I know I haven’t shared a lot of room reveals up to this point, but that’s probably because my whole house is constantly ‘in-progress’. I have shared Baby E’s Nursery and our Guest Bathroom Makeover (which is now 4 years old) and hopefully there will be more soon! I feel like every room is getting a makeover right now and I just need to actually finish a space. But aren’t all of our homes constantly ‘in-progess’? Will it ever end? Probably not, and that’s the beauty of it.
As you may have noticed, I’m all about repurposing and dollar store crafts which help keep my costs down. I am a true believer that room makeovers don’t have to break the bank. They can actually be done inexpensively as long as you are willing to get your hands dirty. And when I say dirty, sometimes that only means being able to hold a can of spray paint and nail some artwork onto the wall.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when giving your room a makeover on a budget:
1) When starting your room makeover start with an inspiration piece. It can be something that is already in the room that you want to keep or it may be a piece of fabric you fell in love with. This will help shape your entire space.
2) Take an inventory of all the pieces you have in the space. Headboards, nightstands, dressers, etc. If they are still in good shape, think about what color you would like them to be for your new space. A can of spray paint can do wonders and it will only cost you $6.
2) Choose a paint color. Changing the color of the walls can completely transform a space for just $30 (depending on the quality of paint your purchase).
3) Visit your local thrift store for additional furniture pieces, old frames, wall art and lamps. You can even purchase fabric for decorative pillows, curtains or accessories.
4) Shop the clearance sections at your favorite home decor stores. Search for items that can be recycled into something new, turn a $2 shower curtain into curtains or use a tablecloth as a rug. Think outside the box!
5) Make it your own. While you want your space to be cohesive and have a flow to it, it doesn’t have to be matchy matchy. When upcycling old furniture and shopping at the thrift store, look for pieces that complement each other. They don’t have to be a perfect match.
Don’t think it can be done? Check out these fabulous budget bedroom makeovers.
What is the next room on your list? After looking at these beautiful rooms I want to give my master bedroom a facelift!