Of all the rooms in your home, the one room that should fit your tastes as much as possible is your bedroom. Your room is sort of a home within a home…it’s usually where you go to relax, to sleep, or tend to personal things, so shouldn’t it meet your standards as far as design, layout, and comfort? Sometimes you may possibly need to buy some new things for your room, but other times, it might be a matter of de-cluttering and moving the décor around a little bit. I’ll explain how to do a bedroom makeover on a bit of a budget.
The first thing you need to look at is the wall. Is the color one that you fancy, or just a shade you tolerate? If you’ve got wallpaper, do you like the pattern, or is it the witch-vomit design left over from the previous owners? If you can afford a new wall color, then take a stroll to the nearest home improvement store and check out some of their paint swatches or wallpaper designs. There are often a couple colors and patterns that will leap out at you immediately; intuition doesn’t just pop up to warn you of trouble. This is in all probability not too budget-friendly if you don’t have much money to spend, so I would advise only changing the color of your walls if you absolutely cannot stand what you have and you can afford to fritter the money on paint and paper. A great way to decorate without painting is with a vinyl decal or some removable wall stickers.
If you really can’t go another day without some kind of paper on your wall, consider checking out some wallpaper borders. These are exactly what they sound like…paper borders that go around the edges of walls, usually the edge formed by the top of a wall and the ceiling. They can add a nice and noticeable, yet delicate hint of style and detail to an otherwise plain wall. And these borders come in a variety of patterns; from floral designs to slogans…it’s just a matter of finding something you like that will match your room’s current theme. A dark border on a light wall will make for a nice color contrast. For example, if you have a dark green bedroom wall, a beige border around the room will not only be a color complement, but a shade complement.