There are plenty of home makeover shows on the TV. Some of them just smash everything up to renovate it all, starting again from scratch. But the rooms they create are often idyllic and far removed from reality. From your reality.
And sometimes, it’s not ideas that are lacking but money.
Here are some decor and storage ideas that will help you to give your room a makeover on a budget.
The first step to achieving your new look is to paint the walls. If you need to brighten up your room and make it feel more spacious, use white or light coloured paint (such as pastel blue). You might want to paint every wall or just one (e.g. white walls alongside one light green one).
You can also repaint your headboard, if you don’t feel like tackling the walls. Either way, use a neutral or light shade: avoid red or garish colours.
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Another method that’s much easier to implement: use old records or paintings. Sticking old records or hanging paintings on the walls is an easy way to decorate and personalise your bedroom. There’s no need to splash out on massive, expensive paintings—just frame some nice photos or posters. You can also add in a small round mirror to give more depth to the room.
Don’t neglect the floor…
Another area to update: the floor. Redoing the parquet or tiling is expensive. Instead, invest your money in a nice rug that will take centre stage in the room. The welcome feel of a soft rug under your feet first thing in the morning is a great way to start the day.
Two medium-sized rugs will also work: place them on either side of the bed. As for colours and patterns, choose calming ones…your bedroom should be a haven of peace and relaxation. Here again, avoid garish colours and sharp lines.
A word about furniture
Furniture can quickly burst the budget. There are two options available to you:
- Choose the best quality/ price ratio on the market. You will find many inexpensive models on compactor.com
- Upcycle or redecorate your old furniture. Repainting a small chest in white can help you create a more open and less stuffy atmosphere. Recycling pallets is a cool way to create a “library corner”…as for Compactor storage boxes, some are made of natural pine and can be customised however you like.
Accessories to the rescue!
Once the walls, floor and furniture are done, there are only two more steps to perfecting your decor. The first: get your hands on a few small budget accessories. From candle holders through vases to photo frames, there’s no lack of decor accessories on the market—some will add a vintage feel to your room, others a pop of colour. Either way, these small objects add the finishing touches to your home.
The last step in our ‘Operation Decor’: plants and flowers. Whether with cacti or hanging plants, let nature into your room. Put them on the windowsill or just at the entrance of the balcony or terrace: the important thing here is to create a pleasant view.
Photo: Compactor Cactus jewellery organiser
Another option: bouquets of dried flowers. On your next countryside getaway, pick some flowers and bring them home. These won’t require any maintenance and they’ll look lovely in your room…just find a pretty vase for them.