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Cheap and Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Bedroom

Beauty & Style

April 24, 2023

For most teenagers, their bedroom is their safe haven, a place to get away from the rest of the world and unwind. It's therefore unsurprising that many teenagers spend hours trying to think of ways to accessorize their bedrooms, experimenting with different styles and decorations to make their rooms as Pinterest-worthy as possible.

However, the things suggested online often require lots of money and effort and are unrealistic for teenagers to implement in their bedrooms. If you've found this to be the case, don't be disheartened! There are many easy ways to improve your bedroom without having to spend loads of money.

This article will provide some suggestions on how to make your room the aesthetic utopia you dream of. Read on to be inspired!

1. Fairy Lights

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Draping some fairy lights on a desk or your walls is an easy way to create a cozy, warm ambience in your room. Fairy lights are easy to put up and take down. They're also generally inexpensive, making them a great option for teenagers.

Fairy lights have seen a boom in popularity in recent years. This is great as it means shops are now filled with hundreds of types for you to choose from. You can pick from a range of colors (yellow, white and rainbow, to name a few) and styles (stars, hearts, or just the eternally classic bulbs), allowing you to choose whichever goes best with the vibe you want in your room.

2. Bunting

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If fairy lights aren't your thing, then why not go for some bunting?

Like fairy lights, bunting is a great way to spruce up a bedroom without taking up loads of space. If you're the creative type, you could try making some yourself, using online tutorials such as this one. If you're not one for DIY activities, then there are many places where you can buy bunting online. I would recommend checking out Etsy, where there are lots of independent businesses that sell unique bunting at reasonable prices.

You could even alternate the bunting depending on the season; have some ghost bunting up for Halloween, switch it to snowflakes at Christmas, and tropical leaves in summer. Be creative with your decorating!

3. Corkboards

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Putting up a corkboard is a good way of adding some personality to your room. Not only will it look great, but it's enjoyable and easy to make.

You can put whatever you want on your corkboard, be it photos, reminders or quotes. All you need to do is buy some cute pins and get tacking. I would recommend searching on Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, as many people have helpfully posted the inventive corkboards that they've created for their own rooms.

4. Paint your Furniture

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Painting your chest of drawers or desk is a nice way of adding a splash of color to your room. It's also a cheaper, lower-effort alternative to painting your bedroom walls. If you're feeling ambitious, you can paint the whole thing, or if you're after a more subtle change, you can do something more simple, like a pattern of vines running up the side.

Don't worry if you don't consider yourself the best at painting! You can buy stencils online, which are useful if you don't want to risk making any mistakes and wish to achieve the exact design you're after.

5. Plants

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Bring some of the outdoors in by having a few plants in your bedroom. Incorporating greenery into your room is proven to be good for your mind. It will help you unwind and turn your bedroom into the sanctuary you're after.

If you're deterred from keeping plants because you don't think you're the kind of person who can keep them alive, don't worry; there are many plants you can buy that require minimal tending. For example, spider plants only need to be watered once a week. Try starting with one or two and grow your collection as you become more confident in your plant-tending abilities.

6. Add storage

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Adding storage to your bedroom is a good way of preventing your room from getting over-cluttered, and ensuring everything stays well-organized.

If you think this is something that you can't do because your bedroom is on the smaller side, then think again! There are many clever, subtle ways of implementing storage in your bedroom. For example, you could get a storage rack to hang from your door or even built-in storage headboards. All you need to do is think outside the box.

7. Candles

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Candles are perhaps the easiest way of improving your bedroom. It seems small, but adding a few candles to your bedside table can completely change the vibe of your room. Not only will it make your room smell amazing, but candles also create a calming atmosphere, ideal for a cosy study vibe or for a relaxing evening spent watching Netflix.

If you want a dark academia vibe in your room, you could go for some old-fashioned candlesticks, while if you want something more cheery that'll brighten up your room, you could opt for an energizing, bright scent like mango or lemon.

8. Move your Bed

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You might think that repositioning your bed won't do much, but it can in fact make a huge difference to your room. For one, it helps you utilise space more effectively. For example, if your room is on the smaller side, and your bed is in the room's centre, you could try putting it by a wall. This will grant you more space, which can be used for something like a desk or even just a rug.

Repositioning your bed is also a good option for those who have lived in the same house for years and feel in need of a change. Try different locations, and see which you prefer most!

So there you have it — a list of cheap and easy ways to improve your bedroom. Hopefully, at least one or two of these have appealed to you and inspired you to spruce up your bedroom. Good luck and happy decorating!

Areesha Ahmed
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Areesha is a student from London. She enjoys watching horror films and drinking tea. When she is not reading books, she is buying them.