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5 Quick and Easy Bedroom Makeovers

July 9, 2011 by

Summer is here, the days are longer, and the weather is nice and warm. If you feel like your bedroom decor has gotten “stale”, but don’t want to waste precious summer days tackling a renovation, here are a few quick tips to easily change the look of your bedroom without spending too much time and effort.

Freshen up with a new throw pillow and blanket

Small touches, like a distinctive new throw pillow, duvet cover or shams, can quickly transform the look of your bedroom. Shop around for bedding that matches your walls, curtains, artwork, or furniture to create an instantly coordinated look.

Bay Window Plants  6-10-05

Bay Window Plants 6-10-05 by gailf548, on Flickr

Add some green! Scattering plants in attractive pots around a room will not only improve the air quality significantly, but will lend a fresh, clean look.

rearranged room

rearranged room by ramsey everydaypants, on Flickr

Rearrange your furniture. Simply moving things around can create the feeling of an entirely new room. You can even swap furniture out from different rooms in your house to really mix it up.

Capçal del llit

Capçal del llit by king nikochan, on Flickr

A unique headboard will give your bedroom an eclectic look. Check out 12 Creative Headboards on, or 15 Build-Your-Own Headboard Ideas on for easy tips on how to make your own headboard.


Capçal del llit by king nikochan, on Flickr

This last one is probably the most obvious, and is also the most labor-intensive: paint the walls a new color. Yes, it’s a pain to move the furniture around to accommodate for painting, but the results will be worth it if you choose a color you love!

Need more ideas? has an even longer list of easy bedroom makeover ideas that may inspire you to action!

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