We spend quite a bit fixing up our homes. When you consider kitchen upgrades, bathroom make-overs and new flooring it’s no wonder homeowners spent almost $7,000 in the last year on home improvement costs, according to Home Adviser’s True Cost Report released this year.
Fortunately, there are areas in our home that we can improve where our efforts and budget can go a long way: Our bedroom.
All too often, master bedrooms turn into a neglected, cluttered space that gets locked up immediately when guests come over.
However, your master bedroom should not be like this. In fact, it is one of the places in your home that deserves the most attention.
If the real reason you’ve neglected decorating your master bedroom is the cost, don’t worry.
You can actually decorate your master bedroom in a luxurious, sophisticated fashion without breaking the bank.
Read on to learn the top 5 master bedroom decor ideas that don’t cost a fortune.
A fresh coat of paint can make all the difference when trying to spruce up your master bedroom.
It’s probably one of the least expensive ways you can give it a new makeover. A color that is in between neutral and light is usually the best option.
This will help give your space that breezy, airy, and welcoming feeling it is so in need of.
2. Spruce Up the Bed
Take a look at your bed. Does it just have two pillows and a comforter?
If the answer is yes, then this is an area that could definitely use some attention.
You can find plenty of affordable throw pillows, throw blankets, and afghans at your local stores.
Pick a simple color palette to stick to (too many colors will make it look cluttered) and add it to the bed.
Don’t try to cut corners on what you sleep on, however. A quality bed and mattress, like what you find with the Reverie sleep systems, is very important.
Or if you can’t find any mattress you like, make your own mattress instead.
3. Add a Feature Wall
Paying attention to the way your walls look is very important when adding decor to your master bedroom.
As we stated earlier, painting your walls is a great idea. But, it can also be a great idea to add a feature wall behind your bed.
A feature wall is basically a wall that’s different from the other ones in the room. These walls help to create the illusion of a headboard behind your bed, even if there isn’t one.
They also help to ground your room and make your bed the focal point.
4. DIY Like Crazy
Just because you aren’t a Pinterest fanatic, doesn’t mean you can’t do some DIY projects. You’d be surprised at how easy many of these DIY projects are, actually.
Some great DIY projects for your master bedroom include:
- A wall decor section (add framed photos, knick knacks, and hanging plants to a section of your wall)
- Bedside table painted with a driftwood design
- Rustic wall art
- Crocheted cushions
These simple, DIY touches can really go a long way when sprucing up the decor in your master bedroom.
5. Don’t Be Afraid to Use Knock Offs
Last but not least, don’t be afraid to buy or DIY your own knock offs.
Many people are under the false impression that knock off furniture means cheaply made furniture, however, this is normally far from the case.
Just make sure you read reviews before buying, check the company’s return policy, and thoroughly examine pictures of things before making a purchase.
There are also countless tutorials from bloggers who share their creativity for making knock offs (See: this site!).
Next time you find something in a catalog store, search online for a DIY tutorial on making it or simply think “how can I make that?”.
With these 5 tips up your sleeve, you should have no problem creating a master bedroom that you actually want to show off to your guests!