When to Save Versus Splurge in Your Bedroom Revamp

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By Kate Reggev
Follow these tips to design the bedroom of your dreams, without depleting your bank account.

If you’re decorating your home, the bedroom might be your last stop. As one of the more private spaces in a house, this room tends to get left behind as an afterthought during most renovations.

Yet, given how much time is spent in this area, a bedroom is well worth your focus and creativity. Although decorating a bedroom can be tricky, that doesn't mean you have to forgo your budget. Below, we're breaking down which items are worth splurging on, including ones that are not.

When to Splurge

1. Wall Coverings and Paint

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It’s important to remember to start off any room with quality base items, such as flooring and paint. Unfortunately, if you decide to skimp on paint, wallpaper, brushes, rollers, or even wallpaper adhesive, you could easily find yourself with paint uneven and dripping paint, or detached wallpaper.

2. Mattress

When to Save Versus Splurge in Your Bedroom Revamp - Photo 2 of 8 -  Despite the fact that you can't see it under sheets and blankets, splurging on your mattress is always a good idea, as it can be the key to a good night's rest.

Despite the fact that you can't see it under sheets and blankets, splurging on your mattress is always a good idea, as it can be the key to a good night's rest.

With sleep playing such a critical part to our health, physical comfort, and state of mind, it's worth spending the money to buy a mattress that fulfills your needs. Whether you opt for firm or soft support, spend time testing out which options works best for you. Although this is an item with a hefty price tag, a high-quality mattress will last for years to come, and don't forget to look out for companies like Casper and Dreamcloud that have started fabricating high-quality mattresses at more affordable prices.

3. Sheets and Bed Linens 

When to Save Versus Splurge in Your Bedroom Revamp - Photo 3 of 8 - Bed linens made of natural fabric, such as linen or cotton, are worth the higher price tag because of their softness and breathable material.

Bed linens made of natural fabric, such as linen or cotton, are worth the higher price tag because of their softness and breathable material.

In addition to your mattress, sheets are another item that you’ll be spending a lot of time with. While they don’t have the same functional use, they are in direct contact with your skin, so it’s worth spending more for a breathable material that won’t be scratch, itch, or tear easily. 

Plus, sheets are also often the focal point in many bedrooms, making them worth it to pay a little more for a set you really love. 

4. Area Rugs

When to Save Versus Splurge in Your Bedroom Revamp - Photo 4 of 8 - A large area rug is another item that's worth splurging on, as poorly made rugs shed, rip, and wear down quickly over time. Consider buying a large rug that not only feels nice under your feet, but is also made of high enough quality so it won't disintegrate, ultimately costing you more money.

A large area rug is another item that's worth splurging on, as poorly made rugs shed, rip, and wear down quickly over time. Consider buying a large rug that not only feels nice under your feet, but is also made of high enough quality so it won't disintegrate, ultimately costing you more money.

There’s no way around it—the larger the rug, the more expensive they can be. However, it’s important to realize rugs not only have aesthetic purposes, but they also help protect floors and even act as acoustical barriers for downstairs neighbors. 

When to Save

1. Bedside Tables and Nightstands 

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