We understand that not everyone can spend hundreds of dollars to re-design a bedroom. To help your process, we’ve listed these four essential design rules that work well with tight budgets. If you want the bedroom space of your dreams, you don’t have to settle for less than what you deserve; you just need to spend your money strategically.
- If you’re going to spend money, spend it on lighting. Investing in lower wattage bulbs can easily change a room’s mood from hospital building to restful spa. If you’re willing to go a bit further, spending money on an artful light fixture is the best way to bring your room to life.
- Plants! Let’s talk about plants. It doesn’t have to be a massive, six-foot-tall tree smack in the center of your room. Consider asking your local florist for leaf clippings; a single Monstera leaf will last several weeks when placed in a jar of water, and you can often get them for a nominal (or free) price. Don’t want to deal with keeping plants alive? Your local craft store will have everything you need for a hassle-free plant experience. Just be sure to strike when they are on sale.
- Figure out your floor situation. Rugs are very expensive, so budget designers should work with what they have. Are your hardwood floors dull from age? Waxing, finishing, or re-staining them should do the trick, and you won’t spend more than $15 if you do it yourself.
- Buy fabric, not products. Can’t afford the drapes of your dreams? Head to your local fabric store and make them yourself. Is that tapestry necessary to tie the room together? Again, go to your local fabric store. If you bypass the cost of labor and put fibers together yourself, you can save hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars.