10 cheap but genius ideas to completely transform your bedroom

Not only is buying new furniture excruciatingly time-consuming, it can cost a lot of money to completely redecorate your room. While it is sometimes a good idea to buy brand new items for your room (skip thrifting for a used mattress) it could definitely be worth your time to make some of your own bedroom objects.
There are so many ways to give your bedroom an upgrade without breaking the bank and usually the items you pay a high price for in the store can be made yourself for half the costs. Keep reading to see just a few of the things you could do to completely transform your bedroom.
1. Foam tiles
Headboards are one of those things that instantly make a room look nicer but they are also one of those things that can be expensive, hard to move, or both. However, if you think outside the box, you could craft your very own headboard out of affordable materials and have it look just as great. Decorative foam tiles are a creative option.
2. Floating shelf
If you’re low on floor space, shelving alternatives are always a must. Most people opt for wall shelves, but if you want to save your wall space for hanging art or posters, you could try these floating shelves instead. They are perfect for decorative objects such as plants or ceramics.
3. Plywood floor mirror
Who could have thought that a mirror could double as storage? This DIY plywood mirror is minimalist, chic, and also useful. The small shelves on one side are great for holding your makeup, jewelry, or decorative knick knacks.
4. Honeycomb shelves
Looking at these shelves you would never believe the cheap material they are made from: popsicle sticks! I know, right? We were just as impressed. Whether you need extra space for books or just like the way they look, these shelves would completely transform any wall they are placed on.
5. Hammock chair
Who could turn down a comfy hammock? Hammocks make ideal seating whether you are indoors or outdoors. This design by A Beautiful Mess would especially go great in a bedroom reading nook.
6. Photo string lights
Don’t know what to do with that blank wall in your bedroom? Forget posters. Instead, take a more personal approach by creating a gorgeous wall decorated with photo string lights. It creates nice, warm lighting throughout the room and as an added bonus you get to look at you best memories anytime.
7. Chunky throw blanket
Bedding and blankets can make all the difference in a room. I mean, the room revolves around the bed doesn’t it? If you want to make a statement while also remaining super cozy, opt for this amazing throw blanket that you can knit yourself. If you’re feeling extra adventurous try a couple different colors.
8. Acrylic wall calendar
While more and more people are using their calendars on their phones, physically writing something down on a calendar will always be a helpful way to remember important dates. Yet, sometimes calendars aren’t very pretty to look at. This acrylic wall calendar by Jen Wood House, however, is pretty to look at and super simple to make.
9. Bookshelf storage bench
Where do people go to buy cheap, cute furniture? Ikea, of course! But not everyone likes to walk into their friend’s homes and notice that they have the exact same bookshelf, couch, and coffee table. That being said, there are tons of Ikea hacks out there such as this amazing storage bench made from a cheap, Ikea bookshelf.
10. Recycled wood pallet bed
Ah, wood pallets…the king of DIY furniture making. Regardless of how trendy they are, it is for a very good reason that more and more people are using found materials for their furniture. Not only do they lend a nice look to the room, they can be used for practically anything including this amazing bed frame.
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