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Is your bedroom lacking pizzazz?  Are you feeling board?  A few changes can always fix that.  Here are some affordable bedroom makeover tips that will uplift and shake up your bedroom for little to nothing.

  1. Organize everything!  Sometimes putting everything in its place is just what a room needs to feel alive again.  Organizing can do wonders and after this step, you may not even feel like you need to do anything else!  When things are cluttered it makes your life feel cluttered too.  It can also make you feel restless and uneasy in your room that is supposed to be for relaxing.  Go through your things and throw away anything you can.  This will make it easier later when you organize the rest.  Then pick out what you want to keep out and what you want stored away.  The things you keep out should be pictures, sentimental items, and other things that you like.  The things you store can be anything you don’t want to see all the time or anything you don’t have room for.  Remember, organizing will cost you little to no money!

 

  1. The main focus of your bedroom is your bed, so switching your sheets, bed spread, or duvet covers to something new and bright would bring a whole new life to your room.  However, you don’t have to always use bright colors to make a statement.  Having stripes or a wild pattern in muted tones would be just as bold.  Another inexpensive way to spruce up your bedroom is to get a few throw pillows that are of bold patterns and prints.  Drapes are another wonderful and inexpensive way to bring color into your room.  This is an area, instead of your bed, where you can bring in a unique pattern.  Ceiling to floor window treatments will also help the room feel taller!
  2. Paint can do wonders when you want a big transformation in your bedroom.  Paint is the ultimate way to set the mood for your room.  If you want your bedroom to be relaxing, a cool blue like (Dunn Edwards #DE5743 Silver Spruce) or (Benjamin Moore #AF-415 Grasshopper) soft green would do the trick.  If you want your room to feel cozy and warm, a mid-tone chocolate or rust will be the right touch to make your bedroom inviting.  You don’t have to go all out with the paint, though.  Another way to have a pop in your room is to paint just an accent wall a different color than the others.  This way if you want a really outrageous color, you won’t overwhelm the room with it.  Ideally your wall of color should be a focal wall for example the wall your bed is on or a wall with a large picture window.  One gallon of paint is usually around $30!
  3. Other ways to create a feeling of a new room is to add embellishments to things that you already own.  Add some beaded fringe to lamp shades or change out your old drawer pulls with new ones that are glass or in a bright color.  These would only be a few dollars each.  Switching your lamp shades for new ones is another great way to add some spice into your space and incorporate.  Remember to be creative with your changes and do something that you love!

 

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