Are you looking for fun and affordable ways to revamp one or more of the bedrooms in your house? If so, there are plenty of things you can do on a budget. With a little imagination and creativity, you can turn any living space into something a bit special, so check out these affordable ideas for a bit of inspiration.
Create an innovative play area
Children love to play, so if you’re renovating a little one’s bedroom, why not create an innovative play area for them to enjoy? Making tents and dens from old sheets can be a laugh, but if you’re hoping for something a bit more permanent, take a look at the range of great value bunk/cabin beds on offer from ebay. These typically have a high-rise bed with a play area underneath and are ideal for small bedrooms thanks to their space saving qualities. Beds of this kind are available for both boys and girls and are sold in numerous styles.
Go wild with wall transfers
Believe it or not, there are many ways to redecorate your room without using expensive wallpaper and paint. That’s right, wall transfers can be bought at a reasonable price from many home stores and will help transform your living space in an instant. Not only are they incredibly easy to use but they also come in a whole array of designs, so you can select something to suit your personality and taste. What’s more, if you don’t fancy wall transfers, stickers can be just effective or you might want to have a go at stenciling. If you choose the later, get hold of some tester pots from your nearest DIY shop (as this will keep costs down) and apply using a damp sponge instead of a brush to avoid smudges.
Make your own accessories
With so many beautiful accessories available to buy in the shops it can be easy to spend a fortune – but fear not! Making your own soft furnishings will keep the cost down and help you stick to a budget, so it’s well worth looking out for cheap (yet quality) materials online or recycling old clothes. If you’re in need of ideas, covering an old chair in a new and vibrant material could really give your room a boost or you might decide to make your very own patchwork quilt or throw. You could even create a large photo collage to go on the wall or knock up some lavender bags to make your draws smell better – the options are endless.
Restore old furniture
Buying new furniture can be expensive. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for second hand goods that you can restore. Often, high-quality wood is hidden underneath cracked paints and varnish, so look out for these gems. Old paint can be stripped off, varnish can be reapplied and you could be left with a high-quality item to take pride of place in your room. Similarly, tatty armchairs and worn sofas can be transformed with some decent material and a bit of patience, so don’t be afraid to get a little creative.
There are many fun and cost-effective ways to transform your bedroom, so put your creative hat on and see what you can achieve.
Ella Mason, an experienced freelance writer, wrote this article. Ella specialises in providing useful and engaging advice to small businesses. Follow her on Twitter @ellatmason