which is especially important at night as you’re trying to fall asleep. The best way to achieve this effect is with uplight lamps or sconces on your walls that have dimmers so you can adjust the intensity of the light depending on your needs at the time.
Accent lights are used in small doses for more dramatic effects like highlighting specific items within a room (like artwork) or creating visual interest by casting shadows onto surfaces around them (like walls). These types of lamps should be chosen carefully because they’re meant only for certain areas within the room rather than being spread throughout as ambient sources would be used; otherwise they’ll look out of place!
Bring in wooden furniture.
Wooden furniture is a classic choice for any room in the house. It’s durable, easy to clean, and can be painted or stained to suit your needs. In terms of price point, you will find wooden pieces at most furniture stores—even budget-friendly ones.
- Avoid purchasing cheap laminate surfaces (they will scratch easily)
- Be sure that your piece is sturdy enough for whatever use it has in mind—whether that’s just sitting on it or holding up heavy objects like bookshelves
Invest in new bedding.
Good bedding set is one of the most important items in your bedroom. It can make or break a room.
If you’re looking for an affordable way to update your space, start with bedding! A new duvet cover and pillowcases can completely change the look and feel of a room without breaking the bank. Choose neutral colors if you want to update more than one room at once; this way, you can move pieces around as needed while still maintaining unity throughout the house.
The best part? You can often find great deals on discontinued patterns and styles when retailers are switching over their inventory for new seasons.
One of the easiest ways to add warmth and color to your bedroom is through the addition of accessories. You can get as simple or fancy as you want, whether that means a throw blanket or a chandelier. It’s also easy to update accessories if you get tired of them, which makes this method one of the most budget-friendly ones on our list!
Accessories don’t have to break the bank, either. It’s possible to buy an amazing side table for less than $50 at some stores like Target or Ikea; pillows are another great accessory that are usually quite affordable ($20-$40 each); and throw blankets can be found everywhere from Etsy sellers on Etsy itself (starting at around $20) all the way up through Bloomingdale’s (which will cost well over $100).
So go ahead: add some color!
There are so many ways to upgrade your bedroom on a budget, and we’ve outlined just a few of them here. You can always add other elements that work with your personal style, like a rug or throw pillow for example. The key is to stay true to what makes you happy and make sure everyone else does too!