5 Tips to Decorate Small Bedrooms without Breaking the Bank
The bedroom is a sanctuary because it is where you rest. Your bed is the first thing you feel when you wake up in the morning and the last when you go to sleep in the evening. It should be a sacred space that will grant you reprieve from all of life’s stressors.
Contrary to popular belief, any bedroom can be transformed more personally with the right decor. Don’t be discouraged if you have a tiny room. After all, there are tips and tricks to make it a charming sleeping space.
Smart DIY projects can help you save a lot of money if you’re on a budget, so if you would love to upgrade your room for cheap, check out some ideas below.
But First, Declutter!
If you haven’t already heard of the KonMari method by Marie Kondo, then you’re missing out. If you plan to decorate your bedroom or any room, really, then this is the perfect opportunity to do so.
When you declutter, you can see the things that you have and identify what you don’t need. The items you still find useful will find a place in your room or house, and those that don’t can be thrown away, donated, or sold online.
Some Eye-Soothing Greenery
One cheap way to bring life into a room is by adding ornamental plants. There are varieties of indoor plants that are cheap and low maintenance. If you’re worried about not having a green thumb and killing the plants in the process, check out this list for plants that are easy to keep.
Plants add a gorgeous pop of color for any solid-colored room and help purify the air. It is recommended to use living plants if you can. However, if your room has no window or if sunlight is scarce, you can also go for realistic-looking fakes. The purposes of having plants are (1) that their green hue is soothing to the eyes and (2) that they lighten up an otherwise-stuffy room.
Add a Shelf
The most common problem of small rooms is the lack of storage. If you happen to have a lot of vertical space, utilize it by adding a shelf.
Simple shelves are easy to build and practical. This is a great solution for when you either want to display trinkets and pictures or have a place to put away books and other stuff.
Mirrors on the Wall
Mirrors can help give any room the illusion of a bigger space. They reflect both artificial and natural light. You can easily buy mirrors for cheap when you thrift them or go to yard sales.
As a tip, place mirrors near the bedroom window so it can bounce some daylight inside the room.
Clothespins and Fairy Lights
Ever wanted to achieve those nicely photographed Tumblr and Pinterest room-inspiration posts? The secret is using fairy lights to make the room glow or dim enough to relax in.
As for clothespins, you can put them together with some string and the lights to act as an alternative way to hang pictures. Make sure to take off the frames, though, as they can be too heavy. If you’re a collector of Polaroids, this is a great way to display them.
Prettify Storage Boxes
Another great way to deal with a lack of space and decoration is to use pretty storage boxes. You can buy aesthetic ones at stores for a pretty penny, but if you’re financially challenged, it’s wiser to DIY it.
There are also cardboard boxes that have designs, so if they suit the look of your room, then you’re ready to display them and use them as storage. If not, here are decorating ideas to check out.
When All Else Fails, Rearrange
Not everyone is born with an eye for aesthetics or designs, so if you can’t get it right the first time, just do some rearranging. It can be frustrating to try to achieve a certain look for your bedroom with limited funds, but you can always do something about it.
Whether it’s repainting the walls or upcycling old stuff, remember that it is your bedroom. You can do whatever you want to make it look and feel like it is your place of comfort.
What are your favorite small-room-decorating hacks? Share them in the comments below.