The First-Time Buyers Guide to Decorating Your Bedroom on a Budget

First added 25th June 2021

By Sophia Rimmer

3 min read

When you move out of your parents’ home for the first time, it's often easy to be overwhelmed by all the expenses and costs involved. Whilst you’re distracted with the excitement of your own home and focused on saving for essentials such as utility bills and a mortgage, the potential cost of home decorating makes it easy to ignore. Even though it's probably one of the most fun parts of living on your own, as you finally have the creative freedom to design the home you have always dreamed of. Don’t worry, we are here to help!

We know when you move into your new house, flat, or apartment, you’re going to want to put your stamp on your new bedroom. So, in this article, we will share budget bedroom decorating tips for first-time buyers.

Before we get stuck in, we would just like to say... congratulations on buying your first home!

Bedroom Design Ideas For First-Time Buyers

Now let's talk about home decorating tips that will help you save money and have a fabulous bedroom.

Make a Plan

Firstly, once you have a moving-in date finalised and you know how much of your budget you have left to spend on decorating your bedroom, it's a good idea to make a plan. This plan should include things like paint, paintbrushes, bedroom accessories, bedding, and bedroom furniture such as a new bed.

By making a plan of everything you need to buy, you will be able to get a realistic idea of how much you can spend. This will avoid overspending when it comes to shopping in your favourite home décor shop.

The most expensive part of decorating and kitting out your new bedroom, is most probably going to be the cost of a new bed and mattress. Rest assured, you can find beds and mattresses worth the money in our collection. We also offer several space saving beds to fit your budget too.

Pick a Neutral Colour Scheme

A fresh lick of paint can really transform any bedroom. It's important to spend some time browsing colour options to make sure you're going to be happy with your choice.

One of the best pieces of bedroom design advice for first-time buyers we will share is to pick a neutral colour scheme. If you opt for bright bold colours, you run the risk of getting bored of the colour and wanting to re-decorate after a few months. Home decorating is not cheap when you’re on a tight budget. Therefore, choose a muted natural tone of paint. If you are somebody who loves colour, you can jazz up your room with bold patterned bedding and accessories.

Bedroom Accessories

Even though your walls may be painted neutral colours, it doesn’t mean your bedroom design has to be dull. If you’re a first-time buyer with style and a passion for interior design, you may want to include bedroom accessories in your budget.

There are many affordable cushions, throws, plants, and candles out there that can instantly revamp your bedroom space at low costs. Candles are a cost-effective way of creating a relaxing atmosphere and warm ambience. Plus, they can spread a fresh and welcoming scent throughout your new home so you won’t feel the need to spend money on air fresheners.

Add Light with Mirrors

Another cost-friendly bedroom design idea for your new home is to invest in a wall mirror. At a low cost, a mirror can add light, style, and even the sense of more space in smaller bedrooms.

A mirror will not only add a touch of elegance to your room but also save you the cost of buying a lamp and switching on your light in the daytime. To let light into your bedroom, place the mirror on the wall opposite the window. And remember, when shopping for a mirror, the bigger the mirror, the more light it will create.

Add Character with Art and Photos

To personalise your new bedroom, you can fill your wall space with art and photos of loved ones. If you are moving out of your parent's home for the first time, adding photographs of your family and friends is a lovely, inexpensive way to always remind you of them.

When your decorating budget is low, a cheap way of making your bedroom look expensive is to add wall art. This design tip is definitely for the more creative first-time buyers, as we suggest getting crafty and painting a blank canvas with leftover paint from decorating the rest of your home. Or, if this is out of your comfort zone, shop around for some art on sale.

Shop Around for a Bargain

Our final piece of advice on decorating your bedroom on a budget is to not buy your paint, paintbrushes, and home accessories all from the same shop. Moving house can be stressful and you’re going to be tempted to get all your shopping over and done with as quickly as possible. But you will save money in abundance if you spend some time shopping around for a bargain. Look out for sales, a buy one get one free offer, and special promotions that are going to help you spend less.

And that concludes our bedroom decorating tips. We hope that this article will help you save money when you move into your new home. For more advice, read our article on moving into your first home on a budget here.

Finally, if you would like more help finding a value bed and mattress, contact our friendly customer service team. We are experts in resting for less.


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