Being that most of us spend an average of 6-8 hours each night in our bedrooms, we can totally get why sometimes you might find yourself looking around and thinking, “I really want to give this room a makeover.” Then you look at your bank account and realize that although the desire is strong, the resources are pretty limited.
That doesn’t mean you have to totally go without “upgrading” the space, though. In fact, there are a few things that you can do to makeover your bedroom that are highly effective and also very budget friendly. Check these five recommendations out below:
Paint the walls. You can find a gallon of paint for well-under $20 and being that one gallon can give you about 350 square feet of coverage, in most cases, you only need one (two tops). So if your walls have been white ever since you can remember, why not go with a soft green, a light blue or even a shade of lavender? All of these colors are beautiful to look at, plus they can help to calm you as you drift off to sleep.
Get another comforter. Something that will immediately change the appearance of your bedroom is purchasing some new bedding. Although the cost of comforters can get to be pretty steep, you can find some at stores like Target and Kmart that are well-designed and also pretty durable for under $50.
Hang up some art. Have you noticed that your walls look a little bare? Understandably, you probably can’t afford a Picasso but that doesn’t mean that you can’t add some of your own kind of art. Whether it’s a print of your favorite drawing or painting, some pictures of your family members or friends that you had blown up to poster size and framed or even some stencil art that incorporates your favorite quote, this is another smart and cheap way to change the appearance of your room.
New window treatments. Something else that tends to be a really nice touch is changing your window treatments. Whether you want to get some new curtains from a website like Camo Trading, you’d like to go to your local home improvement store to get some Roman shades or even if you would prefer to stop by a fabric store so that you can you make some of your own drapes, you can add new life to your bedroom by changing your window treatments (either annually or even with the changing of the seasons if you’d like).
Some plants. Something you can do that is cheap, eco-friendly and can quickly transform your room into a tropical oasis is purchasing some plants. As a matter of fact, there are actually some that have been scientifically proven to remove indoor toxins from your bedroom space including Spider plants, the English ivy, the Peace lily, the Lady Palm and the Boston Fern, just to name a few. If you’re someone who’s worried that you don’t have as much of a green thumb as you would like, don’t worry. Thanks to websites like How Stuff Works, Gardeners and BHG, you can learn all that you need to know. Just go to one of those websites and put “how to care for houseplants” in the search field. Happy decorating!