Sunday, January 20, 2019

5 Hacks to Make Your Bedroom Look Expensive Without Spending a Fortune

5 Hacks to Make Your Bedroom Look Expensive
Getting Our Homes to Look Anything like the Designs we See on TV or Pinterest Can be Frustrating!

Don't sweat it. Your home should reflect your taste. For most of us it not only reflects our taste, but unfortunately our budget as well.

For us average souls, the budget usually prevents us from spending obscene amounts of money on our décor.

The thing is, with a little creative thinking you can dress up your bedroom without spending oodles of cash. 

Here are 5 Basic Suggestions to Help You Achieve an Expensive Look in Your Bedroom Without Spending a Fortune

1.  Floor to Ceiling Drapes

Even if your bedroom has small windows, bring the curtain rod to one inch below the ceiling and feature long drapes that go to the floor. With floor to ceiling drapes, when your drapes are closed your room will appear large and elegant.

You can also put up drapes wider than the window. In fact, you can put them wall to wall no matter the size of the window.

2. Place a Chair in the Room

Don't use a chair from a table set. Place a chair in the room that has a bit of substance. Something that adds elegant bulk to the space, and something with cloth material. A few examples are featured below. Scroll to view all of them.


3. Add A Thick Luxurious Blanket or Comforter Folded at the End of the Bed

This is a trick I do in my home. Adding a decorative blanket at the end of a bed gives you the opportunity to increase the room's texture, color and style. Depending upon the design of your room, use the blanket to make a statement based on what the space needs.
  1. Does it need more bulk? If so, add a thick soft comforter folded at the end of the bed to give the room that warm lush look.
  2. Does it need more color? If so, add a blanket with a pop of color at the end of the bed.
  3. Does it need a slimmer leaner look? Then add a thin blanket at the end of the bed
The secret to adding blankets to the end of the bed is to have them reach over the sides of the bed by about a foot or so on each side. Don't let it go to the floor though. If you place a blanket that doesn't drape over the side, it looks like an after thought.

Also, make sure it's folded nicely. A blanket in a messy heap loses it's impact and intent. Pull it tight to get all the wrinkles out.

Before you go out and purchase a new 'end-of-the-bed blanket', check your linen closet. You might have something stored away that will work.

4. Upgrade Your Lamp Shades

Plain old lamp shades can drag down a room. Take a look around your space and if the room lacks color, texture or patterns, then lamp shades are the ideal place to add these elements.

However, to keep the room classy don't go for lamp shades that have tassels or pompoms. Keep them conservative in style but interesting in design or texture.

Below are some example lamp shades to help spurn your creativity. Scroll through to view them all.
5. Change the Hardware on Your Dressers

If your furniture needs a pick-me-up, change the hardware.

Add elegant interesting handles on your end tables and dressers. With aged and tired furniture, let the hardware do the talking. Draw the eye to the new fixtures by using a metal that pops rather than blends.

If these five tips are not option, check out this article on how to decorate a bedroom without any money....


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10 comments:

  1. Oh these are all great ideas Barbara. I was able to add a chair to my bedroom and what a difference it makes. I put one of those really soft furry throws on it and I use it to sit and read in peace and quiet. Works well and looks really nice too! Thanks for all these tips.

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    1. Those furry throws make such a difference in a space. They add warmth and texture. Good call. And I love that look too!

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  2. I used to have a chair in my bedroom and I agree it is a nice touch. Since moving, my space is smaller and limits me in decorating. You always have excellent ideas, though.

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    3. Thanks Pat. Have to agree that a chair adds a lovely warm touch to a room, and like Grammie mentioned above, featuring a fur blanket takes it to another level as well.

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  3. These are wonderful suggestions Barbara! I tend to decorate a room exactly as I want it and then leave it for decades. Of course, that means it ends up looking out of date to everyone else. The blanket at the end of the bed or changing lamp shades would be a great way for me to update a room without having to invest in a complete overall. I also love the tip about the floor to ceiling drapes. I really need to do that in our bedroom to block the sun that peeks over the tops every morning as well as giving the bedroom a needed update.

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    1. Cynthia, my entire house needs a reno. Am so anxious to be able to do it! I'm like you, I tend to decorate then reshuffle and re-use things. When I was younger we would repaint often, change things around etc, but now we're passed the point of just painting, we need construction lol

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  4. Great suggestions. I love the elegant look of floor to ceiling drapes. I am getting ready to add a comfortable chair to my master bedroom.

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    1. There's something so cozy about having a chair in a bedroom :)

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