Decorating a bedroom on a budget can seem like an unlikely accomplishment, yet it can be done with a little know-how. The best way to start is to decide on a theme or color and go from there.

One of the very first steps in creating a new look for a bedroom is the room color. Painting a room can create an instant change in the appearance. It is a simple and cheap decorating option when one is on a budget. The cost of paint can vary from store to store and brand to brand. The goal is to find inexpensive paint but quality paint. Many stores, especially during certain times of the year, will offer sales on their paint products. Another option to finding inexpensive paint is to check the stores to see if customers have returned paint. Customers do this because they realized that the color is not what they expected and they want their money back. Stores will often sell this returned paint at a discount.

When decorating a bedroom, there are a few items that one may want to replace. Items such as bedding, pillows, curtains, throw rugs, and lighting come to mind. There are plenty of ways to replace these things while on a budget. The first step is to ask family and friends if they have items they are not using anymore. The only drawback to this is that one may end up with a lot of mismatched pieces.

If that is not an option, there are plenty of other places one can search for bedroom items. If the time of year is right, yard sales would be a great place to start. People who are selling these types of bedroom items are usually selling a whole set, the bedding and any accessories that go with it. Yard sale prices are usually very cheap and affordable. When nothing can be found at yard sales, there are many discount stores to try which tend to have low prices. Other options include Goodwill, eBay, or dollar stores.

If one desires to buy from a higher end store, there are always saving options available. The higher end stores may be a little more expensive but it is possible to get good deals. A lot of stores offer discount codes which can be found online and applied during the checkout process. Most stores offer the ability to sign up for their newsletters through email which may contain discounts and online specials only available through the newsletter. Some stores offer reward programs or send coupons through the mail and newspaper. If one has a credit card account at a particular store, they may receive sale information that the general public will not receive or they may benefit from a sale starting earlier than planned for the general public.

For simple items such as throw pillows, lamps, or wall art, there are many options available, especially for the crafty individual. Instead of buying new pillows or chairs, try covering the ones already being used. Fabric stores carry an amazing selection of fabric styles and most of it can be purchased inexpensively. With a little sewing know-how, one can create new pillow covers, curtains, or chair pad covers. Lamp shades can be redesigned using fabric, lace, or beading.

New wall art can be fun since just about anything can be hung on a wall. One can go with a wall of pictures using photos they already have, homemade photo collages, or a child’s framed artwork. Many people have collections and the bedroom would be a great place to displaying collectibles either on a shelf or hung on a wall.


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