Ramp Up the Décor in your Master Bedroom

Has your master bedroom décor been neglected for years? Often the hand me down furnishings are relegated to the master bedroom or even items that have been passed on in your family for generations. It only takes a few years of neglect for a master bedroom to begin to show its age. It should be a tranquil oasis that invites relaxation after a long day at work. You don’t need at massive budget or the services of an expensive interior designer to ramp up the décor in your master bedroom. Follow these tips from the design experts to jump start your transformation.

The first step is to set a budget and set aside a weekend for the transformation. Select a light paint color that compliments the existing flooring. If you are having difficulty selecting a $25 gallon paint, put it in perspective. You’re choosing a color for the walls, not a baby’s name. Remove all the furnishings from the space, art work from the walls, window treatments and window treatment hardware. Cover any larger pieces that can’t be removed with drop cloths. Cover floors with drop cloths to protect from paint splatter.  Patch and sand nail holes as needed. Apply two coats and touch up base boards and molding as needed. Wait at least two days for paint to cure before retuning furnishings to the space. Steam clean the floors as needed while room is empty of furnishings.

Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and check out the fabulous selection of bedding and draperies available from Pier 1. Hand window panels or valance approximately two to three inches below ceiling molding or ceiling height to draw the eye upward and increase the sense of space. Be judicious when returning furnishings to the space. Smaller, occasional pieces of furniture create a cluttered look. Edit accessories and art work returned to the space. It’s easier to enjoy one or two accent pieces than an entire tabletop full.

Finally, shine the windows on the interior and exterior to let plenty of natural light into the space. Change light bulbs in fixtures to a soft white to cast a warm glow across the space. You’ve just succeeded in ramping up the décor in your master bedroom without breaking the bank!


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