Do you every get sick of the same old routine? For example, waking up every morning at 6:00am to go to work, or coming home after a long day to make dinner for your whole family? Well, sometimes, people feel that way about their very own bedroom. Maybe you are tired of the wall color, or the bedding, or just the vibe. If you feel that way about your own bedroom, this article will give you some ideas and cheap tips on how to redo your room.


  1. Start by taking everything out of your room, except for big furniture like your bed, you desk and bookshelf. This is also a good time to get rid of clutter. Throw out loose papers, old toys, or anything else that you do not need. De-cluttering your room will all together give it a newer look. What every you do want to hold onto should be place in boxes for when you collect them later. It will make the whole process easier.

  2. Next, paint your walls a new color! Pick a color that really speaks to you and suits you. You should also pick a color that will be easy to decorate with. If your feeling artsy, paint one of the walls with an accent color. This can be a lighter or darker shade, or a completely different color. You want to make sure that they won’t clash though. If you are feeling really bold, add a design. Go online and look for designs to add to a wall. Stripes look nice, as do elongated boxes. Some people like to write inspiration quotes or paint a giant flower on the accent wall. Be as creative as you can; it’s your room!

  3. It’s out with the old and in with the new. Buy some new furniture. Do you still have that ABC toy box in your room? Maybe it’s time to get a new one! Go to a furniture store and look for pieces that match your new color scheme. If buying new furniture is way out of the picture, sand down your old furniture and repaint it. You can even add an accent of the design you added to your wall! It’s your own custom made room, for less than half the price!

  4. When it comes to your bed, you want to make it comfy! If you have very decorative walls, keep the bedding simple. Choose one or two colors. Don’t try to match your design exactly because it will be too much! If you have very simple walls, go for a detailed bedding design. Go to T.J Maxx or Target and invest in some throw pillows complementary to your color scheme. They are cheap, yet quality material.

  5. When it comes to accessorizing, you have to be careful to stick to the color scheme and not to add too much. If you are on the lookout for a chair, make sure it is a good height and size for your room. You can’t have a giant rolling chair in a tiny room! If you are running short on money, try going to garage sales, flea markets, or even shopping on Craigslist or ebay. You will be surprised at the items you can get there and for the prices. Another great thing about flea markets and garage sales is that they are more original and you can negotiate the price.


Here are some more tips on buying at a flea market and making this item into your own

  1. When you’re at a flea market, come early. You don’t want to miss all of the good items.

  2. If you see something you really like, remain calm. If a vendor sees that you are very interested, they will increase the price.

  3. Don’t jump out and give a price. Ask the vendor what they are selling the item for and tell them you’ll pay less. Hopefully, they will agree to your negotiated price, or meet you somewhere in the middle.

  4. Keep in mind that you may be redoing whatever you buy. If the item you want to buy is $200 dollars, try to get it down to $125 dollars. That way, you have more money to fix it up.

  5. Also keep in mind that whatever you buy, you cannot return. So make sure you really love what you are getting and you can see yourself using it in your room.

  6. If you happen to stay all the way until the end, use that to your advantage. Many a time, sellers are trying to get rid of their stuff. Negotiate like you never have before. If your lucky, you can walk away with an item at least 50% cheaper than it originally was.


The refurbishing part is one of my favorites. It gives you a chance to be creative, and get what you want!

  1. Let’s say you bought an old desk lamp from 1982. You probably want to make it look more modern unless of course, you are into the whole 80’s theme.

    1. Start with the lampshade. Buy some fabric (I suggest a simple and solid color) and hot glue it to the existing lampshade. Then you can add your own details like a piece of ribbon on the edge.

    2. For the base of the lamp, you could sand it down and paint (or spray paint) it to the color of your choice.

  2. Let’s say you bought a chair for $100 dollars. You can easily sand down the legs and back and paint it. Or, you can leave the wood the natural color and change the upholstery. This can be a simple and quick fix.

    1. Begin by taking off the old seat, laying the new fabric you picked out on, and wrapping it around so it reaches the other side.

    2. Fold the fabric over the edge and to the other side and then carefully staple or glue it down.

    3. That’s it! Place the seat back onto the chair and screw it back in place!