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Do your bedroom on a budget

india Updated: Apr 27, 2011 02:28 IST

Bored of your bedroom decor? You can jazz it up with some budget options. Read on for tips on painting, drapes, carpets, accessories, antiques and more.

1 Paint it up: Painting the walls in your favourite colour is the easiest way to get a great look. Bonus, it won’t pinch your pockets and yet give an instant facelift to your bedroom. You could even try painting it on your own, all it takes is a little patience and some precision. This way, not only will you save on the cost of a professional painter, but can give your personal touch to your walls.

2 Look for steals: Second hand shops and markets are a great place to shop for inexpensive side tables and small furniture pieces with character and chipped paint! On a weekend, try visiting an antique market for some rare finds.

3 Subdued Chic: White accessories always look chic, and bring a nice pop to any space. Pick these up from discount stores. It will give a clean and neat feel to your space.

4 All carpeted: If you want to replace the flooring, you can go for wall-to-wall carpets as they are less expensive than wood. Also, you don’t need an area rug, further keeping costs down.

5 Drape well: For drapes, you can cut down cost by doing the body of the drapery in an inexpensive, solid colour fabric and use an expensive fabric for the border.

HTC (With inputs from