Bedroom Decorating Ideas on a Budget
Most people spend nearly a third of their lives sleeping. When you factor in reading in bed, watching movies in your pajamas, and romantic evenings with that special someone, it all adds up to the fact that most of us spend an awful lot of time in our bedrooms.
Spend that much time anywhere, and it’s bound to have an effect on you. So, creating a bedroom that is worth spending time in is a worthy undertaking.
As worthwhile as redecorating a bedroom is, it can also turn into a rather costly project if you’re not careful. Sometimes, splurging just isn’t in the budget, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still do a great job decorating. So, here are some ideas on bedroom window treatments for the budget-conscious.
Bedroom Window Treatments
Everyone knows that the window treatment you choose can have a huge impact on the overall look of a room. The right window covering can take a well-designed room from great to spectacular. Style is not the only criteria, though. The functionality must also be well suited to the room.
In a bedroom, privacy and light filtering are very important factors to consider when choosing a window treatment. After all, your bedroom is your refuge. It should make you feel safe from prying eyes, and you don’t want the sun waking you up before you’re ready.
What About Cut-Downs?
When searching for cost effective window treatments, you might be tempted to opt for cut-down blinds. But prefabricated, cut-down window treatments tend to have certain issues that may be problematic.
For example, without precise measurements, cut-down blinds may not fit well. This is due in part to the fact that not all windows are perfectly rectangular. Any experienced installer will tell you that some windows are wider at the top or bottom, while others are wider in the middle.
Why spend the money on ill-fitting window treatments that let unwanted light in around the edges, or don’t deliver the privacy they are supposed to offer?
Certain options are simply not available with cut-down window treatments. If you have a large window in your bedroom that requires three blinds on one headrail, you won’t find a prefabricated option.
Custom Window Treatment Options
While some custom window treatment options can be fairly costly, 3 Day Blinds offers custom window coverings that will fit the bill, and won’t put you over budget.
For example, you can have the look, privacy, and light filtering ability of natural wood blinds, without the cost. Our Faux Wood Blinds give you all of the above, while coming in at a lower price point.
Roller Shades are another elegant yet budget-friendly option. They are available in colors and patterns to coordinate with any bedroom theme, and are practical and stylish.
Bedroom Decorating Ideas to Tie it Together
Aside from window treatments, there are plenty of things you can do to make your bedroom fabulous. Repainting isn’t very expensive, and it completely changes the atmosphere of a bedroom.
Or, you can also find great furniture pieces at the local thrift shop and refinish them to make them your own, often for a fraction of the cost of purchasing new furniture. You’ll essentially be recycling at the same time.
Speaking of giving new life to old things, think of creative ways to make your existing stuff work well with your chic new room. Re-cover old lampshades in stylish new fabric, and for old chairs and pillows that are no longer working with your new color scheme, consider getting slipcovers.