We are in the process of getting our house ready to go on the market. This means that we need every room looking its best. One room that has been very neglected is our bedroom. It is a lovely, light space but one that we haven’t decorated. We want to stage the room so that potential buyers see it at its best. However, as we are selling the house we don’t want to spend a fortune. Here is how we updated our bedroom on a budget.
How to update your bedroom on a budget
8 budget friendly ideas for updating your bedroom
- Paint. A lick of paint will do wonders and make a room feel like new. As we are selling we went for a neutral colour and painted it all white. White also makes a space feel bigger and it means that the buyer can imagine putting their stamp on the space. We are giving them a blank canvass.
- Focal point. You want to create a wow factor, somewhere the eye is drawn to. We chose to do this with our canvas print. Not our usual taste in pictures but at only £36 it was a bargain. It really adds impact and transforms the wall into a feature. However, if you don’t want to invest in a picture you could paint an accent wall. An accent wall behind the bed gives the impression of an over-sized headboard.
- Pillow/cushion. Invest in one new cushion that ties in with the colour scheme. You can pick up a cushion relatively cheaply or even make your own. Ours cost £14 from B&Q. Less is more when it comes to selling a house, too many cushions will give the appearance of clutter. Pair the cushion with neutral linen and make sure that it is ironed if you have viewers coming round.
- Floating shelf. We installed floating shelves which transformed this space and gave it more of a dressing room feel. I then added interest by putting on the shelves some books, interesting knick-knacks and photos. Shelves show the potential buyer that there is potential for lots of storage.
- Interesting objects. I hunted round the shops and purchased this vase from Marks and Spencer in their sale. It was reduced from £17.50 to £5. As it has a geometric shape it is very much on trend but it also ties in with the colour scheme. Glassware is also very in this year and can be picked up cheaply too. Try second-hand shops which can have a great selection of glassware
- Hang mirrors. We had a mirror that was leaning against the wall for ages. We hung it and it has now added depth to this part of the room. Mirrors can be picked up cheaply. Ikea has a great range. They can also be used to reflect light and give the appearance of a lighter and brighter room
- Frame photos. If you can’t afford any artwork then frame photos. I picked up a frame from Marks and Spencer for £6. You could even create a feature wall with your favourite photos. The key is to make sure that there is one common link between all the photos so that it feels cohesive. It could be landscapes, black and white etc.
- Matching lamps. A pair of lamps on the bedside tables can bring the room together and can be purchased on a budget. We went for simplicity and therefore had understated lamps. However, they still are incredibly effective and add to the overall restful and elegant feel of the room.
That is how to update your bedroom on a budget. Do you have any tips for updating a bedroom on a budget? Have I missed anything?
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