9 Easy Weekend Projects to Upgrade Your Bedroom

9 Easy Weekend Projects to Upgrade Your Bedroom

Any one of these 9 inexpensive and simple ideas can instantly beautify your bedroom.


Redecorating your bedroom doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Whether it’s new linens or even unifying the décor with a theme, these small changes can be done over a weekend and produce big results in both the aesthetic and overall feel of your space.

"The beauty of redoing a bedroom is that it's typically not overwhelming in terms of space," says author and decorator Heather Paper. "So a weekend redo is perfectly achievable."

1. Choose a Décor Style or Theme
Try a departure from the ordinary in your bedroom. Add some romantic floral patterns or even exotic Asian or French provincial touches. Go out on a limb! Build your choices around your theme.

2. Let New Linens Anchor Your Look
The first step to your weekend makeover is finding fresh bed linens.

“Add some pattern or pizzazz to the room with a new comforter and a matching pair of shams,” Paper says. “You'll find designer styles in every price range — even at discount stores.”

3. Make Your Own Affordable Tabletop Squares
Follow these steps:

  • At a fabric store, purchase 1 1/2 yards of an inspiring pattern that complements your comforter colors
  • Fold over and iron down edges of your material square with iron-on hemming tape to create an inexpensive table topper

4. Complement Your Look with Curtains
“Customize an inexpensive pair of curtain panels to suit your personal style,” Paper says. “Add jumbo rickrack or some other flat trim along the curtain's inside and bottom edges.”

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5. Enhance the Mood With a Coat of Paint
Select a color that plays off your comforter and linens selection and creates a unifying and soothing tone.

"For no more than the cost of a gallon or two — and a little elbow grease,” Paper explains, “you can transform a room."

6. Rearrange to Refresh
Reposition beds, side tables, chairs and other pieces for a refreshing change that doesn’t cost a dime!

7. Add Drama With Lighting
Assess your room — could it use more light? Home décor stores, thrift shops and export stores have cheap and chic lighting choices that can complement your theme.

8. Beautify Your Storage
Corral bedside books in baskets. Let old china or mismatched dinner items hold bedside items such as nail polish, nail files and lotions. Look around your house for fun or creative ways to keep organized.

9. Welcome Some Wall Décor
Switch out your paintings to match your new color scheme. Or shop your other rooms for pieces that might enjoy the switch to the bedroom.

When you’re all finished, take time to celebrate — with a nap! When you wake up, you’ll really get the chance to admire your handiwork and your revamped bedroom.

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If you buy one of those Bed-in-a-bag sets that come with the extra pillows and the shams; take the shams apart with a stitch-ripper. Usually they are made out of one piece of fabric each. You can use that fabric for runners on your night-tables, add it to other matching fabric for a window valance, or even put it in frames (without the glass) to give it a fun match-y look in your room! There are endless ideas, its just goes with how imaginative you are...xox

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