Friday, April 3, 2009

Tips on How to Transform Your Bedroom

As a follow-up to Wednesday's post about the importance of a beautiful, relaxing bedroom (not a junk-yard / storage room), I searched online for great deals and easy ways to transform your own bedroom in to a retreat...

Paint is the easiest and cheapest way to dramatically change the look and feel of a room. Paint your entire room in a soft blue like Sereneta for a tranquil feel. Or, paint three of the walls a soft neutral, such as Frappe, and paint the bed wall or main wall a bold accent color like Lucerne, Agave or Kona. All of the colors shown above are from Benjamin Moore Affinity Color Line.
Anthropologie soy candles - Illume Good Nature & Mozi Candle.

These bedding collections are fabulous and inexpensive! Top left, clockwise: Target Dwell Studio Foliage; Target Home Kissing Pleat; Overstock Branches Black Duvet; Target Dwell Studio Bloom.

Investing in high-quality sheets is one way to add a little luxury to your bed. Try the Pima Cotton 600 Thread Count Sheets from Overstock ($69.99 marked down from $360!) or the Sateen Hotel Bedding from Cuddledown on sale now; the Homemedics Smart Foam pillow is amazing - ever since I started using one, I'll never go back to a regular pillow!; top your mattress with a fluffy and dreamy Baffle Box Goose Featherbed (Overstock $70 marked down from $280!).
Target has an entire line of fantastic headboard slipcovers. Any one of these would look beautiful against a painted accent wall!

Drapery panels can really soften a room and add texture and warmth. All of these simple side panels look great and are inexpensive! Top left, clockwise Target casual home window panel in surf; west elm canterbury window panel; IKEA white curtain ($39.99 set of 2!); west elm silk print tie-top panel on sale now.

Click here to view previous posts I've written with helpful tips for bedroom decor. Have a fantastic weekend! I'm so happy it's Friday :)


  1. i love the idea of lavender walls with crisp white bedding!

  2. i'm in need of white curtains to freshen up my living room, especially since we've been painting at home, and i actually thought of ikea for curtains. funny. now it must be meant to be that i go there. i love this post, and right now i'm very into robin's egg blues and pretty greys. colors are so much fun to play with...happy weekend :)

  3. I love all the paint swatches to consider :)

  4. oh these are such good tips. i have a million ideas and just need to DO IT already.

  5. Wow, I love all those bedding sets-too cool that they're from Target! I really enjoyed reading this post-great job putting it together :)

  6. Love the earth tone samples and yay for Target for easy, cheap decor!

  7. Thanks for including Cuddledown! What a great blog - I could spend hours on here thinking of new design ideas.


  8. I have to say, the Sateen Hotel bedding is very comfortable! I have a set and am tempted to buy another one. Great post!

  9. Hi,

    I'm in the midst of re-doing my master. i purchased bedding from Target-- which I love! And best, it was under $300.

    I have a question about sliding glass doors- which I have in my bedroom. Do you have any suggestions for a window treatment?


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