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Our Top Design Tips To Achieve The Bedroom Of Your Dreams On A Budget

Published: 21/07/2021

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 that in mind, we’ve put together this budget-friendly blog to help you achieve your very own den of zen for less. Packed full of cost-effective tips, penny-saving tricks, and useful advice, 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, gorgeous accessories, or snuggle-worthy soft furnishings, we truly have something for every style and personality in our extensive online collection. 

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

Making headway… or should we say bedway

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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 affordable enhancements. 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 fab way to deck out your décor on a budget, as it makes the hunt for pricey frames, slats, and padding 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.

In terms of soft flourishes and linens, why not consider a stunning bedding set as an inexpensive alternative to individual sheets, pillowcases, and quilts? As the bed is the focal point of the room, changing out your duvet cover, throws, 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, though white is a tried-and-tested favourite (especially if you’re intending on creating boutique hotel-style sleeping quarters). Perfect for every season, they can be easily layered with cosy woollen blankets in the winter, and adorned with lighter boho-inspired pillows in the summer. Explore our extensive selection of cushion covers to beautify your pre-existing pads here!

Simple storage solutions

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Ahh, clutter… every bedroom’s biggest enemy! One of the greatest causes of housebarrassment, 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.

These convenient collections reign supreme when it comes to budget bedroom furniture, and can be a home for anything from clothing to makeup in no time. Showcasing everything from matching wardrobe and drawer combinations to coordinative vanity cabinets and stools, our wide-ranging online selection is simply stuffed with striking suites that are sure to make a statement, without ever punishing your purse. Shelving units (of both the hanging and floating variety) and bookcases are also incredibly useful, particularly when space is somewhat limited, and can be used to add a splash of pizzazz to any wall or darkened corner.

If you’re looking to switch it up completely, why not incorporate some storage baskets to keep encroaching miscellaneous items at bay? Available in a wide variety of styles, shapes, and sizes, these nifty storage solutions will blend in seamlessly with your existing décor, and can be used to store anything you need easy access to but don’t necessarily want on full display. What’s more, you can shake up the style by pairing single purchases together or go for a cohesive theme with a matching set, the choice is yours!

Affordable walls

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Paint, wallpaper, and hanging artwork can all have a major impact on the look and feel of your space (assuming you’re not renting - we’ve got some tips that won’t cost your deposit here if you are, though). It’s a crucial component to consider when renovating your bedroom and, conveniently, doesn’t have to cost the earth either. 

If you’re thinking of adopting the moody, sensual aesthetic, a dark accent wall (perhaps in an emerald green or royal blue) could 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. Paint can also be used to liven up old pieces of furniture, giving them a new lease of life in your home. Consider sanding down a worn-out dressing table or nightstand, for example, embellishing it with some fun and popping hues. 

If wallpaper isn’t your thing, or you’d prefer to keep your borders a calm and neutral colour, why not inject some character through your choice of curtains? Smart, modish, and consistently classy, these attractive accessories can really increase the drama of a space, making it immediately luxurious and opulent. Our range of crushed velvet curtains are especially popular, along with Jacquard prints, thermally-insulated alternatives, and linen collections. 

Art should always reflect your personal interests and passions, so 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 pieces 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 fusion within the space, no matter your home’s character and ambiance.

Fabulous flooring

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If you can’t afford new carpets, bedroom rugs are certainly your new best friend. 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? Like replacing your duvet cover or swapping out your scatter cushions, adding or altering a rug can have a huge impact on your space and, what’s more, it’s a fab place to start getting creative with patterns! 

Natural, contemporary, abstract, woven… there’s simply no end to the designs and thicknesses on offer, though a snuggly sheepskin model seems like a good place to start! Think about 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 to update your home, it’s time to get out those messy tops ready for some DIY decorating! Should you require more 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 blogs and buying guides. Searching for simple yet spectacular home renovation hacks that won’t break the bank? Then this is the piece for you! Looking for an ultimate wardrobe-buying handbook to cherry-pick the best furniture for your space? We’ve certainly got you (and your clothes) covered… literally!

No matter what your style and preference, with our help and wide-ranging list of products in our accessory arsenal, 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 better your bedroom on a budget!

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