Tips and Tricks: Decorating Your Master Bedroom on a Budget Featured Image

If you're anything like the average Canadian consumer, your master bedroom is undoubtedly your personal sanctuary. A blissful retreat where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Luckily, we've got you covered with a range of creative ideas and money-saving tips to transform your master bedroom into a stylish oasis that suits your unique taste.

So, why wait? Dive into our budget-friendly decorating guide below and let your imagination run wild!

Go Bold with Wall Decals

Maybe you aren't quite ready to paint your walls your favourite royal purple, and maybe that wallpaper you like is just a little too loud for your quiet space. If you find yourself in these situations, then you might choose to play things up with some bold wall decals. They're affordable, they're easy to apply, and you can find plenty of them online at home décor retail shops. White is always a great pairing with a boldly-coloured wall, but there are certainly plenty of other choices available too.

Upgrade Your Hardware

Change can be a bit daunting for some, so if you are looking for ways to ease yourself into a new look in your master bedroom, why not start simple with new doorknobs, hinges, and dresser pulls? These are often inexpensive, and you can even find them in vintage or thrift stores if you know where to look. In fact, you might just find a few pieces that will give you the inspiration you need to complete the rest of the project. Remember that sleek brushed nickel or chrome pieces can modernize vintage furniture while glass or bronze hardware can soften the look of something more modern.

Recover Your Lampshades

One of the simplest things that you can do to provide a brand new atmosphere in your master bedroom is to recover your lampshades with affordable and appealing materials. If you have a hanging light fixture with a shade, then bear in mind that the fabric you choose will end up being one of the focal points in your room. However, if you are recovering a couple of small table lamps, you can feel free to go bold as long as the colours and patterns work with the rest of the space.

Paint Existing Furniture

If it isn't in your budget to buy a new headboard, side table, or dresser, but your old pieces are still perfectly functional, then you should consider painting them in order to breathe new life into them. If you're a bit skittish about covering up the beautiful antique wood finish on your side tables, then leave the top in its original state and paint the rest. This way, you get a new look without sacrificing the piece's natural beauty. For the dresser, consider painting the case one colour and the drawers a shade or two lighter or darker. This makes a huge difference without causing it to stand out too much.

Paint Some Faux Frames

If you have artwork that you'd like to hang on your master bedroom walls, or even if you have a mirror in the basement that simply seems too plain to use, then you can get some serious aesthetic appeal by painting the frames once you have the pieces hung. This is simple enough to do, and if you're crafty, you can create stencils out of extra bits of cardboard you have lying around your house. This ensures that the frames are all the same size. Choose colours that complement the décor you have chosen for your lamps and furniture, too.

Don't Forget the Linens

Linens are often the centre of heated debates among decorators. There are some folks who believe that only 700 thread count Egyptian cotton will do, and others claim that the threat count doesn't matter as much as the material from which the sheets are crafted. Even so, consider this: you don't necessarily have to swap out your favourite sheets, even if they don't match the rest of the décor. All you need to finish up the room is a pretty bedspread; if you have any prowess with sewing, you can create complementary pillow shams and a bed skirt for the cost of the fabric and a couple hours of your time. If you're not much of a sewer, head down to the store and pick out something you love.

All in all, redecorating your master bedroom on a budget doesn't have to be incredibly labor-intensive. It doesn't require frantic searches at multiple thrift stores, either. With a bit of creativity and the tips and tricks listed above, you can transform your existing furniture and accessories into something new, vibrant, and completely captivating.

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