|Freshen up a bedroom|
|Thursday, 26 August 2010|
by Kayla Cooper
Growing tiresome of your current bedroom scheme? Here are five inexpensive tips (and one splurge-worthy item) to freshen up the look of your personal retreat.
Change bed linens/curtains – Linen exchange (splurge) When thinking about changing out your bed linens, keep in mind that a total transformation can be pricy. Maximize your budget by purchasing a neutral bedcovering. This allows you to mix in colors and textures through sheets and accent pillows. If you change your mind on a color in the future, all you have to do is switch out a few pieces of linen for a new look.
Change lamp/shade – Lighten up Updating your lamps is an easy way to spruce up your bedroom. Change out your dated lamp or shade for a newer, modern shape. Can’t afford to buy a whole new lamp? Try painting your lamp to match your new color scheme.
Change accessories – Put on the glitz Some of the most fun when updating your bedroom can be in the selection of accessories. Pick out fun items of different sizes and colors. Remember to group things in odd numbers and always edit yourself. Pick up on colors in your linens or introduce a new color through pottery, candleholders and clocks.
De-clutter – Find order in the chaos Go through your room and de-clutter your space.
Paint – Show your true colors Painting a bedroom can be a daunting task when trying to decide exactly which colors to use. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it), the options are endless. If you want to use a color but are a little skittish about the commitment, try painting one accent wall a color from your bedroom scheme. Paint the rest of the walls a coordinating neutral.
Artwork/change frames – Express yourself Artwork is frequently overlooked when updating spaces. Artwork is like the icing on a cake – it finishes off the look of any room. If you are particularly attached to a piece of art, but it doesn’t quite go with the room, try updating the frame. Many times a simple black frame and white mat will do wonders.