Like a Caribbean lagoon, a blue bedroom is cool, summery and beautiful. You start by painting the walls in blue, but what next? With a little imagination, you can fill the space with budget blue bedroom ideas, which will give your space a refreshing, soothing atmosphere. Perfect for spring and summer, here’s a whole selection of budget blue bedroom ideas to inspire you.
Garden Arm Chair
Look for a wicker chair at a garage sale, thrift store or craft store. At times, unfinished furniture stores also carry wicker or wood rocking chairs, all at budget prices. Spray paint your chair in blue, or leave it in its natural wicker color to imitate the color of sand on a sunny seaside. And if you have extra space, duplicate this budget blue bedroom idea on the other side of your bed, by placing a second chair on the opposite wall.
Instead of buying a side table to place next to your bed or your rocking chair, buy an extra tall wicker basket with a lid. You can store things inside the basket, and once the lid is replaced you can use the basket as a tabletop. Consider spray painting your basket in blue hues. Or line its brim with blue lace or satin, which can peek beneath the lid. It’s a blue bedroom idea that will lend charm and simplicity to your decor.
At a garage sale or thrift store you’re sure to find a cheap garden bench. Even if it looks old and worn, you can turn this bench into a beautiful addition to your blue bedroom. Just prime the bench with water-based primer. Then paint it in sky blue. Place the bench at the foot of your bed, to decorate the space and give you a convenient place to sit. This budget blue bedroom idea really comes to life if you display stacks of home and garden magazines atop the bench.
Blue Wall Art
At a craft store, buy 3 small canvases (which are already mounted on a wood frame). Paint each canvas in a different shade of blue, then hang your colorful canvases in a line over your bed. Alternatively, buy 9 craft store frames and spray paint them in blue. Then frame your favorite summer photos and hang this collection in a 3×4 grid over you armchair. In fact, there’s no end to what you can frame with this budget blue bedroom idea, from old calendar prints to greeting cards or elegant wrapping paper.
Beaded Blue Curtain
At a craft store buy a wide selection of blue beads. String them on fishing twine to form long beaded lines. Tie the lines to a broom stick until you fill it from end-to-end. This beautiful beaded curtain will look wonderful if hung over your window, or even at its center. You can also hang your beaded curtain on your wall, as decor. This budget blue bedroom idea will even look lovely if hung from the ceiling near a light fixture, which can shine through the beads.
Instead of covering your bed in a blue blanket, consider using white for your sheets and bedcovers, then decorate your bed with blue pillows. The white backdrop will help the pillows stand out like soap bubbles in the sun. You’ll find budget, blue decorative pillows at garden centers. You can also add blue decor to your old pillows using iron-on embroidery patches, a lace fringe or large, decorative buttons. Finally, be sure to echo this budget blue bedroom idea with pillows scattered on your arm chair.
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