10 Simple Ways To Revamp Your Bedroom For Less
There’s nothing better than snuggling down into a comfy bed after a long day and, thanks to March being National Bed Month, there’s no better time to get cosy! However, if your bed isn’t as comfy as you’d like or your room is lacking a little life, it can be difficult to fully relax.
Your bedroom should be a place where you can totally chill out. It’s your inner sanctum, your retreat, a space for you to unwind in. Relaxing is the key to getting a good night’s sleep and getting those all-important zzz’s is the key to having a great day. If there’s something amiss, it can send your entire day off-kilter. So it’s time to take a stand… or rather, a lie-down! No more disrupted sleep. No more dark, dingy bedrooms. No more waking up on the wrong side of the bed! Proof that you needn’t splash the cash to enjoy some vacation-worthy tranquillity every day, we’ve put together 10 budget-friendly ways you can revamp your room for less this National Bed Month. Sweet dreams!
Ideas for a simple refresh
Sometimes, you don’t want the hassle of redoing your entire bedroom. It can take a lot of time, effort, and money that you might not have. But what if you still want to spruce things up? Thankfully, you don’t need to make revamping your room a large project, as even some of the smallest changes can make your space feel brand new again.
1 - One of the easiest ways to breathe some fresh air into your room (apart from opening the windows) is to replace your bedding. Some new bedding, such as the Brentfords Teddy Fleece Bedding Set, can help to bring a completely different vibe to your bedroom. This particular set is incredibly cosy and is a very affordable way of giving your space a refresh. A bed throw will also go a long way to adding personality to your space, as it can inject an eye-catching pop of colour or texture and an extra hint of comfort.
2 - Switching up the decorative touches in your bedroom can change the space entirely. Items as simple as a new rug, some fresh posters, or even a new plant or two can make a world of difference. Did you know that houseplants can help you destress, improve concentration, and boost productivity? They also act as natural air purifiers and have a whole host of benefits beyond just looking nice - bonus!
3 - Put the Feng back into your Shui by rearranging your room. Even a small change can make a big difference to the space and is one of the best ways to revamp your bedroom without spending a penny. A website like Plan Your Room will let you create a virtual version of your bedroom with exact measurements, allowing you to arrange and rearrange different pieces of furniture until you find the perfect combo for you. It’s the easiest way to work out what will fit in a small-sized or strange-shaped room and maximise the available space you have - all without having to lift a finger!
4 - Introducing a new colour into your room can help to give it a little refresh with minimal effort. Either pick out a new colour in a work of art or highlight your favourite colour with a few different pieces of décor. Alternatively, make the most of what you have by using colour to trick your eye. Choosing a light colour palette full of greys, beiges, and whites will help small spaces feel larger and airier, while opting for accents of richer jewel tones will help make your room feel cosier.
5 - Improving your organisation is one of the best ways to help your room feel less cluttered and more put-together. Make sure your drawers can fully close to conceal the clutter, grab a dedicated washing basket to prevent the infamous ‘floor-drobe’, and store away out-of-season clothing in a handy under-bed storage box to ensure your room remains as zen as possible. For even more ideas to keep your bedroom clutter-free and cosy, check out our wardrobe organisation hacks blog here.
Tips to go all out
Sometimes, no matter how much we’d like it to, adding a new picture to the wall or a new throw on the bed just doesn’t quite cut it. If you’ve tried the above ideas and your room still needs a little pizazz to help it feel complete, check out these slightly grander ideas for giving your room a revamp.
1 - Your bed is the focal point of your room. It’s where the magic happens and getting a good night’s sleep is vital to feeling refreshed and happy. So, if your mattress is a little lumpy or your bed frame squeaks every time you turn over, it’s probably time to replace them. Don’t fret: a new bed needn’t be a big investment! Budget-friendly beds, such as the Riga Wooden Bed Frame, will help to open up the room, thanks to its light colour and slatted headboard. Pair that with its affordable price tag, and you’re truly onto a winner. Replacing the mattress doesn’t need to be a chore either - it’s a vital part of your comfort after all. A medium-firm Emma Mattress will help you snuggle up and get the best night’s sleep possible. If buying a whole new bed is a bit out of your means right now, why not change up the headboard for a fraction of the price (and effort)?
2 - Furniture can make or break a room. If you’re aiming for a space that’s light and airy, dark wood furniture is going to get in the way of that. Likewise, if your goal is to make your room feel bigger than it is, large items of furniture will make it feel more cramped. By replacing items of furniture, you can curate a room you can truly be happy with, but if you’re not in the market for an entirely new bedroom suite, why not upcycle the pieces you already have? A lick of paint can go a long way to improving existing pieces, and you can use pops of colour on the insides of drawers or back of shelves to add interest and personality. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get creative and refresh the feel of your room for less. If you’d like to give upcycling a go but don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered - check out our blog of Unmissable Upcycling Ideas for Beginners and let your creative flag fly!
3 - A slightly more labour-intensive undertaking, but undeniably one of the most effective ways to refresh your room, wallpaper is a fantastic option. An eye-catching patterned design, such as the Holden Decor Shimmering Metallic Stripe Wallpaper, can totally transform a room - without having to splash the cash! Apply the wallpaper to one particular area to create a show-stopping feature wall or cover an entire room to transform it into a comfortable, cosy, and personal space for you to unwind in.
4 - Getting the lighting right can really take your room from drab to fab. By changing the light bulbs from warm to white, swapping the lampshade, or installing an entirely new fitting, you can make a real difference to the feel of the space. Mirrors are a great way to improve the lighting in your room too, as they reflect weak light around - perfect for north-facing bedrooms where sunlight is limited. By adding a mirror, such as the Lights Hollywood Makeup Mirror, you’re getting the best of both worlds while giving yourself a great place to do your makeup. It’s a win-win!
5 - Maximise every usable space to make the most out of your room. Extra additions, such as radiator covers, will help to hide your ugly fixtures (a lifesaver in rented homes) while still allowing the warm air to circulate. It will even double up as a place to display personal items, trinkets, and nick-nacks, and coincidentally makes an excellent place to keep your keys, wallet and everyday items - so no more last-minute rushes to find your essentials before heading out, phew!
So you’ve got a new bed, you’ve put your new bedding on it, and you’re all cosied up with ambient lighting to set the mood. There’s nothing more to do now than to relax, unwind, and enjoy! Perhaps settle down with a gripping book and a freshly brewed coffee, or treat yourself to your favourite tipple and a chick flick. However you relax, you’re sure to feel the good vibes in your brand new haven.
Feeling inspired? From organising your wardrobe to maximising the space in your small home, we’ve got a whole host of nifty tips and tricks to help you revamp your room without spending a small fortune.