5 Tricks to Creatively Decorate Your Room on a Shoestring Budget

Author: Alecia Pirulis

3D Rendering of Modern Loft Style Bedroom in Apartment with Furn

There is no better feeling after a long day’s work than coming home, putting on comfy clothes, and hopping into bed to watch your favorite television show before you go to sleep.

The bedroom is a place where people spend the majority of all nights sleeping so you can be well-rested for the next day. According to the Washington Post, the average American gets nearly nine hours of sleep each day.

If there is one place that should look great, it is the room where you spend a great deal of time.

Even if you’re on a shoestring budget, you can still add a flair of personality to your room’s decoration. It is important that you absolutely love your room since so much time is spent there.

You can substitute money for creativity and if you are willing to put in a little extra work, you can really create that wow factor on the cheap. Not only will your room look great, you can save extra money for bills or leisure activities you thoroughly enjoy.

Follow the 5 tips below to get started on the transformation of your room in a trendy way that won’t cost a fortune!

1. Posters

Don’t dismiss this idea straight away. Posters aren’t just for grungy teenagers to express their love of abstract musical genres. They provide a focal point for the room and can often spark a conversation. Posters come in all manner of designs from classy artwork to more modern and popular inspirational quotes. To give your room that extra touch of class, try framing your posters.

2. Pallets

Furniture made from the timber of old forklift pallets is becoming increasingly popular. It’s now not uncommon to find pallet furniture in upmarket cafes and the fanciest of family homes. Best of all, the raw materials can usually be found for free. Now all that’s required is an injection of creativity and some basic woodwork skills.

3. Paint

Changing the color of the walls of your room will have a remarkable effect on the overall appearance and also the mood of the room. This tip is of course only useful if you have the approval of the apartment community to paint the walls. However, if you have some old beaten-up furniture, you could give it a whole new lease of life with a coat of paint.

4. Second hand or garage sales

Get thrift shopping. In some of the larger second-hand shops or garage sales, you’ll find a range of furniture and home decor at bargain prices. Purchasing second-hand goods is a great way of getting high-quality items that are in good condition, that other people have simply fallen out of love with.

5. Throws and rugs

You would be surprised at how much of a different look you can give a room by covering up old carpets and worn-down furniture. This works especially well with couches if you decorate them afterwards with some bright and scattered cushions.

Giving your room a makeover doesn’t need to be an expensive exercise. All it takes is to think outside the box and come up with your own charming and unique design. Get your creative hat on and see treasure where other people see trash.

Schottenstein Real Estate Group contributed content to this article. SRE Group focuses on MasonPolaris Apartments and Grove City Apartments.