Whether you are looking to reinvent your bland bedroom or make a guest room more welcoming, here are a few affordable ways to turn homely into homey.
MAKE THE LITTLE DETAILS COUNT:
When you’re working on a budget, it is important to cater to the little details. For example, posters on a wall can look tailored if they are displayed in a homemade or secondhand frame. A clean, organized space is also complimentary to a room lacking expensive details. In addition, pay attention to the arrangement of knickknacks and accessories to showcase the strengths of the room, instead of the weaknesses. Also be sure not to overcompensate in the hope of adding character. A simplistic, clean look is in!
FIND A STAPLE ITEM:
If you can’t exhaust funds on every aspect of the room, spend time looking for that perfect staple item. It could be a vintage armoire to compliment secondhand furnishings, an amazing headboard, or a fabulous contemporary mirror. Get creative as you look, and be sure to consider what you already have in the room. Miscellaneous items can look perfectly planned with the perfect find.
CHOOSE A QUALITY, FASHIONABLE COMFORTER:
A bed is often the focal point of the room; so, if you are pinching pennies, don’t slack in the comforter department. A nice quality bed spread or blanket will make for a great decoratory item and a more comfortable rest. If you have an old comforter you aren’t ready to part with, spend a few extra dollars on a nice duvet to bring your old blanket back to life.
PICK AN ACCENT COLOR:
A pop of color can make an old room feel new again. Pick a strong accent color and implement it throughout your room. Affordable accent coloritems are excellently showcased through big, comfy pillows, picture frames, vases, knickknacks and more!
DECK THE WALLS:
Nothing adds character and spice like creatively adorned walls. Head over to the consignment shop for a few empty frames. Hanging them scattered on the wall brings an awesome midcentury look. Or, grab the kids, some paint and a few blank canvases. The artists are free and will provide you with loving memories for life!
PICK UP FLOWERS:
Fresh flowers or potted plants like orchids can really make a room feel homey. Flowers not only purify air and bring pretty aromas, they also liven up a room with color and style. Channel your inner interior designer and choose flowers that match your accent color.
PLAY WITH MIRRORS:
Empty walls or a small bedroom can both be fixed with one simple solution: a big mirror! Search secondhand stores for a large mirror, and craft your own frame to really make a statement. The mirror will create an illusion of a larger room, while adding some serious style to an empty wall.