Small Bedroom Makeover Ideas for a Small Budget

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Small Bedroom Makeover Ideas for a Small Budget

Emily Gojko · Aug 13, 2009

When you want to makeover your bedroom, but you don’t have any bedroom makeover ideas, and to top it off, you’re on a budget, don’t get frustrated! Decorating for small spaces, especially your bedroom, does not have to mean giving up on style or cashing in your savings. There are many bedroom decorating ideas that will allow you to revamp your space, even on a tight budget.

Change Your Bedding

Change your bedding. Changing the color scheme, or pattern of your bedding is a great, inexpensive way to change the look and styling of your bedroom. Instead of purchasing a new comforter, which can be expensive, look into buying a duvet cover, which simply goes over your current comforter. Another option is purchasing a bed-in-a-bag set. You can often get a great buy on these sets that usually include a comforter, fitted sheet, flat sheet, and two standard pillowcases. These are great for the style-blind because they are pre-coordinated.

Throw in some Throw Pillows

Another inexpensive bedroom makeover idea is adding throw pillows to your bed. Choose pillows that enhance the new look you are trying to achieve, and that coordinate with your new bedding. For example, if you are going for the shabby chic look, choose throw pillows that emulate the shabby chic style, such as green and pink stripes accented with rosebuds. Great throw pillows can even create a style for plain white bedding.

Add a Splash of Color

Repaint your bedroom. Add a splash of color where there where the walls are white, or put on a fresh new color. Painting can help to enhance your style, or change the mood of a room. Painting is also very budget friendly when you do it yourself. Make sure to choose a paint color that ties in with the rest of your new color scheme.

Treat Yourself to New Window Treatments

When decorating small spaces, it is especially important to include your windows in your apartment decorating. Your bedroom is not excluded from this. Great window treatment are like the icing on the cake. They can really pull a room together. For example, if you are decorating your bedroom for romance, dramatic window treatments can help create that whimsical feeling. Sheer red drapes on top of dark bamboo blinds will give you the privacy you need with the passion that red provides. Drapes and blinds can be found at discount home stores and online retailers for great prices.

Change Your Floor with a Rug

As a renter, you may or may not be allowed to change your apartment’s flooring, and changing flooring is quite expensive. Instead, add an accent rug that coordinates with your new style. Your eyes will be drawn to the rug rather than focusing on the floor. Check out your local discount home store or home improvement store for accent rugs at great values.

The largest expense in apartment decorating is usually the furniture, and you don’t need to buy new furniture to create a new look. Use these great bedroom makeover ideas, and create a whole new look, even on your small budget.

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Emily Gojko: I am a writer, marketer, and manager with a strong background in real estate development and management. I am also a native New Yorker with an obsession for home design shows, so I have personal and professional experience making the most of small spaces, and dealing with good and bad living situations.

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