If carving out a budget to redecorate your bedroom is out of the question, get creative and work with what you have on hand. Clear out old junk from your bedroom and re-purpose different household items to transform your space without buying a single piece of furniture or any accessories. Once you settle on the different items that you want to redecorate your bedroom, organize, style and rearrange your furnishings to create your desired look.
Ditch the paint and gussy up your bare walls with decorative paper. Style an accent wall behind your bed with leftover gift-wrapping paper or crepe paper for a textured abstract look. Cut up the paper in small, medium and large square pieces and arrange the squares so that they overlap across the wall, securing them with colorful push pins for an extra splash of color or sticking them to the wall with a glue gun. If you prefer a more earthy, rustic backdrop with a bit more volume, cut up your brown grocery paper bags into square shapes, crumple them and then unfold them before attaching them to the wall with household glue.
Search your home for an array of items that you can reuse as decorative accents to accessorize your bedroom. Old dinner plates or vinyl records make stylish wall decor and can double as makeshift picture frames for your favorite photographs. After hammering a few nails into one of your walls in an asymmetrical or a cluster pattern, use adhesive disc plate hangers to hang up your plates or records and double-sided tape to secure your photos onto the surfaces. Alternatively, use a pair of pliers to bend the ends of old silver spoons into curved hooks. Mount the spoons to the wall with a drill and nails to hang clothing, towels or handbags.
Organize in Style
Weaving in storage solutions as decorative pieces can boost your bedroom look. Empty glass jars make for simple, yet quirky, storage canisters for small items, your favorite perfume bottles or your collection of eyeglasses. After filling the jars, place them at opposite corners of your windowsills or bedside table to add an artful quality to the space. For larger items, hang up an old ladder to store shoes, sweaters, books or linens. For maximum functionality, hang the ladder horizontally against the wall, drilling nails on the top and bottom of the ladder to hold it in place, securing the nails into the wall studs for maximum safety. Finish it off with a fresh coat of paint or varnish or tie strips of decorative ribbon around the legs and steps.
Floor and Furniture Fashion
Revamp your floor and embellish your furniture. Cut up old jeans, fabrics, leather belts and other articles of clothing to create a chic patchwork accent rug for your floor. Sew together the fabrics, mixing and matching different textures, and trim off the edges with leather accents from old belts. Draping old shawls, scarves or throw blankets over an accent chair or the headboard of your bed is a stylish way to punch up the look of your bedroom. Create some dimension by folding your throws or shawls lengthwise before laying them across the middle of your headboard or the arm of your chair.