You may not be happy with how your bedroom looks because you haven't changed a thing since you moved in; the curtains lack their liveliness, the headboard has succumbed to fraying, and the walls lack their appeal. There are a ton of ways on how you can change the look and feel of a bedroom, without leaving a dent on your wallet.
How to Decorate a Bedroom within a Budget
Simply rearranging furniture and clearing clutter, can make a huge difference to how a room looks. If the bedroom is a museum of scattered clothes, books, and what not, keep them back where they belong or get rid of what you don't use or need anymore. You'll be surprised by much space is made, once you tidy up.
What your room could desperately need, is a bedroom color scheme that will turn it around in no time. Have you heard of a wall stencil? Well, it's an outline of a design that allows you to paint intricate patterns, both simple and complex, all on your own. They act as a great guide to turn ordinarily-painted walls, into works of art. First, paint over the walls if they're discolored, chipped, or peeling. Once they're primed and painted, use the wall stencil on a single area to draw focus to that one wall; preferably the one behind your bed.
Visit antique/thrift stores, flea markets, or vintage stalls that wish to sell off old furniture, including online stores like Etsy. They have incredibly lovely items that you can include in your bedroom, where you can refinish old wooden furniture, spray paint them, do a little decoupage work, perhaps, and admire your handiwork. From lamps, headboards, and even nightstands, you'll be spoiled for choice if you know how to bring life back to them, by learning how to refinish furniture.
Browse the internet for additional ideas on how you can transform old furniture that's being sold off in markets and stores, for the bedroom. DIY projects are great too, where fashioning cushions with painted initials on them, or creating overheard artwork where the bed is, draws attention to the details that these hold because of the obvious creativity put into each project. Also, you can hang photographs on just one wall, using solid black frames that hold black and white images, or neon frames, to make them stand out; let each one hold a spread of people, places, and moments that tell a story of the many things you hold dear.