How to Decorate a Bedroom on a Budget

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Your bedroom is more than just where you lay down your head after a long day. It’s a place of serenity and relaxation. It’s a place where you can relax, laugh and love. It should also be a reflection of your personality. It should be one of the places where you can truly be yourself without reservation.

If you don’t feel like your bedroom is decorated in a way that represents you as a person, you may find it harder to relax. The good news, however, is that there are all kinds of ways in which you can decorate and personalise this space. And if you thought that you needed to spend a fortune, think again! Here we’ll look at some easy yet effective ways in which you can decorate your bedroom even on a tight budget…

First things first… clear away the clutter

One of the most effective ways in which you can decorate your space is also one of the easiest. It’s also completely free! Simply tidy up. Many of us have too many objects on display in the bedroom and when they compete for our attention they can create a sense of disorder and imbalance. This might just cause you to lose sleep at night.

When it comes to your bedroom decor, less is more. So think very carefully about what you want to keep on display. This will draw the eye to the statement pieces you choose to display and generally make your bedroom look more organised and peaceful.

If storage space is an issue, you might want to consider putting some storage boxes under your bed or investing in storage furniture like a pouffe or ottoman.

Make the space pop with a feature wall

Ideally, you want your bedroom’s aesthetic to be simple yet striking. One of the best ways to do this is with a feature wall. A boldly coloured or decorated feature wall can give the space a sense of personality and draw the eye in a way that is aesthetically pleasing and actually creates harmony in your design concept through dissonance.

There are lots of ways in which you can use a feature wall to make your space pop. You can repaint it a different colour, add feature wallpaper or, if you’re feeling artistic, paint a mural on the space.

By all means create a contrast, but your feature wall should also be harmonious with the design concept and shouldn’t stick out like a sore thumb.

Wear your personality on your walls

Your walls are a blank canvas upon which you can express yourself. While bedroom walls shouldn’t get too visually “busy” there’s enormous scope for you to wear your personality on them. You may want to invest in a wall art canvas. You may want to frame a signed football shirt or goalkeeper gloves. Perhaps there’s a poster from one of your favourite films or plays that you’d like to display. Mounting and hanging it in a good quality frame can make it look elegant yet playful rather than “student halls chic”.

If you’re feeling especially bold, you can even use blackboard paint to paint one of your feature walls and add a new design to it every day.

Wall art stickers are an easy quick fix

Want to add a personal flourish but paralysed with fear at the thought of picking up a paintbrush? Not a problem. The world of printing allows you to decorate entire walls with stunning designs in a cost-effective and easy to implement way. Wall art stickers are a great way to draw the eye while also adding a sense of your unique personality to your walls.

Wall art stickers are great for adults and kids’ rooms alike, and with so many designs to choose from, you’re sure to find something that’s great for the whole family. From city skylines to inspirational quotes to your kids’ names and even their favourite superheroes, there are lots of ways in which wall art stickers can add a splash of personality to your walls.You can buy wall art stickers here. Take a look and see if there are any that match your style and personality.

Add a sense of space and light with a mirror

If your bedroom feels cramped and pokey, this can make it seem harder to make the space your own. It can also prevent you from getting the relaxation you need in your bedroom. But never underestimate the transformative effect of a well placed mirror.

A mirror can add a sense of more light and space to your bedroom, helping it to feel less gloomy or cramped. We recommend using a tall mirror placed next to your bed, ideally opposite a window to achieve the full effect. Feng shui experts advise against placing a mirror on the wall opposite your bed as this may prove distracting as well as bouncing light into your face while you’re trying to relax.


Another small way in which you can transform your bedroom is by hanging up some new curtains or blinds. Curtains are typically a good choice if you want to provide insulation and sense of cosiness to the room. Blinds can often have more light control and don’t overlap the sides of your windows (which can help make the room more spacious). There is actually a third option too, which is shutters. These are a little more expensive due to installation costs, however you can buy DIY shutters that are easy to install oneself. Shutters offer all the perks of blinds, while also offering security and insulation. Decide which type of window treatment is right for you. 

Use a rug to bring a sense of warmth and texture

Rugs are an effective and affordable way to improve your floor space. They serve a number of practical purposes, too. For instance, if you have hardwood or laminate flooring, a well placed rug and save you having to put your bare feet on a cold floor in the mornings. It can also be used to cover stains or wear on your carpet or damage to vinyl or wood flooring.

Furthermore, a rug adds a greater sense of dimension to your design concept by adding a new texture to your aesthetic, while the fabric of the rug can also bring a pleasing warmth in a visual and a tactile sense.

Reupholster your headboard

Is your headboard starting to look the worse for wear, yet you don’t have the budget to replace it? Don’t throw it out. Instead, use a bold and beautiful fabric to reupholster it. This can add a focal point to your bedroom’s aesthetic while also adding more dimension and texture.

Your bedroom should be one of your favourite spaces in the home. And it doesn’t take a fortune to transform it into a place where you’re happy to lay down your head.