Making a designer bedroom on a budget
If your bedroom is looking a little more lacklustre than lush and inviting, it might be time to do a little re-decorating. Often even the smallest of changes to interior design can make the biggest impact on a room, from a new carpet to even a new lampshade.
You don’t have to break the bank to achieve a new look either – in fact, there are many tricks and tips you can implement to make it look as if your whole bedroom has been crafted by a designer, rather than a thrifty home decorator! Here are just a few nuggets of advice for decorating your home.
It’s a well known decorators’ secret that light coloured paints can help to make your room look larger, but there are plenty of other benefits to using paint too. For a truly sophisticated, indeed ‘expensive’ looking paint, choose a crisp white (think Scandinavian inspired) or high pigment paint with a neutral hue. Using a neutral colour will give you free rein to experiment with seasonal colours as the weather changes. If you really want to be bold, doors painted black will give an instant sophisticated, high budget look. For paints which are both friendly on your pocket and the environment, try Earth Born Paints.
Once you’ve chosen the bigger staples of your bedroom, you can really complete the look and give it a designer feel by adding the final finishing touches in the form of accessories. One must-have accessory is a good supply of cushions – these say designer style and also guarantee comfort and a warm atmosphere. Try cushions that are around 12-18 inches in size, so that you don’t compromise on price or quality. If you want to give an expensive, designer look, don’t be tempted into gold, which can often appear tacky. Instead, opt for metallic silvers such as lamps and photo frames.
It can be tempting to opt for mass-manufactured, poor quality materials such as MDF, but there really is no excuse to scrimp on quality for those longer-lasting items. You might be able to get away with a faulty photo frame, but the best way to decorate on a budget is to know where to allocate your funds appropriately. For example, a high quality leather bed will last you for years and not only be kinder to your wallet in the long run but will also look designer and stylish. Bedstar have a great range of leather beds to get you started, so you’ll have plenty of options available to make sure you make the best decision financially.