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How to design your bedroom on a budget

Updating your bedroom can be pretty pricey with big-ticket items like a bed or dresser. Read on for our tips on how to spruce up your bedroom like a pro for less than $599. You’ll no longer need to shut your bedroom door.

A fresh coat of paint


Give the biggest impact for the least amount of money with a fresh coat of paint. You can buy 4L’s of paint, multiple rollers and brushes plus other painting necessitates for around $100. Painting is easy enough, even for those who haven’t tried it before, and you should be able to finish your room in a weekend. When it comes to choosing a colour, we suggest opting for a neutral colour, think grey, beige or white as it’s likely to make it a lot easier to update your bedroom furniture, bedding and linen. For added vibrancy, choose a high-gloss paint for darker colours and an eggshell finish for lighter colours.

Charleston Bed Frame

Give your bed love


Your bed is the focal point of your bedroom, so make sure it holds its own. If you have an upholstered bed frame, an easy and cost-effective option is to reupholster it in a new colour or texture. You could also opt for a base like the Slumberland Queen platform base which is $430 on its own and let your bedding and linen do all the talking. Finally, you could purchase a simple, versatile bed frame like the Charleston Queen in cement, grey or black for $549 which is a friendly nod to the classic style.

Make over your bedding and linen


It’s true that for $100 or less, you aren’t going to be able to purchase designer bedding and linen, but you can find beautiful bedding and linen in a bevy of styles and colours at various outlets. Choose a quilt cover which makes a statement and ties in well with the colour of your bedroom. As an alternative if you already like your linen, you could always go for a new set of sheets like the 250TC Cotton sheet set which is $109 for a Queen size and available in grey, white, blue and pink.

Refresh the bedside


With the use of a screwdriver you could update the look of your bedroom furniture. Switch out the old knobs and drawer pulls for updated versions in sleek chrome, old-fashioned glass, rustic metal, hand-painted ceramic or polished wood which can cost anywhere between $5-$10 each. If you aren’t keen on spending any money on a bedside table, other furniture within the house can double up as a bedside table like an old kitchen chair. Just dress it with your lamp, alarm clock and bedroom necessities and wah-lah! Finally, you could always opt for the versatile Finn or Coventry bedside table if you don’t want to spend more than $300. These options are sure to suit an array of bedrooms due to their neutral, simplistic design.

Accessorise on the cheap


Finally, finish your bedroom with a few touches of colour. The best idea is to start with an accent colour and find additions to your bed which are inexpensive and easy. Toss a loosely folded throw at the foot of the bed, a picture on the wall, or hang a beautiful mirror above your dresser. A vase of flowers or a plant, stacked books and a decorative alarm clock can perk up your nightstand and can be found at many discount retailers.

Your bedroom is where you spend a great deal of time every day. It’s where you go to rest and re-energise, and you deserve to unwind and wake up in a space you love. Luckily, these tips can instantly transform your master bedroom without breaking the bank – with plenty of ways to redecorate without sacrificing on style. It’s all about getting creative.

It’s amazing what a little Snooze can do.

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