The Classic Brunette: How To Update Your Bedroom Without Spending A Lot Of Money

Thursday, September 21, 2017

How To Update Your Bedroom Without Spending A Lot Of Money


Am I the only one who gets that itch to change up their bedroom decor every few months or so? It's never because I hate what I have been living with, but I just get bored with staring at the same exact space for months on end. This was especially true for when I lived in the dorms at school, as I would typically bring in the same stuff that I chose freshman year on a whim but didn't actually love. Since living in a house things have been better. I have more space to decorate, had a fresh start to really pick out things I love (like my duvet cover!), and felt like I had a place that was actually mine. But that want to change things up a bit was still there, however I don't want to spend a fortune decorating and redecorating every few months, that would just be ridiculous. I've found a few ways to get around dropping a ton of cash and wanted to share them with you in case you are in the same boat!

Similar Desk | Similar Chair (found mine at Home Goods!) 



Get Crafty

Maybe it's the sorority girl in me, but crafting is my favorite way to give a room a facelift. I just recently painted the wooden monogram above and think it adds so much to what was just a boring empty space. Despite what you may think, crafts can be extremely cheap! Buy a few paint colors from Michaels or your other local craft store, a canvas from the dollar store (pro tip: Even canvases that already have something on them can be easily painted over!), some cheap paintbrushes, and a Pinterest tutorial and you're all set! Or purchase something a little fancier like the monogram and give it your own personal touch like I did! Adding some crafts can really make a space feel like home, and it also gives you the opportunity to get creative every now and then.

Purchase Wisely

Do you actually really need or want something for your room that isn't a "quick fix?" Then you might actually need to spend some money. For me that piece was a large mirror. I've wanted one for a while, and felt that my room wasn't complete without it, but I didn't want to spend too much on it. For months I've been scouring Facebook's marketplace and my university's Free & For Sale page with nothing showing up, but someone posted the mirror above and I was quick to act on it! It's definitely worth it to give yourself a deadline of when you want to purchase your bigger ticket item, and search on all the possible listing platforms for something that fits your needs. Facebook marketplace is something that not everyone utilizes, but I've found some great gems on there for cheap! And when in doubt, IKEA never fails for cheap, great furniture!

Add Dimension

Sometimes I get sick of the actual space I'm living in and wish that I could change the layout. But we all know that isn't possible, especially if you're renting like I am. I love to add more dimension to my room by adding mirrors. As I just said I recently purchased a rather large one, but I also have another medium size one on the opposite side of the room. It makes my bedroom look larger and brighter, what more could you want?

Create A Color Scheme

This is something I like to do when I first start decorating so everything comes together well once it's all said and done. As you can probably tell above, one of the main colors in my room is gold. This makes updating my space extremely easy, as all I need to do is find a few little gold pieces to trade in and out every few months. My favorite places to buy affordable color scheme items are Marshalls, Home Goods, and TJ Maxx, especially the clearance section. 

What are your favorite ways to update your space? 

16 comments:

  1. Your desk chair is adorable! I totally agree with these tips! Making me think I need a little bedroom refresh haha.

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  2. Agreeing with Annaliese...your desk chair is so fun! Love the nailhead. Creating a fluid color scheme is so important no matter the budget!

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  3. I use to change stuff up more but lately I'm in to buying quality items that last a lot longer!

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  4. Marshall's and Home Good's are my go to for affordable new home decor. Love this room! So cute!

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  5. I totally need to redo my room soon. It's super boring and plain. I can't wait to have my own house so I have a bigger space haha.

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  6. I'm all about switching the color scheme. a quick trip to macy's, marshall's & home goods and you can re-work the aesthetic of your room w/o splurging on big things like furniture. recently went from brown tones to blue lately! x, nicole // www.nicoleeigh.com

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  7. Your room is totally cute. I love decorating but it can get expensive really fast if you aren't careful. It's so much fun when you can turn a craft into a luxe looking piece of decor.

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  8. I really needed this! I have just moved into a new room and I’m clueless on how to decorate on a budget. Your desk is so beautiful!

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  9. Your desk chair is so fun! Marshalls and Target are definitely my go to places when I'm looking for new home decor but don't want to spend too much.

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  10. I love that mirror! I've been searching high and low for one like that! Still haven't had any luck. I love Marshalls! That's probably one of my favorite stores!

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  11. I want this chair so bad! It's absolutely adorable! I'm always looking for home decorations, but everything adds up so quickly! These are great tips to not break the bank. Thanks so much!

    xo, Taylor || The Millennial Sprinkle (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)

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  12. Oh,I agree! I actually just blogged about decluttering, rearranging, and reorganizing our living room space where a pool table used to be! I make quilts, pillows, and other home decor, so my decorating and updating is often in the form of something made from fabric!

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  13. What a beautiful space! Love all of the elements from the chair to the "hello" sign. I love making crafts and adding them to my home. Such a great way to make a space your own.

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  14. I love crafting! Its so fun to create your own decor pieces.
    -Nicholle
    www.nichollesophia.com

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  15. What a gorgeous desk chair!! Homegoods is my jam!

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  16. I totally need to update my bedroom! LOVING these tips!

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