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As parents, we lead incredibly busy lives. We’re up early with our children and in bed late at night, after running around all evening tackling our never-ending to-do list. We spend our days cooking, cleaning, taxiing kids from school to their friends, to extracurricular hobbies and so on. At the end of the day, most of us are utterly exhausted, and so having a space that’s just ours that we can relax in is so important.
Even if we don’t get as much time to relax and sleep as we’d like, every mom needs a beautiful bedroom that allows us to unwind and recharge as much as possible. Since raising kids is expensive and they always come first, you might have put off a bedroom redesign because of your budget. However, there are ways you can do this without breaking the bank, here are some ideas!
Paint is a cheap and easy way to completely transform the look of a room. You can freshen it up and really switch up how it looks without spending much.
Strip off any old wallpaper and paint with a new shade – a light neutral will maximize the space, reflect light and give you a nice blank canvas.
Paint the ceiling with a white matt emulsion, and any woodwork such as doors, window sills and skirting boards with a brilliant white gloss. This step alone can make a huge difference and won’t cost a fortune – choose a budget paint from your local DIY store or search for deals and discounts.
Find Inexpensive Furniture
Furniture can be expensive, but there are ways you can change your bedroom decor and find pieces without it costing a fortune. If the furniture you already have is in good condition and solid, one option would be to upcycle it.
A coat of paint and new handles can modernize the look of old-fashioned pieces. Otherwise, you could search the sales, or look in stores that sell inexpensive mass-produced furniture. Sure, it might not be the most unique or the best quality in the world, but if you look after it well it should certainly be fit for purpose and can bring a new look to the room.
DIY Some Accessories
Are you a dab hand with a sewing machine? If so, why not make your own curtains, cushion covers, even a matching seat for your dressing table? Fabric is far cheaper to buy than ready-made items, plus you have way more choices!
There are lots of tutorials online which show you how to do this if you’re unsure how to start.
Scour The Dollar Store and Bargain Shops
Finally, don’t overlook dollar stores, grocery stores, thrift shops, yard sales and the like. Look for things like vases, photo frames, candles and other trinkets that can add some personality and homeliness to your space.
Don’t just pick up anything you find just because it’s cheap, but spend time looking and you’re sure to find a number of items that you really love. Plants grown from cuttings or flowers picked from the meadow or your garden are another way to spruce things up. Best of all, they cost next to nothing!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.