Simple ways to glow up your room this summer

Room looking a little drab? Looking for simple ways to change your space without breaking the bank? Consider this your ultimate guide to transforming your little sanctuary on a budget. With these simple and affordable tips, you can create a space that's not only stylish but also reflects your unique personality.



It's time to declutter and create a clean canvas for your room makeover. Donate or toss items you no longer need and organize everything (we mean *everything*), from your clothes to your school supplies. Trust us, a clutter-free space will make your room feel more spacious and relaxing.



Bring your walls to life with memories that make you smile! Hang up a string of fairy lights and use cute clothespins to display your favorite Polaroid snapshots. It's an instant mood booster and a fantastic way to personalize your space. Plus, it'll be a totally Insta-worthy backdrop for all your selfies!



Got too many pictures cluttering your walls? You can save space *and* have a fun afternoon by compiling your photos, postcards and stickers into a scrapbook. Most craft stores sell blank craft books, or you can make your own by putting construction paper in an old binder. 



Adding one or two candles is a super simple way to add some pretty ambiance to your space! Scented candles (like Trader Joe's Mango Tangerine Scented Candle, $4) bring a subtle summery scent to the air. Or opt for an unscented candle, like sweet little tea lights for a soft, romantic look. (Just make sure not to leave the room before blowing out your candle. Or try out a battery-operated LED candle for no hassle!)



Speaking of lights, consider getting fairy lights or globe lights. These twinkling bulbs are perfect for winding down after a long day or hosting a chill movie night with your besties. Drape them along your bed frame, around your mirror or even hang them from the ceiling.



A fun statement throw pillow will give your room a pop of color with minimal cost. Whether you choose a fluffy faux-fur pillow or a cute patterned print (like this turtle pillow from Target), a new pillow can highlight your room's current scheme *or* add some variety with a  different pattern or texture.



Let nature in and add some life to your room with indoor plants. Whether it's a cute succulent on your desk or leafy ivies hanging from the ceiling, plants can liven up your space. Plus, they came in various sizes and maintenance levels, making it easy for you to find the perfect green companion for your room.

Essential oils/diffusers


Invest in an essential oil diffuser and experiment with scents like lavender, eucalyptus or citrus. Not only will your room smell heavenly, but certain essential oils can promote focus, reduce stress and improve sleep. Ahh, blissful vibes all around!

Share your aesthetic room pics with us on Insta @girlslifemag!

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Slider image and first image: @potterybarnteen


by Kukua Honny and Ava Slocum | 7/28/2023