Breathe New Life Into Your Outdated Bedroom in 5 Savvy Ways


How To Breathe New Life Into Your Outdated Bedroom Without Breaking The Bank


This article is for you if when you step into your bedroom, and instead of feeling instantly relaxed and at home in the space, you feel stressed and irritated because the room just isn’t what you want it to be.

When you first decorated it, many moons ago, you were totally in love with the style and setup, but now everything looks old and outdated.


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You are keen to update and upgrade the space, and make your bedroom somewhere that you actually enjoy spending time in, but you don’t want to overspend doing so.

The truth is that being on a budget can make it seem like it’s difficult to update a space, but with the right approach and a smart mindset it’s far easier than you would think to overhaul your bedroom even with a low budget.


Intrigued? We’ve put together a guide to all the little ways you can breathe new life into your outdated bedroom without overspending. For everything that you need to know, get your style and savvy head on, and have a read of the guide below.


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Start with a Deep Clean

A great place to start when overhauling any space is to start the process with a deep clean. This means moving all of your furniture out of the room so that you can meticulously clean each aspect of the space.

Start by deep cleaning the carpets. You can either opt to hire a carpet cleaning machine and do this yourself or you can hire a professional team to deal with it. Cleaning your old carpet rather than replacing it will help to keep the cost of the overhaul down.

If your mattress is in good condition, aside from being a little grubby, opt to clean your mattress instead of replacing it. Not quite sure how to do this yourself? There are plenty of mattress cleaning services that will be able to restore your mattress to a nearly new condition, so it’s worth sourcing one of these and getting your mattress professionally cleaned.

It’s also a good idea to spend some time wiping windowsills, cleaning windows, washing dirty walls, and basically cleaning anything else that needs a good scrub. You room will look (and smell) better as a result.


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Tidy up the Paintwork

One thing that will make a room look instantly fresher is to give the paintwork a quick tidy up. The chances are that some areas of your walls have chips, scuffs, and stains on them.

If these can’t be fixed through cleaning, then you will need to neaten up the paintwork – you can either paint the patches that are damaged or you can opt to give the entire room a new coat of paint.

Even if you’re using the same paint colour as before, you will be amazed by how much of a difference a new coat of paint can make to the look and feel of the space.


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Add an Accent Wall

Want to add something new and fresh to the room without spending a fortune? How about adding an accent wall or an accent block?

This kind of feature won’t cost too much to create as it will only take a small amount of paint to achieve. You don’t even have to paint an entire wall, you could opt to paint an abstract block on part of a wall instead.


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Focus on the Furniture

One of the most expensive parts of updating a bedroom is the furniture, because replacing furniture can be seriously expensive. So, instead of replacing everything, consider what pieces of furniture you can revamp and revive.

Anything that’s wood or metal can be easily painted or varnished and revived. Let’s say, for instance, you have two old looking wooden bedside tables, instead of getting rid of them, consider painting them in a new colour. Honestly, you’d be amazed at how much difference a coat of paint can make.

If you do need to buy new furniture, opt for second-hand pieces. You can find some great buys on eBay and on Facebook Marketplace, so it’s worth taking the time to have a look.


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Get Accessory Inspo

A great low-cost way to upgrade any space is to get some accessories inspiration. Think about the ways in which you can use accessories (think: lampshades, bedding, pillows, rugs, and wall art) to change up the vibe of the space.

For sourcing inspiration, Pinterest is an amazing tool. You can save any looks you like to your own boards so that you can easily refer back to them later on. You can also use these setups to determine how you want your space to look.

The great thing about accessories is that if you’re smart about how and where you shop, they can be low-cost and very easily affordable.


There you have it, a guide to how you can breathe new life into your outdated bedroom, without overspending. Savvy with style!


Photos by Andrea Davis


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