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Achieve the bedroom of your dreams on a budget: Top tips

Published 21st July 2021
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So, you’ve just moved into your new home, you’ve popped the celebratory champagne, and you’ve posted the mandatory hanging key Insta pic; now it’s time to personalise your pad! 

But, what happens when you’ve made the big move, only to discover it’s dented your budget far more than you’d expected? Does that mean you have to sacrifice luxury for affordability? We certainly don’t think so! Here at OnBuy, we celebrate low-cost luxuries, champion bargain beautifications, and salute savings, so that everyone can delight in the home of their dreams - and that all starts with your bedroom! 

Not only a place to rest your head at night, your bedroom provides a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, so of all the rooms to get right, it’s undoubtedly the most important. With this in mind, we’ve put together this budget-friendly blog, packed with bedroom inspiration to help you achieve your very own den of zen for less. Full of cost-effective tips, penny-saving tricks, and useful advice on how to furnish a bedroom on a budget, you’ll soon feel better equipped to transform your sleeping space into the boujee boudoir you’ve always dreamed of! 

Whether you’re looking for affordable furniture or gorgeous bedroom accessories, we truly have something for every style and personality in our extensive online collection. 

So… what are you waiting for? Ingenious bedroom interior design and elegant embellishments are just a few clicks away! 

Choosing a bed on a budget

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Perhaps the most important element of your boudoir, a chic and sophisticated bed can make all the difference when it comes to glam bedroom ideas on a budget. This statement centrepiece should always complement the style and aesthetic you’re going for, so, whether you’re a fan of country cottage chic, modern Japandi designs, or retro vintage vibes, be sure that your furniture and colour scheme harmonises with the look you want to achieve.

Bed and mattress sets are a great way to deck out your bedroom décor on a budget, as it makes the hunt for pricey framesslats, and mattresses far less complicated and time-consuming. Bases with handy drawers and pull-out functions could also make wonderful additions to your space, providing tonnes of extra storage as standard. In other words, you’ll never have to look at piles of chaotic clutter again… result! After all, your bedroom should be a serene and tranquil haven, so any mess-repellents are an absolute must.

Revamp your bedding to update your bedroom on a budget

In terms of soft flourishes and linens, why not consider a stunning bedding set? Changing your duvet coverthrows, and cushions can be one of the most cost-effective alterations you can make. Opting for colours and fabrics that are completely different to your current set-up will have a huge impact, although white is a tried-and-tested favourite (especially if you’re intending on creating boutique hotel-style sleeping quarters). The bed can be easily layered with cosy blankets in the winter, and adorned with lighter boho-inspired pillows in the summer.

How to furnish your bedroom on a budget

If you’re looking to completely revamp your bedroom with new furnishings, bedroom furniture sets are an excellent place to start. That way you get the best for your buck and enough furniture to store everything you need to.

These convenient collections reign supreme when it comes to budget bedroom furniture. Showcasing everything from chest of drawers to dressing tables, our wide-ranging online selection is packed with striking suites that are sure to make a statement, without ever punishing your purse.

When on a budget, it’s important to prioritise the type of furniture you want to include in your bedroom revamp. If it’s important for you to have a wardrobe, prioritise this, otherwise you could use a clothes rail with fun storage solutions stored underneath.

Simple storage solutions for small bedrooms

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Ahh, clutter… every bedroom’s biggest enemy! Keeping mess at a minimum is a must if you want to achieve the boudoir of your dreams - and storage sets are an excellent place to start.

Shoe racks are a great way to switch up your bedroom, especially if you want to tackle any mess. Store shoes on a shoe rack inside a slimline wardrobe to create more space.

Why not incorporate some storage baskets to keep encroaching miscellaneous items at bay? Available in a wide variety of styles, these nifty storage solutions will blend in seamlessly with your existing bedroom décor and can be used to store anything you need easy access to but don’t necessarily want on full display.

How to make a bedroom cosy with colour and art

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For more bedroom inspiration, paintwallpaper, and hanging artwork can all have a major impact on the look and feel of your space (assuming you’re not renting - although it’s not impossible to decorate your rented place without losing your deposit!).

When it comes to bedroom decoration ideas on a budget, you can achieve a sensual aesthetic using a dark accent wall, perhaps in an emerald green or royal blue. This could instantly give your hideaway a refined richness. Or, if you’re looking to create a restful and soporific atmosphere, light grey and duck egg are super satisfying shades. You can also use paint to upcycle old pieces of furniture, giving them a new lease of life in your home. 

You don’t just have to decorate or buy furniture to get the bedroom of your dreams on a budget.

Art should always reflect your personal interests and passions, so it certainly can’t be ignored when it comes to affordable fittings. Bedroom feature walls, murals, and other decorations are insanely easy to curate, and can even be made by you if domestic DIY is your bag. Frame special cards, source unique paintings from local craftspeople, print your most treasured photos in black and white, the list is almost endless! Selecting surrounds in a consistent style will help to establish a sense of cohesion within the space, no matter your home’s character or ambience.

Fabulous flooring for your bedroom

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If you can’t afford new carpets, bedroom rugs are certainly your new best friend when you’re considering how to make a bedroom cosy on a budget. After all, who doesn’t love the feeling of soft and sumptuous fabrics on your tootsies first thing in the morning when you rise from your comfortable bed? 

Naturalcontemporaryabstractwoven… there’s simply no end to the designs and thicknesses on offer, though a snuggly sheepskin model seems like a good place to start! Consider adjoining a cushy shag to the end of your bed in the winter, or even laying a gorgeous retro Persian alternative at the base of your wardrobe, to help keep your feet warm when dressing. Whatever your preference and penchant for colour, there aren’t many spaces that can’t instantly be transformed with a beautiful, welcoming rug… or many bedrooms that can’t be restored, for that matter!

Move over Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen – there’s a new creative consultant in town!

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Now you feel thoroughly well-appointed with bedroom inspiration to update your home, it’s time to get out those messy tops ready for some DIY decorating! 

Should you require more bedroom interior design inspiration or information on all the boudoir embellishments OnBuy has to offer, it’s certainly worth taking a look through our extensive home and lifestyle buying guides

No matter what your style and preferences are, with our help and wide-ranging list of products, you’ll never have to worry about housebarrassment again! Dive into our homeware range today and discover the hype for yourself. There’s truly never been a better time to furnish a bedroom on a budget!

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