A few years ago my cute cousin Angela contacted me about helping update her Living Room. I sent over ideas that would be easy to implement and not too expensive on their student budget. I just recently helped her update her bedroom and I thought I’d share the process with you. Angela lives in a rental so she can’t make any major changes to paint. She felt like her master bedroom was boring and needed a lot of help. Her budget for a new look was under $1,000.
We decided we’d keep all her furniture so we could put money elsewhere. The main concerns were that the nightstands and bed came in a set so they felt too matchy match. She also didn’t like how the dresser felt so out of place. I suggested she paint the nightstands white so they felt different next to the bed. Then to tie in the modern dresser I told her to paint the dresser either all white or two-toned like this:
and switch out the hardware to this:
This is the board I came up with for the rest of the plan.
Two of the Navy Deco Pillows from Caitlin Wilson.
I think painting the nightstands made a huge difference! She also bought my favorite rug for the foot of the bed.
I think these small changes made a big difference!