Tone Down the Color

This urban loft needed to be toned down with neutral colors and a ready-to-sell look.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionNow the room is bright and elegant with lots of natural light being let in.
The real estate expert thought this room failed miserably. Now, it deserves a gold star and will help sell this home quickly. By repositioning the bed and repainting the walls, the room feels much bigger and is much brighter. New window treatments let in plenty of natural light, and neutral bedding and accessories give the room widespread appeal.

Cost breakdown:

lumber $450
paint and supplies $160
window treatments $316
lighting $85
furniture $318
bedding $182
accessories $489

Total: $2,000

Bedroom makeover products

bedding: Stein Mart - Coverlet 16075335
lamps: Target - white ceramic 090489918514
photo frames: Target - white 8x10 074152708
dividing curtain used to separate office area: Ikea - Huliet 10066514
curtains: Ikea - yellow linen 70090115
paint: Benjamin Moore - 198 Cornsilk
wallpaper used on headboard: J.C. Licht - yellow paisley
faux cattails: Wal-Mart - 067126506869
back pillows: Wal-Mart - corduroy floor cushions - 073879076550