{Guest Post} Five Ways to Update Your Bedroom on a Shoestring

1Have you been thinking about updating your bedroom? It’s probably an area of the home where you spend a lot of your time, so a makeover could seriously lift your mood and improve the way you feel about your living space.

And if money is tight, this doesn’t mean that you can’t start your own improvement project. It just requires a bit of thinking outside of the box! Let’s take a look at five ways to update your bedroom without breaking your budget.

Paint your own canvas.

Artwork can cost a small fortune, but there’s nothing stopping you from making your own. A blank canvas and some paint can be picked up from an art store for just a few dollars, and the only limit is your imagination. Look up some tutorials online, or just set yourself away on your very own designs. You don’t have to be the next Picasso to create something eye catching and uplifting.

Use storage as a feature

If space is in short supply, it can be hard to find ways to make the most of what’s available to you. But have you ever thought of making a feature of your storage? An old metal coat hanger could be spray-painted then hung up on the back of a door to hold pieces of jewellery. Similarly, you could wrap shoeboxes with pretty-colored paper and use them to keep your belongings tidy. Just add a few ribbons and you’ve got your very own designer containers!

Upcycle old pieces of furniture.

If your wardrobe and drawers are looking a bit worn out, why not upcycle them? A splash of colored paint or a stencil could have them looking new in no time at all. If you really do need something new, you could pick up pieces from a second hand store and add your own stamp to them. Plus, there’s the added benefit of knowing that your furniture will never be seen in another home!

Get out into the garden.

A bouquet of fresh flowers adds color and life to any room, and the bedroom is no different. Best of all, you probably don’t even have to spend a penny. Just get out into your garden and put together an assorted mix of your favorites. For maximum effect, display them in a crystal vase.

Make money by cleaning out your wardrobe.

Updating your home needn’t just be about saving money. Sometimes, you can even make cash in the process! After all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Make a collection of all the items that you never use or wear and take them down to your local thrift store or flea market. For just a few hours of work, you could make a decent little sum. You could invest the earnings in new items for your home, or just keep it aside for a rainy day.


Some of these points may seem remarkably simple, but they could make a massive difference to your bedroom.

Do you have any tips or ideas for updating your home without breaking the bank?

About the Author: This article was brought to you by Ruth Richards on behalf of Gurasu. Gurasu specialises in fine crystal products for the more discerning customer, with ranges that include wine glasses, whisky tumblers and much more.

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