Tips for Decorating Your Bedroom on a Budget

by Wendy Wiegand 07/25/2022

Your bedroom is arguably the most important room in the house. This is the place where you go each night to rest your head and restore your energy. It's where you get ready for the day that lies ahead. Knowing this, you probably want to make sure that your bedroom is decorated to your liking. Fortunately, there are many ways to make your bedroom a beautiful and peaceful place without going over budget.

Here's how to decorate your bedroom on a budget:

Buy a Print - Not an Original

Most people like to display art in their bedroom, but it can be expensive to purchase an authentic work from a local art gallery. If you aren't ready to take the leap into the world of fine art, you can still add a replica masterpiece to your room. Today, it's very easy to purchase prints of your favorite works. Whether you want an idyllic Monet above your headboard or a dramatic Picasso near the sitting area, you can often find a more affordable print to frame and hang in your bedroom.

DIY Your Headboard

New bedroom furniture often comes with a hefty price tag. If you need a refresh but aren't able to spend big on a new bedroom outfit, then you might want to consider crafting your own headboard. You can use reclaimed barn wood or any other type of wood to create a headboard that is completely unique. This also gives you the freedom to set the style and tone for your room without being stuck with the manufacturer's selection at the showroom.

Upcycle Old Bedroom Furniture

Another option for your bedroom furniture is to simply upcycle it. Rather than getting rid of the set that you have, you can strip down the wood and create something new. Many people opt to stain the wood a different color and then seal it for protection. You also could paint your furniture a bright or bold color, allowing the furniture itself to serve as an accent in your bedroom.

Reupholster Throw Pillows

If you have decided to switch out your bedroom set with a new quilt or duvet, you can quickly update the rest of your decor without purchasing new pieces. One of the best ways to reuse your throw pillows is to reupholster them to match your new bedding. This is a quick and cheap way to make sure your bedroom outfit looks cohesive.

Switch Your Furniture Hardware

Sometimes the smallest details can make the biggest difference in your bedroom. If you have recently updated the look of your bedroom you can also update the hardware on your furniture to match the new style. Fresh hardware, such as new knobs for your dresser or for your nightstand, will give your furniture a completely different look. The best part is, new hardware is relatively inexpensive and there are a lot of different styles to choose from.

Your bedroom should reflect your personal style. It is one of the rooms where you can have the most freedom with decorating because it is not often on display to your guests who are coming through. This private and personal space is truly yours, so you should decorate it exactly the way that you prefer.

About the Author

Wendy Wiegand

As a premier real estate agent in Carlsbad, I’m here to provide you with all the resources and information you need to buy or sell real estate. I work with buyers and sellers in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista and the surrounding areas and I’ve had extensive training in the latest real estate marketing strategies.  I’m confident that I can offer you knowledge and tools most other agents can’t.

I believe in service, both to my clients and our community. When working with clients, you can be assured I am focused on providing the most comprehensive and dedicated effort so that you can achieve the best results possible when buying or selling real estate. I am also deeply involved in serving our community, as you and I all call it home. I have been a member of Rotary since 2003, have been an active member of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce since 2006, and serve on the board of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation. Perhaps my even deeper service to my clients and our community is Wiegand Realty’s participation in Business for a Cause.

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