Top Tips to Quickly Transform your Bedroom Without Having to Re-decorate (1)

Top Tips to Quickly Transform your Bedroom Without Having to Re-decorate

Redecorating your room can be a frustrating and sometimes expensive process. We would all love to have a bedroom that is pinned on decorating boards across Pinterest, or in all the home décor magazines, but for many of us this is simply not a reality. However, here are some top tips on how to give your bedroom a whole new look without splashing the cash on expensive decorations.

Clear up and tidy your room

The first stage in the process. Start from scratch and gather up as much stuff as you can, and move it somewhere else for the time being. Wiping your room completely clean gives you a better idea of how it looks and the dimensions. You might find that useless clutter could be transformed into decorations for your new style of bedroom, so take your time to work through it. Once your whole room is clear, give it a deep clean, as this way it is almost like a blank canvas in which you can start afresh.

Separate belongings

Now your room is cleared it is time to properly sort through items and put them into categories such as clothes, CDs, electronics and decorations. Put anything aside that you think could be used as a decoration, which could include anything from photo frames to candles or empty jars. Any items that are unneeded can be binned so they’re out of the way – they will only waste space in your room. If you have unwanted clothes that no longer fit or just aren’t worn, give them to charity shops or throw them out. Don’t hoard things you no longer use, as they will only take up space.


It's time to decide on your new bedroom appearance. There are many questions to be considered, around rearranging your furniture, putting up photos or posters and where to place your bed. This might be the point where you start to realise that you would like some new furniture or a brand new bed from somewhere such as Divan Beds Centre just to help with the redecoration of your room.

To give yourself a better idea of what sort of layout you’d like for your bedroom, why not sketch it out beforehand? Be sure you leave space for your belongings, and remember to give yourself some ‘walking around space’ so that your room doesn’t get overcrowded.

Top Tips to Quickly Transform your Bedroom Without Having to Re-decorate

Make a mood board

This is a really cheap way for you to decorate a blank wall. A mood board contains items that create happiness and they are then pinned onto a cork board which you can hang from any wall. Collect items from around the house that mean something to you and are a reflection of your personality, such as, photos, tickets, quotes or magazine clippings. Design School has put together a great article on how to create a mood board for those of you aren’t so creative.

Decorate the walls

One way to simply transform your room is to add personalised touches to them. This can be done with absolutely anything you want; art pieces, photos or drawings from children in your family are all suitable. Or, if you are really artistically talented, draw them yourself!

Finishing touches

Now it’s time for the small, final touches which will change the whole perspective of your room. Items such as photographs of friends and families, stuffed animals or small ornaments that you have collected over the years will all spark old memories and create a whole new atmosphere for the room.

These are all simple but effective ways that you can quickly transform your bedroom to make it feel brand new. Give it a go and see where you arrive.

What is your top tip for transforming your bedroom?

*This is a collaborative post.

This article has 115 comments

  1. Margaret Gallagher

    AMAZING how easy it is

    Your tips are fabulous thankyou

  2. robin rue

    I live in a Cape style house, so my roof is slanted on both sides making it impossible to rearrange the furniture. I try to get a new bedding set every year to keep it fresh.

  3. Amber Myers

    I will keep this in mind. Our poor bedroom needs help. I do need to clean it, that’s for sure. There’s STUFF everywhere.

  4. GiGi Eats

    My husband and my bedroom need some decorative touches, it’s very plain, but then again we don’t like TOO MUCH STUFF, and we know where we currently live is not our “forever home” so… We also don’t want to jazz anything up too much.

  5. Heidi

    I definitely need to try this. My room could use a makeover, but I don’t have extra money to spend right now. Thanks for the great tips.

  6. Jeanette

    I need an updated my bedroom. This is a great way to do that without spending any extra money.

  7. Jenn JG

    I Love these tips! Amazing how small easy steps can make such a big difference in a room. Like a new space! Going to keep these tips in mind! Thanks for sharing

  8. Samantha

    I’m looking to change up our bedroom. These are some great tips! Thanks for sharing!

  9. The Jedi Wife

    I’m still trying to get our bedroom fully setup since we moved into our new house almost 3 years ago! It needs a good cleanup/organization, and I’m finally getting art projects together and some up on the walls.

  10. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    I love these tips. It can be overwhelming to redecorate an entire room. These tips are smart. You can change the look and feel of a space without committing to too much.

  11. Rhian Westbury

    I think adding a bit of artwork and changing up the bedding can make a huge difference to the way your bedroom looks x

  12. Denay DeGuzman

    I love refreshing rooms just by tweaking a few things. For me it’s a new coat of paint on the walls in a different color, changing up bedding comforters, getting new throw pillows, and a few new decorative items.

  13. candy

    Been thinking about redecorating our bedroom. Begins with organizing and getting rid of stuff. You have inspired me to get this done.

  14. Jess

    Have you ever read ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up’? I feel like you’d enjoy it from reading this post? It’s amazing how you can change your view on a room with just a few quick changes.

  15. brenda heads

    well I am doing the decluttering even took some things to a charity shop today.

  16. Tomi C

    It’s amazing how reorganizing a room can give it a brand new look. We recently moved around some of the furniture in the den and OMG what a difference.

  17. Charli

    I definitely need to do the tidying thing … we’ll be moving house soon though, so perhaps that will be a new tidy start!

    C x

  18. miranda

    I love this! I recently changed the layout of my room and it honestly makes such a big difference. I’ve not set a reminder to change my layout every 3-4 months just to see what that does for me mentally. at the moment I’m so exicited to be in my room. I even bought some candles and small decorations.

  19. ChrissyAdventures

    I like the idea of a decorating board. It would be easy to change things up whenever you wanted to. I really like that thought.

  20. Joanna

    I transformed my bedroom by adding some art on the walls and by changing the curtains. What a difference did that make! I didn’t hear about a mood board before, I’ll have to check that out.

  21. Jessi - Where’s My Tent?

    Love this! I’ve been meaning to do the first few steps of organising and de-cluttering, your tips for after that part are great! Makes me feel inspired, I can’t wait to get started.

  22. Susie Wilkinson

    I’ve just totally transformed my bedroom whilst my partner is away, I tidied all of his stuff away! It seems so big now!

  23. Lisa

    These are all such great ideas. I love the idea of rearranging things to give it fresh new look without spending any money.

  24. Aarish Aarish

    Wow, I needed this, recently moved into a new place. Thank you for this post

  25. Claudia Krusch

    Rearranging the furniture is a great way to change up the look of a room. I like to change the curtains and pictures for a fresh look.

  26. Hannah

    Some good tips here. I redecorated my room last year and it was so stressful

  27. Liz Mays

    I feel like I could do a lot with the walls in my bedroom. There’s still a decent amount of blank space I could work with.

  28. Anita Anderson

    I like painting my walls. It feels and smells brand new even if I didn’t buy anything new for it.

  29. ellen beck

    Nice tips, I really need to do something different. Next year we are repainting, so hoping to make a difference.

  30. Victoria Heckstall

    That’s really amazing! This is such a brilliant tips and I really love it! I’ll have to save this, I’m planning to re-decorate my room.

  31. Pam

    Decorating the walls always changes the look of a room. It’s a great way to change it up on the cheap.

  32. Franc Ramon

    I like to mix up the look of my room since it does look a lot fresher that way. The mood board is also a great idea.

  33. Emman Damian

    All it takes is cleaning, organizing and good lighting! Sometimes we just have to be organized. Great tips.

  34. Catherine

    Growing up, I loved to rearrange my room! I usually just moved my furniture around to new places. Now I love changing up my duvet cover or the wall art, especially as the seasons change. Unfortunately the house I’m renting now doesn’t allow for much change in where the bed can go.

  35. Xavier A Young

    Very informative. I have been looking to renovate my room for awhile. You just made that process easier

  36. Cristina Leau

    Those are great tips. I do need to clean up and wash my carpet as well. I have to admit that I’m a bit of a hoarder. I improved a lot since I got married and we did not quite had space for bout our stuff :)) but I think I still have some stuff I don’t use. I should clean it this weekend.

  37. Adeyemisi

    I had no idea how to decorate a room to be very honest, but with this I think I’d do just fine

  38. ricci

    I need to refresh my bedroom and I have been contemplating new furniture but I may just need to move some things around!! Thanks for all of these ideas!!

  39. Charli Bruce

    I actually just did quite a lot of this to my room and it now looks and feels like a whole different place, somewhere I want to spend time again. Great post Sarah x

  40. ZARA

    This was very motivating and inspiring! Hopefully, if I do get a new room/house I can redecorate it using these amazing tips! thank you! 🙂

  41. Marysa

    I am trying to get my room cleaned up before we leave for a big trip. I desperately need to declutter! Funny that I am an adult but I still need to work on cleaning my bedroom! It has turned into a laundry room!

  42. Tanya Brannan

    I love the ideas you have posted in here, and I certainly need to take some of them on board. I need to have a good clear out, throwing out lots of makeup and half used products that are just taking up space. I want to make a mood board too! x

  43. Melanie

    I need to do a good clear out and also a move around of the furniture. I am also going to buy some new bedding and accessories too 🙂 x

  44. Ana De- Jesus

    For me I love to see how things would look visually so I really loved your tip on creating a moodboard. My bedroom needs some personalization!

  45. Kiwi

    I think painting the walls will make it looks like you have a brand new place. I want to experiement with accent walls!

  46. Angie

    For sure a good clear out and clean up would transform my bedroom-it seriously needs help. It unfortunately is the dumping ground for the rest of the house-don’t know where it goes? Stick it in my bedroom! Ugh, I dislike it. lol

  47. Jeanine

    Great tips! We just did a little refresh on our bedroom and I couldn’t be happier! There is nothing like unwinding at the end of the day in a warm comfortable space!

  48. Angela Ricardo Bethea

    Great tips and love the ideas. The way you place or layout your stuff can really change the way it looks.

  49. Jayne Townson

    My bedroom really needs a good sort out, so thanks for sharing these useful tips.

  50. Ashleigh Allan

    Lots of great tips thanks

  51. fiona waterworth

    I like the tips, just re doing our bedroom, so I will pinch some ideas, my husband has just bought some new bedding and a rainforest mural, really wondering what hes upto

  52. adriana

    These are such great tips! Changing the room’s layout really can make a huge difference – makes it feel like a new space! I think bedroom refreshes are crucial each season – they help with the seasonal change!

  53. Sheena Tatum

    I actually wrote some of these down so I could do them. This is a really handy list!

  54. Ali - We Made This Life

    Great tips! I’m constantly wanting to update our house, and I always follow these guidelines, starting with a good de-clutter!

  55. Helen Costello

    I think you must have been eavesdropping to our conversation tonight! Our bedroom decoration is so dull. Its freshly painted so doesn’t need painting but it really needs tarting up! New bed, cushions & curtains are on the list!

  56. Jenny

    Fantastic tips! My husband is a fan of rearranging furniture to freshen things up!

  57. Esse D

    I’m definitely inspired. I think I’ll borrow the tips for wall decoration and see if I can repurpose some old containers.

  58. Nichola - Globalmouse

    Love these tips, I really like the idea of moving things around to give it all a shake up.

  59. Akamatra

    These are great suggestions. I use some of them often cause they isn’t really time to change the decor with a baby in the picture. I do like to change the curtains now and then.

  60. Jennifer L

    Great tips! Im definitely for changing the layout of a room. Its amazing the difference it makes changing up where a furniture piece goes.

  61. Tanya

    Such great tips, I agree with so many. I’ve recently had a bit of a room overhaul, I emptied every drawer, cupboard, nook and cranny and sorted through everything. Worked out what I still needed, what could be thrown and what could be sold at the boot fair. I personalised the walls with pictures and quote signs, some of which I had forgot I even owned. It feels like a new room and I’ve spent nothing

  62. Sarah Carter

    some really great tips here xx

  63. TColeman

    Changing the layout is such a great idea. We have done this a couple times and it just gives the room a new feel!

  64. Emily Leary

    We moved recently and once we were finally packed away it was amazing how much a tidy bedroom and the last finishing touches transformed the space, I can see how just changing a few little things can really change the feel of a room.

  65. Anchal

    These are such amazing tips. I have been thinking of changing things around my bedroom since ages.

  66. Debra Hawkins

    I would really love to switch up the layout of our bedroom but it is literally the only way it will work. I will have to try these other tips.

  67. melissa major

    These are some ideas, I like to move my furniture round all of the time haha

  68. Lucy | Real Mum Reviews

    It’s amazing what a good clear out can do to brighten up a space – we need to do this before Santa comes!

  69. Sheila Reeves

    There are some good ideas here, wish I had space to move some stuff around in our room – but I could definitely do with the sorting stuff out!

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