Bedroom and Bathroom Design on a Budget
Your bathroom and bedroom are the two places in your home where you can escape and relax after a hectic day at work. These are the two rooms in your home where you should feel luxury pampering. After all, it is your private space! Fortunately, all it takes to create a sophisticated and relaxing atmosphere in these rooms are a few key elements. Here are some great home improvement ideas for your bathroom and bedroom.
Clear the Clutter
Clear your bedroom of anything that is not contributing to comfort. Take out any stress-inducing clutter to make your room look bright and airy. Rearranging your room can make a huge difference when redesigning. What’s even better is that you will not have to spend a dime while doing it. For a homier, intimate, and elegant touch, try putting the bed in a corner as opposed to against a wall.
Change your Walls
This is one of the most common and affordable ways of revamping your bedrooms. Whether you are trying on a new color or just putting a fresh coat of paint, painting your bedroom walls will make it look new and polished. Try painting a bold color paired with glamorous metallic accents to make your room feel especially luxe. If you are not planning to paint, an attractive wallpaper border will do just fine.
Thrift Store Dresser
Thrift stores are packed with chunky wooden gems from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Pick out one rusty clunker and give it a little facelift makeover with sandpaper, switching out the hardware and adding a coat of paint. Also, make sure to scour for artwork and mirrors to place on the wall above the dresser.
Know Where to Shop Affordable Beddings
You do not have to blow your budget to get beautiful linens. Take your time to shop from the most unexpected places. Check out local sales, home stores and thrift shops around your area. You will be surprised to get a great array of affordable linens including the best down comforters.
Layer Small Rugs
Rugs are an affordable décor element that helps to add an element of style to your bedroom. They are also an excellent way to show off your personality. Layer your bedroom with small rugs, faux sheepskin or add runners on either side of your bed to create a soft place to step.
Old rugged linens can make your bathroom look unkempt. One of the easiest ways to change up the look of your bathroom is simply clearing all the hand towel and bath mats and replacing them with a different set of bold colors. Try something out of your comfort zones like a mat or a towel in a bright turquoise or dark purple.
Grab a Paintbrush
It is amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do to upgrade a room. As far as color ideas go, think about how you want your bathroom to feel and then choose a color based on that. If you are looking for an airy open feel, a soft sky blue paint will do the trick.
Shiny New Hardware
Upgrade the look of your bathroom by replacing the old cabinet knobs, sink faucets, toilet flush handles and towel bars with new shiny bathroom fixtures. This update will add showroom –quality shine and sparkle to the bath. You can also visit your local hardware to see what new styles are available.
Hang a Mirror with Flair
Most people settle for contractor-grade mirrors from the bathroom aisle that does nothing to glam your space. Consider investing in a mirror with a little personality. This will help elevate your bathroom from just being basic to marvelous. You can get chic mirrors on flea markets and discount shops.
These affordable home improvement ideas not only look fancy, but will go a long way into transforming your bedroom and bathroom. Take the time to keep your home décor refreshed and comfortable with these affordable hacks.