So your room has been borderline blah
for as long as you can remember. Same bedspread. Same wall color.
Same furniture. Just ‘cause you’re getting sick of your space
doesn’t mean you’ve gotta shell out some major dough to give your
bedroom a facelift. Try out our top-10 tips for a totally you look
that won’t have ya cracking open your piggy bank.
Pick a signature piece
Maybe it’s a super-bright comforter,
an accent wall, a huge painting or the life-sized stuffed bear you
won at the boardwalk. Whatever it is, let it take center stage and
arrange the rest of your room to compliment it. Avoid clashing colors
or lots of things competing for attention—that’ll make you’re
room look way-busy.
Crafting your way to an ah-mazing room
is a great way to save money and create a 100-percent Y-O-U zone.
Whether you’re whipping up cool lampshades, new curtains or a
memory board, you can choose the colors and patterns that go best in
your room. Sweet, right?
Living in a room with no personal
details is totally boring. This is the one place in the house where
you can let yourself shine, so pull out those soccer trophies,
horseback riding ribbons and science fair awards. And for goodness
sake, show off those snaps of you and your sweeties!
Delineating different spaces in your
room—your sleeping area, your study area, your
get-dressed-in-the-a.m. area—gives the illusion that your bedroom
is actually bigger than it looks, and it will keep you on track when
it comes to organization and activities. Did you know doing your
homework on your bed might keep ya from getting zzz’s? It’s true!
Use that study space and make your bed a sleep-only zone.
Cut the clutter
Nothing makes a room look smaller than
a multitude of messes. Straighten up those piles of papers on your
desk, toss loss barrettes and hair ties into a box or pretty bowl and
get in the habit of putting your dirty clothes in hamper instead of
on the floor. If you take five minutes to tidy up before heading to
bed, you won’t have to face mom’s threats or the last-minute
clean-up when your buds come over to hang out.
Tell me, babes: What are your rules
for a totally fabulous room?