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How To: Makeover Your Bedroom For Less

By (view all posts by LisaThompson)
at 12:43PM Monday January 30, 2012
under Money Saving Tips

How often have you lamented that your bedroom is drab or outdated?  Have you complained that your bedroom doesn't feel peaceful?  Do you wish you had an unlimited budget so you could give your bedroom a dream makeover?  If any of these sound familiar, you're in luck.  You can change the look of your bedroom without spending a fortune. There are some little things you can do that will make a huge difference!
1.  Mix it up a little.

Rearranging your furniture and belongings can radically transform the look of your room.  Take your bed and move it to a different wall.  Consider placing your bed or dresser at an angle.

2.  Add a pop of color.

A little paint can go a long way!  Whether you choose to paint one wall or the whole room, you can change the look and feel of a room just by changing the paint color.  You can also consider painting 3 walls one color and adding a bolder color to the 4th wall.

3.  Out with the old, in with the new.

Your bed is most likely the largest object in your room, so it naturally tends to be the focal point.  Changing out your old bedspread can be a great way to change the look of your room.  If you don't want to pay for a new comforter, consider investing in a duvet cover.  You'll still get a new look, just for less money. Typically, January is the month for stores to hold "White Sales", so beddings and linens are heavily discounted from their normal price.

4.  Pile the pillows on!

Whether you opt for new bedding or stick with what you have, decorative pillows can add a fun twist. I have a friend who changes out throw pillows on her bed every season.  Her bedroom is very neutral, but she uses different pillows to change up the look and feel of her room.

5.  Let there be light!

Nothing is worse than a dark dreary room. If you have outdated curtains, add decor by purchasing a pair that you can tie back, or simply upgrade your blinds. Make sure you have adequate lighting in your room. Whether you purchase a new light fixture, pick up a new shade for your lamp, or just add brighter light bulbs, your room can become cheerier and more relaxing!