Create a sleeping sanctuary with these decor ideas
You don't have to empty your savings to turn your haven into a dreamy getaway. From sprucing up the walls to jazzing up door knobs, your room is just $50 away from a must-do makeover. Read on for 6 easy ideas to help you get started.
1. Liven up Linens
Pick up one (or more!) of these affordable buys.
Favorite Throw in Sky, $29;
Flower Burst Pillow Cases, $32.50 for 2;
Marimekko Polka Dot Pillow Cover, $20;
TEJN Faux Sheepskin, $9.99;
Wallpaper can do wonders in a space, but covering all four walls is pricey. Instead, choose smaller surface areas: the back of bookshelves, the paneling of closet doors or inside a set of frames. Shop the sale bins for single rolls or remnants, or try tacking up less expensive wrapping paper (depending on the surface, use tape, pins or wallpaper paste to adhere).
Check out Paper Source, Papyrus and The Container Store for attractive options that cost less than $7.95 a roll.
Chartreuse Dots Wrapping Paper, $7.95 per roll;
Garden Roses Wrapping Paper, $3.50 per sheet;
Make colorful baubles into a beautiful dresser-top display by putting them in shapely glass vessels ($9.99 round, $12.99 tall; for stores). Bonus: You can see and grab accessories at a glance. Opt for lidded holders, even a decorative box ($49; ), to thwart dust.
Borrow From the Dining Room
Grandma used doilies to protect antique surfaces. The modern version? A placemat or runner (Striped Runner, $24.95; ), which lends a swath of softness or a shot of color on top of a dresser.
Replace ho-hum hardware with fixtures that have an interesting shape, shade or texture.
Amethyst Glass Knob, $6.45;
Crystal Knob, $11.40;
Leaf Pull, $9.43;
What do you see when you're lying in bed? The ceiling! A touch of matte color in this unexpected area will greet you morning and night, and it's less expensive than painting the entire room—a gallon of paint should be less than $40. For an energizing hue, try sunny yellow. To enjoy the serene effect of the sky, go with a pale blue.
For another mood-lifting pop of color, paint your nightstand in a bold hue.