How to Revamp Your Bedroom on a Budget

My Bedroom is my escape – I like it to be cosy and calming, I always have fairy lights on and candles burning.

After Christmas I decided I wanted to update the room a bit – when I’m in this country I’m in a rented house, so a little bit limited as to what I can do… I’m allowed to paint the walls, but only neutral colours which isn’t really my thing – normally I would do a statement wall with some amazing wallpaper or go for quite a dramatic paint colour….  but the good thing is you can still make strong colour choices with your furnishings and revamp your room on quite a small budget.

So here’s what I’ve done to freshen mine up and I’ve picked out some items you could use to make maximum impact with minimum effort and cost – and I’ve done so for 3 different budgets:

 

One. £50 – Introduce New Colours.

A new duvet cover is the quickest way of introducing a new colour palette and changing the vibe of your bedroom.

A company I really like for bedding is laredoute.co.uk because they have good quality duvet covers and always have sales on – so whether you fancy changing to something more neutral or injecting some bright spring colour, there’s lots of choice.

  • These 3 duvet covers were £56 for king-size but with 40% off  – making them just £33.60! And they are 100% cotton so that’s amazing value. (I recommend you keep visiting the site because their sales change all the time, there usually is a minimum of 25% off but they frequently do the 40% also).

 

  • I already had a new duvet cover from Next that I got just before Christmas and I was going to switch it up to something brighter as Spring is coming, but decided to introduce dusky pink as a light accent colour instead and bought a nice knitted throw for some texture :

Similar Throw – Dunelm, £50.

Sparkle Cushion

Metallic Stripe Cushions

Maxi Dress

  • Then accessories – somewhere which is fantastic for budget homeware is H&M and they always have vases, candles and trays for a few pounds – so you can pick a colour from your bedding and add other accents to the room.
  • I’m a big fan of their velvet cushion covers which are always super soft and luxurious looking – I really can’t tell the difference between those and some that Laura Ashley sell for over £40.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duvet Cover £33.60

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Pink Vase £2.99

Calm Candle £5.99

Velvet Cushion Cover £6.99

= £49.57

He likes a cosy throw…

 

Extras: I always think adding a new plant or two freshens up a room and makes the space feel revitalising – its worth having a look at your local garden centre for reduced items – there are quite often groups of plants that need a bit of extra attention but will be absolutely fine after a good pruning/watering!

This wrap kimono style maxi dress is one that Shein sent me, its super soft and will be coming away with me on holiday shortly! Click any of the pics of me to shop.


 

Two. £100 – Also add New Art.

Some striking new prints on the wall can make such an impact and for me, is the next step of tying things together with your new bedding and accessories.

I’m a big fan of Desenio who I created a gallery wall with last year here and had been eyeing up a number of prints for the bedroom ever since.

  • As I’ve never got round to putting my big velvet headboard on the wall, I decided to go with 3 large prints to really fill the space and pick out the blue and black from my duvet cover:

They’ve made the room feel taller/bigger somehow.

No I didn’t iron my duvet cover for these photos, sorry 😉

My prints:

Others I liked:

  • You can get good sized Prints for just £11.95 each (30 x 40)
  • My big frames are the really cheap ones from IKEA – normally I go for wood and glass but these are plastic and perspex which kept the cost down and also I felt safer with them hanging above the bed?! Once they were hung you honestly would never know that they are the cheaper type.

3 Prints £35.85

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3 Ikea frames £18

= Total of £53.85

  • Instead of pictures, you could go for a big mirror above your bed which I think looks stunning – £50 won’t get you one this size but you might be able to find something vintage:

Maxi Dress


 

Three. £150 – Also Add New Lighting.

I think spending a bit extra on some new lamps to go beside the bed really pulls everything together.

  • Mine were an absolute bargain from TK Maxx and a great way of adding some metallic accents too, which I think lifts a space. (Stock goes in and out quickly so keep checking their site)

 

In all honesty I find the gold of my lamps very slightly too bright for me – I’m a bit fussy with gold, I like it to be darker and almost brassy so I’m thinking about coating them with a copper spray I got for a DIY project recently.  I’m going to live with them for a little while and then decide what to do!

Some alternatives from Tkmaxx:

 

Palm Tree

Lantern

Bow Lamp

Bedside Lamps, £24.99

= Total of £49.98

  • Homesense is always brilliant for lighting as well (part of TK Maxx) and they had some gorgeous raw crystal table lamps when I was in there the other week.

Maxi Dress


A Bit of Evening Fun….


The total cost to create something similar to what I’ve done in my bedroom is:

Duvet Cover + Accessories, £49.57

Prints + Ikea frames, £53.85

Lamps, £49.98

= £153.40

 

So those are the updates I’ve made and it’s really changed the feel of my room.

I’d still like to get some different curtains, but the ones I have at the moment are pretty neutral so it’s fine.

I’d also like a new rug for the end of the bed as I love the look of a really big, flat woven rug coming out from underneath a bed base – but again it’s something that can wait for a while.

Then the final thing I have to do is paint my chest of drawers and put new drawer knobs on it. I’ve chosen the paint and that’s going to be a DIY project for when the weather gets a bit better,  so I’ll be blogging it as and when that finally happens?! (Please let that be soon!)

Kimono Dress:

 

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17 Comments

  1. February 18, 2018 / 10:58 am

    Omg this is so beautiful and I can’t beleive how cheap those accessories are.
    I am going to move to a new flat next week so this will come in handy for revamping my room!

    Ash | http://www.theashtreejournal.com

    • February 18, 2018 / 9:16 pm

      Ooh how exciting, good luck with your move! It’s so lovely getting a new place up together😁

  2. February 18, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    I love this! I feel like my bedroom gets the least amount of attention when it comes to interior design – no one else sees it, so I’ve focused on my kitchen and living room. But now I’m feeling so inspired! My favorite things are the gorgeous photographs! I love photography and always love to see it actually on display instead of hiding on a computer somewhere 😉

    • February 18, 2018 / 9:15 pm

      Ah I’m glad it’s inspired you! Yes you should totally do your bedroom too!

  3. February 18, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    Your color scheme in your room is gorgeous, and your photos show it off so well!! I always love looking at your pictures! 🙂

    • February 18, 2018 / 9:15 pm

      Ah thank you I’m so glad you like my pics! 💗

  4. February 18, 2018 / 6:55 pm

    I can’t believe how cheap your inspirations turned out to be. Your room looks fantastic. I love the star light thing.

    • February 18, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      Thank you! Yes it’s amazing what budget homeware you can find isn’t it!

  5. February 18, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    Wow! This looks so great!! Can you just come do my house, too??

  6. February 22, 2018 / 4:38 am

    Oh you did a wonderful job revamping. You have a wonderful eye for detail.

  7. February 22, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    I love what you’ve done to your place! All the colors and textures make a wonderful palette for the soul to cozy up and relax, still leaving room for excitement =). I especially love the variety of furs (including your dog <3), knits and artwork. You are a master at this! xo Evelyn, Path of Presence

  8. February 22, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    Your bedroom is AMAZING!! I love all the colors and fabrics and pillows. Just a perfect combination of everything. I could spend hours a day in there reading and relaxing!

  9. February 22, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    Love, love, love this! Such a great way to update and so affordable. Please come to my home!

  10. February 23, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    Agreed the bedroom is my happy place! Love what you did and I’m now dying for that wall art! Xx

  11. February 23, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    So many great ideas. I love your style and all of the photos you incorporated. You have really inspired me, now I want to make my way to a home goods ❤️

  12. February 25, 2018 / 11:54 pm

    Please, please, please come to St Albans and help style our rooms. You have such good taste and a keen eye for a bargain which is important too! Even the £50 option makes a big difference. Everything in our home stays the same for years, we’re so unmotivated to change things.

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