Your sleep space should be comfortable, attractive, and inviting. These easy tips will help you get there.
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Buck Up the Bedding
If you don't already have one, consider a duvet or comforter. A new duvet cover and matching shams can create a whole new look.
Clear the Clutter
Rid the room of anything that isn't conducive to relaxation or romance, including the TV - research shows that a room without one leads to better sleep. At the very least, hide stress-inducing clutter in a stylish container.
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Get Your Move On
Even a slight shift in a room's furniture configuration can add new life to familiar quarters, so don't be afraid to shake things up. And while you're at it, rotate and flip your mattress to prevent uneven wear.
You Can Handle It
Replace old drawer handles and pulls with decorative ones. This low-effort trick adds personality to nondescript or inexpensive furniture.
Dress Up the Dresser
Wallpapering or painting the front of a dresser or nightstand drawers is an easy, inexpensive way to decorate. An accent of floral paper can convert a previously dowdy dresser into a classic.
Turn Off the High Beams
Keep bedroom lighting subdued. Nightstand lamps or wall sconces should be close enough for bedtime reading, but use three-way bulbs so you can adapt the wattage to your needs or mood.
Decorating dos and dont's
Don't Play with Matches
Don't be tempted by the "bed in a bag" because nothing is more mind-numbing and impersonal than having everything in a room match. Be brave. Be yourself. And have fun!
Make the Room Come to Life
Houseplants generate oxygen and remove toxins from the air, so head to the nursery and ask for watering, feeding, and maintenance tips for the plants you like. If your thumb is far from green, ask which plants are hardest to kill.
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