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Decorating Your Bedroom Without Breaking The Bank

May 8, 2008
The bedroom is obviously one of the most important rooms in your home. You sleep there, you relax there, you often make love there (if you're involved in a relationship,) etc. It is certainly a place you go to to unwind from the stresses of the day and prepare for a restful sleep at night.

Unfortunately, the bedroom is also one of the most neglected rooms in the home when it comes to decorating it and making it cozy. Obviously, if your bedroom isn't cozy, you're not going to be able to unwind and rest well sleeping in that room. Here are some decorating ideas that can help make your bedroom more cozy without it costing a fortune to make it over.

The first idea can be done without buying anything new. All you have to do is rearrange your furniture. Most bedrooms have more than one wall that the bed can be placed against, so rearranging the furniture into a new, but still functional, sequence should still be feasible. This alone can help you feel excited about your "new" room.

The second idea involves painting your room. This option is quick, easy, and affordable on virtually any type of budget.

Alternatively, you could just paint the wall above your bed. Not only will this save time and money, but will also give your bedroom a whole new look by just emphasizing that one wall with a new, fresh coat of paint.

The third idea involves making your bedroom over with fabric. Adding draping to your bedroom (over the windows and even over the bed,) can add elegance, excitement, and relaxation to your bedroom.

While switching up bedding can be done, a more inexpensive way of achieving the same idea is to add a solid blanket to the foot of your bed. This way, you can break up the usual pattern of your bed.

Another way to break up the usual look of your bed is to substitute the many pillows on your bed for just one lone pillow. This way, the bed looks cleaner because you don't have two to three pillows laying next to each other on the bed, but rather, just one pillow.

To add even more change, make sure the long pillow you substitute has a great pattern or vivid color that makes it stand out from your neutral-color bed.

You can also purchase some pillow shams and change them every month or so to give your bedroom a different look.

Another way to make your bedroom a different room is to add a headboard to your bed. This option doesn't have to be expensive if you use your imagination. You can use intricately carved wood screens and mount the screens to the wall using picture-frame wire. You can also create a headboard from many picture frames and use the resulting headboard to help bring attention to your bed, since the headboard will be considerably different than what you normally get in a bedroom set.

Even adding small accessories, like a new corner table or a new vase of flowers, to the bedroom can give it a different look and feel.

The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your household, but surprisingly, many people overlook decorating it and keeping the room lively, yet relaxing. Remodeling it doesn't have to be expensive or difficult; small changes like moving the furniture around, painting the area above your bed, adding a solid blanket to your bed, or adding a creative headboard can add excitement to your bedroom, yet also provide a calming influence so you can relax and rest in your bedroom more easily.
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