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5 Easy and Affordable Bedroom Refresh Ideas to Try Today

TSA reviewer Connie Hack

Written By Connie

CPD Sleep Consultant

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29 March 2024 3 min read

Ready to give your bedroom the makeover it deserves without breaking the bank? Look no further, because we've got five simple and affordable bedroom refresh ideas that will have you feeling like you're sleeping in a brand new space every night.

Welcome to the ultimate guide for giving your bedroom a fabulous facelift without draining your wallet!
We all know that our bedrooms are our personal sanctuaries, where we retreat to unwind and recharge. But sometimes, our sleeping quarters can use a little sprucing up to reflect our evolving tastes and create a space that feels rejuvenating.

So, get ready to unleash your inner decorator and let's dive into these wallet-friendly tips that will leave you falling in love with your bedroom all over again. And if you have any bedroom refresh ideas of your know, feel free to share in the comments!

1. Rearrange and declutter

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Decluttering and rearranging are your secret weapons! By organising and tidying up your space, you instantly create a more serene and peaceful atmosphere. So, do yourself a favour and say goodbye to those pesky piles of personal items and hello to a clutter-free zone that invites relaxation.

But wait, there's more! Once you get rid of all that clutter, give rearranging a chance. Rearranging furniture can completely change the vibe of your bedroom without spending a dime. Experiment with different layouts and see how a simple switcheroo can open up new possibilities.

2. Give your walls a fresh coat of paint

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If you're looking for an easy and affordable way to refresh your bedroom, consider giving your walls a fresh coat of paint. A neutral colour like white, beige, or pale grey can instantly create a clean and serene space, making it the perfect canvas for your wall decor.

But don't be afraid to go bold with a vibrant accent wall or a deep, moody hue. This can create a focal point in the room and completely change the vibe.

Painting your walls can also encourage relaxation and improve sleep quality.

A soothing colour like light blue or lavender can have a calming effect on the mind and body, helping you unwind after a long day. And the best part? This simple DIY project can have a big impact on the look and feel of your bedroom, giving it a whole new look without breaking the bank. So grab a paintbrush and get ready to transform your space into a cosy sanctuary that you'll love spending time in.

3. Use your DIY skills for upgrading your furniture

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Let us ask you something – are you tired of your bedroom looking the same old boring way? Well, why not put your DIY skills to use and give your bedroom a budget-friendly upgrade? Go online and find some renovation ideas on a budget. For instance, you can search for modern bedroom ideas, or vintage bedroom ideas, etc., and find inspiration there.

We advise you to start with your bedside space – the area right next to your bed. Instead of buying a brand new bedside table, give your current one a fresh coat of paint or add a trendy wallpaper to the drawer fronts. You can also switch out the hardware for a more modern or chic look.

Another way to upgrade your bedside space is by changing your bedside lamps. Whether it's switching the lampshade to a new pattern or purchasing a completely new lamp, changing your lighting can have a big impact on the overall feel of your room.

Now, let's talk about the star of your bedroom – the headboard! If you're tired of your current headboard, try giving it a new look by painting it or adding some fabric. You can even create your own upholstered headboard using foam and fabric from a craft store. It's an affordable way to create a whole new look for your bedroom. So, let your creative juices flow and start DIY-ing your way to a refreshed bedroom!

4. Change the lighting

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Believe it or not, changing the lighting in your bedroom can breathe a whole new life into the space.

So, let's explore some fun and budget-friendly ways to illuminate your sanctuary.

First up, consider adding string lights or fairy lights to create a whimsical and dreamy atmosphere. You can drape them along the walls, hang them around your bed frame, or even create a cosy canopy effect. These twinkling lights instantly infuse your room with a magical aura that will transport you to a fairy tale land every night.

Moreover, don't forget about the power of dimmers! Installing dimmer switches or using smart bulbs allows you to adjust the lighting intensity according to your mood. Whether you want a soft and romantic ambience or a bright and energising glow, dimmers give you the flexibility to create the perfect atmosphere.

5. Play with decor

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Playing with decor is a great way to add some charm to an otherwise neutral space. It doesn't matter whether you have a primary bedroom or a cosy guest room, there are many ways to add your personal touch to the space.

One way to add character to your bedroom is by highlighting any architectural details, such as a unique ceiling or exposed brick wall. Framed artwork is another way to add some flair to your walls. Choose pieces that complement your interior design style and colour scheme.

Don't forget to dress up your bed with throw pillows and a cosy area rug. Throw pillows can add pops of colour and texture to your bedding while also following feng shui principles for balance and harmony in your space. And a soft area rug can add warmth and cosiness to your bedroom while also providing a visual anchor for the room.

Lastly, consider updating your curtains or adding new window treatments to complete the look. Curtains not only add a decorative touch, but they can also help control the amount of light and privacy in your space. With these simple decor updates, you can refresh your bedroom and make it a space you'll love spending time in.


You've made it to the end of our delightful journey through five easy and affordable bedroom refresh ideas. Now, armed with these simple yet effective techniques, you have the power to transform your whole room into a personal haven that reflects your style and promotes relaxation.

Whether you decide to declutter and rearrange, paint your walls, upgrade your furniture with some DIY skills, change the lighting, or play with decor, the possibilities are endless. Remember, small changes can make a big impact on the whole room.

So, take a look around and see where you can add some architectural detail or bring in some cosy touches, like bedside tables and lamps. Whatever you do, make sure it encourages relaxation and sets the tone for a peaceful and restful space. So why wait? Try out these ideas today and enjoy your refreshed and revitalised bedroom.

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As a CPD certified Sleep Consultant I know how important sleep is. And as a combination sleeper, I have found it difficult to get products to suit my sleep style. I have more than 2 years product testing experience with The Sleep Advisors which means I have slept on, with and under more than 500 products with varying degrees of success. This is added to more than 2 years experience as a product reviewer for Closer, Heat and Grazia magazines, so I've got a rigorous process. I love sharing my sleep testimonials with our readers and hearing their experiences too.
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