10 fantastic ways to decorate your small bedroom on a budget

10 fantastic ways to decorate your small bedroom on a budget

Redecorating your bedroom is a wonderful way to refresh it and keep it on-trend but the costs of buying new furniture and storage solutions can quickly add up.

Never fear though as there are still lots of things you can do to decorate your bedroom and give it a new lease of life, especially if your bedroom is a little bit on the small side!

Here are our top ten tips for decorating your small bedroom and making it a haven for sleep. We’d love to hear your favourite ways to refresh your bedroom too!

1. Get the bags and give your room a clear-out!

One of the easiest, cheapest things you can do to instantly upgrade your bedroom is to have a clear-out and get rid of the things you no longer use. Small rooms show clutter much more than larger rooms so grab a bag and remove the clothes, knick-knacks and items that no longer serve a purpose or spark joy.

The bonus of doing this is that you can sell the items you no longer need on social media and online auction sites, meaning not only do you get a cleaner bedroom, but you get a bit of extra cash too!

2. Give your walls a makeover

Painting your walls can give your room a brand-new lease of life, without breaking the budget. You can pick up paint for cheap at your local DIY outlet, or you may even have half-used tins of paint in the garage you can put to good use!

Neutral colours are a fantastic way of making small spaces look bigger. If you’re feeling adventurous or can’t choose between two colours why not try horizontal banding, which tricks the eyes into thinking a room is larger than it is? All you need is some painters tape and a spirit level to help you to draw straight lines on your wall!

If painting isn’t right for you, why not try wallpaper? You can even get removable wallpaper that means you can change the look and feel of your room without the commitment.

3. Change your bedding

Your bed is the focal point of your bedroom so it’s only right to not only make your bed look luxurious, but feel luxurious too!

Replacing your scratchy, worn duvet or linen with brand new bedding is a cheap and effortless way to change the look of your room. Try a bright colour or pattern to really renovate your room.

The best thing is if you don’t like the way your new bedding looks, you can take it off and replace it!

4. Install some storage space

Space is at a premium in small bedrooms, so making use of the walls and installing shelves will make your room more organised, free up some space and save you from using your floor as a makeshift cupboard!

From floating shelves to wall-mounted nightstands, adding new storage space is an affordable way of giving a new lease of life to your room, as well as saving space!

5. Add a pop of colour

It’s good to keep to neutral colours and tones to make your bedroom look bigger, but there is nothing wrong with experimenting with a little bit of colour!

You can buy brightly coloured throws, rugs and cushions affordably online and add a pop of brightness that can make your room look exciting and enticing.

6. Replace your handles

It’s often the little things that are noticed in small spaces, and changing out the handles on your dresser, desk or drawers is an inexpensive and easy way of giving your bedroom a more luxurious feel.

If you want to go a little further, you can also change your bedroom handles and electrical sockets, although if you are planning on doing the latter, please be safe and make sure you switch off the power first.

7. Think green

Adding a plant is an inexpensive way of adding colour to your room and has the bonus of generating oxygen and filtering the air, making your bedroom a much more pleasant place to be! If you aren’t the most green-fingered person in the world, plants like peace lilies and rubber trees are a great place to start.

Fresh flowers can be lovely too, just remember to replace the water regularly to make sure they don’t get droopy and discoloured.

8. Rearrange your room

No budget to renovate your room? No problem! Moving things around can make a real difference and give your bedroom a new lease of life. Moving your bed or desk from one side of the room to the other can change the look and feel of your room, making it feel like a brand new space in your home.

If you haven’t got the time to move your furniture around, even moving little things like a rug or a chair can mix things up! Don’t be afraid to experiment.

9. Create a gallery wall

A gallery wall is a fun way to add your personality to your space. The great thing is you can put anything you like on a gallery wall, from photos and postcards through to kids bedroom artwork, things you may already have lying around the home!

Let your creativity run riot and you will have an eye-catching gallery wall you will be proud to show everyone.

10. Mirror, mirror on the wall (or floor!)

Mirrors are great for making little rooms look larger, making your space look bigger and reflecting light to make the room lighter and brighter. Charity shops and thrift stores are wonderful places to pick up large ornate mirrors for cheap.

Our top tip? If you have a large mirror, lean it against the wall to really open up your bedroom.

There are so many benefits to a well-kept and organised bedroom; including that it helps you to relax, helps you to sleep better and helps improve productivity. Even if you don’t have the budget to totally redesign your bedroom, these ten top tips show all you need to decorate is a little bit of creativity and some elbow grease!

What are your top tips for decorating your bedroom on a budget?

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