A guest bedroom is the perfect place for your family, friends and other overnight guests to feel welcomed into your home. Your guest bedroom should be stylish but it’s not going to be a five star resort if you don’t have the cash on hand to decorate it. Or do you? Budget decorating has been around forever and these tried and true tips can help you decorate your guest room on a budget and still feel like a world class health spa.
Trash to Treasure
One of the most expensive items to get for your guest bedroom is furniture. You don’t have to spring for that antique dresser or full length mirror. You can easily find hand me down furniture that might be in a little disrepair, but with a little elbow grease, can easily be fixed to look brand new.
Painting can really add a touch of class to any damaged or abused piece of perfectly good furniture. Whether you go for a distressed and antiqued look or a surreal and colorful look, repainting old furniture is great way to decorate a guest bedroom on a budget.
Cheap accessories can be a dime a dozen and they really work to add charm and decorative details to a guest bedroom. Garage sales and the like can provide details and accessories that cost little but tell a story. Old books, vases, trays, table lamps, mirrors, pictures and other décor of the like are the perfect addition to a budget guest bedroom.
Once you gather together your accessories, create an arrangement. Group together like objects to tell a story and create a display. Themes can benefit from grouping of accessories. For instance, a nautical themed room can have a collection of seashells bordered by a weather worn nautical rope. It doesn’t have to cost anything and still look like a million bucks.
Mix and Match
It can get expensive to buy a bed in a bag and matching accessories from a department store. And after all of the money spent, it still looks to cookie cutter. Dress up a guest bedroom by mixing and matching recycled items.
Bed linens, comforters and overstuffed pillows of different styles with like attributes can give a guest bed a luxurious and layered look without the high price. Shopping for bargain pieces and creating your own set can really save money and still look good.