Is your outdated bedroom decor inadvertently putting you to sleep? These easy, budget-friendly bedroom ideas will help you add some much-needed zing back into your favourite space.
Published July 7, 2017, Updated July 28, 2020
Paint the Walls a Dramatic Colour
Whether you opt for an accent wall or cover all four corners, make a powerful statement with your paint colour. The navy blue here lends drama and depth. Pair it with quirky throw pillows, like this Elvis-inspired gem, for a fun finish. Much like a powder room, a bedroom can handle a powerful hue. Find more attic renovation design ideas to inspire you.
Architectural details, such as moulding or panelling, easily beef up plain walls. Case in point: this quirky basement bedroom featured on Buyers Bootcamp With Scott McGillivray. With its blue accent wall and circular panel cut-outs, it’s a decor home run. Take our quiz and find out which celebrity home you should live in based on your design personality.
Bump Up the Bedding
Another easy bedroom idea involves sheets and duvets. Sure, crisp white bedding is a safe bet, but striving for something less ordinary will give your bedroom some much-needed oomph. Experiment with a fun pattern, like this whimsical, yet chic, blue-and-white example. Just make sure you don’t make these mistakes when buying bedding.
Funky Light Fixtures
When it comes to bedroom renovation ideas, harness an aristocratic attitude by adding a fun or fancy ceiling fixture. You may not live in a Parisian apartment or rustic chateau, but you can absolutely steal the look. Get the scoop on some of the coolest lighting trends that will transform any room.
Highlight the Headboard
Give the headboard some attention by choosing a trendy piece as your focal point – this one is made of plush velvet and features nail-head detailing. You can even go the distance by adding a pretty, yet subtle, wallpaper behind it. For more decor inspiration, check out these rejuvenating zen bedrooms that’ll help you de-stress.
Get a Canopy Bed
Canopy beds work best in spaces with lots of volume and not a lot of furniture. The unfussy, modern versions have architecturally striking lines that make them real scene-stealers, like this rustic wood beauty. Get more creative ideas from these canopy beds that will take your bedroom to the next level.
Above-Bed Wall Art
Maybe your bed isn’t the most exciting, but that’s OK! A gallery wall or large piece of artwork is just what you need to make a statement and add a little personality. Remember to have fun with the arrangement, so vary the size and subject matter if you’re going with multiple pieces. Here’s how to pick art for every room in your house.
If you’ve got room at the foot of the bed, consider buying a vintage trunk or stylish bench to add a bit of flair to the space. Whether you use it for storage purposes or it’s purely decorative, it’s guaranteed to elevate your bedroom to the next level. Giving your house a serious makeover? Check out these items to ditch from your home to prove you’re an adult.
A relatively inexpensive way to zhuzh up your bedroom is to add a stylish mirror. Not only it will it draw the eyes of your guests, but it also happens to be one of the easiest design tricks to make a small bedroom look bigger.