Beyond color choices and bedding, what bedroom decorating ideas make all the difference? Ideas that add something new to your decor without costing a fortune – like my 10 favorite cheap and easy bedroom decorating ideas below. Let the ideas inspire you and your personal style turn them into your own creations.
1. Stunning Headboard
If your bed is nothing but a mattress, here’s a cheap and easy bedroom decorating idea that will create the illusion of a headboard. At a home improvement store buy two decorative wooden shelf brackets and a wooden pole equal to the width of your bed. Mount the pole on the wall behind the bed at a height equal to a headboard, then hang a beautiful blanket or quilt.
2. New Furniture
If your bedroom furniture is scratched and worn, this cheap and easy bedroom decorating idea will give it a fresh look. Paint all your furniture pieces with water-based primer, which looks like white paint. Then paint over them with semi-gloss latex paint in the color of your choice. Finally, sand the edges here and there to reveal a little of the white primer through the paint. It’s a rustic, beautiful look that will decorate your bedroom with a soothing touch.
3. Fake Fireplace
Even if your bedroom is small, this cheap and easy bedroom decorating idea will introduce the charm of a fire into its midst. I highly recommend buying an electric fireplace inserted in a decorative mantle. The units cost little to run and the effect is stunning. Otherwise, here are instructions for building a fake fireplace.
4. Rocking Chairs
Place two rocking chairs at the foot of your bed for rocking in front of the fake fireplace. Look for cheap rocking chairs in plastic or unfinished wood, then paint them to match the rest of your furniture.
Add the romance of candles to your room without fear of starting a fire. This bedroom decorating idea came to me one evening as I was staring at the ceiling. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a candelabra hanging over the bed? In fact, candelabras are cheap and easy to mount if you use a swag hook from the garden center of your home improvement store. I recommend using tealights rather than scented votive candles which will stain the glass holders.
6. Wind Chime and Bird Feeder
If you love looking outside your window, this cheap and easy bedroom decorating idea is for you. Look for a bird feeder that has a wind chime below it, or just buy the two separately. Hang them from the eaves outside your bedroom window. Then let the wind and bird song wake up on weekend mornings.
7. Hearth Rug & Bedside Mats
Add a little luxury to your life with a rug before the fireplace and matching on either side of the bed. If you have hardwood floors, the rugs will feel warm and soft beneath your feet as you get in and out of bed. If you have a carpet, the rugs will create a decorative border around your bed.
8. No-Sewing Window Treatments
Add beauty to your bedroom by sewing your own window curtain. At a fabric store look for an opaque fabric if you want privacy or a see-through light silk if you don’t. Hem the fabric all around with no-sewing-hemming tape. Then hang the fabric over the top of your window using swag hooks rather than a traditional pole. Use a thick silk ribbon to tie the curtains back in daylight.
This cheap and easy bedroom decorating ideas looks stunning. At a fabric store buy a net fabric. Using a swag hook, hang it from the ceiling directly over the bed and near the wall. Add a swag hook on the wall to the right and left of the bed and tie the canopy sideways with a silk ribbon. Be sure to festoon the canopy like the sail of a ship in the wind.
10. Faux Fur Throw
Add a plush faux fur throw to your bedroom decorating. At a fabric store, buy enough faux fur fabric to cover your bed. You don’t even need to hem the sides because faux fur will not fall apart. Through the fabric over your bed and you’re done.
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