One of our New Year resolutions is to freshen up our bedrooms! Though we both like clean lines and contemporary flair — Helena loves a vibrant and lively bedroom, where as, Feven would take a black, white and gold bedroom any day!
Since we live in LA (where practically everyone rents) we can’t really do permenant-cosmetic changes to our bedrooms, so we decided to give our space a simple ‘facelift’ and wanted to share with you 5 easy tips that we’re learned along the way.
1. Pin Point Your Ideas
Ben Silbermann (Internet entrepreneur who co-founded and is CEO of Pinterest) changed the game for decorators and designers everywhere! We can’t tell you how many times we encourage our clients’ to create ‘vision boards’ of what they want their space to look like. With Pintertest you can literally go through an encyclopedia of images and pin your little heart away! You’re effectively organizing your vision which makes it easier when communicating to your decorator and/or designer. Check out our board ‘Sleep Easy’ for some ideas!
2. Removable Wallpaper
An easy and inexpensive way to change-up your space is using removable wallpaper — Urban Outfitters ‘Apartment’ has some great options! It’s easy to apply and automatically adds style to your bedroom! We recommend that you do one wall only — preferably your headboard/bed wall — as you don’t want your space to feel too busy. After all…you go to bed to sleep — not lose yourself to multidimensional textiles.
If you don’t have a headboard and don’t feel comfortable with an entire wall of wallpaper, you can actually cut out the wallpaper in to a headboard as seen here.
3. The Power of the Pillow!
Don’t be afraid to pile on those decorative pillows! Adding new textile pillows to your older bedding is a great way to freshen up your bedroom and can be inexpensive. You can purchase pillows with pizzazz from Ross, TJ Maxx, Target or Marshalls.
4. New Bed Spread
We’re firm believers that a messy bed = a messy head! Make your bed every morning and feel good walking into your space with lovely bedding with an interesting print! We really love West Elm and Pottery Barn’s bedding options and right now Pottery Barn is giving away 20% off on new bedding! And, on Sunday, Jan.20th at 10am Pottery Barn is doing a complimentary class on ways to decorate your bedroom! You can’t beat that!
5. LIGHTING & LAMP SHADES
Lighting can change the mood of your space and add a splash of style! Switching your lamp shape with a fun new textile is an inexpensive way to make your bedroom feel complete. We recommend Lamps Plus and Shades of Lights for your lighting needs.
What are your best tips to freshening up your bedroom without breaking your budget?
Feven & Helena #twinship
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