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Cheap Fixes: Eight Awesome Ways to Decorate A Room on a Budget


Cheap Fixes: Eight Awesome Ways to Decorate A Room on a Budget

Redecorating of any kind and manner will inevitably cost you money. However, if you are constrained to a budget, this does not mean you would have to subject your rooms to a substandard makeover. Follow the tips, techniques and suggestions below in giving your room an upgrade sans the exorbitant charge.

1.)    Tapestry in lieu of an expensive headboard
If you have any tapestries or interesting quilts and rugs lying around, you can use these to hang above your bed instead of purchasing an expensive headboard. It is an excellent way to insert a bit of personality into our bedchambers and would introduce a bit of panache in the form of coziness to any bedroom.

Photo Courtesy: The-Loudmouth
Photo Courtesy: The-Loudmouth

2.)    Upgrade your bed

Not in the sense that you would have to go out and buy yourself a new one. More often than not, simply updating your sheets and fluffing out your pillows and giving your bed a bit more texture would be enough to make a dramatic change in your bedroom. So, go ahead, give your bed the royal treatment, pile the pillows and add whatever you can to make it more than just a place you sleep on.

Photo Courtesy: Familyroomdecor
Photo Courtesy: Familyroomdecor

3.)    Incorporate prints on accent pieces

Give your room a bit more personality by buying accents that have a bit of flair in the form of prints or quirky designs. Choose a lampshade with an attractive print or choose one that has an arresting shape. Little details like these would prevent your room from becoming boring.

4.)    A set of smaller paintings in lieu of a big one

Art can be rather expensive and buying one would definitely cost you a big fraction of your budget. So, instead of buying one big artwork to visually enhance your room, buy a set of smaller paintings or prints instead. Use washi tape to creatively create a sequence or an arrangement of these little art pieces as an added quirk.

5.)    Add mirrors

Mirrors on bedrooms have a dual function: Showing you your reflection and as a decoration piece. Installing mirrors in bedrooms would add depth, light, and sparkle to any room. For best results, the full-length mirror in the corner of the room adds the most light and an unexpected sparkle. But alternatively, you can also use bevel mirrors or a tempered glass top on top of a nightstand or a dresser to make a good visual impact.

Photo Courtesy: roomdecorideas

Photo Courtesy: roomdecorideas

6.)    Curtains instead of canopy beds

Canopy beds can be rather expensive and if you have always longed to have one, try hanging curtains on either side of the bed instead. This creates a comfortable, cozy and romantic look at a fraction of the fetching price of a canopy bed. Additionally, you can quickly change the curtains anytime you please.

7.)    Photo-Filled Desks

Give your room desk a bit more character and interest by personalizing them. Instead of hiding your photos in photo albums, why not put them to use by displaying them on your table. You do not have to find frames of each, just create a collage out of them and slap them on your desk or table top and have a piece of glass or Plexi cut on top of your photos.

8.)    Reveal your personal side
One thing to take note of is that your bedroom is your personal space, it should reflect who you are. Instead of rigidly following design rules and style aspects, do not be afraid to bend the rules and be a little off center. This is your personal space after all, and your bedroom should be definitive of your personality, and if there is any place in your home that should distinctly spell you, it should be your bedroom.

Photo Courtesy: thewhiteapproachlifestyle
Photo Courtesy: thewhiteapproachlifestyle

Author Bio: Dominique Santos is a Filipino Blogger and also a big fan of Interior Designing. He wrote some articles about home decor tips and guides. Now, he is currently writing for Amaialand. You can follow him on Google+

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