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20 (Almost!) Free Updates for the Bedroom

September 15, 2023

Don't let a modest budget stand between you and the bedroom of your dreams. Breathe new life into your boudoir with these budget-friendly projects and ideas.

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Photo: Sean Litchfield, True North Development. From: Becky Shea Design.

Breathe New Life Into Your Bedroom

Feeling fatigued with your current bedroom design? Fret not, friend! You’re in the right place. We’re sharing our top 20 tips and tricks for transforming your tired boudoir into a revived, reimagined place you’ll look forward to waking up to each day. Bonus: You don’t need to drain your bank account to make it happen. Read on to get inspired for your boudoir makeover with our favorite almost-free bedroom projects.

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Photo: Julie Soefer Photography. From: Marie Flanigan Interiors.

Create a Workspace

Swap your guest bedroom’s nightstand for a small desk and cushioned armchair to provide visitors a cozy spot to check on emails, apply makeup or enjoy a quick cup of coffee before starting their day. Keep costs low by shopping your house for a long-forgotten desk and out-of-place accent chair, or snag a simple wooden console table on your go-to online marketplace. Style the workspace with fresh-cut branches from your yard and a bedside lamp.

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Photo: Ryan Garvin, Gonterman Construction. From: Erica Bryen Design.

Pretty Up Your Curtains

Give your simple white bedroom drapes a bespoke look without the designer price tag with the help of our easy-to-follow stencil tutorial. All you need is an afternoon to spare, some budget-friendly acrylic paint, basic painting supplies and an oversized floral or damask stencil to create statement-making window treatments on the cheap.

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Photo: Joseph Bradshaw

Hang Your Hats

Use this inviting bedroom as your muse, and make a makeshift gallery wall with your beloved hat collection. Dust off your trusty hammer, grab your stud finder and install nails in a pattern of your choice to show off your best bowlers, boaters, caps or cowboy hats. Re-create the pretty and practical display above a bench, console table or dresser outside your closet door.

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