Many people feel just because you’re on a budget that it’s impossible to create a bedroom fit for royalty. No one reading this should think that they need stacks of cash to make a beautiful bedroom. All it ever takes is some creativity and a little elbow grease. If you’re willing to put in the time and effort, it’s entirely possible to have a bedroom all of your friends and family will be envious of. Here we’re going to give you some ideas on how to improve your bedroom by spending as little money as possible.
1. Decorate your room with old Christmas lights
How often do you get the Christmas lights out of the box? It’s usually a once a year thing for most people. Have you ever thought about decorating your room with Christmas lights? If not, you need to run into your bedroom and try it right now. You don’t have to make it look like Christmas in your bedroom. You can string them up along the windows or decorate furniture in your bedroom. You may want to leave the angels and other things in the boxes. You should only use the lights that add a little flair to your room.
2. Make your own wallpaper
This is not as complicated as it may sound. What you want to do is buy white wallpaper. We’re talking about the whitest and dullest wallpaper the store has for sale. Take that wallpaper and decorate it yourself any way that you like. You can add stickers or even paint on it. If you have kids, this is a great way to let their creative side out. You know deep down inside they’ve always wanted to paint on the wall. Now they can. It’s not a big deal if the painting looks terrible or if they make a mess. You’ll be able to remove the wallpaper once you get tired of looking at it.
3. Change your lampshades
You’re going to want to be very careful if you plan on making your own lampshades. It’s probably better to leave this task to a professional. A lampshade can catch on fire, and that’s never a good thing. Have you ever thought about changing your lampshades? If not, now would be a good time to do it. Search the thrift stores and maybe even sites like eBay. You are sure to find something that can make a bedroom look beautiful without draining your wallet. You want to make sure that the lampshade is big enough for your lamp. If it’s too small, then it could be a fire hazard.
4. Add retro appliances that don’t work
Some of you may find that this sounds extremely odd. You may be able to find an old retro television, radio, or even computer for next to nothing. We’re talking about appliances that don’t work, and you won’t be able to use them. It’s entirely possible that you can pick up items like these for almost free. They can give your bedroom a stylish look that never goes out of style. You can mix retro stuff with modern day. Are you handy with tools? If so, you can pull out the tube from a floor model television and put glass or plastic where it once was. After that, you can fill the TV with all kinds of stuff.
Repurposing old stuff is a great way to give it new life. You’re not going to use an old-time radio to listen to your favorite music. That doesn’t mean it can’t be a focal point of a bedroom. You can give your room all the pizazz of yesteryear without ever having to spend much money. Retro items are always in style and can be found if you keep an eye out for them. Someone is always trying to get rid of unwanted items at garage sales or classified ads sites. It’s only a matter of you doing the hard work to find it. If you enjoy the hunt, you’ll be able to find some pretty good stuff at prices that shouldn’t put a dent in your bank account.
Allow creativity to guide you
Take a step back from your bedroom and look around. See what changes that you’d like to make. None of it has to be expensive. Anything is possible if you have the money to invest in creating a bedroom look spectacular. Many people don’t have the money or like the challenge of doing things on a budget. Regardless of the amount you have to spend, it’s entirely possible to create a bedroom that you can be proud of.