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So you’re bored with your bedroom?
Your disheartenment may be derived from the dismal decor.
It’s not limited to one area of the house, either. Boredom spreads out slowly from the bedroom to the kitchen to the living room, leaving you longing for something a little less lackluster. You need some excitement in your life!
Many people ignore this feeling, believing an undertaking such as redecorating a room will leave them with an empty wallet and a severe case of exhaustion.
That doesn’t have to be the case. The truth is that you can give your whole house a satisfying revamp without breaking the bank or straining any major muscles.
Decorating a room, especially one that’s been the same for so long, can seem like a monumental task. However, it can be broken down into a few components that are easier to manage.
The Power of a Passionate Paint Job
The first and most important component of a room is color. The color sets the atmosphere for the entire experience you’ll have inside the room. Color dictates tone, and it’s important that the room has a tone that’s appropriate for its usage.
Be wary of white. This isn’t to say you should avoid white, or that white walls are intrinsically boring. They are a bit overused, however. Lots of natural lighting makes white a better choice, especially in the bedroom. This article by Kimberly Collins Jermain provides an in-depth discussion of when you should go white, and when it’s better to avoid it.
Don’t be afraid to go vibrant. A great option, especially for the budget decorator, is to paint accent walls throughout the house. Accent walls can really spice up a room by adding a bit of color. You’ll generally pay between 15-30 dollars for a gallon of paint. True Value reports that a gallon will cover you for 300-400 square feet of wall, so a gallon can really go a long way — you won’t have to break the bank to provide yourself a bit of flair when redecorating.
Accessorizing with Style, Taste and Only A Few Bucks to Spare
Accessories can turn a boring old room into the focal point of the whole house. Depending on which space you want to spice up, there are a few different things to think about.
Great bedroom ideas that won’t break the bank include layered bedding, artwork and accent pieces. Bedroom ornaments are something that you can make yourself if you’re creative. Pick up a glass vase and some river rocks and you’ve got a relaxing zen bowl in under a minute — and for only a few dollars.
Other options include making or buying terrariums to add some greenery to your space. Consider shopping for materials at local second-hand stores or online, where you can sometimes buy products for cheaper. Hayneedle and Amazon are great places to look for cheap bowls, tables, and other accessories.
Need more ideas? Check out Lifehacker’s article on how to source cheap materials for all your DIY projects.
Inexpensive living decor ideas are a dime in a dozen on the internet. There are certain avenues like Pinterest to explore for ideas, and oftentimes you can check into home improvement websites for fun projects to undertake.
The Incredible Force of Re: A Budget Decorator’s Favorite Prefix
Rearrange. Revamp. Reinvent.
Re is an invigorating addition to a worn-out word, and it can help you transform any room in your house without breaking the bank. It could be as simple as rearranging furniture to change the layout of your old room.
Buying a new couch set might set you back a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars while moving around the one you already have will only set you back a few minutes of your time
If you’re tired of that worn-down plaid pattern on the couch, consider having it reupholstered instead of buying a new one. Do your research beforehand to make sure this avenue is cost-effective for you. Home Advisor reports the typical range for a reupholstery job on a couch to be between 1,200 and 3,500 dollars. They report the average cost for a new couch to be 2,000 dollars, so make sure your reupholstery costs fall below your price range to spend on new furniture.
Keep in mind how you want energy to flow around the room, and how much space could be added by a simple rearrangement of the furniture. Revamping is about so much more than buying new articles, it’s also about perfecting what you already have — and that goes double for a budget revamp.
Recycling old furniture, rugs, art, and pillows by moving them from room to room will allow you to have a fresh look without doing any purchasing. No matter what you decide to do, put your heart and a bit of creativity into it. You’ll come out all the richer for it!