Bedroom Design: Make the Most of What You Have

Updating your bedroom doesn't have cost a fortune. Here are six ideas for turning your space into a retreat on a dime.

  • If space allows, add a bit of seating to your bedroom with a bench at the end of the bed, an extra chair or an ottoman. It'll transform your bedroom into a suite instead of just the place you sleep.
  • A simple and inexpensive way to update your space: Cut some beautiful flowers from your garden and display them on your nightstand. It'll make you feel like you're staying in a beautiful hotel.
  • Give your bedroom a resort-like feel with luxurious bedding. All it takes is layering a few blankets in varying shades and adding a beautiful quilt or a plush throw folded at the end of the bed.
  • This bedroom has a relaxed, romantic feel, with a soft area rug with patterned animal print ottoman with yellow floor cushions on either side to contrast with dark furniture and exposed ceiling beams. Large windows provide warm natural light.
  • Headboards are the perfect combination of form and function and can be created out of inexpensive materials. All you need is plywood or MDF, some batting and a great fabric to make an upholstered headboard.
  • Old closet doors can be an eyesore, but are easily transformed with texture, trim, fabric or fabulous modern artwork. The Design on a Dime team transforms these doors with simple fabric panels. © 2010 Scripps Networks, L.L.C. All rights reserved
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