Yes, You Can Afford To Update Your Bedroom! Here’s How

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While we may not spend too much time there in the day, the bedroom is a vital part of any home. After all, if you don't have a comfortable space in which to sleep at night, it can cause you all sorts of problems the next day. However, the issues that many folks come across is that redecorating their bedroom as often as they would like can be very expensive. In fact, it can cause many people to put updating this room in the home off until they have a substantial amount saved. However, I'm here to tell you that you don't need to save for years to redecorate your bedroom and create a pleasant and restful space. Just keep reading to see what I mean.

Shop around for the bed
Anyone that has decorated a bedroom space before knows that usually, the most expensive item to purchase is the bed itself. The thing is you don't want to get a super cheap bed that will be uncomfortable and break soon after purchase either, as that it a waste of money, and time.

Luckily, there are some other options to consider instead. One is to shop around and compare different stores prices to find where the best places to buy a bed are. OK, so this will take a little work, but if you can save hundreds of dollar and still get the best night's sleep possible, it's probably something that is worth doing.

Another option is to choose a modular bed. This bed is a type that is fairly new on the market and is designed in three or fours parts that can all be replaced independently of one another. What this means is that such a bed will last much longer than the traditional kind, and so be a lot less expensive in the long run, as you can replace a mattress pad or base unit as the need arises instead of the entire bed.

Dye the duvet
Bedding is something that tends to vary widely in price. There is stuff at the low end of the market that looks great when you first buy it and is hyper-fashionable that week, but can age quickly and not wash up so well. Then there's the stuff that is hotel quality at the other end of the spectrum and so good to sleep on but is hugely expensive.

Now, if you are wondering which one of these to pick for your bedroom makeover, the answer is neither. Yup, that's right, buying a whole new set of bedding is something that can bump up the price of your refresh, especially if you go for the one on the bed and one in the wash rotation. Instead, why not use the ones you already have?

I'm not suggesting you keep them as they are, as that would be too boring and they probably won't work with your new decor and color scheme anyway. Instead, you can use a simple washing machine dye to change the color and provide a whole new look for around $10 - $20.

Of course, if you haven't used a dye like this before there a couple of things you should know. The first is to remember to dye your bedding on a sunny day so you can take them straight outside to dry. This is because you won't want dye drips on you utility room floor as they can stain permanently.

Also where possible go for a color that is darker than the original one as this is much more likely to take and give you a high-quality finish for your updated bedroom space.

Another smart way that you can save enough money to afford a bedroom update is by upcycling items of furniture. What this means is that instead of having to pay out for new pieces you can achieve a unique look with what you already have.

In fact, there are two primary ways of upcycling furniture for your new bedroom space. The first is the most simple, and its repainting the items you already have. This used to be a very tough and long-winded job, because most modern furniture is treated and varnished, meaning that normal paints would not adhere the surface and provide a good result. However, now there are chalk paints on the market, the is process has become much quicker and easier and is something to consider to give your bedroom an updated feel without emptying your bank account.

The second way of using upcycling to decorate your new bedroom area is to go for more of a finicky electric look and use items you have found at flea markets and vintage stores that don't match, but still look great together.

You can even take pieces of old items such as dressers drawers and with a little magical DIY as demonstrated in the video below create decorative and practical bedroom shelves.

Create the wall art yourself
Lastly, another unwelcome cost when refreshing a bedroom space is the expense of proving the final artist's touches. In fact, even finding a poster of your favorite painting online and getting it framed yourself can cost a lot of money.

That is why you should consider letting you artistic and creative juices flow and making the artwork yourself. The best way to do this by some cheap frames that match the decor of your room and then designed something to go inside them. Otherwise, you can get stung trying to find a frame big enough for what you have created.

In terms, of what to put inside the frame, the sky's the limit! You may want to paint or draw something yourself or create a scrapbook like collage. However, if you are a little squeamish about displaying your work up on the wall why not get the kids to craft something to go in the frames, or use one of these easy abstract methods in your new bedrooms colors scheme instead? Then you can still have some great art to enhance the ambiance of your refreshed room, without it costing you a fortune.

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